Pronunciation: (rhymes with smart)
Soul Name — Dyrr (rhymes with “lyr” from lyric, not with dear)
Dart was just six years old when he and the other Wolfriders were burned out of the Father Tree Holt by superstitious humans. Although his parents live the most strictly according to the Wolfrider’s “Way” of life, Dart grew into young adulthood in the Sun Village and considers himself as much a member of the Sun Folk as he does the Wolfriders.
When the Wolfriders left the village to follow Cutter on his quest to find and unite the children of the High Ones, Dart chose to stay behind to become the Sun Villagers’ hunter, protector and teacher. With help from Woodlock, he taught a select group of villagers to hunt and defend their home.
During the battle with the Go-Backs over the Little Palace Dart’s lovemate and soul brother Shushen was killed. Dart worked to rebuild the Sun Village, but could not escape the memory of that terrible loss. To survive, he chose the deep dreamless sleep of Preserver wrapstuff. Being sealed in wrapstuff did not, however, prevent his Recognition to Serrin, and Dart emerged from his hibernation. Their son, Bowki, brought Dart a measure of happiness for a while. Serrin and her lifemate Talmah welcomed Dart into their family, and he helped raised Bowki until the dark memories once again became overwhelming and he went back into wrapstuff.
After thousands of years of sleep, Dart finally made peace with his past and rejoined the world of the living. He led a quest to the Forevergreen and confronted both humans and the mad Glider, Door, after which he chose to rejoin Cutter’s Wolfriders in their Holt. Most recently, his inner soul-searching and decision to enter into a lifemating with Mender has given Dart a feeling of wholeness that he’s not known since childhood.