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Species: Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa)
Gender: Male
* None Known
Book Appearances
Appears in: The Journey, The Rescue, The Siege, The Shattering, The Burning, Exile
The colliering ryb at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree.

Elvan (or Elvanryb) is a male Great Gray Owl, or Strix nebulosa, and the colliering ryb (teacher) along with Ezylryb at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. It appears that Elvan isn't involved in much action in the later books because of his old age. He is one of the few parliament members to have stayed around throughout the whole Ga'Hoole series. Elvan shouldn't be confused with Elyan, another Great Gray Owl during the time of The Golden Tree.


The Journey

Elvan is seen as the colliering ryb, telling Soren to march with a coal in his beak during Soren's first colliering chaw practice.

The Siege

Elvan agreed with Dewlap that higher magnetics should be declared spronk. He also led a brigade during the Battle of the Siege called Elvan's Flying Screechers.


Elvan was present among the Parliment meeting discussing King Coryn's state and the Striga 's schemes.


Elvanryb is the very elderly colliering ryb at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. He is a great leader (as seen in The Siege) and also very encouraging (as seen in The Journey).