Here is a paint of one of the characters in The Mythic Forest.
Fremde the Strange, a self-exiled hermit, was once called Rikard when he lived among other humans. He is also called Stranseir by the Elves, and Prexnos by the Faeries… all names that translate as “the strange and curious one.”
He turned away from his own kind, fleeing what he saw as humanity’s ignorance and cruelty, and wound up living in the wild. There, he met an Elf, a forward thinker who set out to prove men were just as capable and deserving of magic as his own race, and who bound magic to Fremde via tattoos of spells and runes. These tattoos had the unintended effect of further ostracizing Fremde… the superstitious humans found him frightening, and the elitist Elves saw him as a fraud, a cheap parody of themselves.
It was the faery folk however, who knew his heart and chose him for an important task…