Flames and Steel: The Chromatic War
Hallvardr Redaile is a half elf who was found abandoned on the steps of the Iron fist monastery some 40 years ago. His parents are unknown as is his lineage beyond them. It is said that the basket that he was found in was delivered to the steps by a Kitsune (fox spirits) and that she watched over the basket for three days before letting the monks take the baby in. The monks took the fox’s presence as a sign and gave the boy the surname “Redaile” meaning “of the red tail,” and the name Hallvadr meaning “rock guardian.” Ergo his full name would roughly mean “son of the red tailed rock guardian,” in honor of the rare Kitsune (fox spirits) who brought him to the monastery.
At the age of 30 he embarked on a journey to see the world. Among his wanderings he saved, of all things a red fox that would eventually take the name Ai Redaile, become his wife, and the mother of his son Garryu Redaile.