Let's go see what's beyond that ridge! Who's with me?
Description: Shakian is short by the standards of elfin males, but holds himself straight. He looks you in the eye when he talks to you and gives the appearance of listening carefully. He is sunburned and looks as though he spends many hours outside. When no one is talking to him his eye takes on a far-away look, as though he is thinking of something else or seeing someplace different.
Personality: Shakian is the sort of explorer who makes sure his expeditions are properly organized and funded. None of this dashing off stuff; they go properly equipped and prepared to take control of their discoveries for family and fealty. He is by nature assertive and talkative, and has a broad streak of hustler.
Background: Shakian joined the diaspora to the New World with the others. When they arrived, the Kinships sundered, he realized that there was much that needed to be learned about this new land, and that knowledge would not simply fall into their laps. Lorawin is on the sea - what is along the coast? Lorawin is on a river - what lies upstream? Not spoke of aloud but in the back of his mind is that Aarandor will be one nation some day, and in that day information will be power for the fealty that holds it.