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Race Turtlefolk
Birthplace Unknown

Archelos is a turtlefolk shaman from an unknown plane.


The Turtlefolk shaman Archelos has lived a very long time. So long, in fact, he forgot his own age centuries ago. He spends much of his time meditating in his shell, spreading his considerable magic across the marsh he calls home, feeling, and understanding each and every aspect of nature. His magic power is so immense that one finds themselves drawn into Archelos's pace. Ask a simple yes or no question, and you'll find that an hour has passed without you noticing—and you still haven't received an answer. Only one being, a pesky rabbitfolk named Kwain, has been able to resist this magic. While Archelos finds the rabbitfolk's interruptions irritating, he knows he was ancient when the rabbit was born and will be older still when the rabbit rejoins the earth.[1]

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The characters of Archelos and Kwain seem to be inspired by The Tortoise and the Hare, one of Aesop's Fables.


  1. Ari Zirulnik and Ethan Fleischer (October 30, 2020). "Archelos, Lagoon Mystic". Wizards of the Coast.