Forest for the Trees
Awkward half-elf ranger
Shrike was born in a village along one edge of the jungle forest. His father was human and his mother was an elf (or at least part elf). Shrike does not remember his mother very well as she disappeared when he was very young. Under great pressure from the town elder and from his new wife, Shrike’s father abandoned him at the edge of the forest as it was believed his strange eyes were a bad omen. Luckily for Shrike, within a day he was found by a group of travelling nomads who took him in and taught him the way of the wilds. Although he is not sure what happened to her, he secretly hopes to find his mother one day. When he was a teenager he found Molly as a newly hatched chick in an abandoned nest. The two have been inseparable ever since.