The Second Dawn
Class: Magic user
Appearance: Tall and thin, with caramel shoulder-length hair, blue eyes, and Elven garb
Edan was an exile before he was born, as the child of his Elven mother’s affair with a human ranger. Despite the early loss of an already distant father, Edan Olbreck, the younger Edan passed a happy first few years with his mother, Ereleth, in the wilderness. But when she became ill and saw that death would soon take her, she pleaded with the husband who had banished her, Atherius Goldleaf, to care for her innocent son. Though he complied, raising Edan along with his half-brothers Asreth and Assarius, the three Elves treated him with all the disgrace that his parentage bore. Friendless and miserable, he was unguarded for the coming of the spirit Súl. At first only a whispering voice of understanding and companionship, Súl eventually enticed Edan with great magic power – power that could earn him a place of influence and admiration in the world. Edan accepted the pact, little understanding the dark urges the power would awaken within him, ever encouraged by the constant voice of Súl. Now seeing Súl for what he was but helpless to be rid of his presence, Edan left an uncaring family behind and resolved himself to use his power for the good of others – the only way to resist the temptation to more destructive ends.
In his travels, Edan eventually formed an acquaintance with Nerisora, and the two have now been traveling and working together for a period of months, helping small communities with their unique skills. As two wanderers – both struggling with the past, neither fitting into society’s mold – they have formed an easy friendship.
Edan traveled with the heroes into his homeland. There, the party found a strange book radiating with primordial energy – a book which Edan was strangely drawn to, becoming hostile and defensive in his attempts to get his hands on it. When the party’s path led them into an encounter with Edan’s foster family, Edan finally revealed the secret of his magical power, as well as the function of the book: a key that was used to open the rift to the Elemental Chaos that Sul came through. Edan and the party helped Atherius track the rift to the other side of a portal to the Shadowfell. Edan lost control to Sul and attacked his friends, but eventually regained control and left with Nerisora to venture into the Shadowfell and re-seal the primordial rift.