Kelson Darktreader was a half-elf ranger in Daggerford in the 14th[4] and 15th centuries.[1]


Kelson was a man of very few words. He really like being a guide for the dukes's hunts or teaching the secrets of the wild to young rangers. His decision to go against the Thayans had less to do with fighting evil but more with protecting Shalendra Floshin and showing her that his half-elf blood was worth more than she once thought. Kelson, however, also couldn't resist the idea of a last mission against the forces of evil.[3]


Kelson was the grandson of Elorfindar Floshin and a nephew of Darfin Floshin. He worked as hunt master for the dukes of Daggerford for generations, starting with Duke Pryden Daggerford.[4] Nobody knew the Misty Forest and High Moor better than him. On a number of occasions, Kelson helped Sir Isteval.[3]

In 1486 DR, he agreed to a last mission against the Red Wizards of Thay based in Daggerford.[1]



  1. An inconsistency is present within Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle, referring to Kelson and his half-brother Filarion as "Half-Wood (Moon) elf" and "Wood (Moon) elf" respectively. Until further elaborated upon by Wizards of the Coast, this should be considered a mistake as both of Kelson's grandparents and his father are explicitly identified as Sun Elves in all older sources.
  2. Dead in Thay does not state Kelson's class, but describes him as a "9th-level spellcaster that uses Wisdom as his spellcasting modifier". This means Kelson is either a cleric or a ranger; this article assumes the latter since he has been a ranger in all previous appearances.




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Scott Fitzgerald Gray (April 29, 2014). Dead in Thay. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9.
  2. Christopher Perkins, et al. (August 2013). Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 136. ISBN 978-0786965311.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Scott Fitzgerald Gray (April 29, 2014). Dead in Thay. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 74.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 slade (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (Daggerford). (TSR, Inc), p. 24. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.