This is a list of characters in Elfquest
, the science fiction
/fantasy comic book
series created in 1978
by Wendy and Richard Pini
The initial list is derived from the original series, which Warp Graphics published in 1978-1984. Later series introduced numerous additional characters; about 650 have been mentioned by name at least once.
- character descriptions sometimes reveal their storylines
(soulname:Grenn) male. Son of Mantricker and Thornflower, possible half-brother of Moonshade, lifemate of Joyleaf, father of Cutter and possibly Foxfur, grandfather of Suntop and Ember. Tenth chief of the Wolfriders, Bearclaw took risks, lived in "the now," and provoked humans for amusement. He had brown hair, brown eyes, a beard and thin moustache. He was known for rowdiness, gambling with trolls, and a fine taste for dreamberry wine. He was also fiercely protective of his tribe. Bearclaw was killed by the monster Madcoil after mortally wounding it. At the end of his life, Bearclaw's wolf friend was Blackfell.
Clearbrook female. Lifemate of One-Eye and later Treestump, mother of Scouter and an unnamed daughter (sometimes thought to have been called Moth or Moss), grandmother of Pool and adoptive grandmother of Windkin. She has a thick, ground-length silver braid and gray-blue eyes, although when her first lifemate was killed she cut her hair off at the shoulders. Clearbrook is a tribal elder of Cutter's Wolfriders and is very serene and wise. One known wolf-friend is Bristlebrush, though there are others.
Cutter (soulname: Tam) male. Son of Bearclaw and Joyleaf, many possible deceased siblings and half-siblings, grandson of Mantricker and Thornflower, nephew of Treestump (brother of Joyleaf), first cousin of Dewshine and Nightfall, first cousin once removed of Windkin, Recognized lifemate of Leetah (of the Sun Folk), father of Suntop (later called Sunstream) and Ember. Eleventh chief of the Wolfriders. He has ash-blond hair worn in a "chief's lock" (similar to a high ponytail) and blue eyes. His wolf-friends are Nightrunner, Warfrost, Timmain (in wolf form), and Holdfast. Brave, strong, valiant, wise in the ways of leadership and with a deep love and concern for his tribe, Cutter is the main character of the Elfquest saga.
Dart (soulname: Dyrr) male. Son of Strongbow and Moonshade, younger brother of (the deceased) Crescent, much older brother of Chitter, grandson of Trueflight, Brightwater and possibly Mantricker, Recognized to Serrin (deceased daughter of Wing and of Behtia of the Sun Folk), father of (deceased) Bowki, soulbrother and lovemate of Shushen (deceased, of the Sun Folk) and of Kimo, lovemate of Talmah (of the Sun Folk). Head of the Jackwolfriders, Dart, very much a natural leader, took it upon himself as a young child to teach the Sun Folk to defend themselves, and later led a lengthy, fateful expedition to the far-southern Forevergreen forest. Dart has significant ability at weaponless martial-arts-like fighting and teaches his skills to all who ask. He has a slender build, russet-brown hair, dark skin and brown eyes. He is now a tribe member of Cutter's Wolfriders, living in the Father Tree Holt.
Dewshine (soulname: Lree) female. Daughter of Treestump and Rillfisher, niece of Joyleaf, first cousin of Cutter, first cousin once removed of Ember and Sunstream, Recognized to but not lifemate of Tyldak (of Blue Mountain), mother of Windkin, lifemate of Scouter and Tyleet. Dewshine is a huntress and gatherer, singer, dancer, storyteller, and the fastest runner and most dexterous of all the Wolfriders. She is tall and lightly built, has short curly blond hair and blue eyes. Tribe member of Ember's Wolfriders. Trollhammer, one of her wolf-friends, ironically was killed by a troll's hammer; another of Dewshine's wolf-friends was Longshanks.
Ember female. Daughter of Cutter and Leetah, twin sister of Suntop/Sunstream, granddaughter of Bearclaw, Joyleaf, Toorah and Anatim (Suntoucher), niece of Shenshen, first cousin once removed of Dewshine and great-niece of Treestump, lovemate of Mender, lifemate of Teir. Twelfth chieftess of the Wolfriders and first chieftess of the Wolfrider clan now living on Khulki's Mountain in the New Land. Creative, resourceful, brave, compassionate and forward-thinking, Ember has medium dark brown skin inherited from her Sun Folk mother, fire-red hair and aqua-colored eyes. Her known wolf-friends have been Choplicker and Patches.
Freefoot male. Son of Huntress Skyfire and Dreamsinger, sister of Nightstar, father of Tanner (originally Oakroot) and two other sons by his lifemate Starflower. He was a wanderer and secretly sired a son by recognizing a member of the forefathers of the Go-Backs, then a Goatrider, Two-Shadows, when he wandered on the plains. The son's name was Hawkcatcher. He only encountered his son much later and was attacked by him, Hawkcatcher believing his mother's death was caused by Freefoot's abandonment. He was forced to kill the boy and bury him on the plains. He told no one, but it did not ruin his wandering habits. Sixth chief of the Wolfriders. Died when, while rescuing elf "cubs" (children) from a tree during a thunderstorm, he was struck by lightning (ironically, "skyfire").
Goodtree(soulname: Neme) female. Daughter of Tanner and Stormlight, lifemate to both Lionleaper and Acorn, mother of Mantricker and Speedwell, possible grandmother of Spark. The eighth chief of the Wolfriders, she was the only wolf chief with plant-shaping ability and began the shaping of what would become the tribe's first Father Tree, later referred to as "Goodtree's Rest." It is believed she is the great-grandmother of Redlance, through her daughter Speedwell.
Joyleaf(soulname: Dehl)female. Sister of Treestump, aunt of Dewshine, great-aunt of Windkin, Recognized lifemate of Bearclaw, mother of Cutter, grandmother of Ember and Suntop, later called Sunstream. Joyleaf had long, curly blond hair and blue eyes and was very wise and kind. Despite this, she was a very keen hunter. She was one of the victims of the monster Madcoil. One of her wolf-friends was called Shadowsheen.
Kimo male. Son of Newstar and Lutei (a Sun Villager who was unnamed until Wendy Pini revealed his identity in a July 2006 online column), grandson of Woodlock and Rainsong, great-grandson of Rain the Healer, lovemate of Dart, close friend of Shuna, the adopted human daughter of Cutter and Leetah. Kimo has blue eyes, blue-black hair, and medium brown skin inherited from his Sun Folk sire. He has recently developed his shape-shifting talent and often turns himself into a wolf. Kimo, who grew up in the Sun Village, is now part of Cutter's tribe.
Mantricker male. Son of Goodtree and Lionleaper, younger brother of Speedwell (a female who was killed in early adulthood), father of Bearclaw and possibly others. Lovemate of Moonshade's mother Brightwater. Ninth chief of the Wolfriders, he was renowned for his constant trickery at the expense of nearby human tribes - yet he also forged a unique partnership with the human scout Demontricker, which helped keep the peace between elves and humans during Demontricker's lifetime. But in later generations, the human tribes kept up their harassment of the Wolfriders, and Mantricker in desperation kidnapped a human boy and cut his face as a warning. A band of five-fingered trackers angrily fired blind arrow-shots and spears toward the elf; one spear found its mark, killing the chief. The boy, later revealed as "Scar," held a grudge against elves until his death at Bearclaw's hands. Mantricker had dark brown hair and brown eyes.
