Name: Matlai Hekaya
Birthplace: Echo Isles
Affiliations: Member of the Darkspear Tribe
Appearance: Saddled with a large leather knapsack and countless scroll cases, this troll nonetheless ambles along easily, his load expertly balanced. The robes that drape off his lanky frame bear the marks of many an inkstain, but otherwise appear to be in good repair, with not a stitch out of place.
Round, wire-rimmed spectacles sit upon his nose, framing bright, inquisitive eyes. His face bears the marks of maturity around the paint; his laughter-lines and crow's feet are prominent. A smile often graces his features, warm and genuine.
Occupation and PersonalityEdit
Matlai is a scholar and storyteller, first and foremost. He carries on his back his life's work -- countless histories, fairytales, and translations of the most outlandish foreign scripts he's yet found. With only the slightest suggestion, he'll happily launch into the telling of a tale. He also understands where stories come from, however, and will just as easily listen to the relation of others' adventures with his quill scratching madly away at the parchment.
The Troll is also a faithful follower of the Loas, though you wouldn't know it immediately to hear him talk. He practices his faith quietly, and will sooner engage in a debate on religion in general than preach his beliefs to others.