The Old Ones
Elven Bard of the Fungal Swamps
Was born to a group of nomadic wood elves in the forests and swamps north of Emir’s Folly, seat of the House of Felltergrubb. Dr. Mengsk’s massive expedition into the Blackmire at first proved a boon for her people. Supplies were traded in great quantities and elven guides, trackers, and hunters were employed by Mengsks’ militia to help establish a laboratory at the sunken Dambuilder towers in the fungal mangrove swamp near the trading post of Greycap. These lucrative times were short-lived, as Mengsks’ insatiable desire for fresh humanoid test subjects grew more desperate, and her people began to go missing. The elves united with the remaining swampfolk of Greycap to burn Mengsk out of his laboratory. Victory was had, but at great cost – in the chaos the cordyceps fungal virus escaped the confines of Mengsks’ lab and infected most sentient life in the region. Her parents managed to charm some wolves into caring for the young elf as one of their own, before succumbing to the virus themselves. In the ensuing years she was taken into the service of Narska von Vayle as a forest-guide, for even though the swamp is dangerous it still holds many wondrous alchemical ingredients and herbs.