Moonshade (soulname: Eyrn) female. Daughter of Brightwater and possibly of Mantricker. Possible half-sister of Bearclaw. Lifemate of Strongbow and mother of Crescent (deceased), Dart and Chitter. She is the tanner of Cutter's Wolfriders, taught her skills to Tyleet, and is now instructing Shuna, the human daughter of Cutter and Leetah. She is quiet and not a natural fighter, utterly devoted and perhaps a bit subservient to her lifemate. Moonshade has soft brown curls, violet eyes, and occasionally a bit of a temper and sharp tongue. Tribe member and elder of Cutter's Wolfriders.
Newstar female. Daughter of Rainsong and Woodlock, sister of Mender and Wing, granddaughter of Rain, niece of Pike, cousin of Sust, lifemate of (the deceased) Lutei of the Sun Folk, mother of Kimo. Weaver. Occasional lovemate of Skywise, her first kiss was with Dart, her agemate. She is very slender and has extremely long straight blond hair and blue eyes; while she lived with the Sun Folk she maintained medium-brown skin which, now having returned to the forest, she has lightened. Newstar has been referred to as the "elfiest elf of all." Grew up in the Sun Village, now a tribe member of Cutter's Wolfriders.
Nightfall (soulname: Twen) female. Daughter of Longbranch and Brownberry, niece of One-Eye, first cousin of Cutter, Scouter and his unnamed sister, lifemate of Redlance, mother of Tyleet, grandmother of Pool. Huntress, gatherer, archer, valiant warrior, and great friend of Cutter, with whom she was raised, Nightfall is very close to being one of the main characters of the series. She has curly light honey-brown hair and golden eyes and typically wears a green-and-orange head scarf. Tribe member of Cutter's Wolfriders.
One-Eye (soulname: Sur) male. Brother of Longbranch, uncle of Nightfall, great-uncle of Tyleet, lifemate of Clearbrook, father of Scouter and an unnamed, deceased daughter, grandfather of Pool. Hunter and warrior. He had brown hair, a brown eye, and an eye patch. Formerly called Woodhue before humans captured him and gouged out one of his eyes. One-Eye was killed by a Frozen Mountain troll while fighting to free his son, Scouter, from attack.
Pike male. Son of Rain, half-brother of Rainsong, uncle of Newstar, Wing, and Mender, great-uncle of Kimo and Serrin, briefly lovemate of Vaya, lifemate of Krim and (the deceased) Skot of the Go-Backs, possible father of Cheipar (who died in infancy), "adoptive" father of Sust. Named for his great skill with a spear. He has puffy red hair and blue eyes, and is frequently teased by the Wolfriders for his great love of (intoxicating) dreamberries. Mischievous, happy-go-lucky and a follower by nature, Pike is a howl-keeper (tribal storyteller) and the eldest of Ember's Wolfriders.
Prey-Pacer male. (soulname: Owm) Youngest child of Rahnee the She-Wolf and Zarhan Fastfire, lifemate of Softfoot, Recognized Wreath, father of Two-Spear, Dove, and Huntress Skyfire (by Wreath), and others. Third chief of the Wolfriders. He had brown eyes and hair.
Rahnee the She-Wolf female. Daughter of Timmorn Yellow-Eyes and Valloa (also called Murrel), mother of Prey-Pacer. Second chief of the Wolfriders. She had silvery hair and violet eyes. She Recognized her lifemate Zarhan Fastfire multiple times until her "death". When Zarhan sought her out, they discovered a new tribe of plains elves and answered the call of Recognition to different elves.
Rain male. Lifemate unknown. Father of Pike and Rainsong, possible grandfather of Cheipar, adoptive grandfather of Sust, grandfather of Mender, Wing, and Newstar, great-grandfather of Kimo and (deceased) Serrin, great-great grandfather of (deceased) Bowki. Healer of the Wolfriders until he was killed by Madcoil, Rain, not nearly as powerful as Leetah or even Mender, had soothing hands and could "sing pain away." Often referred to as "Rain the Healer," he had red hair with sideburns, and dark eyes.
Rainsong female. Daughter of (deceased) Rain, half-sister of Pike, adoptive aunt of Sust, possible aunt of (deceased) Cheipar, lifemate of (deceased) Woodlock, mother of Newstar, (deceased) Wing and Mender, grandmother of Kimo and (deceased) Serrin, great-grandmother of (deceased) Bowki. Utterly devoted to her unusually large brood of "cubs" (children), Rainsong was called "Lifebearer" and "a wonder" because she and Woodlock had their three children within 12 years, a very short time by elfin standards. She had chin-length blond hair with bangs, blue eyes, and habitually wore a large sunhat. Died of old age at Sorrow's End.
Redlance (soulname: Ulm) male. Lifemate of Nightfall, father of Tyleet, grandfather of Pool. Plant-shaper, gentle soul, excellent tracker, and lover of children, Redlance has red hair and "face fur." Tribe member of Cutter's Wolfriders. Formerly called Redmark and got his new tribename after rescuing his chief Bearclaw from a longtooth sabre by using a spear.
Scouter (soulname: Jial) male. Son of Clearbrook and One-Eye, brother of a deceased, unnamed sister, nephew of Longbranch, first cousin of Nightfall, first cousin once removed and also Recognized lifemate of Tyleet, lifemate of Dewshine, father of Pool, "adoptive" father of Windkin, tribal scout and warrior. He has a brown ponytail and sideburns, and brown eyes. Scouter has the best eyesight of both Wolfrider tribes, and possibly the worst temper as well. Tribe member of Ember's Wolfriders.
Huntress Skyfire female. Daughter of Prey-Pacer, sister of Two-Spear, lifemate of Dreamsinger, mother of Freefoot. Fifth chief of the Wolfriders, she gained control of the tribe after challenging her increasingly warlike, psychopathic brother to a duel. Skyfire lost the challenge and was grievously wounded, but Two-Spear, perhaps feeling his grip on the tribe slipping away, exiled himself along with about half the tribe members; his sister became leader of the rest. Skyfire formulated the Way of the Wolfriders, the ethic and habits by which they live.
Skywise (soulname: Fahr) male. Son of Shale and Eyes High, soul brother of Cutter and part of Cutter's family, father of Yun (daughter), possible father of (daughter) Jink (of the far future), perpetual "ladies' man," and lover of the stars. Casual lovemates are known to include the Glider Aroree, Vurdah, Maleen and Ruffel of the Sun Folk, Newstar, and the unknown Go-back mother of Yun, among others; currently, Skywise is admiring Krill of the Wavedancer tribe. Skywise, whose parents died at the time of his birth, was raised by the entire tribe of Wolfriders. Tribe member of Cutter's Wolfriders, probable future Master of the Palace, probable future Recognized lifemate of the High One, Timmain.
Strongbow male. (soulname: Wyl) Son of (deceased) Trueflight and an unknown father, father of (deceased) Crescent and of Dart and Chitter, grandfather of (deceased) Bowki. Archer and elder of Cutter's band, Strongbow and his lifemate Moonshade are the tribal conservatives, standing fast against unwise change and acting as keepers of the Way of the Wolfriders. Strongbow's psychic "sending" ability is the strongest of any Wolfrider but the spectacularly powerful Sunstream; of the rest, only Cutter approaches his mental range and force. He has russet brown hair and eyes and "face fur." His known wolf-friends are Briarsting, Lashpaw and Gnawbone.
