Greenlith realize their chances of success on their quest will be better if
there are more people in their party. Unfortunately some very underhanded
things have transpired and finding people they can trust is proving
difficult. As a last resort they turn to Linvin’s quarrelsome elf cousins,
Rander and Bander Greenlith. Today we will focus on Rander. Out of
the two fraternal twin brothers he does most of the thinking and talking.
Being slight in size even for an elf he has sharpened his wits to take advantage
of situations that come along. Rander likes to manipulate people and in
doing so get what he wants. His webs of deceit are spun mostly around his
mother, Caritha Greenlith and his brother Bander. Both of them take his
word at face value when it is rarely worthy. Rander abhors work and will
do almost anything to get out of doing it. Most tasks are somehow shuffled
over to Bander’s plate. Though Rander is a master of twisting words, he
does so only to his own benefit. Anyone else who gains from his intrigues
is purely coincidental. Rander has many things he despises. As
a proud elf he hates all other races especially the dominant race, Humans.
Growing up in poverty he also resents affluent people. He never believes
they deserve their wealth as he vaguely hides his jealousy. That brings up
the subject of Linvin. Rander absolutely loathes him for all these
reasons. Linvin is big and strong where Rander is neither. He is
also rich and has no worries about money. Rander cannot say that about his
life. Linvin is half human and his elf mother is viewed by the Greenlith
family as a traitor for marrying a human. On top of all that, Linvin is
triumphant at whatever he has tried where Rander has yet to taste success.
When that is all added up it makes for a spiteful, resentful and uncompromising
individual who hates Linvin above all others. As youths, Rander convinced
his brother to help him fight Linvin when the families were brought
together. It bred a similar feeling of hatred from Linvin toward the
twins. Linvin could not understand why they were so vicious to him but he
was leery of trusting them; especially Rander. The young elf only agrees
to go on the quest when Linvin offers a big payday upon their return.
Greed is a trait Rander has in great supply. Nothing so far makes Rander
sound like the kind of person you want watching your back and for the most part
it is true. Nevertheless, Rander will undergo changes on their trek.
They do not happen right away but the person first introduced in the book is
vastly different from the one at the end.