Pronunciation: GOLD-ruff (rhymes with hold-tough … no longer with bad, sad, or glad)
Son of Cutter and Leetah
Brother of Sunstream, Ember and Shuna
Grandson of Bearclaw and Joyleaf, and Toorah and Sun-Toucher
Uncle of Korafay
Wolf Friends – Darkdell
Cutter and Leetah’s third cub is the result of a second Recognition that struck the wolf chief and healer during Dart and Mender‘s lifemating celebration in Father Tree Holt.
The strapping young lad’s features are a blend of his parents’, with strawberry-blonde hair, green eyes, impish nose, and strong cheekbones and jawline. Unlike his siblings Sunstream and Ember, he favors Cutter’s pale coloring. Though the two never met, his garb is also reminiscent of his father’s. He wields one of the two Twin Flame swords, given to him by his chieftess sister (who now carries their grandsire and sire’s blade, New Moon).
In the most recent ElfQuest series Stargazer’s Hunt, Goldruff has aged roughly five hundred years, so he is now fully mature. But since he has not had to carry the burden of leadership that his sire did, his personality and outlook on life is quite a bit lighter than was Cutter’s.