Chieftain and warrior
Olbar The Mountain Tall was the chief of the Great River Tribe, which had little contact with elves before Cutter’s arrival. Though stronger and taller than the average human, hence his name, Olbar’s stature was matched by his honest nature and concern for the welfare of his people.
This did not protect him from the manipulations of Bone Woman, the tribe’s witch doctor and consummate zealot. Considering “spirits” a threat to her influence, she preyed on his fears—fears that only grew when his daughter Selah eloped with an unacceptable boy, and his pursuit ended in a terrifying encounter with particularly unpleasant ones. Having cast Nonna and Adar out at Bone Woman’s behest, he only freed himself of her influence when the symbol-maker’s otherworldly protectors arrived in person. Originally in awe of Cutter and Skywise, Olbar saved their lives when they were attacked by his disgraced brother, Thief. Disabused of his superstions, he eventually grew comfortable enough with the elves to heave Cutter onto his shoulder.