Loreguard Kelnyeldau is impulsive. Loreguard Kelnyeldau is eager to please. Loreguard Kelnyeldau isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.
Since none of these traits is looked upon kindly within Illumian society, Loreguard Kelnyeldau is constantly trying to prove his worth.
Born into Loreguard, an Illumian quill cabal outside Kestrel, Kelnyeldau was always small by the standards of his race. From an early age, he was assigned to the cabal’s collections directorate, more specifically it’s Local stacks. The bookshelves of the Local collections, after all, weren’t as tall as those of the more popular Arcana, History, and Planes sections. There are the closed stacks, to which Kelnyeldau hopes to one day be assigned. Unfortunately, he has many years to go before he can even hope to achieve that level of responsibility.
Another unintended consequence of his Local assignment is that Kelnyeldau has actually spent time studying the region. Now, this in itself isn’t surprising in itself: Illumians are, after all, language personified, and will read and study anything and everything. But while your average Illumian sees themselves as outsiders, standing separate above the other species of Howlett while standing above them, Kyelnyeldau wants to get down and dirty with the common folk. He has read about the Great Wyrm and the Red Blades, and developed an appreciation for the rebels, the families, and the adventurers that have fought for the land over the last century.
With this appreciation came respect. With this respect came a desire to become one of them: to live their life, revel their victories, toil in their hardships. Kelnyeldau wanted to be among the humans and the elves and the dwarves and, unlike most Illumians, he wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty in the process.
So Kelnyeldau trained as a rogue, and has now been sent on his quest to discover his purpose, to help recover the Library, and to gladly kill any githyanki that happen to cross his path.
Throughout his experiences in Kestrel, Kelnyeldau, now known by the nickname Kaneda in order to accommodate non-Illumians who have difficulty pronouncing his true name, has quickly becoming an accomplished rogue. In addition, he began training to become an illusionist, with the hopes that his new abilities will only enhance his skills as a rogue.
As the weeks passed, however, and the journeys and missions of Platinum Expeditions delved deeper and deeper into the brewing conflicts of the Council Nations, Kelnyeldau felt that he served a greater purpose than the course he had been taking. The death of Davin Maler, and the subsequent rise of the Reborn Talon, only solidified this belief. Kelnyeldau left Platinum Expeditions to return to Loreguard, where he hoped to bring the Illuminated Chapter out of their isolationist stand and to prepare for the coming war.
However, this mission, as well as Kelnyeldau’s very life, has been called into question as an explosion of unknown origin has ripped through the Loreguard cabal. It is unknown at this time whether Kelnyeldau was caught in the destruction, as there are no traces of bodies nor survivors. Vashara Le’Sheen, Platinum Expeditions’ raptoran ranger, has left the party to search for answers…