Arion Elessedil

Arion Elessedil - Daniel MacPherson

Profile

Race:
Elf

Family:
Father: Eventine Elessedil
Brothers: Ander Elessedil,
Aine Elessedil
Niece: Amberle Elessedil

Lived:
Arborlon

Books

Appeared In:
The Elfstones of Shannara

The Shannara Chronicles

Played By:
Daniel MacPherson

Appeared In:
Chosen Part 1
Chosen Part 2
Fury
Changeling
Reaper
Pykon
Breakline
Ellcrys

Appeared in a Flashback:
Utopia

Mentioned In:
Safehold

Arion Elessedil was the oldest son of Eventine Elessedil.

Description

Tall and fair and bore a striking resemblance to his father at that age. Had a compelling charisma.1The Elfstones of Shannara – p 25 A natural flair for leadership.2The Elfstones of Shannara – p 26

He was impatient and reckless. He held little regard for other people’s feelings and needs.3The Elfstones of Shannara – p 26

Biography

Arion was a superb athlete and an accomplished weapons master, hunter and horseman. He rode a grey stallion.4The Elfstones of Shannara – p 25

He and Ander Elessedil were once close, however after the death of Aine Elessedil and with Amberle Elessedil turning to Ander rather than Arion for support, Arion’s jealousy turned to contempt. After Amberle forsook her duties as a Chosen, he blamed Ander’s influence and his contempt turned into hatred.5The Elfstones of Shannara – pp 26-27

The Elfstones of Shannara

Arion left for the Sarandanon to attempt to settle down the people in some farming communities who were stirred up over what he considered to be an old fairy tale.6The Elfstones of Shannara – p 25-26

The Shannara Chronicles

  • Was now the middle son of Eventine Elessedil

After the death of Aine, he and Ander made a pact to protect Amberle.

Chosen Part 1

At the ceremony for the new Chosen, Arion made it clear he was not happy about Ander’s deception (he had claimed to be teaching her fencing) or that Amberle was now a Chosen. He claimed she had embarrassed their father and invoked their brother’s name in an attempt to make Ander feel guilty.