The elledŷnnë are one of the three elfin races that call the world of Sekhar their own. Descended from the once-immortal Great Elves of the East, the aenevë share a common ancestor with their elfin cousins the tretâllë, but the similarities appear to end there.   Where the tretâllë are said to appear grim and imposing with their tall, lanky bodies and somber features, the elledŷnnë are called the fair folk for their naturally glowing complexion and exquisitely well-proportioned bodies. There are those in modern scholarship, particularly among the races of man who believe that the elledŷnnë are by far the most naturally beautiful among the races.

Basic Information


Elledŷnnë are humanoid creatures, with a head, two arms, and two legs. Compared to the tretâllë, they tend to be shorter, standing at a similar average height, if not a few inches taller, than most erián (humans). Unlike the tretâllë, the elledŷnnë are denser, and generally weigh as much as a similarly-sized erián. Similar to the tretâllë they tend to have greater strength per gram of muscle than erián.   Where the tretâllë are considered tall and imposing by most races in the world, the elledŷnnë appear almost "normal," especially among the humans. Unlike the tretâllë, elledŷnnë possess a remarkable potential for body building. A few individuals have been known to bulk up enough to rival the eristur (orcs) and the veldrani (goliaths).

Ecology and Habitats

Much like the tretâllë, the elledŷnnë prefer wooded areas to most anywhere else. Unlike the tretâllë, however, the elledŷnnë are far more comfortable in the cold. They cannot tolerate excessive heat and thus steer clear of deserts and volcanic terrain. That being said, the elledŷnnë are well-equipped to adapt to whatever environment that they find themselves in, though that says nothing about their willingness to make the effort to do so.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Elledŷnnë have very few dietary restrictions and are, in general, omnivorous. They can subsist on remarkably little if need be, but entering such a "survival state" often causes symptoms of lethargy and depression.   Greens, grains, and fruit are a staple in the typical elledyn'ni diet, particularly in regions where there are large tracts of arable land. However, as the majority of modern elledyn'ni habitats are on mountain slopes, apart from terraced farms and foraging, hunted meats are an important and significant part of the elledyn'ni diet.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

The elledŷnnë are endowed with slender, youthful faces, giving them an air of agelessness. Like the tretâllë, they posses long, thin eyebrows that serve to accentuate the shapes of their eyes. Elledŷnnë have narrow foreheads, and their hairline tends to come to a widow's peak in the center.   The Ajereni view the widow's peak as an imperfection. One of the most popular cosmetic services in the Silvered Realm has to do with removing these unsightly blemishes, if only temporarily. Among the rich, beautiful, and powerful, removal of the widow's peak is an essential vymesari procedure.   Elledŷnnë have straight, slender noses, and like the tretâllë, they have pointed ears. Unlike the tretâllë, however, their ears sit at a rather acute angle with the skull, thus their ears appear much shorter from the front than they are from the side.   By nature, elledyn'ni eyes come in all manner of colors: blue, brown, black, green, grey, silver, gold. Similarly, elledyn'ni are naturally born with strawberry blond, gold, brown, black, or, red hair.   In an attempt to adhere to Il Luathar, the Ideal, the Ajereni who can afford them endure numerous vymesari procedures in order to, as they say, "correct" their eye color to the emerald green that is stipulated in Il Luathar. Similarly, they have their hair color altered to better fit the burnished gold of the Ideal.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Elledyn'ni communities are primarily found in the southern region of Di'Termalttë.

Average Intelligence

95-115 IQ

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

The elledŷnnë have quite sharp perceptive vision. Being a partially nocturnal species, active primarily during the early hours of the morning and the late hours of night, the elledŷnnë are well-adapted to dim light.   They have keener eyes and greater visual acuity compared to most other races, an advantage that, paired with their enhanced ability to develop musculature lends well to their reputation as the best archers in the known world.

