Forsythe Longtreader was a buck who illustrated maps. He is the oldest known patriarch of the Longtreader family.


Forsythe illustrated the maps featured in The Green Ember, Ember Falls, and The Black Star of Kingston books.

Family tree

- The Longtreader Family -
Unnamed ancestors (possibly including Forsythe Longtreader)
Garten Longtreader
Wilfred Longtreader
Whittle Longtreader
Sween Longtreader
15 unnamed adopted children
Smalden Joveson
Picket Longtreader
Jacket Longtreader
Unnamed children
Jo Longtreader
Unnamed children

Note: Broken lines indicate relation through affinity or adoption or distant relation; unbroken lines indicate relation by blood.


  • According to S. D. Smith, Forsythe is an ancestor of the Longtreaders who hearkens all the way back to King Whiston's time. However, on the maps Forsythe has drawn, one shows Jupiter's Crossing on it.
    • Before the death of King Jupiter, it was simply called "the Crossing". Therefore, if these maps were drawn centuries before King Jupiter's time, it should not say 'Jupiter's Crossing; It should just be "The Crossing" instead.
  • The name "Forsythe" is of Gaelic origin. Its exact meaning is unclear.[1]


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