Dertaal the Companion of the Fey
Dertaal is a human hermit living near The Clearing. He is a very experienced alchemist, brewing potent potions in his shack, and friend of the fey.
Dertaal has been assisted by the fey since he wandered into their domain as a teenager. He remembers little of what happened before his time near the clearing and recalls relying on the fey for most of his early life. They provide him with ingredients and tests subjects for his potions and he provides them with protection in the form of fast acting paralysis potions.
Dertaal enjoys the company of the fey, but regards most of them as over the top and eccentric, especially the satyrs.
Dertaal has seen visions of the future. He predicts another blight headed towards the east. He poisoned our adventurers and said they may only receive the antidote if they fight for him and the fey.