In many ways, the traditional teachings of Lycana
that abound throughout the Elven Forest
and drive so much of Elven Culture
has been tossed aside in the Northern Outposts
. In its place are the words of Eldrin Ylyndar
and the teachings of Ygg
that define everything about the Knights of Yggdrasil
and their charge. The Northern Outposts
do not exist without the Paladins
and their culture represents that.
The Northerners are still part of the Elven Forest
and fall under the rule of the Elven Kingdom
but they are led by the Knights of Yggdrasil
and the Ylyndar Clan
, often so removed from the capital that they are allowed to rule themselves, so long as they continue to follow the orders granted by King Cyllin
All races in Isekai have a set of beliefs that they consider their law. The Emerald Elves
of the North, even though their culture is far different from the rest of the Elven Forest
, hold fast to some of the same beliefs that have essentially become Elven
- All animals have are to be respected, even when hunted there shall be no cruel treatment of any creature.
- Orcs have no place in any Elven settlement, they are never to be allowed past any border.
- Káto is dangerous, new entrances are to be safeguarded and shrouded with powerful magic to avoid discovery from either side when encountered.
- Outsiders are cautiously welcomed.
These beliefs are held dear to the Northerners as following them protects their flank as they look towards the true dangers of the Neither Tundra
. These people also follow the words of the Yggdrasil Letter
as their law and tenets of their Order.
Much like all Elves
, family is important to the Northerners. It is these connections and relationships that allow those of the Order to continue to serve, even in the most difficult of times. Such ties are so important, that certain rules of the Order are written to prioritize one's family so that worry can be alleviated and the Paladin
can have a clear mind in the face of whatever lies ahead.
Names seem to matter little to the Northerners as many here are not part of a clan. Outside of the Ylyndar Clan
, mostly small families and single people call the Northern Outposts
home as it is a difficult place to live and raise children.
Property & Ownership
Property and ownership are fairly simple amongst the Northerners. Individuals, families, and organizations own their own property with few restrictions. Rarely is something outlawed to be owned, but those items that are have good reasons and are determined by the Head of the Knights of Yggdrasil
Taboos & Insults
The Northerners are far more modest than most Elves
as they believe that this modesty in speech and dress is an important way to represent not only themselves but their Order as followers of Ygg
. They try not to take affronts of their character seriously, choosing to walk away instead of entering a conflict.
Northerner Culinary Arts
The culinary arts are not necessarily of importance to the Northerners as their lives are often busy. That being said, certain festivals and times of year warrant special foods and drink. A constant favorite is a sweet icy dessert made during the winter months when the snow piles high. It brings a spot of happiness in the otherwise bleak season.