The other remaining elder elf in the valley has served as Master Vinter for over four hundred cycles. Even the dwarves comment on the fine quality of his wine. Could there be higher praise? His children are grown and did not choose to follow in his footsteps. Instead, they breed and maintain the beasts of burden used in the valley. The old elf’s greatest wish is that one of his grandchildren take up the mantle of vinter before he passes into Paloma’s arms.