one knew when Maka was carrying her second child that she was carrying
the first healer to be born in the Isle -- and the founder of the most
powerful and respected family line. Dlen, in fact, had only a small healing
talent, which was unapparent to everyone, until the day she surprised
Tinar by announcing to him that she would one day heal his arm. It was
a promise she kept, though, for his own reasons, Tinar refused to let
her attempt to heal the scars on his face and neck. As it became apparent
how limited her healing talents were, Vrayl took over her teaching, passing
on all the knowledge that Liria had gifted him at the moment of her death.
With his help and encouragement, Dlen took that knowledge and expanded
it into 'heal-crafting,' an art any elf could learn.
While Dlen's magic flesh-shaping abilities were limited, she excelled in another field. Her Recognition to Zarill, Diirla's grandson, led to no less than four offspring (all alive at one time). Moreover, three of the four were strongly gifted: Brownstone, a rockshaper--who twice managed to bear children outside of Recognition, without any particular help from her mother, Whlen, gliding and, eventually, self-shaping, and Danaan Farseeker. The youngest, Saiya, lacked any great gift, but in turn passed on the magic to her two daughters.