Elios Feliqoi is The Council’s lead survivalist and tracker. As a child Elios was abandoned by his family because they believed he lacked The Spark of Vortessence. His parent’s last redeeming aspect of parenthood was to leave him in a sheltered area, a cave far from the Xenian cities and settlements. Elios was forced to live off the land and its surroundings. The first few months were possibly the hardest for him. He obviously did not know this strange new world he was tossed into. Confused and alone, he survived by observing and adopting the animalistic nature of krovex males and other predators in the region. Elios taught himself the know-how of the wild untamed lands he was in, and when the herbivore meat sources ran thin, he hunted carnivorous prey, starting with a krovex male who had straggled away from its pack. Elios picked up the closest and largest stone he could find and leapt on to the krovex. The seconds long attack felt like hours, until finally, Elios had a chance to use the stone to bludgeon the krovex’s skull inward. His victory called for a new era for his hunting skills, he was also convinced he needed a more efficient form of hunting utensils. Through much experimenting and long hours of bone breaking work, he had constructed tools for hunting specific creatures, and was soon relatively on top of the food chain. Little did it occur to Elios that he was something far from an animal. He did wonder, however, if there were others like him somewhere.
In his young adulthood he came across a new hunter in his domain, one with similar attributes as his own but not completely. For days he followed and studied these creatures working up the courage to approach them. He chose the moment he felt to be the most opportune. The creatures danced around a fire chanting to the sky and eating an entire feast of new and exotic foods. When he was spotted the creatures were in no way alarmed, instead he was offered some of their meal. Elios took refuge with his new found allies. He taught them how to make different utensils, and they showed him how to build utensils of their own. The creatures also seemed to have a form of communication unlike any other creature Elios had ever encountered. Years had passed before Elios had mastered this language. After so many years, Elios discovered he had met with creatures that called themselves The Thoopnik. On one of The Thoopnik’s hunting trips that Elios had been attending, they were attacked by what The Thoopnik describe as ‘lightning beasts’. These ‘lightning beasts’ were swift and cunning. Hiding within the trees, not to be seen. One by one the hunting party’s numbers began to dwindle as more and more were being killed off. Elios was only lucky to be struck but once. Elios was left alive surrounded by the bodies of those that nurtured him for so many years. Before he could react, one of the ‘lightning beasts’ emerged from the brush. What Elios witnessed, at the time, was both stunning and frightening; for what stood over him was an exact mirror image of himself. The creature’s physique matched perfectly to his own. His mind racing with thoughts and questions while the answers stood out of reach. However, rage over the death of his new family had overcome him at the time. He picked up one of The Thoopnik hunter’s weapons and charged for this murderous doppelganger. Elios was stricken unconscious by a hidden ‘lightning beast’ hidden within the tree line…
When Elios had awaken he found himself in a shelter unlike that of his own or any Thoopnik’s. A ‘lightning beast’ that was dressed in robes and jewellery approached him. Elios was far too confused and frightened to attempt another attack. The ‘lighting beast’ attempted to communicate with him with no success, the language was far too obscure. As the jewelled ‘lightning beast’ exited it spoke to another, gesturing to him. Elios was granted similar treatment as The Thoopnik had given him so many years ago. Elios was taught about what he was, and adapted him into this new society of Vortigaunts.
After several years, Elios knew enough of the vortal vocabulary for a conversation, and the jewelled vortigaunt returned to his chambers. The first thing the jewelled vortigaunt told Elios was that his name was Mengradir Shi’lutoi, head shaman of the vortigaunts. At the time Elios had no name and had no way of referring to himself. Therefore, Mengradir bestowed the name ‘Elios Feliqoi’ which loosely meant “Lonely Traveler.” Mengradir began teaching Elios about The Vortessence. Contrary to what his parents had believed, Elios’ spark was not developed until his teen years. In his infancy there would have been no way to detect it. Elios continues to be schooled under the head shaman, and also works as the Council’s tracker, as Elios refuses to participate in The Thoopnik Wars. Instead he tracks down rogues and deserters and brings them back to the Council for proper justice.