The Salvation of Geoff
Elisig ap Gell
the reluctant leader of the council of the Clear-sky camp, a powerful druid, and a conscientious observer of the primitive Flannae traditions. Elisig ap Gell is a short, hunchbacked half-orc with a shrewd expression and a commanding voice. His garb is primitive, made up of skins and rough woven wool. His tattoos and the eclectic mix of feathers, beads, bones and herbs that he wears as decoration hearken back to an earlier, wilder time of Flannae spirituality.
He carries a war-club, carved from an ancient oak destroyed by lightning, and a flint dagger carved before the Suel entered the Sheldomar Valley. His common is poor but his Flan is rich
and musical, and despite his origins, is counted amongst the wisest of the Druids remaining to Geoff. His words are hard but his touch is gentle, and he is equally stern with a wayward student or enraged warrior. His anger is rare, and truly frightening. Before the war, Elisig was a hermit, wandering the wilds of Gyruff. When the Giants came, he fought, living amongst the refugees in the Hornwood. When Hochoch was retaken, he was approached by Hazen Gellsblood to lead the council of Clear-sky camp, a refuge for the half-orcs of Gyruff. Elisig resisted initially, but consented, when the signs from Pelor could no longer be ignored. While he would rather be wandering the wilds alone, in the camp he is a commanding voice who assures the welfare of the weaker camp members and teaches the traditions of the ancient Flannae to a new generation. He is uninterested in the political wrangling between the Gran March and the Duke, but unlike many half-orcs, has a real respect for the holy warriors of Heironeous. He is a bitter foe to the giants, and ever vigilant to the potential worship of The One-Eye in the camp.