Lanre Lightsong is a storyteller and apprentice cartographer. He is known to have aspirations of becoming a Bard, and has openly professed a profound lack of personal courage or moral fortitude.
Lanre has displayed an obsession with ever since conversing with the legendary Arch Wizard Kendrick Horatio Invlatius Corantium during the Tournament of Heroes in Verath.
Since then, he has explored Ku’Vahl ceaselessly- seeking out historians and bards from every corner of Terath in hopes of learning more about the ruins. With the aid and support of the adventurers of , Lightsong became the apprentice of an elusive and powerful figure known only as .
The precise reason for Lanre’s obsession with The Ruins of Ku’Vahl is not clear, although rumors indicate that he is in search of an ancient form of magic which he learned from the gypsy elders – the magik of True Names.
Lanre’s primary place of residence is the town of Northwatch in the Kingdom of Falconcrest, but he is known to have developed a fondness for the Kingdom of as well, spending a great deal of time there due to his interest in the Ruins of Ku’Vahl.
Most of what is known of Lanre’s youth has been lost amidst the spires of an unknown great city, resembling no place that he has seen in Lairroth or Terath. The majority of his childhood memories are little more than glimpses of city lights and snippets of half-remembered songs.
The one exception to this is a vivid memory of a single year of his childhood, when he was found gasping for air, adrift in the ocean off the coast ofWesterland. He spent a full year in a Westerland orphanage before Lanre once again found himself in the lost city of his childhood dreams.
After another decade of blurred memories and fading dreams, Lanre found himself adrift in the sea once more, yet this time he was off the coast ofHadrianus. He was dragged to shore by a group of passing gypsies, and spent many years in their company. He learned their songs and stories, reveling in their freedom as he traveled throughout Terath as one of them. Eventually, he stumbled into a fortuitous reunion with another orphan whom he remembered as a close friend from his year in Westerland – the well-known hero and adventurer Valdimarr D’Angelo.
The two of them stayed in the company of the gypsies for another year, and then in 206PB they made their way to Lairroth, cavorting back and forth between the two continents, seeking adventures of all kinds.
Name: Lanre Lightsong
Titles: Sentinel of Ku’Vahl
OOG-Played By: Mike M