| ||Get a move on lads, look alive!|| |
| - Barclay Els in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game|
Barclay Els was a dwarf and the commander in chief of the Mahakam Volunteer Army, a dwarven infantry unit. He distinguished himself on the battlefield at Brenna during the Second Nilfgaard War with Nilfgaard.
Years after the Battle of Brenna, the colonel arrived in Vergen after tragedy during the first attempt to kill a chelonodrake which had been blocking the possibility to exploit the silver mine, when a bunch of dwarven warriors were accidentally burned alive by Saskia in her dragon form. His arrival meets with great enthusiasm of the gathered dwarves satisfied with incoming of the far-famed commander and resulted in an instant acclamation him as Elder of Vergen.
After taking a government, new Elder was disappointed with the lack of democracy caused by Saskia's high position. He also began efforts to conclude a peace treaty with the Nilfgaardian Empire, promising the neutrality during the eventual war.
Although he showed a skeptical attitude toward an idea about chelonodrake hunt trying to prevent further victims, after coming of Geralt of Rivia he joined the tortohunters in his own person. Killed during a hunt, he was ceremonially buried in catacombs beneath the Vergen.
- See the GWENT standalone game version card: Barclay Els