This is Ghindel as a young boy. He was already haunted by problems then, he was a dark elf (no, in my world it's got nothing to do with looks. It's a political matter, of how the ruling elvish race looked upon them). Therefore he and his family were discriminated, and though the dark elves had a king, it had to be kept as a secret. Especially since the king was Ghindel's father... Ghindel is not the heir to the throne, though - so that's not what's bothering him.