About Mordrin Green
Mordrin is the bastard-born son of a human druid woman who worked in the groves of a wealthy elven family. His mother had worked for years in the grove, tending to the trees as her mother had done before her. All of that ended when one of the elven owners took a liking to her. A short affair took place between the two, but when it was discovered that she was pregnant, the family sent her away to avoid any unwanted questions about how this woman had given birth to a half-elf child.
The woman, filled with sadness about the betrayal of the one she thought loved her, traveled to a sacred grove on a distant island, hoping to find peace among those who understand the heart of trees. It was in that grove that she gave birth to her son.
For a reason she could not understand, the priests asked her to take her child and leave their grove. They almost seemed to sense some kind of darkness in the boy that she could not perceive. So it was that they began their long sojourn throughout the Grand Empire, searching for a place to establish themselves. As they traveled, his mother tried to raise Mordrin in the druidic tradition, but, despite his clear connection to the powers of nature, something prevented him from achieving a druid's bond.
Despite all their travels, they found their welcome short-lived, and they would soon find themselves sailing to yet another island in search of a new home. After about 10 years of this traveling, they found themselves on a small rock of an island that contained little more than a port town where ships on long voyages could stop to resupply their store of water. Mordrin and his mother lived in a small hovel on the edge of this town, barely scraping by on handouts from the locals. His mother soon fell ill, and, after a few months, Mordrin found himself kneeling at his mother's deathbed.
In her final moments, she revealed that she had been able to barter a secret treasure she had kept in her possession for a special fruit. She urged Mordrin to eat the fruit.
Eat this fruit, my son. Eat so you may become great in this world. We have been cast aside by all. Spurned and ignored. Eat of this fruit and the world will remember your name.
Unsure of how eating some fruit could work such wonders, Mordrin was reluctant to do as his mother asked him, but he conceded, and ate the fruit. When he took the last bite, a smile crept across his mother's face, and she died. At the moment of her death, when Mordrin found himself in the darkest moment of his young life, he began to feel a strange power resonating from within him. A wrenching pain spread through his body, and he blacked out.
When Mordrin woke, he found himself curled up in the hold of a ship, apparently as a stowaway. He disembarked secretly when the ship reached its destination, and began moving from ship to ship, taking any job that was offered to him as he explored the mysterious new abilities that had manifested themselves. After several years of moving from ship to ship, he eventually found the crew he is traveling with now. He likes these new shipmates, but is wary that it is only a matter of time before his strange abilities come to light and his crew drops him on the nearest island, glad to be rid of the living curse in their midst.
Mordrin has a very average appearance for a young man his age. He has earthy brown hair, a tan complexion, and an average build. In fact, Mordrin would be basically unremarkable in appearance if it weren't for his eyes. His eyes are almost totally black, except for the brilliant green at their centers. The balance of colors tends to shift whenever he calls upon his divine powers, giving the impression that there are opposing forces at war within him, fighting to take over completely.
Despite the intensity of his eyes, however, Mordrin often walks around in a sullen state, with his head down and his shoulders slumped. His armor is finely crafted of dark leaf cloth, but the traveler's outfit he wears with his armor is in a state of disrepair, like he hasn't replaced his clothes for a few years.