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ELFLORD

SYNOPSIS:
When the king is murdered, and his betrayer claims the throne, the loyal King’s Guards lead a rebellion to free the kingdom. Elflord is a swords and sorcery high fantasy story of courtly intrigue, rebellion, and honor, where those loyal to the kingdom stand against the growing evil of the traitor’s magic.

CHARACTERS:
Hawk Erickson, youthful leader of the King’s Guard, dark-haired and lithe, classic hero material. He’s an expert fighter, uses two short (straight) blades in combat, and wears a cloak for style. He becomes a leader of the rebellion against Doran.

Purebreeze, headstrong young female member of the King’s Guard; long haired, slender, and a skillful martial artist, fencer, and archer. Longtime friend of Hawk’s, kin of Falcon’s.

Falcon, a petite, short-haired member of the King’s Guard, braver than he is skilled, kin of Purebreeze’s, who is framed for the King’s murder. Doran tortures him for information by killing and torturing other innocent elves, blaming Falcon for their deaths.

Princess Tiang, a proper elf woman, secretly in love with Hawk (who returns her love) in a Disney’s Robin Hood Maid Marian kind of way. Her prejudice against magic users drives a rift between the lovers.

Brolo, a member of the realm’s soldiers, stocky and a bit rotund, older and full of himself. At first, he is secretly working for the king’s traitorous advisor, Doran, but he becomes a valuable ally to Hawk.

Windblade Greensleeve, supposedly the last of the magical, white-haired elves (the sidhe). He is petite (even smaller than Falcon) and freckle-faced, and looks younger than the other elves, with a childlike demeanor.

Doran, the trusted advisor to the King who is a withered old elf wizard, whose search for magical power leads him to betray and murder the king and take over the kingdom.

Burnster, the rivermaster; this grizzled old elf runs the ferry across the river in a forest overrun with trolls. A friend of Hawk’s and a pipe smoker.

Bran, dark-haired mercenary elf who is possibly prettier than he is tough. He dual wields wakizashi and is intended to appear of Asian descent. He’s money minded and shifts from plans to be a mercenary to being a bodyguard when he’s offered double the rate.

Efrain: A wizard who offers to teach Windblade how to use his magic.

Koeta the Merchant: Elderly elf with a long white beard and a round stomach; Bran’s employer. Koeta guards the Sceptre of Power.

Nendo, an obese and wrinkled “wicked witch,” in league with Doran, who summons creatures to torment Koeta the Merchant and retrieve the Sceptre. Like most villains, she intends to keep the Sceptre for herself, forcing her ally Doran to bow to her instead.

Lord Vanian, a one-eyed, arrogant noble who has a stripe of white in his black hair. An informant to Doran, providing him with both news and strategy.

Pike, the head groom of the kingdom. He has a gaunt, possibly scarred face. Proud both in his work and in his demeanor.

Wuthersnike, an ugly goblin, head of Doran’s staff and a slave driver when it comes to the household help.

Cora and Heg, two kitchen servants in the palace (Cora an elder and Heg a beautiful young elf).

[related short comic provided as bonus material]

Windblade the Elder, Windblade’s father, a warrior as well as a wizard, who fights bandits with bow and gun. He rescues a tiger-faced and striped elf whose husband was murdered by the bandits he fought.