Another denizen of the world of Farevale.
Alistaire is a Dullahan, a Fairy of the dark and feared Unseelie court. As a Dullahan, Alistaire is often driven to find places of strife and death. There he arrives on his pitch-black Shire Stallion to deliver ill omens to those destined to die soon. No one would dare interfere with his mission, as they would be swiftly punished. While not as malicious as other Fae of his kind, Alistaire's close relationship with Death, along with his gruesome appearance causes those who see him to run in fear. Because of this he wears an ornate greathelm unnaturally suspended atop his neck to hide his true nature, stowing his severed head in a satchel slung over his back.
While delivering omens, Alistaire is permitted only to speak the names of those destined to die soon. Otherwise he is able to speak freely. He is respectful and proper, if very ill-tempered and easily offended. Those who treat him with respect and kindness will sometimes (but not often) be blessed with good health, though most societies shun those who would try to gain the favor of a Dullahan. When delivering omens, gates and doors will open for Alistaire, no matter how tightly they may be locked. He is able to "see" without the use of his head, though is actual eyes have an unnaturally long, extended range of vision that help him seek out those he is to visit.
Alistaire's mouth is extended from ear-to-ear by two grotesque, infected scars. When someone attempts to interrupt his mission, these scars tear open and his jaw unhinges completely. From this monstrous opening he'll vomit a stream of plague-ridden blood at the offender. This will often guarantee a personal visit from him soon after. Unusually for his kind, Alistaire foregoes a barbed whip and instead wields a Zweihänder with a shortened cross-guard. Even Alistaire is unsure why he carries this weapon. Like his (admittedly ironic) name, he has simply had it as long as he can remember.
Though immortal, Alistaire is not entirely invulnerable. Weapons forged from gold will wound him as they would any human, and require the same amount of time to heal. The sword which originally killed him can also be used to perform the deed again, assuming the individual blade can even be found. Other weapons will pierce his flesh but do not cause pain. Any wound created by a normal weapon will immediately seal once it is removed. Even his armor will seal up, leaving no trace of the attack behind. Alistaire's head shares the same weaknesses and strengths as the rest of his body, and is not at all a "weak spot." Stealing it from him will probably cause a considerable amount of distress, however. After all, it is is head.