Pronunciation: (rhymes with HEAD-stance)
Soul Name – Ulm (short “u” sound as in “fun”)
Named Redmark in his youth after both his crimson-red hair and his unmatched ability to track the blood trail of wounded prey, Redlance earned his current tribe name after an extreme act of bravery. He saved Chief Bearclaw from a huge longtooth by bracing his spear against a rock and impaling the beast as it leapt to the attack.
Despite his aggressive-sounding name, Redlance is a mild-natured Wolfrider. He is fulfilled by simply being useful to his tribe. Though he can certainly hold his own when cornered, he is so much a nurturer at heart he will not inflict harm unless it’s a matter of life or death to those he loves. This gentleness makes him a natural at watching over, nurturing and protecting the cubs of the tribe.
Redlance is a plant-shaper. Although this magic power was passed down from his ancestors, the ability didn’t manifest itself until well into adulthood. Even so, he has always been attuned to the lifeforce within all green, growing things and can, in his own way, read the subtle language of the forest. He always uses his powers in service of his people, whether it be making weapons, creating defensive thorn walls, or even shaping the very Father Tree that the Wolfriders call home.
Redlance and his lifemate Nightfall have been together for many years and are a perfect compliment to each other. In their relationship, Nightfall is “the sword, the spear, the arrow” and Redlance “the flower, the tree, the vine.” Though they have not actually Recognized, they voluntarily exchanged soul names in their deep love for each other. With the help of Leetah, they conceived a child in the Palace of the High Ones and gave birth to a daughter, Tyleet.