Elwynyd led the instructions of the clerical arts at the Neverwinter Academy, though he also trained Druids. The Elf put his students through Trials of Faith before they were permitted to graduate. He believed that the Wailing Death was causing people to lose faith and only by restoring that faith could a cure really be found. He was slain in the attack on the Academy.
Elwynyd is a character from the Prologue of Neverwinter Nights. He offered the player a tutorial on casting clerical and druidic spells.