A link to Seldlon Halems,
consulting detective.Biography (written in character)
Are you familiar with the term "Forlorn?" With a capital "F?" Unless you're an elf, I'd suspect the answer is "no." Well, I'm one of them. We're the elves who grow up in human cities. If we're lucky, we might end up being similar to our Kyonin cousins, minus the patience. Otherwise we usually end up as cynics. Take a wild guess as to which one I ended up as.
But then again, the slums of Taldor will quite often turn a wide-eyed idealist into a hard-bitten cynic within a few months. Seeing generations of friends grow up and die is pretty bad for that, too. So, I took up travel. I made enough cash picking pockets and made a break out of the city. I saw it all, did it all... well, in terms of professional work, anyway. You see, tradesmen are always looking for apprentices. Tradesmen often have places to stay and eat for their apprentices. Hey, it was life on the run. I did what I could.
Funny thing about the travel was that I started to learn about places. I started to learn about people, how to read them, how to read the world around me. Another thing I discovered was that people rarely looked twice at a performer. And so, I started to perform. I went with something portable and pleasing: an instrument I found in the River Kingdoms. When people ask me what I do, I tell them I'm kind of like the Sleepless Agency detectives, but cheaper. I'm a consulting detective.Personality
Seldlon is cynical; he expects the worst in people, a tendency built up from over a century of usually being proven right when he did. He can be charming when he likes, and is perfectly capable of using his attractiveness to his advantage, but it's a facade he uses in order to get what he wants. At heart he's cold and detached from the world around him, with freedom and entertainment for himself as his ultimate goals in life. His usual vices include brunettes and cider, both to excess.
His freedom is what matters the utmost to him, and whoever pays for his services is the one making sure that he gets to have it. Admittedly, there are some Seldlon strives for his survival and liberty with both efficiency and chilling amorality. At one point in his life, he was in love. He leaves it out of accounts of his life because it ended poorly. If there's one thing that he detests besides being imprisoned, it's being bored. Another point that Seldlon makes is to try to stay discreet. After all, as a private detective, the last thing he needs is a public image.