Etan Aleer (prev. deLonier) is a mixed-race religious scholar from the Territories who moved to Caris to pursue his studies. Following the outbreak of The Emperor's War, Etan fled with his wife Tanome to the southern jungle in search of the Monastery, and sanctuary.
Etan became separated from his wife after wild tayak ran through their camp. After meeting Pinter and Angora he is reunited with Tanome, whom he deserves very much.
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