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The Elfstones of Shannara Character List

The list for order of appearance has only the characters that had an physical part in the story, not the people that were mentioned only in passing (such as Mirianna Ohmsford - Par and Coll's mother); these will be indicated by italics in the alphabetically-ordered list.

Order of Appearance | Alphabetical Order

Lauren
A Chosen, he was the one the Ellcrys spoke to first of her death. He later approached Ander and then Eventine to tell them about the problem. He and the rest of the Chosen were brutally slaughtered by the Reaper shortly after the Ellcry's revelation.
Jase
A Chosen, he was brutally slaughtered by the Reaper shortly after the Ellcrys' revelation.
Ellcrys
A tree created by Elven magic from before the Great Wars, she was made to maintain the Forbidding to prevent the Demons from invading the Four Lands. She spoke first to Lauren about her dying, then later to Allanon, then to Amberle, giving the Elven girl her seed as well. The Ellcrys provided Allanon with a silver staff which, as long as it was carried into battle, would make the Demons vulnerable to Elven weapons. Allanon was there with her when she finally died. However, her death was late enough that Amberle was still able to hold the Ellcrys to her after submerging the seed into the Bloodfire and become the new Ellcrys.
Dagda Mor
The leader of the Demons from the Forbidding and the wielder of the Staff of Power, he was among the first three Demons to return to the Four Lands. It was he who sent the Changling to act as a spy within the Elessedil palace and the Reaper to hunt down and kill Amberle so that a rebirth would not be possible. He also called out demon-wolves and Furies to attack Allanon, Wil, and Amberle. His power was great enough that he could summon all the Demons from inside the Forbidding to the Four Lands once the Ellcrys was weak enough. During the final battle, he battled Allanon while seated on a giant bat-like Demon; Allanon, seated on Dancer, destroyed him.
Reaper
The most dangerous Demon of all, it killed not because it wanted to, but because it needed to. It killed the six Chosen while they slept in their beds and then started stalking Wil and Amberle after they entered Drey Wood with six Elven Hunters and Crispin and killed two of them, Kian and Rin. It followed them through the Matted Breaks and caught up with them at an Elven fortress located on the Pykon, where it killed Dilph and Katsin and then later, while the remaining three were trying to escape, threw Crispin off a catwalk. It tumbled off the catwalk as well but somehow managed to get out and track Wil and Amberle to the Hollows and Spire's Reach. At Safehold, it killed Wisp and attacked Wil while his corpse was still dangling from its mouth, and after a long battle, Wil was finally able to properly call up the power of the Elfstones to reduce it to ashes.
Changeling
A Demon that could change into anything and had unmatched power save for that of the Dagda Mor, it was sent to Arborlon to learn of the Elves' plans. It killed Went, the old groundskeeper, and masqueraded as him for a short time, then killed Manx, Eventine's wolfhound, and disguised itself as him. Through Manx's eyes, the Changling was able to learn about what Amberle was doing and about plans concerning the Elven army. On the night following the collapse of the fifth ramp of the Elfitch, it killed Dardan and Rhoe, the King's personal guards, and revealed itself to Eventine with the intent to kill him. Eventine died as a result of his sustained wounds, but not until days later and not until he had first killed the Changling.
Ander Elessedil
Eventine's second youngest son, Lauren came to him first to tell him about the Ellcrys dying. Ander was present at Eventine's first meeting with Allanon, who entrusted him to the care of his father. After Amberle returned to Arborlon and they had a meeting concerning her role in saving the Elven nation, Ander was the first person to stand beside her. He greeted the Free Corps commander, Stee Jans, and made quick friends with him. At Halys Cut, he commanded Eventine's section of the army after the king was felled by a club. After the retreat, he commanded the entire army and sent Flyn to tell Kael Pindanon that he was not to attempt retaking Worl Run. He gave up command for a brief while when Eventine was able to battle again, but after the Changling attacked the king, he commanded once more, leading the army in the war against the Demons on the Elfitch and outside the Gardens of Life. When Amberle finally came back to Arborlon and became the Ellcrys, Eventine died, leaving Ander Elessedil as King of the Elves.
Went
The old Arborlon groundskeeper, he was one of the first Elves to be killed by the Changling, who masqueraded as him for a short time.
Arion Elessedil
