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"The sky will begin to fall, and a son will rise again. Get to know the son well."
—Charles' passing words to Riva

Father Charles was an old and wise Elder Tree who had been a good friend to Riva's family for many generations before his passing. He often told the young elf various stories about her ancestors, both heroes and villains, of which the latter seemed to take great interest in.

He became extremely ill once Lucien "fell to the shadows", and switched to telling Riva warnings and visions of the future presumably days or weeks before he passed away.