In order to go on his quest and have any chance of success, he needs help.
The most indispensable person he brings along is his Uncle Anvar
Greenlith. Anvar is an elf who is slight in stature even for his
breed. His hair is a blend of white and grey and he wears a long beard
kept impeccably groomed. His blue eyes are mesmerizing and are impossible
to ignore. He became friends with Linvin’s father, Dirk Grithinshield in
Fraylic, the capitol of the Kingdom of Sartan. Anvar had been somewhat of
an outcast. The Greenlith family looked harshly upon him for embracing
Human culture and most of the humans sneered at him as just another elf.
Dirk did not care about such things. He measured a man by his character
instead of his heritage. After becoming best friends, Anvar introduced him
to his oldest sister, Jelena, who also sought to escape the mundane life of
elven society and had come to Fraylic. Dirk and Jelena fell in love and
married. Their only son was Linvin and Anvar was given somewhat of a
godfather role in the boy’s life. Even when Linvin was in Valia, Anvar
would travel for months to see his nephew. Now his visits were of a more
Whenever you think Anvar has no more secrets, he reveals
another one to you. He is a man of many stories with the right one always
ready. Anvar will answer your questions and leave you with two more.
He only reveals what he believes you need to know, when he thinks you need to
know it. With some people, that would lead to a lack of trust. But
for Linvin, his faith and trust in Anvar (he is the only nephew given the
privilege of not calling him Uncle) is unshakable. Linvin is intelligent
and knows Anvar is withholding details and facts. He also knows that Anvar
is too witty and wise to let any information slip before he intends to divulge
it to him. On the other hand, he knows Anvar would protect him with his
life. This paradox is frustrating and yet understood by
Anvar is a peacemaker. He abhors violence and
resorts to it after all diplomatic solutions have been tried. Linvin’s
headstrong behavior is clearly frustrating to the old elf. Anvar is
constantly in Linvin’s ear trying to teach him patience and understanding.
It is a lesson Linvin takes to heart at certain times and at others completely
ignores; often to his own detriment. Though Anvar scolds all of his
nephews, he expects the most out of Linvin and holds him to a higher
standard. For all his pacifism, however, if Linvin is in a bad situation,
Anvar is the first person there to have his back. He loves Linvin like a
son and feels a sense of responsibility for his safety.