Edain Elessedil

Edain Elessedil



Grandfather: Eventine Elessedil
Father: Ander Elessedil



Appeared In:
The Wishsong of Shannara

Mentioned In:
Dark Wraith of Shannara

Edain Elessedil was the son of Ander Elessedil.


Blond shoulder length hair. Tall and fair-skinned.[1]


Barely older than Brin Ohmsford.[2]

Had been trained in survival by members of the Home Guard as he had grown to manhood.[3]

Edain had been sent with some Elven hunters to Culhaven by his father in payment of the debt he felt was owed from the time Browork and his Dwarves stood by the Elves’ side at Arborlon in the battle against the Demons.[4] It was a token force, hurriedly sent by the king when Browork had asked for aid, until a larger force could be mobilised. Edain had been sent in his father’s place, the expectation being that he would not see battle until the Gnome armies had advanced to Culhaven.[5]

The Wishsong of Shannara

Was present at the Dwarf Council of Elders when Jair Ohmsford spoke to the council and spoke on his behalf when the others doubted Jair’s word. When volunteers were called to travel with Jair, he volunteered himself despite Browork’s protests.[6]

After they exchanged tales of what they knew of each other’s history, he and Jair quickly became friends.[7]