A secluded camp on the eaves of the Mournshaws
As a hillman he is skilled in both hunting (mostly trapping and fishing) and farming, as well as the care of animals (both wild and domestic). He knows the crafts and skills of his people: wood-carving, leather-working, beadwork, herbology, tracking, and living off the land. He is at home in the forest and wilderness, for as a child he studied beneath his mother, Enit, and lived on the eaves of the Mournshaws caring for the stone circles and performing ancient rites. His clan is the Derudh, the people chosen and trained to serve and commune with the spirits, and they are now fewer and fewer in number.
Iolyn is deeply superstitious and worships Rhi Helvarch (The Hunstman), the Uch-gwirod (Ox-Spirit) and other Dunlending deities. He hates the forgoil (the Strawheads, or Rohirrim) out of ancestral obligation but hates Angmarim and Orc-kind more. Generally he doesn't trust anyone, having lived a secluded life far from other clans, but he is driven by youthful curiosity.
What has brought him North? As the youngest of his clan, he was sent to the land of the duvodiad to seek answers in the wake of their leader's troubling vision...
Mother: Enit of the Derudh
Forgoil, Angmarim, orcs, the traitorous and thieving Draig-lûth, foolish duvodiad
Wandering the wilds, hunting, good food, exciting tales
Traitors, oath-breakers, thieves, bad food, boring tales
Sent North from Enedwaith at the behest of Tûm, the lead mystic of the Derudh clan, Iolyn is eager to prove himself a capable warrior and scout and to bring back hope for his people.
"Bwrw hen wragedd a ffyn!"