Sunstream (soulname: Klynn) male, formerly called Suntop. Son of Cutter and Leetah, twin brother of Ember, grandson of Anatim (Suntoucher), Toorah, Bearclaw and Joyleaf, nephew of Shenshen, great-nephew of Treestump, first cousin once removed of Dewshine, second cousin of Windkin. Recognized lifemate of Brill of the Wavedancers; their relationship is long-distance. He has blond hair and blue eyes and is by far the tallest of the Wolfriders. Member of Cutter's tribe. He is one of at least nine known elves who can "go out" into the spirit world. Sunstream, whose sending power is almost unlimited, has a deep magic-sensing ability and is to become the conduit by which all elves communicate over long distances.
Tanner male, originally named Oakroot. Son of Freefoot and Starflower, lifemate to Stormlight, father of Goodtree. Seventh chief of the Wolfriders, he had one of the longest tribal reigns (some 800 years) and certainly one of the most peaceful, marked by the absence of run-ins with humans. He stumbled across the method for tanning leathers, after a human hunter (jokingly referred to as "Lift-Leg") inadvertently urinated into a bundle of skins he was storing.
Timmorn Yellow-Eyes male, not only the first Wolfrider chief but the first Wolfrider ever. Son of Timmain (a High One who had shaped herself into a wolf) and a true male wolf, lifemate to Valloa (also called Murrel or New-Wolf), but lovemate to many others, father of Rahnee the She-Wolf, Laststar, Threetoe the Father, Frost, Glowstone, Sharpears, Journey, and many others.
Treestump male. Brother of Joyleaf, uncle of Cutter, lifemate of Rillfisher (deceased) and now Clearbrook, father of Dewshine, grandfather of Windkin, great-uncle of Sunstream and Ember. Hunter and warrior, Treestump is the Wolfriders' most robust and physically powerful tribe member. Treestump was once named Birdcall; it is said his name was changed due to his inability to be intimidated or moved in battle. He has curly blond hair and thick "face fur." Treestump, the oldest living Wolfrider, is second-chief of Cutter's Wolfriders, and up until recently has been the one to take over when Cutter is absent. Due to the need of Cutter's Wolfriders for metal weapons, with great difficulty Treestump has recently taught himself blacksmithing.
Two-Spear male. Son of Prey-Pacer, lifemate to Willowgreen, brother of Huntress Skyfire and Dove, father of Kahvi (the future Go-Back chieftess), grandfather of Vaya (deceased), Venka and possibly Teir. Fourth chief of the Wolfriders. He launched a brutal attack on a neighboring tribe of humans he believed to blame for the death of a Wolfrider named Dove, which his sister Skyfire feared would lead to an all-out war that might annihilate the elves. Convinced her brother was slipping into insanity, she duelled with him to seize control of the tribe but failed, suffering near-fatal wounds in the process. Despite his victory, Two-Spear immediately quit the tribe along with his supporters; his faction later evolved into the Go-Back tribe under the leadership of his daughter, Kahvi.
Tyleet (soulname: Sohn) female. Daughter of Nightfall and Redlance, granddaughter of Brownberry and Longbranch, great-niece of One-Eye, first cousin once removed and Recognized lifemate of Scouter, lifemate of Dewshine, mother of Pool. Huntress, linguist, and tanner. She has hazel eyes and wavy, light reddish hair in a distinctive triple-tiered hairdo. Tyleet, probably the sweetest and gentlest of all the Wolfriders owing to her upbringing in a time of near-complete safety and security, is very fond of humans and once adopted and raised a human baby (Little Patch). Because of her close links with humans, Tyleet was the first elf to learn the language of the New Land humans and pass it to other elves. Tribe member of Ember's Wolfriders.
Wing male. Son of Woodlock and Rainsong, brother of Mender and Newstar, uncle of Kimo, Recognized lifemate of Behtia (of the Sun Folk), father of Serrin and grandfather of Bowki. He considered himself a Sun Villager in all aspects and passed his entire long life there. He had his mother's blond hair and blue eyes. He died of old age at Sorrow's End a few hundred years after the passing of his parents.
- Ahdri female. Granddaughter of Tekshu, great-great-granddaughter of Alekah, great-great-great-great-granddaughter Savah, lifemate of Windkin. She's a rockshaper and handmaiden to Savah. She has long, curly golden brown hair, and dark brown eyes.
- Dodia female. A member of the Jackwolfriders. Recognized lifemate of Door, mother of No-Name. Huntress. She has short black hair and purple eyes.
- Leetah female. Daughter of Toorah and Anatim Suntoucher, sister of Shenshen, former lovemate of Rayek, Recognized lifemate of Cutter, mother of Sunstream and Ember, adoptive mother of the human girl Shuna. Healer. She has auburn hair and green eyes.
- Maleen female. Lovemate of Vurdah, Shenshen, Newstar, Ruffel and Skywise. She has long black hair and dark eyes.
- Rayek male. Son of Jarrah and Ingen, lovemate of Leetah, Kahvi and Winnowill, soulmate of Winnowill, father of Venka by Kahvi. He has long straight black hair and amber eyes. He has many growing powers, such as telekinesis and floating.
- Ruffel female. Lovemate of Vurdah, Maleen, Shenshen, Newstar and Skywise. She has blondish-red hair and blue eyes.
- Savah female. Daughter of Hassbet and an unknown father, mother of many Sun Villagers, lifemate of Yurek, great-great-great-great-grandmother of Ahdri. She's the Mother of the Memory and leader of the Sun Folk. She has long silver hair and dark brown eyes.
- Shenshen female. Daughter of Toorah and Anatim Suntoucher, sister of Leetah, aunt of Sunstream and Ember, lovemate of Chot. Midwife. She has auburn hair and green eyes.
- Shushen male. Lovemate of Dart. He was among those killed in the Go-Back tribe's attack on Sorrow's End. He had dark hair and dark eyes.
- Sun-Toucher male. Lifemate to Toorah, father of Leetah and Shenshen, grandfather of Sunstream and Ember. Studies the sun and its patterns to guide Sun Villagers in their farming; went blind in early adulthood by looking into the sun too often. Considered the Sun Folk's second leader, after Savah, the tribe's eldest.
- Thiro male. An early lovemate of Leetah, Thiro was killed when a zwoot (a sort of camel-horse hybrid) Rayek had tamed suddenly came to its senses and attacked him. He had brown hair and blue eyes.
- Vurdah female. A lovemate of Maleen, Ruffel, and Skywise. She greatly desired to Recognize Skywise, but eventually gave up. She had auburn hair and green eyes.
- Windkin male. Recognized son of Tyldak and Dewshine. Adopted son of Scouter. Lifemate of Ahdri. He can fly and has long, curly golden brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what became of Windkin after Ahdri "died." Some believe he is the elf sealed in wrapstuff behind the Sun Symbol during the Rebels' time.
- Yurek male. Lifemate of Savah. Along with Savah, was one of the original elves who fled a faraway forest to found Sorrow's End. A rockshaper, he expended much effort creating the Bridge of Destiny, a rock arch high above the village, then committed suicide by letting himself fall from the bridge.
Unless otherwise noted, all Gliders have the inherent ability to float/fly. Gliders are immortal and are considered First, Second, and Thirdborns of the original High Ones. They resided in Blue Mountain and are considered an extinct tribe.
- Aroree - female. Member of the Chosen Eight who became Skywise's lover and joined the Wolfriders. There is some tension between the Glider and the other elves as a result of her attempted kidnapping of the infant Windkin; Aroree attempted to give the "floater" baby to Winnowill to secure her own freedom, triggering the events of The Siege of Blue Mountain. She later helps both Rayek and Kahvi attain their destinations as she wanders the skies on her giant bondbird, Littletrill. She is very tall for an elf, with long blonde hair and large blue eyes; her nickname is Sad Eyes.
