Headmaster Thorin Egilion
May your questions be answered, and your answers be questioned.
Description: With a hint of gold to his platinum white hair, Thorin gives off a sunny nature that escapes most Faenor. He stands taller than most elves but never gives an impression of looking down on someone. His blue eyes are the color of a sunlit sky and hold warmth. The soft lines of his face reflect a habit of smiling. He has the lean figure of someone who likes to get out into the world once in a while.
Personality: Thorin is a scholar, true, but one who values action over dry and dusty books. He favors Acharon as his patron because he sees the need for change and the potential for discovery and evolution that Aarandor brings. He balks at the stodgy nature of his Kin and prefers to be more sociable. He has a particularly sharp wit, which he keens with puns and humor rather than biting remarks.
Background: Where his brother Falron is serious and stodgy, Thorin is the opposite. The two were raised in a traditional way but took very different paths. Thorin preferred to be more liberal in his interpretations of tradition where his brother was following the very letter of law and their culture. Although he was being raised to be the scholar of the family, Thorin much enjoyed exploring their home and taking hikes in the lands surrounding their mountain city of Khelwen. He invented new climbing rigs so he can make his way up and down the cliffsides more readily. This led him to build a giant winch so they could more easily transport goods up and down to their city rather than have supply wagons climb the narrow roads leading to Khelwen. He came across several undiscovered caverns and soon added them to the city's maps.
When the Host attacked, both brothers answered the call. Thorin working with a degree of healing magics and Falron wading into battle. As the battles grew bloodier and bloodier, and the elves and their allies fell, Thorin did his best to cling to optimism. He did not share his brother's fatalistic views. Due to this, Thorin made the call to save Falron's life during one of the final battles. Falron had removed his helmet and was preparing to fight facing the Host, but Thorin quickly rushed over to his unit and knocked Falron out cold. He dragged his brother back into the medical tents and saved him. It was an act Falron would never forgive him for.
When they arrived in Aarandor, Thorin was eager to put his name in as a Portal Walker - both to represent his Kin and to get away from his brother for a little while. Plus he could not miss the chance for adventure in this strange new land. It led to a better understanding of his fellow Portal Walkers and a desire to find out more about how these portals actually work, studying them intently over the years. He's determined to unlock their secrets somehow.
Marriage: Diagones Egilion married Thorin Aenorr on 11/15/52 PA. He joined her family, becoming Thorin Egilion.