Rarely does one come grimmer than the harsh-faced elf called Hyls. This merciless weaponsmaster has been spotted various times just outside of Ios. He is unmistakable, with his shorn locks, two swords hanging at his hip, and a massive polearm always near at hand. They say he is an outcast, but for what reason no one knows. When the grim elf shows up in human settlements in the plains of Llael or the ragged wastes of the Marches, very few speak to him, for doing so is to risk one's very life.