All is lost without hope. In the North, the Knights of Yggdrasil bring that hope, nearly as much as the glint of dragon scales in the sky.
A man in fur-lined armor stares stoically out the window across the snow-covered landscape. People bustle in the streets below, but he pays no mind as he watches the horizon, waiting for any sign of danger. The doors behind him open and close softly as his four eldest sons enter, waiting for their duties for the day. He turns toward them and smiles, proud of those before him.
Elduin Ylyndar is the current head of the Ylyndar Clan
as well as serving as the head of the Knights of Yggdrasil
. In that capacity, he leads other Paladins
and teaches the young, requiring a strong mind and body of those that train and learn from him. His reputation as a stoic man of few words but high expectations has preceded him throughout The Northern Outposts
, but even that cannot live up to the legends that are told about him from the Eldritch War
The Eldritch War
affected everyone, even those in the far northern reaches. Elduin lead an army of Paladins
against some of the invaders, protecting the northern border of the Elven Forest
against raiders and Eldritch
horrors alike. He was calm in the face of such adversity and took his duty as the head of the order to heart, even though he had only served in that capacity for five decades. He fought for his faith and his children, and when the war ended, he became a teacher, instilling the correct Paladin
virtues into the hearts of those that may have not lived through those dark days.
While he speaks little, Elduin is most proud of his children and it shows in the ways that he teaches and trains. The four eldest boys have since left his tutelage to serve beside him, but his greatest challenge has been teaching his only daughter, the only female born to the Ylyndar Clan
in five centuries. He treats her differently, although he doesn't mean to. He sees great potential in her, like he does in all of his students, but his expectations of his daughter are far beyond those he holds for his sons.