Gorath of the Ardenian Clan is a half-moredhel playable character in Betrayal at Krondor. He first appears in Chapter 1.


Gorath looks as menacing as Owyn Beleforte looks innocent. There is a haunting quality in his eyes that seems wolfish, as if he is a creature on the run. A long scar, nearly hidden by his hairline, traces the left side of his face from temple to cheek. Gorath wears a beard that is not possible for those of pure Elven and Moredhel descent. He does, however, have the lobeless pointed ears typical of his kind.


The son of a moredhel father and a human mother, Gorath is an eligible claimant to the moredhel throne in Sar-Sargoth. With no desire to meddle in Northlands politics, he wed a witch named Cullich and grew to lead the Ardanien clan in the Green Heart forest.

With his impressive military acumen and the might of the Ardanien behind him, Gorath directed one of the only moredhel defensives to successfully beat back the Tsurani during the Riftwar, even as thousands of moredhel fled the Green Heart for the supposed safety of the Northlands. Only starvation and superior Tsurani numbers finally drove Gorath and the Ardanien across the Great Northern Mountains to join their moredhel cousins in the Northlands.

Watching friends leave to follow Delekhan and never return, Gorath came to believe that it was time for the moredhel to leave conquest behind and look to their own. His vocal criticism of Delekhan's leadership led to his imprisonment in Sar-Sargoth, and he escaped only with Cullich's aid, even as her longing for a glorious future and contempt for his "cowardly" beliefs brought their love to an end. Escaping to the Kingdom of the Isles, Gorath surrendered to Seigneur Locklear and asked to be taken to Prince Arutha to bring his warning about Delekhan's evil intentions toward the Kingdom.

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