- Brace - male, deceased. One of many Gliders who became an unconscious "tool" within Blue Mountain, he became nothing but a living brace rock-shaping a doorway to prevent its collapse. Died in the fall of Blue Mountain.
- Female Door - one of two elves who opened and closed portals within Blue Mountain. Killed in the mountain's collapse. She had blonde hair.
- Male Door - Unlike his female counterpart, this elf was rescued - in a vegetative state - from the collapsing Blue Mountain. The human Hoan G'Tay Sho tribe carried him to their new home in the rainforests of Sunholt, then spent the next 10,000 years building an elaborate elf-based religion around him. But Door finally awoke, drove out the tribe's leaders and began ruling his subjects as a tyrant. He Recognized the Sun Villager female Dodia, who, ashamed at being pregnant by such an evil man, beat him with a club. Door is assumed dead, as Dodia raises the child in a cave, tied up to prevent any rockshaping powers from manifesting. She calls their child No-Name, and claims his father's spirit will corrupt him. Door may have been able to float.
- Egg/Aurek - Not much is known about Aurek. He is a rock shaper much like his kin. The only background we get on him is from the "World Pool" series in which he shares an out-of-body experience with Timmain. He also assists Khavi in helping her find her past. Aurek creates two "eggs," one is destroyed with the gliders, the other is taken by Kahvi herself as a trophy for her people. About a millennium later, he becomes a mentor to Jink, the elf-woman living among the humans of Abode's space age. He has pale hair and pale eyes, and seems to enjoy nature and animals. He has some small floating ability.
- Kureel - male. A Glider who was one of the Chosen Eight hunting party. Hated the Wolfriders to the point attempting to kill the tribe after the destruction of Blue Mountain, forcing Strongbow to shoot him down fatally. Strongbow eventually approached his spirit in the Palace for his forgiveness, and Kureel, content and barely remembering the nature of his death, granted it immediately.
- Tyldak - male. A Glider who begged Winnowill to reshape his body into a bat-like form to give him the ability of self-propelled flight. Recognized to Dewshine, but took the Go-Back chieftess Kahvi as his lovemate. He is extraordinarily devoted to her, and claims he must "protect" her from herself. Father of Windkin. Unshaped, he had clurly golden brown hair and brown eyes.
- Lord Voll - Male, deceased. Founder of the Gliders; was dedicated to preserving the ideals of the High Ones at all costs. With the introduction of the Wolfriders and particularly, their children, which Gliders had ceased to produce, he realized that his colony had grown corrupt and stagnant. Was killed in transit in an attempt to reach the Palace. He had silver hair and pale eyes.
- Winnowill - female, deceased in body but not in spirit. Once lifemated to Lord Voll, she grew apart from him in her madness. Healer of the Gliders whose mental state degraded at the growing despair of realizing herself as useless in placid society. It is hinted that she purposely injured her fellow Gliders to practice her gift. Went on her own, encounter a troll whom she mated with to produce Two-Edge and eventually killed the father. She returned to the colony as a sadistic megalomaniac. She has been the principal elfin villain of the series. Eventually she allowed her body to die so that her spirit could wreak havoc worldwide, but Rayek intervened by absorbing her spirit into him. Since that time she has been vying for control of his body, even occasionally reshaping it into her female form, and constantly resisting his efforts to make her renounce evil. She had long black hair and green eyes. She could not float, but was the first to master black sending, or pain telepathy.
While the Go-Backs are technically immortal (with the possible exception of Kahvi and her descendants), they have lifespans no longer than -- and often shorter than -- those of the mortal Wolfriders
, thanks to their warlike and reckless lifestyle; thus, in their attitudes toward life and death, they are more like the Wolfriders than like the other immortal elves.
- Kahvi (f) (leader) Daughter of Two-Spear and Willowgreen. Former lovemate to both Rayek and Cutter, as well as many others. Mother of Vaya, Venka, and possibly more. Very stubborn, rude and rowdy, she is a strong, loyal chief. Presently in a complicated relation with Tyldak. She has long brown hair and green eyes. She is hinted, despite her distaste for magic, to have some small healing ability.
- Krim (f) cave guard, forms a threesome with Skot and Pike. She later gives birth to two sons, Sust and Cheipar. She has short blonde hair and blue eyes.
- Chot (m) Zey's second in command, a complete glutton and probable relative of Skot's. It is rumored he favors troll meat. He later adjusts to life in the Sun Village when he is spared, tormenting Suntop and falling in love with Shenshen. He later joins Jethel in Forevergreen and rescues No-Name. He has long brown hair and brown eyes.
- Urda (f) Kahvi's trusted friend, watcher of the children and co-second in command. Killed by the Go-Back Zey when she refuses to comply with the orders to attack the Sun-Folk. She had white hair and pale eyes.
- Mardu (f) Kahvi's trusted second-in-command, who later serves as the Go-Backs' acting chief when Kahvi is away (which is increasingly often). She taunts Rayek constantly and is finally backhanded for her tongue. Mother of a yet-unnamed boy, possibly Zey. She has red-brown hair and brown eyes.
- Skot (m) cave guard, enjoys food a lot, to the point of this being a continuous 'joke' in the later series. Forms a threesome with Krim and Pike. He is later killed in the Shards era Battle for the Palace, shortly after fathering Sust and/or Cheipar. He had a strong desire to be a father. He had long dark brown hair and brown eyes.
- Vaya (f) Pike's one-time lovemate, she was killed in the Battle for the Palace while holding off the mountain trolls so the others could escape. Kahvi, her mother, grieved for her; In Vaya's lifetime, she had never seen her mother cry. She had brown hair and brown eyes.
- Venka (f) Kahvi and Rayek's daughter, raised by the Wolfriders after her parents disappeared. Known for her temperance and her skill at countering any kind of elfin magic, particularly Winnowill's. She believes her destiny is intertwined with the Go-Backs. She has black hair and yellow eyes, and dark skin.
- Yif (m) This elf healed by Leetah, but later was killed in the Elf-Troll War.
- Yun (f) Skywise's daughter with an unknown Go-Back. Very stubborn and rude, as a typical Go-Back, she also loves the stars. Lovemate of Mender, rival of Ember. White blonde hair and pale blue eyes. It is hinted she may Recognize the Wavedancer elf called Wavecatcher.
- Zey (m) Possible son of Mardu, a young upstart who took over while Kahvi was out. His henchman was Chot. He attacked the Sunfolk pointlessly, starting a massacre on both tribes. They use Greymung's old tunnels to get there. Kahvi kills him in the battle, as it turns out she was resting with the Sunfolk at the time. Red brown hair and dark eyes.
- Brill female, twin sister of Krill (likely an identical twin, though extensive flesh-shaping has obscured their similarities), Recognized lifemate of Sunstream, pregnant with his child. Long brown hair and deep blue eyes. Has the power of astral projection.
- Coral (deceased) female, mother of Surge. Long hair, color unknown. She was the former chieftess of the WaveDancers and possibly the first WaveDancer to be killed by men.
- Darshek male, son of Longfin and Pirn, half-brother of Sandsparkle, lovemate of Krill. Long light brown hair and carmel eyes. He's a metalshaper who was nearly killed by captain Ardan Djarum, only to be rescued by his mother and his lovemate (the exact tale of his rescue remains to be told).
- Drift (deceased) male, lifemate of Fairshell and father of Moonmirror. Long blond hair and brown eyes. He and his lifemates were killed together with Skimmer, making their daughter an orphan. The human ship responsible for their death was sunk, and their bodies were brought back to the village by Snakeskin and Krill. Drift favored the color brow.
