Treant Protector/Lore

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Treant Protector minimap icon.png Rooftrellen, the Treant Protector
Far to the west, in the mountains beyond the Vale of Augury, lie the remains of an ancient power, a fount of eldritch energy nestled deep in the high woods. It is said that the things that grow here, grow strangely. To the forces of nature this is a sacred place, made to stay hidden and unknown. Many are the traps and dangers of this land--all-consuming grasses and crossbred fauna and poisonous flowers--but none are so fierce as the mighty Treant Protectors. These ageless, titanic beings, charged with keeping the peace in this dangerous land, ensure that none within encroach without reason, and none without poach their secrets. For time untold they tended to their holy ground, uninterrupted, only dimly aware of the changing world beyond. Yet inevitably the wider world grew aware of this untamed land, and with each passing winter the outsiders grew bolder. Soon they arrived with tools to cut and with flames to burn, and often the Treants would ponder: who are these fragile, industrious creatures? What now had become of the wild, green world? There came and went an age of questions and of doubts, a thousand summers of long traditions set to scrutiny, while more and more the outsiders died and fed their earth. When all that bloomed had finally finished their stay, curiosity had overcome caution. It was decided: a lone Protector would be sent into the wider world, and instructed to wander until the glaciers arose once more, to observe the changing land and its creatures, and to discover what unknown dangers could threaten their sacred ground.
Treant Protector
Associated with
Heroes:Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw
Races:Treant Protectors
Places:Vale of Augury
Augury Bay
Roseleaf
Gods:Spirit of Nature
Species:Stuntwood

Rooftrellen is the only member of the Treant Protectors known by name. Like the others of his race, he is long lived, and time appears to pass quickly for him. Being the only Protector to ever leave their homeland, Rooftrellen is confounded by gold and items, objects he has never before seen.[1][2] Like other Protectors, Rooftrellen fears heroes who wield axes and fire.[3][4]

On his forehead, Rooftrellen wears a special runestone. What this signifies is unknown. Whether or not the Treant Protectors are related to Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet's treants is also unknown. Rooftrellen can summon the Spirit of Nature to release its power, causing an Overgrowth of vines and roots. It is unknown whether this ability is unique to him, or available to all Protectors.[5] If Rooftrellen were to fall in battle, a seedling will sprout from his body, grow into a second Protector, and continue his mission.[6]

It is likely that the city of Augury Bay was scouted out by Rooftrellen, because it was soon attacked by an army of "walking trees". Given geographical closeness and Rizzrack's account of the attack, these trees strongly resemble the Treant Protectors.[7] For this reason, Rooftrellen has a natural rivalry with Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw.

Rooftrellen has been to Roseleaf, where he accomplished a great deed. He has since left, however, and Mireska regards his leaving as a mistake.[8][9]

Rooftrellen is unusually hardy, providing a sanctuary for stuntwood sproutlings, a parasitic plant that otherwise kills most trees.[10]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Treant Protector

  • Play Axe minimap icon.png r Don't worry, Treant, Axe does not come to chop you.
  • Play Bristleback minimap icon.png r Come on, big fella.
  • Play Earth Spirit minimap icon.png r Twigs and stones will break their bones.
  • Play Elder Titan minimap icon.png r Walk with me, Treant, and we'll teach these fools to fear.
  • Play Lina minimap icon.png r Beware of forest fires, Treant.
  • Play Meepo minimap icon.png r Ain't you a tall tree!
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r The trees respect you, Treant, but they love me.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Yes, yes, Treant. I remember. No climbing.
  • Play Puck minimap icon.png r Were you a bud of the Undertree? We could be no better companions.
  • Play Timbersaw minimap icon.png r There's…a giant…tree-person…right next to me. Stay calm. Ha ha ha ha. Just stay calm.
  • Play Timbersaw minimap icon.png u There's…a giant…tree-person…next to me. Ha ha. Stay calm. Hi there. Stay calm!

Enemies killing Treant Protector

  • Play Underlord minimap icon.png You will be kindling for the rest of your kind.
  • Play Axe minimap icon.png The Treant brought much wood for Axe to chop.
  • Play Axe minimap icon.png More things for Axe to chop!
  • Play Bane minimap icon.png That was all sap and no brain.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png I was hiding in your shadow the whole time.
  • Play Earthshaker minimap icon.png Was the soil too rocky to hold your roots?
  • Play Earthshaker minimap icon.png You'll find no safe soil here.
  • Play Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Your roots will find no purchase in this earth.
  • Play Elder Titan minimap icon.png I have reduced you to pulp.
  • Play Elder Titan minimap icon.png I remember when you were but a sapling.
  • Play Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Have a little fire, Treant.
  • Play Ember Spirit minimap icon.png A forest fire begins.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Never trust a tree.
  • Play Lina minimap icon.png And that's how you start a forest fire.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r The trees will be just fine without you.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I always wanted to take up woodcarving.
  • Play Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Treant, I cut you down.
  • Play Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Treant, logging season is open.
  • Play Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Treant, you log.
  • Play Slark minimap icon.png Just let me carve in my initials.
  • Play Spectre minimap icon.png And so your wood rots.
  • Play Storm Spirit minimap icon.png The biggest tree in the forest must bow to the smallest storm.
  • Play Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Oh, a windfall!
  • Play Timbersaw minimap icon.png I got you. I got you! I chopped you down.
  • Play Timbersaw minimap icon.png Ha! You're sawdust!
  • Play Timbersaw minimap icon.png Oh you gave me a splinter!
  • Play Timbersaw minimap icon.png If you fall in the woods, and I laugh, will anyone hear me?
  • Play Timbersaw minimap icon.png Trees do have a way of dying around me!
  • Play Troll Warlord minimap icon.png Your life is trunk-cated, heh hah he hah.

Others

  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r No matter how quickly you move, enmeshed you may become in the overgrowth.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Defend your beard!

References[edit]

  1. Treant Protector response: Play Shiny rocks?
  2. Treant Protector response: Play Mmm. What sort of prize is this?
  3. Treant Protector response: Play Axe! I will fear you no more.
  4. Treant Protector response: Play Keep your hot little hands away from me, Lina.
  5. Overgrowth description.
  6. Eldritch Gnarl description.
  7. Timbersaw biography.
  8. Dark Willow response: Play I admire what you did in Roseleaf. I mean it was stupid, but admirable.
  9. Dark Willow response: Play Leaving Roseleaf was a mistake.
  10. Stuntwood Sanctuary description.