Epic of Serinor: Time of Chaos
The elves of Serinor are a lithe and reclusive people, inhabiting only the small group of islands that has been dubbed the Elven Isles. Their three cities – Celendir, Leguviel, and Beloril – are all marvels of natural engineering, blending nearly seamlessly with the dense forests of the islands. The long-lived elves despise combat of any sort, and while they will defend their woodlands when they are directly threatened, they will seldom leave their islands for any reason whatsoever. The rapport that the elves have developed over the century with their forests has given rise to a local priesthood of druids and their attendant warrior-rangers, which the humans view as a threat to the divinity of their own religion. The elves also have a far longer store of legends and tales than any other race on Serinor, giving rise to a large group of bards who sing the old songs and tell the old tales
The elves were the third race to enter Serinor (after the fairies and the dragons) during the First Epoch. Their entrance was concurrent with the arrival of primal power in Serinor; when the primal Wellspring of Life brushed Serinor for the first time, the plants in the area gained sentience. Though many species of intelligent plant life still walk the Elven Isles, the elves are the ones most infused with the power of the Wellspring (and the only species recognizable as people by all the other races of Serinor.)
While the elves sing tales and epics of all sorts, their favorite among them all is the tale of Carnok, the lone mortal ever elevated to a place among the Elder Gods. The elven bard sang songs of such purity and power that he was able to alter the weaves of fate set by the gods themselves. It is said that the Eldritch One elevated him to the ranks of the gods simply to keep him from tampering with the patterns he was attempting to construct.
The elves sided with Hack Weimaraner to help end the kobold sea monopoly by taking to the skies in airships. The attempt met with only limited succes, as the kobolds still hold the seas, though they’re willing to let the elves sail the skies.
- Elves speak Elvish, though many are also proficient with the Primordial tongue of the fairies.
- Elves are herbivores.
- There are no half-elves in Serinor. Their vegetable origin makes them genetically incompatible with every other race in Serinor.
Outside Perceptions of the Elves
Admiral Butch Barker—
“Blacknose may have granted them access to the skies (but will sink them on sight if they land in the water), but kobold ships are still safer and more reliable as the elves make comical sailors at best and dangerous suicide sailors at worst.”
Arboles “Fuerte” Zorn—
“A race of vegetarian hippies who control a lot of nature magic.”