Lord Elder Averadus Rylanth
A goddess' dream gave us life, and therein lies a lesson of how important our own dreams are.
Description: Tall and lithe, this elf is not very muscular but appears fit. His white gold hair is often styled in a simple ponytail, or left to fall down past his shoulders. Thin eyebrows of the same color as the hair frame inquisitive forest eyes that often regard his surroundings with a warm gaze. The elegant lines of his face dip into a small cleft on the chin, his jawline showing the faintest of stubs. His skin is fair, with a touch of a golden hue to it.
Personality: While not an introvert, Averadus is quiet by nature. He listens more than he talks, but is not afraid of speaking when asked for his insights or opinions on a subject. He is in his element when teaching others, and when he gets going during a lesson is actually difficult to get him to stop. He loves telling stories, in particular those related to the gods and often uses his magical talents to help with the storytelling. He's open to the company and conversation, but tends to be more reserved when the topic is himself.
Background: Not being the first born of Marquis Deynwen Rylanth allowed Averadus a number of freedoms not available to his brother Gabriel. While his brother received the education to eventually take over the leadership of the House, Averadus was allowed more liberty when it came to choosing his own path. He was barely an adult during the time of Estril's Feast, but what happened certainly left an impression on him. His childhood studies revisited those events, and he came to strongly believe that the betrayal of the Harbingers could have been prevent with the appropriate spiritual guidance. He focused his magical studies in the art of prestidigitation, while his intellectual pursuits led him to study the pantheon.
Those studies guided him to develop a deep connection to Loran, and he decided to join her priesthood. As an initiate he chose to wrote a treatise on all the gods. His work has gone on to become a reference standard amongst theologists studying the lore of the different gods. After joining the priesthood, Averadus spent some time within the Human kingdoms and was known to serve as an unofficial ambassador between the Lorandi and the Human Kingdom of Valantis. It was during his time in Valantis that he met Princess Julietta Tyranel, and through his efforts and their friendship the two went on to secure many agreements important to their respective peoples. His efforts also earned him the friendship of King Rhistel Serannar, becoming the king's confidant and spiritual advisor. He was certainly against Rhistel's intentions to go join the battlefield during the Eradication War, but Rhistel was a strong willed man whose mind was hard to change once made.
He spent most of the Eradication War taking care of the Lorandi's spiritual wellbeing, lending his limited healing skills wherever needed. When the decision was made to leave for Aarandor, he almost remained in Larandor but his deep love for his people led him to join them in the Third Migration. Abandoning the Humans to their fate caused him great pain, for he had come to love them very much due to the time he spent with them. But rather than let that pain bring him to a standstill, he has decided to embrace Loran's teachings and continue to move forward, looking to the future as Loran would want it.