Champions of Verideen
Known by the elves as Ca’elaethar Eyllishym , Cael Eyllis, as his father called him, was born from a female Elf and a Human Male. Ca’el’s father was a merchant who travelled the countryside selling his wares he picked up from lands far away. Regardless of where he travelled to, he always managed to find his way to the same elf village where he would trade knick knacks from human and dwarven lands to the village elder’s daughter. Their business relationship became friendly, and soon friendship spawn lust, then not much longer, love blossomed. Of course this love was forbidden as the lowly merchant was barely allowed within the village to trade his goods, let alone have a tryst with the elder’s daughter. The two kept their relationship a secret but it was only a matter of time before they would be found out by the village. The two were caught in the act, one midafternoon, as they were found together swimming in a local pond, in a way only two lovers would. The village threatened immediate banishment to the merchant but, the elder’s daughter explained to her father that she was already with child and it would be cruel to send away the child’s father. Not without pity, the elder decreed that he would let the merchant stay, but must always stay within the confines of the village and must not argue or protest to the child growing up as an elf and in the way of elves. Desperately wanting to be with his love and his child, the merchant agreed to those terms.
As the years went on, the merchant and his elven wife, raised their little boy and the merchant taught his son the history of the world and of his human ancestors. Cael, looked forward to these story times as, even though he was taught and raised as an elf by his teachers and his mother, he never really quite fit in amongst his peers. To the other elven children and so some degree, the adults as well, Ca;elaethar was still part human. Ca’el never quite found his niche among elvish society, though his father kept pushing him to reach his potential. Eventually though his father grew sick of a strange illness often affecting humans of advanced age. The elven clerics refused to leave the security of their village to find a cure. During this time, Ca’el even took an apprenticeship as a potion maker, hoping that one day he could find a cure for his father. Truth be told, a potion makers apprentice would be the only thing the elves of the village would have allowed him to be. Days and night went on but Cael’s progression as a potion maker could not advance quick enough to save his father. The Merchant succumbed to his sickness and his elven bride mourned. And his son Ca’elaethar mourned as well. That night he threw himself into his work, his emotions blurring his normal focused vision. He even did the unthinkable and he tried an untested potion using an ounce of root from the. One he meant to strengthen his father deteriorating mind. He drank that potion and what came next was something no one would ever have expected.
Though believing the potion did nothing, throughout the next few days and weeks, Cael found that he had developed an ability to read minds and, in turn, communicate back. This helped progress his potion making ability and, unbeknownst to Ca’el, even helped him surpass the abilities of his own teacher. Not liking the fact that this half breed could out perform an elf who has learned the craft for a hundred years. Cael’s teacher then devised a plan to send him on a mission to fetch alchemical ingredients from around the world, specifically, roots from the base of all the world trees on the planet. This, of course, being an absurd and dangerous mission, Ca’el’s mother took exception to this notion, but Cael saw this as an opportunity to see the world as his father did. To see all the wonders that his father saw in his travels and to possible meet humans for the first time and track down his human ancestors. So Ca;el said goodbye to his mother and his grandfather and went out into the world to fufill his destiny.