Dryad

Upon dying, an Elf can request to be entombed inside the living trunk of a Treant. It goes without saying that close ties must exist between the Elf and his chosen vessel to make this unusual funeral ceremony possible. The living heart of the tree cradles the Elf’s remains, transforming it over a period of months. The spirit of the Elf then returns to Ashan as a forest spirit known as a Dryad.

Kaspar's Comment

“Dryads can sing trees into shape to create tools, weapons and even buildings for their Elven relatives. A chorus of Dryads can form an ancient tree into the foundations of an Elven city.”


Treant Synergy

Close to Treants, Dryads emit a protective shield for all allies, and even heal the Treants by their only presence.

Oak Dryad

Dryads take on the image of the Treant that gave them birth. They are attached body and spirit to their progenitors. Oak Dryads, born from Oak Treants, are stronger and more resistant than other types of Dryads, making them great assets in times of war.

Kaspar's Comment

“As Dryads are spirits, it is very hard to destroy them for good. Like Nature itself, I suppose…”


Treant Synergy

Close to Treants, Dryads emit a protective shield for all allies, and even heal the Treants by their only presence.

Gift of Life

The Oak Dryads have such a close relationship to Treants than Mother Treants can literality offer their own lifeforce to them, allowing them resurrection.