Thalindari of the Hierydyl Clan, known to his mixed company of companions as “Thal”, grew up in the village of Felvinhir. A Vyalian hamlet of about 300 elves built along the Rugalov river, the houses are built in the trees for protection against the goblins of Dymrak forest, who raid across the river.
Higher-society folks in Felvinhir live higher among the trees, whereas lower-caste live closer to the ground. Thal studied herbology and medicine, and was practicing to become a healer. Unfortunately, he made the impolitic mistake of bluntly correcting a more senior, higher-caste healer in the village during a delicate healing. Thal was not exiled, per se, but he was told he would need to live on and among the ground – a practice both degrading and dangerous, given the frequent goblin raids. Rather than face this disgrace, he chose to leave.
His goal is to journey far and wide, gathering herbs and recording their uses and likenesses in a small journal he carries with him. Perhaps after some time – a century or two – he will have gathered sufficient knowledge to return to his homeland in honor rather than disgrace.
At present, Thal is on his way to visit some distant relatives in the Kingdom of Alfheim to see if they can provide him with direction, guidance, and temporary respite in his sojourn.
During his journey, a stop in the small town of Threshold on the outskirts of Human civilization during their millennial celebration brought him into contact with several other travelling folks. Though unsure of them at first, he knew that there was strength in numbers – particularly when traveling the wilds. With this group he has found useful information, and with their help saved the Elven village of Kota-Hutan from an evil Cleric! After celebrating with the townsfolk on their victory and leaving with the spoils of an ancient wizard’s tower, the group has encountered a town under attack by bands of Kobolds, human raiders, and cloaked figures. Not to mention the LARGE Blue Dragon circling the town’s central keep in a threatening manner…