Eventine's oldest son and the crown prince; killed by the Demons when retrieving the battle standard.
Gael
Eventine's personal aid.
Eventine Elessedil
The eighty-two-year-old king of the Elves, and still the most loved. The Changling thought to kill him, but failed. At the end of the War of the Forbidding, he died.
Manx
Eventine's wolfhound, the Changling killed him and masqueraded as him for most of the duration of Amberle's trip to Safehold. It was through the Changling, as Manx, that the Dagda Mor learned of everything, especially the plans for Amberle. On the night following the collapse of the fifth ramp of the Elfitch, the Changling ended its masquerade and attacked Eventine with the intent to kill him. Eventine died as a result of his sustained wounds, but not until days later and not until he had first killed the Changling.
Allanon
The last Druid and Bremen's son who had vanished for fifty years, he sends Wil and Amberle in search for the Bloodfire and defends Arborlon in the meantime. After the Ellcrys was reborn, he disappeared.
Dardan
The King's personal guard, the Changeling killed him by putting a lance through his heart on the night it revealed itself to Eventine.
Rhoe
The King's personal guard, the Changeling ripped his throat open on the night it revealed itself to Eventine.
Artaq
A huge coal-black stallion that Allanon rides.
Wil Ohmsford
Shea's grandson; his job is to see Amberle safely to the Bloodfire and back to Arborlon so that she can become the new Ellcrys. The King of the Silver River saved him from the Demons and let him see his gardens.
Flick Ohmsford
Wil's granduncle, he was staying with Wil at Storlock when Allanon came. He was strongly distrustful of Allanon at the beginning and opposed Wil going off to find Amberle, though eventually he gave in.
Spitter
A wiry gray gelding that Wil had rode to Havenstead, it was killed by Demon-wolves while Allanon was riding it the night she escaped.
Amberle Elessedil
The last female Chosen; Eventine's granddaughter. She becomes the Ellcrys after going to the Bloodfire and then back to the Gardens of Life.
King of the Silver River
Living since the time of Faerie, he saved Wil and Amberle from the Demons.
Cephelo
The Leader of the Family that Wil comes upon; he stole Artaq and the Elfstones but both were later recovered. The Reaper killed him.
Eretria
The adopted daughter of Cephelo; she went with Wil and Amberle to the Bloodfire. She is in love with Wil.
Emer Chios
The Elven First Minister, he was in charge while Eventine was ill.
Kael Pindanon
The Commander of the Elven army and Eventine's oldest and closest friend; he died during the Demon Wars.
Crispin
Captain of the Home Guard who went with Wil and Amberle; he met his death when the Reaper threw him into the gorge of the Pykon.
Dilph
An Elven Hunter who was assigned to protect Wil and Amberle, he was killed by the Reaper while guarding Wil and Amberle.
Katsin
An Elven Hunter who was assigned to protect Wil and Amberle, he was killed by the Reaper while guarding Wil and Amberle.
Kian
An Elven Hunter who was assigned to protect Wil and Amberle, he was killed by the Reaper while inspecting the Elven outpost in Drey Wood.
Rin
An Elven Hunter who was assigned to protect Wil and Amberle, he was killed by the Reaper while trying to escape Drey Wood.
Cormac
An Elven Hunter who was assigned to protect Wil and Amberle, he was caught by the monster of the Matted Breaks.
Ped
An Elven Hunter who was assigned to protect Wil and Amberle, he was caught by the monster of the Matted Breaks.
Perk
A Sky Elf in his second year of training to become a Wing Rider whose Roc was Genewen, he found Wil and Amberle at the Rock Spur and flew them to edge Grimpen Ward. Five days later, he came to Safehold and brought Wil, Amberle, and Eretria to Arborlon, once again while riding Genewen.
Genewen
Perk's Roc.
Stee Jans
Commander of the Legion Free Corps.
Flyn
A messenger in Arion's service who told Ander of Arion's death.
Ehlron Tay
Ranked highest in command after Pindanon died.
Kobold
The immaculately dressed Captain of the Black Watch.
Kerrin
Captain of the Home Guard in Crispin's absence; he died in the War of the Forbidding.
Browork
Elder and citizen of Culhaven; he is a Dwarf Sapper.
Dayn
A Wing Rider and Perk's uncle.
Hebel
A man who lives in the Wilderun and was changed into a wood carving for a short time by Mallenroh; he goes with Wil and Amberle into Safehold.
Drifter
A black dog that belongs to Hebel.
Dancer
Dayn's Roc.
Amantar
Maturen of the Troll army that came to aid the Elves.
Mallenroh
A Witch that lives in the west side of the Hollows; she captured Wil, Amberle, Eretria, and Hebel. She and her sister killed each other in the wake of real fire.
Wisp
Mallenroh's servant who was once an Elf; the Reaper killed him.
Morag
Mallenroh's sister who lives in the east side of the Hollows. She and her sister killed each other in the wake of real fire.

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