Duties and limits
Mental portraitKelyeran Asturac is very calm and shows few emotions whenever he gets to talk with someone. He does not seem to value himself more than anyone as he often sleeps in cities' Common houses before locals notice it and invite him over to the inn, embarrassed. Every story seems to be entertaining him, as he listens with a soft smile on his lips. People noticed that he does not like talking about the Clan War so much. Being asked to do so often manage to change his emotionless face into a slightly annoyed, frowned one but still, he will. Humor and silly puns do not work very well too, at best giving him a slight grin. The prophet has a small ritual in each town he visits. He will always stop by the local Nelandrean Altar, give it a quick inspection before inviting everyone to recite the Glen-Vinnien with him. Sometimes, he can be seen lost in his mind, staring at the statue and remembering god-knows-what memories, his eyes and expression frozen still.
Physical portraitKelyeran is a thin old geroun, measuring about 1.60 meters high. He always wears his traditional religious outfit whenever he makes public appearances. His walking staff receives the same treatment, as he does not seem to ever let go of his usual apparel. Despite his age and seemingly feeble physical condition, the prophet shows no signs of fatigue at the many stops during his travels. He stands straight and carries around his rations and his belongings in the many pouches on his belt. His fur also seems frozen in time despite showing signs of old age. His black stripes used to be darker and his grey fur less dull. For centuries now, he looks like a fifty years old geroun.
"I see why your family is so successful. You are indeed curious! Nelandra foresaw these people's arrival and had me learning their language," he answered with an enthusiastic tone. It felt like I was talking to someone else, as his body language, expressions and intonation completely shifted.
During the Clans WarKelyeran was born within the Aigleran clan, in a renowned family within the army. While he didn't have the required strength to become a soldier, fate put him in the right place at the right moment so he could display all of his intelligence and tactical senses. At the age of 12, he was serving as a squire in the clans' army like many other young boys of his generation. One day, as he was cleaning his master's armor, he spotted an enemy scout and managed to track him down unnoticed to their encampment. After a day of observation, he came back to the camp and drew a very detailed map of the local geography, the location of the enemy troops and all the possible ways they could take to attack. The quality of the mapping was such that the war chief had to take it seriously and sent his own scouts to confirm the squire's reports, which all proved right. As a reward, the war chief allowed him to stay and learn from the clan's strategist, who he ended up outclassing pretty quickly. Militaries just couldn't ignore his advice. Everything he said, every directive was always right, precise, and lethal to whatever enemy they were facing. When he was looking at a map at a war council, it was like someone else took possession of his body and spoke through him. Naturally, when Nelandra took the throne after her father passed, he became one of her closest advisors and played a massive part in her conquest of the continent.
During the Golden AgeAfter Menicea was united, he played a significant role in organizing the new life on the continent. He made most of the tools needed for civilization to grow such as the Menicean Calendar, the Nelandrean Cult, and the Commonworkers. While people already adored him for participating in the great salvation of all the gerouns, everything took a few steps further after he revealed his gift of non-aging. A few months after his announcement, he vanished in nature without saying a word to the population, and showed up a century later to be named "Giraun's envoy." From there, he started roaming Menicea, reinforcing the Nelandrean Cult and teaching everyone its new values. This long travels took him years, where he stopped at nearly every hamlet on the continent, staying in Common houses or at someone's home if they had enough space. Nowadays, he is still wandering on the continent and helping with leading the country when he stops at the capital.
Divine domainsKelyeran is portrayed as a divinity of wisdom, protection, power, and travels in the many texts and ballads where he appears.
- Served as Nelandra Aigleran's personal counselor during the Clan War
- Created the Menicean Calendar
- Created the Nelandrean Cult
- Put an end to The Cut-Throats' thefts and murders in Odelia
- Avoided a war with Humans in Irisport in 155.