World of Kulan DM
Character connections are a good idea. His mentor would likely be friends with a forest elf. Many forest elves were displaced from the Knotwood after its destruction. Forest elves and silver elves have a close kinship in the Great Forest, so it would be likely that Lorien could know a forest elf who relocated to Silverleaf after the demon infestation of the Knotwood.So, a half-orc druid. Can I write some sort of connection to another player character into his background? Perhaps his mentor / father figure is friends with an elf?
Also, forest elves tend to get around -- their young people are often overcome by wanderlust near the beginning of their adult lives. Silver elves, like Lorien, are more likely to stay close to home, but wanderlust can overcome them too. It's just rare.
That all sounds good.My idea so far is that [insert name here] has been raised by a human druid hermit, after his human mother (noble or otherwise important lady) abandoned him as an infant, because of the scandal of being pregnant of an orc slave (or servant).
Even though the local villagers tolerate his presence, he is not comfortable in town much; both because of mutual misunderstandings and because his mother (and her family) gets upset whenever he is in town.
In the Strandlands, you could pick any of these from the standard list of Animal Companions: badger, dire rat, dog *, riding dog, eagle, hawk *, horse (light), owl *, pony, or wolf *.What kind of animal companion would be appropriate for the area?
You can pick only these few animals from the 4th Level or Higher list: black bear, boar *, dire badger, and dire weasel.
The animals listed with an asterisk are your best choices.