Lelantos grew up in Tristar village at the base of Astrea Mountain far to the North. This region is immersed in danger, and the climate and local monstrosities were more than enough to toughen up the Elves that lived there. Here, ancient traditions dictated their actions and culture. The elves flourished under the rule of the Selene Family, the noble elves of the village. These Elves were trained specially in the art of war, and were called the Selene Samurai. Their basic teachings were passed down to the others, but very few others outside of the family were allowed to become true samurai.
Lelantos began his training at a young age, and he quickly grew proficient with a variety of weapons, favoring the Longsword. He was taught to survive in the North, through hunting, fishing, and For the majority of his childhood and adolescent years, he was educated in the ways of the world and in the ways of survival.
When he turned 50, he was sent out on the Rite of Passage, which comprised of climbing the mountain and retrieving one of the Shards of Astrea, small obsidian diamonds, which were a symbol of strength and wisdom. All recognized Tristar elves had one, and it would be a horrible dishonor to return without one.
Setting out immediately after grabbing his gear, Lelantos proceed up the mountain. That day, he made good progress, and he managed to kill one of the small arctic foxes. Pleased with his kill, he made camp and prepared for the next day.
Lelantos wakes and proceeds up the mountain, killing a lone wolf on the way up. Lelantos reaches the peak, and looks down into the small crater where the shards he seeks lie. He sees a small pedestal nearby, and a large pile of obsidian gems laying behind it. He moves towards the pedestal and reads
"To receive a shard, you must prove yourself worthy. Defeat a Guardian, and you may return home with one of my shards."
A shard falls loose from the pile, and rolls in the snow, rolling towards Lelantos. It quickly grows in size and takes the form of a humanoid, made of snow with an obsidian shard in the middle of its head.
Lelantos draws his blade, afraid, but not willing to back down. This was his test. He must complete it. Running forward with a quick lunge, he stabs his sword at the construct, but it deftly moves to the side and slashed out with an icy arm. Lelantos in turn rolls backwards and takes a defensive stance. "How can I defeat it? There is nothing notable about it, except the shard. Perhaps that is it's weakness." He starts moving closer, and the Snow Man flings both of its arms at him, small icicles leaving it and cutting Lelantos in his charge. Lelantos halts his charge, surprised at the ranged attack. He takes a more cautious approach and moves forward again. The arms swing forward again, and Lelantos dodges, as he had anticipated the attack. Lelantos moves under the Snow Man's guard and brings his blade across the constructs face, dislodging the shard. The Snow Man freezes, then turns to a white mist that dissolves into the wind. Lelantos grasps the shard, and everything becomes dark.
Small pinpoints of light surround him, as if he were in the night sky. Stars twinkle around him, and the clouds of light dance around his body.
"Where am I?" he wonders aloud.
"You are in my home."
Lelantos spins around, reaching for his sword, only to find it's not at his hip. He realizes none of his gear is with him, even the clothes he is wearing is foreign. A black vest, white undershirt, and dark pants adorn him, now, and as he looks at the stranger, he sees the the other is wearing a similar outfit. "Who are you?"
"I am Astrea, the Spirit that has watched over your people for centuries, and now, I have accepted you into my fold. You have an interesting potential in you." Astrea moves closer in an instant, and walks around Lelantos, observing him from all angles. You have in interesting gift that has bestowed upon you. Perhaps you will find use for it in the future. Also, you have impressed me. You quickly analyzed the situation and the possible outcomes, and you quickly learned from your mistakes. I think, that while your skills are valuable to your people, you are needed elsewhere. There are many different types of people and places; there is so much for you to learn. Travel outside of this snowy region, and explore. Experience new things, and remember, that I will always be with you." Astrea reaches out, and small balls of azure blue light moves from the tips of his fingers towards Lelantos, merging together before landing in his heart.
Lelantos returns to the snowy peak, standing and clutching the obsidian shard, Astrea's Shard. Filled with an excitement he cannot explain, Lelantos returns down the mountain quickly, almost sprinting down it's slopes. He has completed his test, and now, he has the urge to leave his village and go to new places. he is not sure where these foreign ideas come from, but they are compelling and appealing. He leaves almost as soon as he returns.
He does not remember his encounter with Astrea.
Notes: I incorporated a little bit of magic to introduce it, but make the character unaware of it. If this is a problem, I may change it as you request.