Welcome to Castle Ravenloft
Born the son of an adventurer (and, after retirement, famous local Monster Hunter), he quickly picked up on the perks that having a notorious father meant. Thanks to an illness, he never really got to meet his mother, losing her as a child, nor did he come to have other siblings, as his father never remarried. A wise and tough man, his father tried to pass his legacy along, but none of it stuck. His son was more worried by the warm smiles he got from throwing around his father’s name, the women and the free ale. It never occurred to him that part of the boy’s behavior, the laziness, the acting out and the lack of strong ethics, were also a reaction to a childhood spent in the care of others, such as family friends and innkeepers, while his father, all he had left, was off risking his life and facing dangerous monsters. Despite abandoning the adventuring life, the hardened man could never forget the thrill of combat, and made an even bigger name for himself studying and hunting unusual and dangerous creatures the threatened the nearby villages, and even serving the noblemen of the kingdom, which made him a hero, but also a very absent father. Sick of the difficult relationship with his son, in his old years, he eventually decided his legacy would be of better use if left to someone else… Though Ellion never found out whom. All he found one morning was a goodbye letter, as his father left, emptying his lab and taking his years of research with him. All he was left with was the name and a fire in his guts… until he decided it was time for him to make good on all his boasting and took off to find his own adventurers and, maybe, carve a legend of his own, by his own hand and deeds.