Eventine Elessedil

Profile

Race:
Elf

Family:
Brother: Breen Elessedil
Sons: Arion Elessedil,
Ander Elessedil,
Aine Elessedil
Granddaughter: Amberle Elessedil
Grandson: Edain Elessedil
Cousins: Durin Elessedil,
Dayel Elessedil

Lived:
Arborlon

Allegiance/Associations:
Chosen

Books

Appeared In:
The Sword of Shannara
The Elfstones of Shannara

Mentioned In:
The Wishsong of Shannara
The Scions of Shannara
Jarka Ruus
Wards of Faerie
Bloodfire Quest
Witch Wraith
The Darkling Child

Short Stories

Appeared In:
Allanon’s Quest

Mentioned In:
The Black Irix

The Shannara Chronicles

Played By:
John Rhys-Davies

Appeared In:
Chosen Part 1
Chosen Part 2
Fury
Changeling
Reaper

Appeared in a Flashback:
Utopia

Mentioned In:
Safehold
Wraith

Eventine Elessedil was the king of the Elves.

Description

At the age of 82, he was still in excellent health. His body was hard and trim. He was still able to ride and was dangerous with a sword. His mind was sharp and alert and he could be decisive.[1]

Characteristics

As a young king, his charisma, strength of character, concern for his people, and his ability to act quickly and judge fairly showed him to be a king in more than just name.[2]

Biography

Formerly a Chosen.

Took the throne after the death of his father.[2]

After the Warlock Lord began killing off Shannara descendants, Eventine worked with Allanon to help track down the remaining heirs.[2]

Allanon’s Quest

Following the deaths of the Waylandring family, Eventine met with Allanon in Arborlon. He suggested Allanon should seek out Eldra Derrivanian in case he had records that could assist with the search for Shannara heirs. He also explained why Eldra had been disgraced and had left Arborlon.[2]

Relationships

Amberle

Amberle had been Eventine’s favourite and being selected as a Chosen had given him deep pride and joy. Her betrayal, when leaving the Chosen, was harder to bear than the death of Aine.

Other Mentions

The Darkling Child

Paxon Leah read documents that recorded the life of Eventine.[6]

The Shannara Chronicles

Chosen Part 1

Waiting to congratulate the new Chosen, Eventine was shocked to see his granddaughter amongst them.

He handed his staff to Arion and then congratulated the new Chosen and recounted the history of the Ellcrys.