Mortorion only knows the ways of the wood. He was very young when his tribe, The Black Phoenix, initially announced its separation from the larger Raven tribe. Though his tribe speaks of their distaste for the growing modern landscape, they are not actively doing anything about it, choosing to live in peace in the wilderness and hoping the rest of the world will eventually see the light.
Not content with just talking about the evils of the changing landscape, Mortorion has left his tribe behind to learn more about the world and be more proactive in the healing of the world’s wounds. By leaving his tribe, his mother (Areth) and father (Mellchir), along with the rest of the Black Phoenix, have banned him from returning to their land, deep within the Eldeen Reaches. His best friend Tanir, faced with the decision of walking away from all he knew or sticking with Mortorion, chose to stay. He took Mortorion’s departure personally and is even more angered at his actions than the rest of the tribe.
Mortorion actively accepts quests, believing the best way to be proactive about the changing world is to first experience all of its evils. He reveals very little about himself to those he meets and tries his best to maintain a friendly facade towards city dwellers, despite his inner core of distaste for them. Sometimes the facade gives way, and sarcastic quips leak out, giving those around him insight into his true intentions.