The Singing Mercenaries
Elrias is the current Eternal Defender of Narlasil. He has held the post for 2000 years. A figure of almost legendary stature even among elves, it is said he has the power to level the Dawnwatch Mountains if that was necessary to protect the forest. Elrias received the title after the previous defender won a Phyric victory over an extremely powerful orc warlock. He has held the title longer than any other Nayar. It can be debated whether this is due to his martial and arcane skills, or the fact that there have been fewer and fewer orc incursions into Narlasil during the time he has held the title.
Elrias has demonstrated exceptional magic ability combined with his swordplay honed over 2000 years of practice. He has the ability to send a wave of force in all directions from his sword, and his most spectacular powers involve sending a shockwave from his sword to crush anything in his path. His long tenure in the forest has given him a healthy knowledge of nature, and his long tenure as Nayar has honed him into an excellent strategic and tactical commander. Due to the recent sundering of the forests he is supposed to protect, Elrias’s powers have been greatly diminished from his legendary status, but this never diminished his swordsmanship, and his powers are slowly growing as the forest heals.
Defiance of the Council
Elrias had a reputation for hostility towards the last Council, although he never openly defied them. When the forest of Narlasil began to visibly decline, Elrias attempted to get the Council to seek further aid from the Feywild. When they refused, he contacted Lord Warden Faren Markelhay of Fallcrest regarding the Singing Mercenaries in an attempt to gain outside knowledge to combat the evil spreading through the forest, as Elrias and Markelhay are unofficially in communication constantly. The former Council were very xenophobic, and bringing in “outsiders” was very much against their wishes, causing a great amount of tension between Elrias and the Council. With the betrayal of the Council, and the turning of Sapheera, Elrias is only sort of authority left in Narlasil, and currently guides his people.