- Fairshell (deceased) female, lifemate of Drift and mother of Moonmirror. Long white blond hair and deep blue eyes. She and her lifemate were killed together with Skimmer, making their young daughter an orphan. The human ship responsible for their deaths was sunk, and their bodies were brought back to the village by Snakeskin and Krill. Fairshell favored the color violet.
- Farbright (deceased) female, lifemate of Haze, possibly the mother of Brill and Krill. Long brown hair and deep blue eyes. Had a scarlett fishtail. She was a flesh-shaper. She and her lifemate were among the first WaveDancers to be killed by men (together with Chieftess Coral). Her body was brought back to the village by Snakeskin. She favored the color bright blue.
- Foam female, daughter of Salt and Spray, Recognized lifemate of Strand, mother of Puffer. Short curly red hair and violet eyes.
- Gull (deceased) only mentioned, gender unknown. He was one of the elves who sailed off Crest Point with Zephyr and were killed by humans.
- Haze (deceased) male, lifemate of Farbright, possibly the father of Brill and Krill. Long turquoise hair and deep green eyes. He and his lifemate were among the first WaveDancers to be killed by men (together with Chieftess Coral). His body was brought back to the village by Spine. He favored the color green.
- Krill female, identical twin sister of Brill and lovemate of Darshek. Short brown hair and ice blue eyes. She's a hunter. She favors the color red.
- Kroosh male, son of Redcrest and Pearl, younger brother of Strand, uncle of Puffer. Long flame-red hair and green eyes. He's a hunter. He favors the color blue.
- Longfin female, lifemate of Pirn and Shadowcrest, mother of Sandsparkle and Darshek and grandmother of an unnamed child who died young. Long bluish-gray hair and dark violet eyes. She's a rockshaper. Favors opalescent colors.
- Moonmirror female, daughter of Drift and Fairshell. Long whiteblond hair and deep blue eyes. Like her mother, Moonmirror favors the color violet and looks all in all like a miniature copy of Fairshell.
- No-Ripple female, lifemate of Stormsong and mother of Tumble, lovemate of Spine and Snakeskin. Long brown hair and warm brown eyes.
- Pearl (deceased) female, only mentioned, lifemate of Redcrest, mother of Kroosh and Strand, grandmother of Puffer.
- Pirn (deceased) male, lifemate of Longfin, father of Darshek, only mentioned. He never knew his son.
- Puffer male, son of Strand and Foam, grandson of Salt, Spray, Redcrest and Coral, nephew of Kroosh. Short red hair and dark brown eyes.
- Redcrest male, lifemate of Pearl, father of Strand and Kroosh, grandfather of Puffer. Long red curls and green eyes. He's a treeshaper.
- Reef (also known as the Broken One) male, no living relatives. Black-gray hair. He was a healer.
- Salt male, lifemate of Spray, father of Foam, grandfather of Puffer. Long silver hair and gray eyes. He has a violet fishtail. He's a flesh-shaper.
- Sandsparkle female, daughter of Longfin and Shadowcrest, lifemate of Skimback, mother-to-be. Long sandy blond hair and deep green eyes.
- Shadowcrest (deceased) male, lifemate of Longfin and father of Sandsparkle, would-be grandfather to come. Only mentioned.
- Skimback male, lovemate of Brill, lifemate of Sandsparkle and father-to-be. Light brown hair and golden eyes. He's a healer.
- Skimmer (deceased) female, lifemate of Surge and mother of Snakeskin. Dark blond hair and deep green eyes. She had a green fishtail. She was a healer and flesh-shaper.
- Snakeskin male, son of Surge and Skimmer, lovemate of No-Ripple. Long blond hair and amber eyes. He's the chieftain. He's a healer.
- Spine male, brother of Stormsong, lovemate of No-Ripple, uncle of Tumble. Reddish brown Mohawk and deep green eyes.
- Spray female, lifemate of Salt, mother of Foam and grandmother of Puffer. Long curly red hair and yellow eyes.
- Stormsong (deceased) male, brother of Spine, Recognized lifemate of No-Ripple, father of Tumble. Only mentioned.
- Strand male, son of Redcrest and Pearl, brother of Kroosh, Recognized Lifemate of Foam and father of Puffer. Long black hair.
- Surge male, son of Coral, Recognized lifemate of Skimmer and father of Snakeskin. Red Mohawk and yellowish eyes. He was a watershaper (hydrokinetic) and the former chieftain, but has since died.
- Tumble male, son of No-Ripple and Stormsong, nephew of Spine. Long curly blue black hair.
- Wavecatcher male, no living relatives. He has long blonde hair and a green fishtail he probably shaped himself, being a flesh-shaper. One of only two survivors of a clan that attempted to found a new colony, only to be massacred by a human army. He has a tremendous obsession with the land-elf Yun, who he surprised as she gazed itno a forest pond. It is hinted they might Recognize.
- Wavelet female, no living relatives. Short hair. The other survivor of the ill-fated WaveDancer colony, she was adopted as an infant by a man of the Hungtsho (the tropical human tribe descended from the Hoan G'Tay Sho) and became revered for plant-shaping abilities that guaranteed the village bountiful harvests. Recently rediscovered by Wavecatcher.
- Zephyr (deceased) male, no living relatives. Long hair. Founder of Cavernsong, the colony of Wavedancers that was virtually wiped out during a human battle.
Original WaveDancers elves
This series, published in 1993-94, was produced by Black Mermaid Productions
. Because of a dispute between that studio and Warp Graphics, the series was stripped of its place as a canonical Elfquest story. A court settlement between Black Mermaid and Warp prevents either company from republishing the six-issue series in whole.
- Ailsa (deceased) female. Soulmate of Brom and mother of Reanafel. Ailsa had long frosty white hair.
- Ausra (deceased) female. One of the High Ones founder of the colony. She was the mother of Tentus.
- Barmek male. Son of Kirith and Rhialdor, younger brother of Jormak, best friend of Sleia, Recognized to Reanafel. He has golden blonde hair and deep chestnut eyes.
- Brom (deceased) male. Soulmate of Ailsa and father of Reanafel. Long black hair, green eyes and well developed beard.
- Burdakin male. Soulmate of Zadori and father of Shoresprout. Fire red hair and purple eyes.
- Hyfus male. Estranged soulmate of Tilaweed and father of a child, Ilora, who got stolen by the Curse. Shoulderlength ash-blond curls and bright green eyes. He has a burnished red fish-tail.
- Inkbottom male. Son of Kadva and Shoseabee, half-brother of Sleia. Short dark brown hair and deep blue eyes.
- Illora female. Daughter of Hyfus and Tilaweed who was stolen from the colony as a babe.
- Irralee female. Sister of Paffa. Port colored hair and bi-colored eyes (left is brown and right is green)
- Jormak male. Son of Rhialdor and Kirith, older brother of Barmek. He has long smooth black hair and brown eyes. Hero-worships Winnowill, whom he truly thinks is the long lost Crown, Raenafel.
- Kadva male. Soulmate of Shoseabee, father of Sleia, possibly a lovemate of Lazik. Short brown hair and blue-green eyes.
- Kirith female. Soulmate of Rhialdor, mother of Barmek and Jormak. She has long white-blond hair, deep brown eyes and an emerald green fish-tail.
- Korillia female. She has long red hair and purple eyes. The lower part of her body resembles a giant octopus.
- Lazik male. Soulmate of Shoseabee, father of Inkbottom, possibly a lovemate of Kadva. Brown curls and deep blue eyes.
