Bendrel is the last surving elf. He was born a Sylvan elf of the Ravenwood clan, and raised as an assassin. Lord Faeris stationed him in France, and, later, forgot about him. Bendrel was quite young at this time, and, not having learned of the elves' annihilation, continued to live and work in Europe. By the 18th century, he has aged, and has built a comfortable life for himself. Being a highwayman after sunset and aristocrat during the day, eventually he becomes a target for other bounty hunters. After rescueing a barmaid, Caterine, in Paris, he hides her at his estate. She tranforms from a hostage nto his companion. However, being hunted, they are forced to flee Europe to the colonies in the New World. The story continues - and ends - in the New Land.