This is the path of the Ranger...the path of the protector of the weak. It is a path of s'elf sufficency. The Elfin Ranger is often a jack of all trades, a scout, an explorer, a pioneer, a warrior, a spy and much more. Elfin Rangers are often trained from a very young age in elf scouts, learning to live in the wild and venture forth on their own, singly and in groups.
In their aspect as scouts, spies and "marsh wardens", the Elfin Rangers frequently have call to penetrate into the realms of the unknown or those places where individuals hostile to our peoples dwell. So courage and daring are vital ingredients to the Elfin Rangers character.
The Elfin Rangers tend by their nature to be travelers, they love to roam about from place to place. It is true they often have a base from which they operate and to which they can return when needed to rest or resupply, although sometimes this is a mobile base - like a gypsy van, etc. or many times they have multiple bases established, little warrens in every region they explore.
The Elven Rangers have also been known to act as guides, leading and helping elfin groups desiring to migrate from one place to another. Even when it seems that one simply does not have the wherewithal, the financial requisites for making such a journey the rangers find a way to make it possible (we speak from experience) for their talents for living off the land enables them to function on shoe string budgets and they are adept at wheeling and dealing... bartering to get what they desire.
However, there are dangers attendant to the life of a ranger, not only the typical dangers of the possibility of being killed or wounded in the missions they sometimes carry out in hostile lands but they are often not unaquainted with jails or prisons which while they do not care for them, they have no fear of and can function perfectly within, usually spending all their time figuring out how to excape. But there is an additional danger born of the common interaction with men, dwarves and others, that is that the ranger becomes prone in many cases to the disease that is so common among those peoples which is alcoholism. Quite often drinkers will get suspicious, even hostile to those who don't drink with them, yet it is among these very drinkers that the Ranger often finds an opening and access into other societies. Yet the true Elfin Ranger in the course of time learns how to drink without drinking and overcomes all the difficulties and dangers of these associations.
Robin Hood series
starring Michael Praed
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