Orodreth Seregon - aka Ryx:
Wild Elve, Ranger
Previously played by Dareus Green
The party knew very little about Ryx. He was first encountered in the Sewers of Oblivion, beneath the ruins of Lingice-Enz. Ryx and a few other characters (Members of an adventuring group known as 'Nothing But Trouble') were found encased in some sort of stasis inducing coccoons. They were engaged in a quest to find Eivobrin's Incanabula when they encountered a powerful group of spiders. Thanks to the members of the H.A.L.L.O.W.ed Knights, they were freed from their cocoons and given a second chance at life.
Ryx continued adventuring with the party when they decided to look for an ancient artifact known as "Eivobrin's Incanabula". While searching for this book, the party encountered a powerful enemy. Engaged in combat with Glan Sarin and his minions, Ryx fought well, survived that dangerous encounter, but died soon afterward in a brutal and deadly confrontation with a 'Sewer Cube'. Long live Ryx the Ranger!
At 5'4" and 104 lbs. Ryx was just a hair short for his race, and to other Wild Elves the male is fairly unremarkable. As a younger Elve traveling with a large dangerous animal two things were immediately striking about the male to outsiders. The first was that Ryx went around wearing little more than a loincloth when weather permited and only a sprinkling of furs around his shoulders and torso when it didn't. The second was that his body was literally covered in tribal tattoos. At casual inspection they appeared to be little more than random swirls and sharp points, but upon closer examination these markings transform into raptors searching for prey, wolves running through trees, and snakes with fangs ready to strike. Then again Ryx's dark brown skin and disapproving gray eyes meant that few took the time to truly examine his body art.
No one in the group knew anything about Ryxs' homeland, as he never related any details to the party. The party knew virtually nothing about Ryx. Accepting him into the group on trust alone, the party displayed a great willingness to accept the unknown. To embrace the uncertain, to tempt fate and dare the odds.
Background / History
Ryx refused to talk about where he was from, fearing it might in some way put his tribe in danger. In that regard Ryx refusesd to even share his real name - Orodreth Séregon - with the other members of his party. At 143 years 'young', Ryx was still a young elf, and he had only been adventuring for the past five years. Before that he served as a hunter for the tribe, as well as caretaker for some of the various animals who deigned to make their homes among the elves. At the age of forty Ryx was recognized for his skill with a bow, and by fifty he had begun to take serious training in the ways of the hunter outside of simply enjoying the celebratory hunts. It was around this age however that Ryx was introduced to a dangerous form of creature - Humans. Dwelling deep in the woods his tribe rarely came across Humans, but their reach could be felt even in the heart of the forest. Although he was consistently warned to stay away from them, Ryx’s fascination with the short lived creatures grew, as well as his disgust at how they treated the world around them as property to be owned. Still he could not stop watching them to the point where he was even spotted once, and a second time a human attempted to follow him back to the tribe. It was at this point that the matriarchs decided that Ryx would have to strike off on his own until his curiosity about Humans had finally run it’s course. Perhaps, they believed, seeing the outside world for what it truly was would help Ryx understand that staying among the tribe was and would always be the safest course of action.
Ryx’s lupine companion, Sul can be intimidating at first glance, and second for that matter; for as a dire wolf, Sul tends to make a scene whenever he shows up near any settlement that is not strictly inhabited by other Wild Elves. Sul himself however, tends to confine himself to Ryx’s side when not hunting, being generally distrustful of others. Oddly, unlike Ryx, the dire wolf actually dons armor when asked; his black and gray fur and fiery red eyes peeking from underneath the hide. After Ryx's death, Sul spent a period of time mourning the loss of his companion. Afterwards, he took to following Enola around. Eventually the two bonded and Enola found herself with a new animal companion.