Pronunciation: JOY-leef (rhymes with TOY brief)
Soul Name = Dehl (rhymes with gale or sail)
Joyleaf was a Wolfrider who embodied a harmonious balance between the traditional “now of wolf thought” and the ability to look beyond the here and now to foresee the consequences of one’s actions. Like her close friend and staunch supporter Clearbrook, Joyleaf’s wise council served her tribe well.
She Recognized her longtime lovemate Chief Bearclaw and the two were devoted lifemates. Joyleaf’s natural caution, quiet persuasion, and quick thinking often averted disaster when her irascible lifemate threatened to go on the war path against the local humans. Though a passionate advocate for peace, she could be as dangerous as a she-wolf when crossed and was not afraid to pull rank and put down dissenters when necessary. Joyleaf was as much the Wolfriders’ chieftess as Bearclaw was their chief, and was a maternal figure to all her tribemates. Together they gave birth to a son, Cutter, who embodies the best qualities of both his parents.
Though Joyleaf met a grisly end at the fangs of the magically mutated creature Madcoil, she still offers support and guidance to her son in spirit form in times of great need. While her grandson Sunstream inherited her blonde locks, Joyleaf’s philosophical legacy is perhaps best manifested in her granddaughter Ember. On the surface Ember may seem closer to Bearclaw in mindset, she sees the long-term consequences of her actions as did her grandmother. She is willing to put her chieftainship on the line to extinguish the millennia-old but fruitless vendetta between elves and humans.