The Descendants of Tarakona
Pip was born in the northern forrests of Tarakona, and spent his childhood in playfull bliss with his elven brethren. Pip’s mother, Adrie, was an astute herbal medicine practitioner and she passed on all of her knowledge to Pip. Through his mother’s teaching, Pip learnt of all the wonderous healing powers obtained in plants, and also the identification of harmful plant matter. Pip’s knowledge of nature was further developed through his father, Adran.
Adran was the chief scout of his tribe, and as such knew of various tracking methods, along with the ability to evade detection. Throughout his teenage years, Pip accompanied Adran throught the northern regions and learnt about the beasts of the wild along with enhancing his natural perception skills. Being an avid fan of the longbow, Adran ensured his son was prepared for any martial encounter through rigorous training. Pip’s ability with the bow is legendary.
When Pip was 29, a great disaster occured. The northern forrests were being marauded by vicious, evil, ugly ogres. The ogres masacred and killed the majority of Pip’s kinsmen: although the members of his clan tried to resist, they found themselves outnumbered 50-1. When it became apparent they would soon lose, the remaining elves fled to the nearest safe human-governed city. Pip was amongst the survivors, but, alas, his beloved parents succombed to the aggression of the ogres and perished in the exodus. Now, whenever Pip sees an ogre, Pip will not hesitate to plant an arrow firmly in it’s head.