Who is Fred?

Fred is an elemental being who organized The Forest Meeting, where he delivered his speech on the human condition to a great audience of forest creatures and elementals.  Fred is known as the manifestor, the one who followed the impulse.  Many felt these impulses, but Fred was the one who took the initiative and called the meeting.  It can never be only one person who starts something, but the revolution might not have manifested itself without Fred.