- Maron male. Lovemate of Paffa, father of Zadori and grandfather of Shoresprout. He has silver hair which he keeps braided and aqua blue eyes.
- Paffa male. Brother of Irralee, lovemate of Maron. His hair is partly white and partly black and he has dark eyes.
- Raenafel female. Daughter of Ailsa and Brom, Recognized of Barmek. She has long black hair and violet eyes.
- Sydor (also known as Rydos, his name rearranged)
Elves of other or unknown tribes
- Ekuar (male, rockshaper) part of an ancient group of elves (probably of the second generation), he was captured by trolls and used for his rockshaping skills, with dismemberment serving as punishment for disobedience. Thus he lacks an arm, a leg, and several fingers. Mentor and adviser to Rayek.
- Mekda (female, rockshaper, deceased) part of an ancient group of elves (second generation or thereabouts), she was captured by trolls and used for her rockshaping skills, with dismemberment serving as punishment for disobedience. After literally centuries, she became little more than a mindless tool, named Bag-of-Bones. Finally employed by Guttlekraw to force his way into the Go-Back's lodge and strike at their children; she died of cold exposure in the act, and was found by Ekuar.
- Osek (male, rockshaper, deceased) part of an ancient group of elves (second generation or thereabouts), he was captured by trolls and used for his rockshaping skills, but managed to escape into the desert surrounding Sorrow's End. His final act was shaping a niche in a sheer cliff wall, to crawl in and die. This niche was later found by Suntop through his magic sense.
- Teir (male, of wolfrider descent) has prodigious skills in animal bonding. Story clues indicate his birth tribe may be descended from the Go-Backs, and that their chief Kahvi may be his mother. He is lifemated to the new Wolfrider chief Ember, after a long, difficult competition with her lovemate Mender. His appearance is similar to the famed meeting of Chieftess Huntress Skyfire and her lifemate Dreamsinger, who they both physically resemble in kind. He has long black hair with many braids and feathers, and gray eyes.
Half troll, half elf
- Two-Edge son of Winnowill, an elf, and Smelt, a troll. He became a master blacksmith, but is mentally crippled by his abused childhood at the hands of his mother. He has an unusual interest, possibly romantic, in Venka, Rayek's daughter. He refers to her as his "maiden". Though he heavily resembles a troll with broad, heavy features, he is more muscular than his pure counterparts, and bears no warts or rounded nose. He is unusually dextrous for a troll, and was the forger of the infamous New Moon, Cutter's sword. He has pointed ears and the ability to send, a gift awakened by Leetah previous to events of The Seige of Blue Mountain, in an attempt to heal his madness. He has white-gray hair.
At least twelve High Ones survived the landing on the World of Two Moons
- Adya (male, close friend of Timmain; the first to try to make contact with the humans, and the first to be killed. Possible father of her daughter Rellah. Blonde hair and blue eyes. He was their Eyes, seeing where the Circle of the Nine would go. Timmain stated that if she had chosen a lifemate, he would have been hers.)
- Aerth (male, Lovemate of Timmain, a healer and possible ancestor of Leetah. A possible father of Timmain's daughter Rellah, he helped raise Timmorn alongside Sefra. Auburn hair and green eyes, he was the Circle of the Nine's Ears, deciding why they would go.)
- Deir (male, lifemate of Gibra and father of Vol, possibly Voll of Blue Mountain. He accompanied Gibra on her quest to find Haken and show him the infant Vol. He is a possible ancestor of the Gliders. He had short red hair.)
- Gibra (female, mother of Vol, her son with Deir, her lifemate. She was the Caution in the Circle of the Nine, holding them back. She had blonde hair and blue eyes. She went after Haken after his banishment, hoping baby Vol would turn his heart to good.) It is possible Vol is meant to be Lord Voll; his memories in "Siege At Blue Mountain" invoke the images of elves who look like Gibra and Deir.
- Guin (killed during the humans' first assault, a close friend of Haken's)
- Haken (Timmain's nemesis, possible ancestor of Winnowill or Rayek. He wanted to conquer the humans. He was Gibra's opposite, Passion, pushing them forward. He was mutilated and banished by Timmain. It is not known what became of him. Black hair, dark skin, and yellow eyes.)
- Ima (killed during the humans' first assault)
- Kalil (male, possible lovemate of Kaslen. Brown hair and brown eyes, appears a gentler tempered version of Strongbow. He refuses to sing with the rest of the Circle after they crash, but agrees to keep time by beating out rhythm.)
- Kaslen (female treeshaper, possible lovemate of Kalil, it was her broken arm that started the conflict between Timmain and Haken. Possible ancestor of Redlance. Long red-orange and green eyes.)
- Orolin (male, tended the Scroll of Colors within the Palace. According to Timmain, he eventually died without ever waking after his Preserver cocoon tore open in the crash of the Palace.)
- Sefra (female, Timekeeper of the Circle of the Nine, close friend of Timmain's. The first stargazer, a probable ancestor of Skywise and Shale. Silver hair and eyes. It is hinted that she Recognizes Aerth.)
- Timmain (with Aerth, mother of an unnamed daughter (Possibly Rellah or even Winnowill, as Voll's memories portray her as possibly being blonde), and with an unnamed wolf of Timmorn Yellow-Eyes; the only one to learn to adapt to the world, and mother of the Wolfriders; still alive, after spending millennia in wolf form, and now in some complicated relationship with Skywise (It is rumored Jink is their child))
- Tislin (killed during the humans' first assault)
Even more elves, such as Rellah, Enlet, Almeck, Nefahrin, Menolan, Seeree, Oraynah, Marreck and Jennah are mentioned in the "Blood Of Ten Chiefs" collaboration novels edited by Richard Pini.
Preservers are mentioned by the original High Ones to be the descendants of some sort of goodnatured insect or bug-like creature, that evolved for the better with their influence. They are immortal and cannot reproduce, but seem to be entirely indestructible except for their colorful wings. They are famed for their inherent ability to produce "wrapstuff", a weblike material that renders those completely cocooned into an timeless sleep state until the webbing is torn.
- Petalwing - notoriously poor singer, and by virtue of its (preservers don't have a gender) big mouth, their de facto leader. It follows the "highthings" in order to protect them, since they refuse its constant offerings to be put into safe "wrapstuff".
Trolls are immortal, brought by the original High Ones as 'pets'. Their evolution was not a pleasant one, and they became ape-like, childish creature with a penchant for cruelty. It is the fault of Trolls that the Palace crashed. Their descendants are much larger and more intelligent, the latter by barely.
- Greymung - Was King of the Holt Trolls after refusing to leave at the command of Guttlekraw, rebelling and driving him and his followers away. Was killed when Guttlekraw's force returned in force years later. Greymung was the facilitator of the Original Quest when he tricked Cutter and his Wolfriders into the desert in the hopes of killing them once and for all.
- Old Maggoty - The oldest known Troll, knowledgeable in herbal lore, Oddbit's granny and great granny of Trinket. Rumored an old concubine of Guttlekraw when she was young. She is much more levelheaded than her fellow female Trolls, and interacts well with elves.
- Oddbit - A maiden who is an opportunist of considerable enterprise, and the love interest of Picknose. She has been a concubine of both Greymung and Guttlekraw. Assumed mother of Trinket and many others, she has shown pity to elve's "stupidity" and "ugliness" on more than one occasion. She is extraordinarily self-centered, even for a Troll. She has curly blonde hair.
