Geographic Origin and Distribution
Around Faelstorm Bay, western Desaroque
Civilization and Culture
Kingdom of Salryon, Kingdom of Nymelora
Culture and Cultural Heritage
The elves are an ancient race stuck in a demiplane where time goes slowly. Ancient elves from the material planes were different than modern day elves, whose body and psyche has been suffused with so much magic and primal energy coming in from the Feywild. Culturally, they absorbed a lot from their fae neighbours, regarding their magic as the ideal of magical developments. This creates a dilemma for elves in the material plane. They miss Paradise, with all its glory and all the crystal spires, trees and foliage that curl and bend with their touch creating beautiful gardens and beautiful homes. They are a society used to high magic--which they know to be dangerous to be used to often in the prime material plane. Western Desaroque is a wild place, but wild in the wrong way. Wild in a way that the elves aren't used to, in a way that the elves can't really control. At least not at the beginning. They would need to get used to it once more. Some elves thought of it as a new challenge, others recoil at the thought sticking to their age old teachings that magic isn't friendly to the material plane. These are the most obvious difference between the "true elves" of Salryon and the "free elves" of Nymelora; Nymeans seek to continue their old lives on Desaroque, Salryons seek to patiently curb themselves. This difference in philosophies can be seen in how they built their countries. Nymelora is a wild place--perhaps even wilder than paradise--because how the aether scars are stretched and their magic used for experimentation. Beasts and plants that are nowhere to be seen on Desaroque are common in Nymelora, and uncontrollable as they are. Despite their unfriendly home country, Nymeans are more willing to interact with other, younger races, seeing them as having more experience in the prime material plane. Meanwhile Salryon is a serene place. Forests with aether scars are protected from interference by dutiful rangers, their cities are built on hills and lakes far enough from any aether scar, but close enough that they are able to use the aether energy when the needs come up. During all this time they are stranded, they've rewritten books upon books about elven history, even before they live in Paradise. Remembering the history of their race is an important part of Salryon elves, as it informs them what they can do on the material plane, and what went wrong. Generally Salryon elves are more subdued and traditional, seeing other races less of an equal because of how ancient the elven race is. Meta note: Sun elves are Salryon elves, while Moon elves are Nymean elves. Wood elves and drows are divided between the two countries and adopt their philosophy, even though they have more racial similarity to their own subrace.
Common Myths and Legends
Navarre and Lyora are not exactly a deity in Desaroque, in the sense that they don't gain power from followers. They are, instead, two very powerful elves with great magic that had created Paradise with the help of the fey.
- Scientific Name
- Elves (sun elves, moon elves, wood elves), drow, half-elves
- the destroyed continent of Okria, Paradise
- 700-1000 years
- Average Height
- 155-185 cm
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