The Clutch of Verthandi
Minister of Ardyn; former colleague of Saoirse Ceallach
Formerly a legal officer in Ardyn, Ulmace was forced into a more pressing position when Syrion Harlow conquered the village. He helped Saoirse Ceallach evacuate most of elves and remained to negotiate with the gnomes of Oakwatch after Saoirse left. Though a strong ally of the Oakwatch Elders and a determined leader, Ulmace has become slightly jaded from his experience as a “beggar minister” and his inability to convince the gnomes and the fey to proceed with a full-on attack. With the help of Saoirse’s daughter Niamh and her companions Ulmace was finally able to retake Ardyn for the elves, and has since been establishing diplomatic and economic connections to prevent the village from falling into human hands again without drawing attention.