Jerle Shannara

Jerle Shannara

Profile

Race:
Elf

Family:
Wife: Preia Starle
Three daughters
Cousin: Courtann Ballindarroch
Adopted Sons: Grandsons of Courtann Ballindarroch

Lived:
Arborlon

Allegiance/Associations:
Home Guard

Books

Appeared In:
First King of Shannara

Mentioned In:
The Sword of Shannara

Short Stories

Mentioned In:
Allanon’s Quest

The Shannara Chronicles

Mentioned In:
Fury

Jerle Shannara was the best friend of Tay Trefenwyd.

Description

Blond hair.

Biography

First King of Shannara

After defeating the Warlock Lord, he and Preia Starle returned to the Westland to rule the Elven nation for many years. They never had the need to fight again, instead they learnt how to govern in an increasingly complicated world. Vree Erreden was their advisor.1First King of Shannara – p 482

They had 3 daughters of their own and adopted the 2 surviving grandsons of Courtann Ballindarroch. After Jerle’s death, the oldest of the adopted sons succeeded him, and subsequently the Shannara line would continue to multiply for more than 200 years.2First King of Shannara – p 482

Held the Sword of Shannara until his death. His successor also held the Sword for a time, before having it placed in a block of tre-stone and sending it to Paranor.3First King of Shannara – p 482