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 King Thalion’s 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.