The Hands that Move the World
Grandir Shan Tiraleth
Once the undisputed lord of the now-ruined feyspire of Shaelas Tiraleth. Played an instrumental role in the Day of Mourning by delivering the Rod of Order. After that day he waited for years until he could recapture the Rod in his dream.
Grandir was the eladrin lord of Shaelas Tiraleth, the Court of the Silver Tree, reputed to be the largest and most splendorous of the feyspires of Thelanis. The symbol of lordship in Shaelas Tiraleth was the Rod of Order, which Grandir claimed had become their property over a thousand years ago. The Rod was kept in a section of Thelanis accessible through the branches of the eponymous Silver Tree. Grandir rarely removed the Rod, instead holding it only during his sojourns there with his nobles.
Late in his life, Grandir started experiencing dreams during his meditative trances. This is highly unusual; much like elves, most eladrin do not dream. This was, in fact, direct action by the quori, an effort to manipulate him. Grandir came to believe the dreams were significant, divine messages of some kind. Over time, they became firmly entrenched in his consciousness. He was manipulated into retrieving the Rod of Order and bringing it to the Reunion. By supplying part of the Staff of Three Dragons, Grandir played a direct role in the Day of Mourning.
Grandir stumbled back to Shaelas Tiraleth a broken man, staggered by the weight of what he had done. His feyspire had survived the initial impact of the Mourning, but Grandir knew it could not hold forever, and further that they would not be returning to Thelanis. He worked dark magic to spread a curse through his people causing gradual encapsulation in crystal. When an eladrin was fully encased in this crystal, they entered the dreams of the sleeping Grandir, who had sealed himself in the same. Soon, this fate took nearly everyone, but Grandir’s dreams were troubled. He dreamed only of the Day of Mourning, over and over, constantly reliving his grave mistake.
In this dream, he subconsciously grabbed the Rod of Order after it was used by Remelius Artauche. The Eclipse Collective entered Grandir’s dream and destroyed it from within before drawing Grandir’s body out and slaying him once and for all, and took the Rod of Order from him.