Pronunciation: korr-BAHH-see (rhymes with more-HOT-tea)
Khorbasi is a human member of Chieftess Ember‘s Wolfrider tribe. Born to the Longrider people, he lost his birth parents at an early age but, ever-resourceful, he survived by becoming as a street urchin, “borrowing” things that others didn’t need so he could survive. Before her death, his birth mother filled his imagination with all of the wonderful tales of the “mountainfolk” spirits, an important part of Longrider mythology.
When Yun and her lovemate Mender infiltrated the Longrider town on a mission to better understand humans, the ever-watchful Khorbasi was quick to discover them. The child immediately attached himself to the two elves. Big-hearted Yun ultimately adopted him as her own and he grew up as a Wolfrider. In young adulthood, he fell deathly ill but Mender, healing the malady, also did some biological tweaking to slow Khorbasi’s natural human aging process. While he won’t live forever, his lifespan will be far longer than a typical human’s.