'The Shannara Chronicles' Premiere: Can Wil Fulfill His Destiny -- And Save Princess Amberle? - MTVWil Ohmsford is a main character in The Shannara Chronicles , based on the lead character of the same name in The Elfstones of Shannara. Biography Early Life Not much is known about Wil's early years except that he never once stepped foot outside Shady Vale , his home. As Heady lay dying, she gave to Wil the Elfstones that had once belonged to his deceased father Shea, and told him that they contained magic. In her final breaths, she insisted that Shea was a good man, not the crazy person people thought him to be, and that Wil should "seek out the Druid. After burying his mother, Wil resolves to leave his home in Shady Vale to study the art of healing at Storlock , over the protests of his uncle Flick Ohmsford. Flick urges Wil to throw away the Elfstones, and Wil pretends to comply, but he takes the talismans with him when he leaves the Vale. Naive and out of his depth, Wil is nearly killed by a Troll soon after leaving Shady Vale, only to be saved, drugged, and robbed by the Rover girl Eretria.
It expands upon the history of the Elves , which was only hinted at in the preceding story, and follows Wil Ohmsford, grandson of Shea the hero of the first book and inheritor of the Shannara Elfstones. The novel, set in a fictional world called the Four Lands , consists of two intertwining plotlines. The first plotline follows the quest of protagonists Wil Ohmsford and Amberle Elessedil to create a new Ellcrys, a magical tree that serves to banish all Demons from the Four Lands. To do this, they must locate a specific place in the Four Lands called Safehold, where the process of creating a new Ellcrys can begin. The second plotline focuses on the efforts of the Elven army and their allies to slow a massive Demon invasion, made possible by the dying of the current Ellcrys, to give Wil and Amberle enough time to complete their quest. After Terry Brooks had completed all work on his first novel, The Sword of Shannara , in fall —having begun it in —he began work on another book soon after.
Amberle Elessedil is a main character in The Shannara Chronicles , based on the lead character of the same name in The Elfstones of Shannara. Amberle's mother died while giving birth to her. She was raised by her father thereafter, becoming very close to him. When Amberle was a child, she would race her friend Lorin to the palace sanctuary where the sentient and magical tree called the Ellcrys resided. She beat Lorin to the tree, and when she touched it, she received a vision from the tree for the first time, which was an image of her father's death.
Wil approaches the Ellcrys and is transported to a mystical beach where he spots Amberle, clothed and shrouded in white. She also reminds him that there are more pressing matters to attend to—namely, deciding how to defeat the Warlock Lord., A bona fide love triangle has formed on " The Shannara Chronicles ," but this one's just a liiiittle more complicated than most.
Not long into the premiere of " The Shannara Chronicles ," a druid is violently awakened from a centuries-long sleep, rises to brandish a magical sword and proclaims, "It has begun. MTV's long-awaited fantasy series -- based on Terry Brooks' uber-popular books -- kicked off tonight in spectacular, edge-of-your-seat fashion. As for Amberle, there's something special about her: When she touches the Ellcrys, she's bombarded with visions of the future, and it isn't pretty: Death and destruction lie ahead and sure enough, Allanon soon travels all the way to Arborlon to confirm it. But why the call to arms? Turns out, the elves had once used magic to stockade evil demons in a realm known as The Forbidden, and the Ellcrys is what keeps them imprisoned there.