Rise of the Runelords
Amelia's grandfather, an Elvish Lord
Duke Vorodan the Blacktree is a senior noble of the elven kingdom of Isandria and cousin to Queen Tavara. He has been a longtime ally of policy of toleration towards human immigrants in the realm, though scurrilous rumors suggest it is because he and Tavion both suffer from “human fever.”
As Ranger-General of Isandria, Vorodan gained his nickname after burning down a section of the forest while defending the realm from a frost giant incursion. For this, he was banished from the realm for 50 years and lived for a time in Kaer Maga.