- Picknose - A soldier of the Holt Trolls. Was one of the few to escape when the colony was invaded. He was told of a treasure trove to which a key in the hilt of Cutter's sword provided access. After failing to gain the key, he and his companions went up north anyway to find the treasure and were caught and enslaved in the attempt. When the Wolfriders and Go-Backs invaded the tunnels of Guttlekraw's realm, they freed Picknose and the other Holt Trolls and formed an alliance that overthrew Guttlekraw and established Picknose as King. He lost the throne while gambling and hooked up with the Wolfriders who eventually allowed him to establish a colony of his own. According to the Pinis, his name comes not from any unsavory habit but from the fact that his nose resembles a pickaxe.
- Scurff - (sometimes name is given as Scurfball) - King Greymung's doorkeeper. Tried to prevent the Wolfriders from entering the caverns when the Holt was burned down, but was "persuaded" to let them in by Cutter.
- King Guttlekraw - Ancient King of the Trolls of Frozen Mountain. Had a fanatical hatred for Elves, possibly encouraged by Two-Edge. This hate extended to keeping rockshaping elves in brutal slavery and worked to permanently seal the Palace of the High Ones from all access. He wears a crown of elf fingers taken from captives and it is hinted that he has eaten elf flesh. He was going to torture the Go-Back, Vaya, for the elves' secrets, but she made an attempt on his life and was executed. Was defeated and killed at the hands of the Go-Backs, Wolfriders and the Holt Trolls. He was devoured by the wolves.
- Numerous unnamed warriors
This includes the original Series, Blood of Ten Chiefs, Wolfrider, and some short stories.
- Adar - Nonna's husband, a member of Olbar's tribe. Banished for taking a wife from another tribe, he later returned and persuaded Olbar to take them back with a little help from the "spirits" Cutter and Skywise. Loosely based on Richard Pini.
- Bone Woman - Shaman to Olbar's tribe who used bones for scrying. Was eventually cast out for her plotting against Nonna and Adar and the Elves.
- Bruga (male)
- Buruk (male)
- Chiad G'cho (male)
- Demontricker (male; Mantricker's opposite among Gotara's Chosen, but, eventually, the elf's ally when it came to preventing all-out war between their people.
- Dreeka (male)
- Dro (male)
- Ehok (male, one of the boys who captured Eyes High)
- Elona (female) a girl who lived during Goodtree's reign, and had a major crush on Mantricker
- Geoki (male, Hoan G'Tay Sho) nearly killed by Kureel, healed together with Dart
- Geru (from Olbar's tribe)
- Graysha (female, Olbar's mate)
- Graz (male)
- Kakuk (male, Hoan G'Tay Sho) one of Winnowill's prisoners
- Kerthan (male, lived during Twospear's time)
- Klaa (male)
- Kloni (female)
- Kohahn (male, Hoan G'Tay Sho)
- Krat (male, lived during Tanner's time)
- Kron (male, lived during Goodtree's time)
- Malak - A young man of Olbar's tribe who failed his trial of manhood and eloped with Olbar's daughter Selah. Olbar and his men pursued them into the Forbidden Grove, but were driven back by Petalwing's band of Preservers. The young lovers thanked the friendly "spirits", which then wrapped them in suspended animation cocoons while they slept. About a year later they were discovered by Cutter, who made good his name by cutting them out, and they left to find a new home.
- Marn (male, lived during Mantricker's time)
- Morri (female)
- Nima - one of Nonna's and Adar's adopted children
- Nonna - A human artist who was the first human whom the Wolfriders found was sympathetic to them. Is now, with her husband, Adar, commemorated in the Wolfriders' Howls, the only humans so honoured. Loosely based on Wendy Pini herself.
- Olbar the Mountain-Tall - Leader of a village of Humans and one of the first in his tribe to respect the Elves as equals. First seen in the Elfquest sidebar story "Homespun" in Epic Illustrated.
- Riven Fire-Mouth (later God-Talker), female Shaman of the tribe that later became the Hoan G'Tay Sho, the first human to make contact with the Gliders of Blue Mountain.
- Rovin (male)
- Selah - Olbar's daughter, lover of Malak. Rumor has it that Malak and Selah were based on a couple the Pinis knew.
- Shan (male)
- Sohan/Skar (male)
- Spirit Man - A shaman for Gotara's Chosen. In his religious fanaticism, he set the Holt ablaze in retaliation for a previous battle with the Wolfrider and was killed for it.
- Tabak - the Spirit Man's apprentice, killed by Cutter to prevent him from sacrificing Redlance. His death led to the destruction of the Holt.
- Taf (male)
- Tenchi - one of Nonna's and Adar's adopted children
- Thief - A man whose original name was stripped from him by Olbar as punishment for some serious crime. Tried to murder Cutter and Skywise for the lodestone and was killed in the attempt.
- Tolf the Wood-Cleaver - Adar's father
- Yokut (male)
The stories told in New Blood 11ff and Fire Eye in Elfquest II
- Ahn-Lai, later called Ahnn-Li (male)
- Aramak (male) - king of the Hungtsho, the humans living in the Forevergreen.
- Auroa (female)
- Bailon (male)
- Balam (male)
- Bren (male)
- Brienne (female)
- Cam Triompe (male, Heartstone)An ally of the elf Jethel and the Forevergreen human children
- Ge-O'Ka (male)The son of the tyrant Aramak, he sides with the elves after learning the origin of his name (see Geoki)
- Gillie (female)
- Jahri (male)
- Jooka (male)Servant of the Ahnessa
- Kamut (male)
- Karcha (male)
- Kin-chi (male)
- Malana (female)
- Marish (male)
- Pei-Lar (female) - Originally an enemy of Suntop and his friends as they go to rescue Windkin, she is the leader of a rebellion against the government of Aramak and his elf-cult; suggested to have lost a son to his child sacrifices. She has thick white blonde hair.
- Quaila (male)
- Squarr (male)
- Wanderer (male)
- Yahan (male)
Humans in the 'New Land' (known to humans as Junsland), mostly in the storyline Shards, but also in some short stories.
- Atvon Grang (male)
- Bolli (female)
- Broden'Hull (male)
- Donmahr (male)
- Grennetch (male)
- Grohmul D'jun (male). Overlord of the known World of Two Moons, he sought to conquer Abode. He greatly desired Lady Venovel (See Winnowill), but found himself unable to touch her. He also desired Venka, but was thwarted and betrayed by the infatuated half troll Two-Edge, also his master builder.
- Karkapetch (male)
- Ladlopp (male)
- Rulnk (male)
- Shuna. Rebel fighter and daughter of one of the Djun's best men, inspired at a young age by Leetah, who healed her of a terrible disease when she was small. She is later adopted by Cutter and Leetah. She had long blonde hair and was married first to the abusive Nunkah, then her friend Bee.
- Tomloch (male)
- Vort'Chust (male)
- the Woodcutter (male) (unnamed) Believed in 'good tree spirits', befriended by Tyleet, it was his forced labor for the D'jun that helped encourage action on part of the elves.
- Yengchuk (male)
- Lady Venovel (female) Winnowill's human disguise.
The tales of Ember's tribe up to and including Recognition
- Anamara (female; Longrider)
- Angrif Djun (male) The only son of Grohmul Djun, and valued somewhat for it. Despite his penchant for arrogancy, it is his gender that often saves him from his father's own sword or fist. Despite his tongue, he values his father's opinion and steals from the Wild Hunt in order to bring back a prize. This leads to his sister Gifa's journey to the Wild Hunt, to which he very much opposes. In retaliation, he orders her to be surprise ambushed by his own men, beaten and abandoned, to make the infiltration more "realistic".
