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lack of a certain seriousness.
Bearclaw (soul name: Grenn); Cutter's father by Joyleaf, and the son of Mantricker and Thornflower. The tenth chief of the Wolfriders, Bearclaw was known for having quite a temper, and led his tribe of forest dwelling elves in a time when indigenous humans started trusting and respecting less and less the "point-eared" demons. Bearclaw followed his ancestor Two-Spear's path to war, which eventually led to the death of many fellow wolfriders such as Shale, Eyes High and Crescent. Years later, his own lifemate Joyleaf was killed -along with four other elves- by Madcoil, a half-longtooth (sabretooth cat), half-snake monster born from a pool of bad magic. Devastated by grief, Bearclaw faced Madcoil himself, and was subsequiently killed, but not before he could pass the chieftainship over to his son, Cutter. Bearclaw had long brown hair, dark eyes and face fur in the form of a short beard and moustache. His wolf-friends included Crest and Blackfell.
killed by Madcoil in the years immediately before the story starts in ElfQuest #1, 1979
First Appearance: ElfQuest (1978) #4
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#4 ElfQuest (1985)
- 'The Dreamberry Tales'#8
- 'Hands Of The Symbol Maker'#8 (2nd Printing)
- 'Hands Of The Symbol Maker'#12
- 'What Is the Way?'#13
- 'The Secret Of The Wolfriders'#16
- 'The Go-Backs'
#5 ElfQuest: Blood of Ten Chiefs (1993)
- 'Bridge of Destiny'#6
- 'Voice of the Sun'#11
- 'Dreamberry Tales'#12
- 'Hands Of The Symbol Maker'#19
- 'What Is The Way?'#25
- 'The Go-Backs'#28
- 'The Treasure'
ElfQuest: Hidden Years (1992)
#5 ElfQuest: New Blood (1992)
- 'Starfall, Starrise'
Elfquest: Wolfrider (2003)
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