This will be my Wood Elves styled rendition of the Ranger and his Companion inspired by Drizzt and Guenhwyvar.
Dalenion the Ranger
The solitary elf ranger of the Wood Elves. He is rarely welcomed amongst by his own race, but those whom he have saved say that he is a kind and gentle soul who carries about him an air of sorrow. As the tale goes, Dalenion's clan was massacred in a single night. It is said that their deaths were brutal and not one warrior drew their bow. Dalenion was the only survivor, having been tasked with scouting the northern reaches of his clan's boundaries.
That the attack came from the north was all the more disturbing for Dalenion was his clan's finest ranger. And he swore that nothing passed his watch. But the trial of broken trees leading straight to the great oaken doors of his clan's home spoke otherwise...
Dalenion had taken an oath to track down the murderers of his clan. But even so, he is still distrusted amongst the Wood Elves.
Gifted with the heirlooms of his clan and badge of office as First Ranger of Clan Lorendian, he wields the swords Splinter and Winter's Breath. That the swords possess powerful magical is beyond doubt.
The blade Splinter appears to be made of a a species of wood not seen in the forests of Athel Loren. The grains of the wood appear to shift and change. And a single rune on the hilt glows with a green luminous aura.
The other heirloom is Winter's Breath. It is snowy pale in color, with bluish runes dancing near its hilt. The blade is actually home to a spirit entity known as Ardeshir. And Ardeshir is a forest spirit bound to the sword. It manifests as a white lion and fights at the side of its wielder.
The white lion is no mere spirit, but an intelligent creature. It has formed a close bond with Dalenion and they have become great friends. In later years, this friendship would define them both and prove not only each other's salvation, but also that of wherever they call home.
Dalenion and Ardeshir have traveled far beyond the borders of Athel Loren and deep into the other territories of the Old World.
Have a great weekend all! I leave you a quote from the famed drow himself.
"Goodness, courage, and love is a song. In my travels I have learned one thing, evil creatures cannot sing." - Drizzt Do'Urden