- Aupa (male; Longrider)
- Beilid (male)
- Bokko (male)
- Cassa (female)
- Cushyuk (male; leader of the Longrider clan)
- Dalan (male; Longrider)
- Diena (female)
- Dob'il (male)
- Durra (male)
- Erghii (male)
- Falz (male)
- Fledarn (male)
- Gifa (female)The only daughter of Grohmul Djun, and valued all the less for it. She attempts to infiltrate the Wild Hunt with the intention of killing them and gaining her father's favor, but is caught by her conscience and is killed by her father's men.
- Greenz (male)
- Gretch (male)
- Halu (male)
- Heltu (male)
- Hulda (female)
- Khorbasi (male) - a Longrider orphan adopted by the elf Yun and taken into the Wild Hunt tribe. He is fiercely protective of the Holt and seems to hold a certain distaste for his fellow humans.
- Khuldalchi (male)
- Korik (male)
- Krois (male)
- Lehrigen (male)A professional elf hunter who claims to have killed elves all across Abode, including the Go-Back chief Kahvi. Her death is unconfirmed.
- Lodok (male)
- Lozzi (male)
- Mager (male)
- Meryam (female)
- Mindin (male)
- Morisaitai (female)
- Muldav (male)
- Oingovet (male)
- Oot (male)
- Pahx (male)
- Pengawh (male)
- Quinji (male)
- Rathol (male)
- Rowb (male)
- Shikar (male)
- Skwaat (male)
- Stamm (male)
- Stang (male)
- Sunuvaslut (male)
- Uliban (male)
- Veser (male)
- Vinz'ik (male)
- Wach (male)
- Wiesel (male)
- Yalu (male)
- Yan (male)
- Zaris (male)
These stories seem to take place some hundred years after Shards (though this might be retconned in Elfquest: The Discovery), but judging from the tech level still considerably before Rogue's Curse.
- Ardan Djarum (male, a descendant of Grohmul Djun)
- Bran Porak (male)
- Ellia (female) - first wife of Ardan Djarum, daughter of a weaver. She was familiar with the streets folklore and the legends born around her husband's ancestor, Grohmul Djun. Ellia believed the spirits (elves) were good, and her words angered Ardan so much that he slapped her, breaking her neck. Her memory, whom he blames on the elves, still haunts him.
- Djarum junior - son of Ardan Djarum and a "loveless wife" he married some time after Ellia. A man in his thirties or forthies, he shared his fathers intense hatred of elves. Was killed by Surge.
- Liff (male) - a Hungtsho boy; son of Marish.
- Marish (male) - a Hungtsho farmer in whose home the Wavedancer elf Wavelet lives; father of Liff. Marish's great-grandfather rescued the infant elf Wavelet after the newborn's tribe was massacred by humans, and Wavelet has lived with five generations of her human family ever since.
- Meesh (male)
- Tarf (male)
These stories take place some hundred years after Shards.
- Adda (male)
- Ariana (female)
- Bel (female)
- Bruck (male)
- Brundle (male)
- Buudji (female)
- Corena (female)
- Cressi (female)A prostitute/waitress who offers her services to the elf Rayek in exchange for rescuing her from a bad customer. The spirit of Winnowill encouraged him to accept, only to burn her face when they touched.
- Faldar (male)
- Finalla Retsdotter (female)
- Gui (female)
- Haryk (male)
- Hebron (male)
- Jone (female)
- Kristoff (male)
- Laruse (male)
- Loyla (female)
- Mada Shaya (female)
- Melaan (female)
- Moni (male)
- Nari Addason (male)
- Quintoc (male)
- Ressha - Mensch; Rogue's Curse
- Ret Addason (male)
- Rondol - Mensch; Rogue's Curse
- Runstoll (male)
- Sarloff - Mensch; Rogue's Curse
- Shed - Mensch; Rogue's Curse
- Sherla (female)A human psychic who managed to withdraw Winnowill from Rayek long enough for him to defeat two of her mutants. She was consumed by Winnowill and Rayek was forced to destroy her shell. Rayek called her a "brave, beautiful child" and was hinted to hold romantic feelings for her.
- Tarn "the Titanic" (male)
- Thegan Amuthson (male)
- Tomlin (male)
- Valbor (male)
includes the series The Rebels and Jink, which take place about 900 years after the restoration of the Palace, and their continuation in the second Elfquest magazine (Elfquest II) between 1996 and 1999.
- Baranaco Chirell (male)
- Barin (male)
- Belroyd Zuhn (male)
- Brinna (female)
- Brogham (male)
- Cala Saardotar (female)
- Cartisan (female)
- Cassie (female)
- Chandra Davenkee (female)
- Cosmo Luricahn (male)
- Dr. Conglio (male)
- Criante (female)
- Crim (male)
- D'lange (female)
- Elan Junnard (male)
- Ephra Traji (female)
- Faun (female)
- Frix Chirell (male)
- Gestrelle Luricahn (female)
- G'Kahrii S'ha (female, of Heartstone descent; psychopathic terrorist who wanted to annihilate the city of Cauldron)
- Graaf (female)
- Gran (male; Spacer)
- Grodans (male)
- Gyn Bellambara (female)
- Halm Junnard (male)
- Homantes Taon (male)
- Imeliar L'cota (male, of Heartstone descent)
- Jak (male)
- Jerrod Anaken (male)
- Jock (male)
- Jodano (male)
- Jonost (male)
- Kellum Luricahn
- Kimur (male, Spacer)
- Kralt (female)
- Kullyn Kenn (male)
- Laren (male)
- Lokan (male)
- Marya Xanian Oth, Doma (female)
- Merton (male)
- Mikkan (male)
- Mirk, later Nurem (male, Spacer)
- Mora (female)
- Nikerra (female)
- Nohlam Junnard (male)
- Nuriham (female)
- Pel Rikkar (male)
- Polis (male)
- Quaino (male)
- Raff (male)
- Ravya (female)
- Rolan (male)
- Roul (male)
- Sa'ar Kel Tarik (male)
- Saryn (female)
- Scorch Chirell (male)
- Sevine (female)
- Shayalla Beneir (female)
- Shifra Chirell (female)
- Shra (female)
- Starwell Pyot (male)
- Stint (female)
- Straya (female, Spacer)
- Tal Chirell (male)
- Tamia Korhat (female)
- Tamul Djun (deceased; mentioned as a historical figure)
- Taranca (a poet quoted several times)
- Tebo (male, from Harveston)
- Thera Seele (female)
- Thilar Path Miomonde (female)
- Threll (male)
- Tivah Junnard (female)
- Tollibet (male)
- Tomi (male, from Harveston)
- Torlon Graaf (male, of Hearthstone descent)
- Traia (female, Spacer)
- Vargon Ghorst (male)
- Vendiva (female)
- Verown (male)
- Voleu Corcana (female)
- Whend'elle (female)
- Xono Kalik (male)
- Madcoil - A murderous monster accidentally created when a wildcat and a large snake, locked in mortal combat, disturbed a pool of decayed magic that was also hit with lightning at that exact moment. That combination of elements created the monster with a senseless lust for murder using its massive size, claws and psionic powers to confuse its prey to its advantage. Apparently, it attacked both the human colonies and the Wolfriders, causing numerous deaths before it was defeated and killed by the Elves under the leadership of Cutter. Regardless, the humans accused the Elves for deliberately creating the creature to bedevil them. It was later revealed that the mutual hatred between Bearclaw and a human chief had partially reawakened the spell and fueled the monster's rage.