Leon Redbeard is Emily's first mentor and companion. An expert swordsman, he serves as a bodyguard to Emily until she reaches the Guardian Council. He was tasked decades prior to the story.
The Stonekeeper's Curse
In The Stonekeeper's Curse, Leon meets Emily Hayes after defeating an elf that was attempting to ambush her. Leon guides Emily to a cure for her mother. On the way, he tells her how he knows about the stone and trains her in using it.
In The Cloud Searchers Leon escorts Emily and the rest of the group to Cielis by searching for an airship with a captain and crew (Enzo and Rico) and uses Silas's old notes to guide them to the floating island of Cielis. Teaching Emily to defend things with her stone along the way
In The Last Council he goes with Enzo and Rico to explore Cielis and meet Alyson Hunter and her family, realizing that Cielis is not what it used to be they free Trellis and Luger from Yarboro prison and get into a fight with the Guard, in which Vigo Light along with previously thought dead Miskit and Cogsley intervene and save the group.
Eventually, Leon‘s role dwindles as the series goes on, he begins having rare appearances starting with Prince Of The Elves in which he only appears in a few pages as well as Escape From Lucien in which he only appears in one page. Leon appears in Firelight when he shows up along with Karen and Misket to aid Navin and Alyson Hunter at the end of the book. He also appears throughout Supernova, however, he is rarely addressed. At the beginning of the book, Leon is shown talking to Karen but doesn't say much after that.
Leon is an anthropomorphic bipedal Red Fox with humanoid eyes; this is because a curse affected him in his early childhood.
His attire will usually consist of a turquoise vest with white sleeves accompanied with a red scarf around his neck. He also wears tan khakis with high top brown boots. He will have his personal great sword strapped to his back protected by a scabbard.
Leon is shown to be very skillful with his sword throughout the books and is an excellent fighter. He can also jump between walls and leap across rooftops with acrobatic skills .
- Leon slightly resembles Fox McCloud from the Star Fox video game franchise.
- Leon uses reading glasses.
- There was a timeline inconsistency in the series; Leon's story dictates that the Elf King rose to power 30 years ago and is implied to start the war. However, Max's story states it started 50 years ago, thus making Leon's age a mystery.
- When Emily first meets Leon he tells her that he is a bounty hunter, but his flexibility and fighting skills resembled that of combat done by Japanese warriors.