The Wild Coast
Codger, Village Elder
Telemon ‘Old’ Creel is a retired farmer and former woodsman. His advancing years have taken their toll on his body, but he has a happy, fun-loving attitude of a much younger man.
His white hair and full white beard make him look very respectable, but when he smiles there is a mischievous twinkle in his eye.
“My family has lived in the area for generations – I was born not far from here. As a youth, I wandered the surrounding woods and mountains, always curious what was behind the next tree, or over the next hill. There’s lots of neat old ruins and secret places around here if you know where to look. I was always too chicken to go inside them though. I guess maybe that’s why I’m still here. I’ve heard some stories about people getting more than they bargained for checking out old tombs and such.”
“Anyways, I went away for a few years, signed on as a merchant guard, but returned to raise a family. I always had a wanderlust though, and used to spend whatever time I could away from home, especially beyond the settled areas. I even made a few maps. Fortunately, the woods were relatively safe back then, thanks to your people.”
“I eventually married a local girl, Edyth was her name. She died a few years back. Now my daughter and son-in-law take care of the farm.