My name is Turgil Telepelen. Many elves wonder of my family name saying
there are no Telepelen. They are correct only on so much as the name
was stricken from the Elven Archive ages ago. My family was one of a
few that supported the mingling of elves and humans. This was centuries
ago and now all but forgotten. Many elves were strongly opposed to this
idea. Now my family back then was very powerful and generally popular
with most of the elven people. The council feared that our beliefs would
taint the people so were banished along with others who believed as us.
We travelled far north and crafted ships to sail away from our former
homeland. Many moons past when out of nowhere we ran across an island.
Our original destination was further away but everyone was in agreement
that this was an omen and so the island became ou home. Now to let you
know many human also journeyed with us. Those that were our friends and
family (mingling had already taken place at this point) could not be
separated. So at first out population of exiles were mostly humans and
some elves. As the centuries past the population was intermix to such a
degree that you could almost say that nearly everyone had human and
elven blood. We lived in comfort, the island being a virtual paradise
and our woodlore had not waned like our mainland brethren. We continued
to live peacefully. About 200 years ago it was agreed by the council to
see how the world at large was fairing in our absence. We have been
away for many generations and though we were content on our island home
we still were curious to know. Scouts were sent out to the mainland as
well as other places of the world. Five years passed and still no word
from any of the scouts. The council conviened and it was decided that a
search party was to be sent to look for them. Before the party could be
sent all of the scouts returned to the island. The council deliberated
with the scouts for 3 days on all the information that they gathered.
One amazing discovery was the disposition of elves towards humans and
half-elvenkind. They were accepted as part of society and were no longer
outcast and exiled! There were even communities of half-elves and the
scouts were greeted warmly there. Also equally surprising was that no
one had ever heard of our family! Even in the great capital of the elves
(The new one. The one standing when we were exiled is now ruins) had no
record of Telepelen in their archives. The last bit of relavent new was
that the world in general was in chaos and turmoil. Wars ravage the land
and many people have lost the ways of the ancient times which now we are
the sole keepers. The council feared that if we were to reveal ourselves
to the world we would be dragged into the wars and fighting and we too
would lose our traditions and lives. The council decided to stay in
exile. To watch the outside world but to not involve ourselves in it.
Days later every person with adept knowledge of magic gathered at the
center of our island and begun a powerful spell. It took many days to
complete the casting, but when it was complete our island was removed
from the eyes of the world. Only our people could find our island now.
And so we watched. Even to this day we watch although more of us are
allowed to leave to explore and scout the outside world. My father was
gracious to allow me to live here in Xantheus, maybe to one day be an
embassador for our people. Now that the world is more stable, maybe
House Telepelen can once more be known to the rest of the world.....
Born to parents that were both half-elven, and a family in exile from
their homeland on the island of Mithnor hidden to the north of the
mainland. He left home, driven by wanderlust and adventure. His path
led him to the City of Xantheus and the story begins...
An ancient line that goes back to the first sundering of elves, they
were the ones that did not oppose the mingling of elves and humans.
Although noble and just they were exiled with those that believed as
they to never return. Many generations later, they secretly sent out
people to see how the rest of the world was faring since their exile.
They found tolerance of half-elvenkind and that they were many in the
world. They also found a world in turmoil due to the many wars that
had occured. Also there are no mention of the house of Telepelen in
any of the elven histories. Fearing that if discovered they would be
brought into the wars, they continued their isolation and cloak the
isle of Mithor in magic to hide them from the world. Even to this day,
they are stay hidden from the world.
Meaning of names:
Many elven names are rooted in meaning. It is not uncomon for a child
to remained un-named for many years. Some re-name themselves when a
change in their life impacts who they are greatly. Here are some of
the names and the meaning behind them:
Telepelen means "Silver Star". The house of Telepelen has always
revered the heavens and the starry night sky. The Silver Star is
the symbol of the family since its founding long ago.
Turgil means "Sky Gazer". Turgil Telepelen, like most of his family,
loves the stars above. He would often lay down on a hilltop and gaze
til the morning light.
Dagnir Valarauko means "Demons Bane". Turgil received this title for
defending a village from a hoard of underworld demons. In the battle
he slew the leader, a mighty balrog and hunted down the rest of the
fleeing demons to the last.
Dagnir Helkeloki means "Bane of the Ice Dragon". This title Turgil
gave himself after battling Icingdeath, the Great Ice Dragon. At
the start of the battle, the great wyrm lunged out, disarming Turgil
of his weapon. The sword was a weapon known as "Benediction". The
battle ended with Icingdeath slain but the sword was lost, destroyed
by Icingdeath. Since that day, Turgil has vowed vengence on all of
Turgil in Xantheus:
Many adventures did Turgil have after leaving the isle of Mithnor. He
finally made it to the mainland and discovered the City of Xantheus.
He was not prepared for the vast city, in all its splendor. At home
people lived in small communities, noone built massive walls and
and grand towers. He spent many days wandering its streets and knew
that this was to be his new home. Many long years of adventuring took
him to the corners of the world and yet he always returned to his new
home of Xantheus. Finally upon achieving the status of avatar, His
dreams of purchasing a home in Xantheus, was finally comming true...
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