Archer, Elder, Hunter, Warrior, Protector, Traditionalist
Strongbow is the reserved, silent archer of the Wolfriders. Ever the devil’s advocate, Strongbow is often right, but finds no value in saying “I told you so.” He has a powerful ability to send, and is considered by his tribe, and even Winnowill, as a strong magic user.
Strongbow is extremely serious, rarely smiles, and prefers sending to audible speech. He only speaks when overcome by great emotion or to communicate to those who cannot send. While loyal, he will question his chief’s judgment when he truly believes it to be wrong, even challenging Cutter once for leadership of the tribe.
Completely devoted to his lifemate, Moonshade, Strongbow is intensely proud of their children (not to mention a patient father). Strongbow will do anything to protect lifemate and cubs, up to and including killing another elf – an act he committed, which resulted in dire consequences. While at the time there was no question as to what needed to be done, the scars remained with Strongbow for some time. It took an encounter with the spirit of the Kureel in the Palace of the High Ones to heal Strongbow at last.
A fierce conservative and traditionalist, Strongbow rails at change and newfangled ideas. After the Shards War, he went with Cutter to rebuild the Father Tree Holt. The world as he knows it is changing around him, something he is not fond of. And while he and his lifemate still love and are deeply devoted to each other, the dynamic of their centuries old bonding has changed with Moonshade’s choice to become a Palace Dweller.