Elan's Mother
Elan's mother
Biographical information

A Small Village

First Comic


Last Comic

725 (flashback)
889 (as phantasm)

Physical description




Hair color


Chronological and political information

Chaotic Good

Known apprentices


Known relatives

Tarquin (ex-husband)
Elan (son)
Nale† (son)

—then Teri, you double back and refill the peanut bowls on all the tables where the number of guests is a prime number. Any questions?
  — Elan's mother (Comic 725  

Elan's mother was a Chaotic Good barmaid who married Tarquin and had two children, Elan and Nale.

Biography Edit

Apparently, while she was still with Tarquin, he liquified every man in the tavern if one of them grabbed her butt again during her shift and turned them into fertilizer for her. She was very upset about this and complained about it.[1]

According to Tarquin, she insisted that they would separate. Tarquin (at least according to him) went to the court for visitation rights but she fought him with all legal measures.[2] She was described by Tarquin as being unwilling to compromise.[3] Eventually a compromise was reached to share the twins; she kept Elan and Tarquin kept Nale. She attempted to fulfill the absence of his father by wearing a fake mustache at father-son picnics.[2]

Tarquin sent a letter telling 15 year old Elan about the backstory but he guessed his mother threw it away.[2]

Elan's mother seems to be needlessly complicated. She is seen planning out a table-serving plan, as quoted above.[4] The same comic strongly implies that this is where Nale got his penchant for the needlessly complicated, as Elan pointed out in response to Nale's fighter/rogue/sorcerer multiclass with specialization in enchantment spells.[5]

When the Order was trapped in Girard Draketooth's phantasm dream, Elan dreamed of his mother remarrying Tarquin. In the ceremony Malack referred to her as "Elan's Mother", suggesting that as far as the Order is concerned that is actually her name.[6] Elan asks his illusory mother why she is getting back together with Tarquin, which she answers that she is doing it for him, to which Elan counters that she divorced to keep Tarquin away from him, in which she hesitantly agrees to. [7]


  • Elan's mother is the character with the second longest gap between two appearances in the comics behind only Hilgya Firehelm, at 675 strips. She first appeared in #50, but did not make her next appearance until #725.
  • She apparently owns around a dozen pictures of Julio Scoundrél in her bed drawer that she thinks Elan doesn't know about.[8]

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Comic 760 "Realizations & Rationalizations"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Comic 751 "Tree is Within 10-ft. Radius of Apple"
  3. Comic 936 "End of the Line"
  4. Comic 725 "The Significantly-More-Secret Origin of Tarquin and Nale"
  5. Comic 50 "The Semi-Secret Origin of Elan & Nale"
  6. Comic 888 "Dream Wedding"
  7. Comic 889 "Get Real"
  8. Comic 389 "As Good an Explanation as is Forthcoming"
50, 725, 888, 889
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