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Tyorl (251 AC – 351 AC) was a male Qualinesti Elf who was a companion of the ranger Hauk and the girl Kelida. He was slender like most elves, with keen blue eyes and was highly skilled with daggers. Tyorl was a ranger and part of Finn's Nightmare Company, having served with the rangerlord Finn for quite some time.
The Elf originally hailed from Qualinesti, however when it started to become overrun by the Dragonarmies, some of his friends and family were killed, and the survivors fled deeper into Qualinesti itself. Seeking vengeance, Tyorl joined Finn's band, undermining the Dragonarmies where possible. He soon became comrades with Hauk, a fellow ranger working for Finn, and the pair found themselves in the town of Long Ridge in 351 AC, where they entered a tavern known as Tenny's. It was at the tavern that they first met Kelida. Kelida was unknowingly used as the target of a dagger throwing bet, in which Hauk threw a dagger at the tray she was holding and hit it dead centre. The barmaid was rightfully frightened, and refused Hauk's apology, although the adventurer did leave her a jewelled sword anyway. Kelida was instantly attracted to Hauk, although she would not admit the fact, that she was infatuated with him. Unbeknownst to Kelida or Hauk, the jewelled sword was in fact a Kingsword.
Tyorl later appeared and Kelida tried to return the sword to him, telling the elf that she wanted nothing to do with it. However they were soon stopped by Dragonarmy troops and forced to flee the town. During their flight from Long Ridge, the pair were joined by Stanach Hammerfell and Lavim Springtoe. The quartet decided to make their way to Thorbardin, however on their travels they discovered the dying mage and comrade of Stanach's, Jordy Piper, who passed away in their care. Lavim began to teach Kelida how to fight with a dagger, to help her defend herself in case of trouble on the road. The companions were ambushed by the lackeys of the Gray Herald during their journey to Thorbardin, although they managed to defeat the Theiwar Dwarves and met with the ranger Finn and his company.
Shortly after, the group was ambushed by the Gray Herald and the Black Dragon Darkknight. Stanach managed to kill the Gray Herald, however he and Kelida were kidnapped by Darkknight and forcibly taken to Theibardin, where they were made prisoners of Realgar, Thane of the Theiwar. Tyorl and Lavim were helpless to do anything other than watch, and continued on their way to Thorbardin, where they eventually made it through to Northgate. Stanach and Kelida found Hauk, and the trio found the means to escape their captors and reached Northgate, where they defended Hornfel Thane of the Hylar against Realgar's assassins. Tyorl, Lavim and Finn's rangers defended Hornfel and their friends; however Tyorl took a blow that was intended for Hornfel, saving the thane. Realgar was ultimately defeated and fell to his death; however the elf died soon after from his wound.
Tyorl was buried by his friends in a small cairn in the Valley of the Thanes.
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