Pronunciation: (rhymes with LONG-go)
Soul Name – Wyl (rhymes with still)
Son of Trueflight
Lifemate of Moonshade
Father of Crescent, and Freetouch
Grandfather of Bowki
Wolf Friends – Briersting, Lashpaw, Gnawbone, Bearbaiter
Strongbow is the reserved, silent master archer of the Wolfriders. Ever the devil’s advocate, Strongbow is often right, but finds no value in saying “I told you so.” His is a most powerful ability to send, respected by his tribe, and even the cunning Winnowill. Strongbow is extremely serious, rarely smiles, and prefers sending to audible speech. He only speaks when overcome by great emotion or to communicate to those who cannot send. Ever loyal, he will still question his chief’s judgment when he truly believes it to be wrong, even once challenging Cutter for leadership of the tribe.
Completely devoted to his lifemate Moonshade, Strongbow is intensely proud of their children. He will do anything to protect lifemate and cubs, including killing another elf — a desperate act he committed, with dire consequences. While in the moment there was no question what needed to be done, the scars remained with Strongbow for a long time. It took an encounter with the spirit of the elf he killed, within the Palace of the High Ones, to finally heal the archer.
A fierce traditionalist, Strongbow rails at change and newfangled ideas. After the Shards War, he traveled with Cutter to rebuild the Father Tree Holt. The world as he knows it is changing around him, something he is not fond of. And while he and his lifemate still love and are deeply devoted to each other, the dynamic of their centuries old bonding has changed with Moonshade’s choice to become a Palace Dweller.