Bishop Maellas is one of the main characters in Marsheila Rockwell's novel, Legacy of Wolves. He is an elf and is thought of someone who does not particularly like shifters. He has served the Church of the Silver Flame for 200+ years. He is described in the book as: having "white robes and white-blond hair ... tinted with rainbow hues from the windows. Blues and purples slashed across his chest, green and yellow swirls covered the lower half of his face, and his eyes were painted a disconcerting crimson."
He is said to be allergic to silver, yet he wears the traditional symbol of his office without complaint, virtuously offering his pain up to the Silver Flame as penance for the sins of all the Purified. Or perhaps this elf Bishop wears it as proof of his devotion to the Flame, for even after two centuries, some still doubted that one of the Aereni could be loyal to the Tenet of Purity.