Civilization and Culture

Major Organizations

Il Ajerë Lanathë — The Silvered Realm, empire of the Ajereni and self-proclaimed rightful leaders of the world at large. Although their influence is severely limited by the fact that their borders only extend as far as their furthest mature olŷna, they are still a force to be reckoned with. The Ajereni obsession with their own beauty and the belief that all other races are inferior and thus must be used to further the pursuit of beauty of those Ajerêni who have the money and power to do so drives a deep-seated expansionist desire in the Ajerêni, but their limitations and the extent of the Dominion's influence has kept them in a defensive stance essentially ever since the Sylvari were brought into the fold.   Il Ovyrë Ohyrda — The World Faith, a monotheistic religion established by the ancestors of the elledŷnnë and revived later on during the establishment of the Silvered Realm. Il Ovyrë Ohyrda revolves around the veneration of Nelua, the Three-faced God who represents the pinnacle of physical beauty and to whose luathar, ideal, the Ajereni are supposed to aspire. Il Ovyrë Ohyrda also preaches that the Ajereni were created as close to perfection as could be possible for a people, that they are the most beauteous of Nelua's creations and thus the most superior.   Il Krosârë — The censors, the inspectors, the adjudicators. Il Krosârë are the highest order of Ovyreni hierarchs. Their charge is the interpretation of the canon of scripture and divine revelations in order to formulate and formalize Il Luathar, the Ideal, so that it can be codified into law. They are also responsible for the delegation of Hâna, judges, who oversee a community and decide the social future of a child upon their reaching the age of evaluation.   Il Allasaya — The name not only of the campus, but also of the organization itself, Il Allasaya, The High Academy, is the premier institution of arcane education in the Silvered Realm. It maintains a council of the eight most powerful olisêrë, mages, of the land. They define what magic is and is not allowed within the bounds of the Silvered Realm, and they also define what it means to be oliserë.   Il Alayuwani — The grove-singers, the alayuwâni are solely responsible for keeping alive the old lore, the druidic arts, in order to grow and maintain the innumerable olŷna trees that are present in Ajereni lands. They also secretly organize, cover up, and obscure the movements of rebel groups within the Silvered Realm in the hopes of gradually weakening it to the point that a significant environmental knock could send it collapsing.

Average Technological Level

The ancient aenêvë and the predecessors of the elledŷnnë had a natural penchant for the arcane arts, and thus, so too do their progeny. The aenêvë, however, relied upon the sun primarily to enact their magic. Night made them weaker and new moons in particular required careful consideration.   The single innovation that allowed the birth and subsequent expansion of not only the Silvered Realm but of elledyn'ni habitats in general was their discovery and consequent use of the olŷna which allowed them to access plentiful, readily-available and far purer arcane energy than their predecessors ever could.

Common Customs, Traditions and Rituals

Descended from a people whose society was ruled by druids and their precepts for so long, a reverence for nature remains deeply ingrained in the elledŷnnë. This is self-evident in the Thyreni, who willingly eschew the arcane arts in favor of what they view to be their true heritage: Di'Fieldë Khaza, the Old Lore, primal magic, magic that draws its strength from life and nature itself.   The Ajereni retain this same reverence for nature, but it is hidden underneath many layers of culture that succeeded the fall of the Eluyam, the Druidic Circle. The Ajereni reverence for nature is remains in the motifs of their architecture, the tendency toward more organic, treelike forms as opposed to harsh geometry, as well as in the way that they treat the Alayuwani, the grove-singers, who grow their olŷna.
Genetic Ancestor(s)
200-300 years
Average Height
5 1/2 – 6 1/2 feet
Average Weight
150-200 lbs
Average Physique
Although not all elledŷnnë adhere to the rigorous standard of beauty that the Ajereni do, most attempt to maintain a lean physique. Given that they are capable of more muscle growth than their tretalleri cousins, their muscles are often well-defined, putting the average elledyn'ni physique on par with the best eriándal warriors, but not quite to the same level as the eristur.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
The elledŷnnë are known as the fair folk for a reason, and they are naturally rather light-skinned, but not pale in the same way that the tretâllë are.
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