Elves in Xyllomer
"The great forests - a work of art from our god Dualdin. There
is nothing more peaceful than the sound of the wind through the
trees of a cool summer evening. Of course, being the superior
race of Xyllomer, and being the chosen race to preserve the
purity of the forests is not easy. But our god has prepared us.
Our enemies may try, but they will have trouble surprising us
under the cover of darkness that they use to hide their evil
deeds, and if they do manage to find us, they will have a hard
time catching us. We may not be the strongest race of Xyllomer,
but our slender bodies allow us to be among the quickest and
But we elves enjoy our peaceful times, we relax with a nice glass
of fine elven wine and a quiet song played by the light of the
full moon. Ahhh... the times when civil folk sit and have civil
conversation... times without a dwarf in sight, or within smell I
should say. I guess any time without a fat, sweaty, smelly, rude
dwarf about can be considered a good time."
Elves look almost human with pointy ears, with a touch more grace
and the ability to see in the night without a torch. The average
elf is a bit smaller than the average human and also more slender.
There are good elves and evil elves, elven mages, warriors and
even thieves. Though they are as physically resistant as humans,
they have a reputation for being less strong and a bit more
Strengths and weaknesses:
The claim that elves are much wiser than humans and thus make
better magicians strongly depends on the character of the elf
respective the human.
All in all, elves appear a bit more graceful than any other races.
People say elves seem to dance when they walk, and sing with their
melodious voices when they speak perfectly normal - a fact that
pretty often confuses travellers from distant worlds when they
meet 'their first elf'.
Elves have an inborn ability to handle a sword a little, and, as
stated above, they are able to see in dark places where humans are
not. This means that elves can even see at night without needing
an artificial light.
Other things to note:
Elves and humans are the most common races, and luckily, they
still outnumber the ever increasing amount of dwarves, their
enemies. Noone ever found out why elves and dwarves dislike each
other. Probably because the dwarves claimed to have been the first
race created, whereas the elves of course know better. But perhaps
it is because the dwarves started cutting the trees of the elven
woods and selling them or using them to build new mines. The only
thing certain in the cold war between elves and dwarves is, that
the dwarves, in an act of aggression, founded the Federation
Against Elves (FAE) first, before the Elven Liberation Front (ELF)
was ever mentioned.
Nevertheless, the dislike is mostly limited to verbal insults and
mockery, and there are even elves and dwarves who are friends.
Among the elves there are also subraces known, elves which come
from certain areas, and have adapted the features and traits of
their homes strongly enough to look different from the average
elf. Those are the highelves and the
woodelves, as well as the halfelves
- come as offspring from a human-elf coupling.
Halfelves are known as a subrace of the elven race.
Somewhere among the line of heritage of each halfelf there
has been a human. While other races do not mix, the coupling
between humans and elves has proven to produce a race that
combines the traits of both races. Also in physical size
and appearance they tend to be between the two.
Halvelves are usually a little more graceful than humans,
yet they are not quite as beautiful or agile as their elven
parents, but they share their trait of improved vision at
Being of a mixed offspring is often seen as a fault, and
it is not unheard of that a human or elven community would
push the halfbreed from their social circle, giving them
hard times. But just as often they may have grown up in
the loving environment of a mixed family.
Many halfelves live in Tangradim, since they have found
the city to be most accepting to their mixed heritage.
Despite their physical differences, halfelves are counted
among the elves.
Highelves are known as a subrace of the elven race. Unlike
most other elves, highelves have been known to dwell in
cities for centuries. They tend have light skin and their
hair is usually either white, black, silver-grey or fair.
Brown is a colour that is never found in their eyes.
Most highelves rather turn to philosophy and the divine
or magical arts, some have perfected their fighting
abilities. They have perfected the magic of building in
stone with a natural grace, and their cities are often
protected by the combined magical energies of the citizens.
Thus necromancy is despised by them all, and they will
oppose it by all means.
The purest breed of highelves can probably be found in
GarAinion, the elven city on Morisot.
Woodelves are known as a subrace of the elven race. Unlike
many other elves, woodelves live exclusively in cities on
the trees. They often tend have tanned skin and their
hair is usually mottled in the natural colours of the
They are the elven people which is closest to nature and
the creatures of the forest, and thus most of them despise
the corrupting powers of necromancy.
It is rumoured that a treevillage can be found to the south
of GarAinion on Morisot with the name of Naph'tal. Many
woodelves call the seclusive dwelling it their home, but
there are many other woodelves who have grown up in the
sole company of their small family in the woods.
- rtell: Once an elf found his emerald ring, he is able to send
mental messages with it. This is mentally very exhausting, though.
- rgreet: The way elves often greet each other. It, too, requires