Hearth Elf

In the beginning, far back in the history of Rassilon,
when Humans and Engro had yet to walk the earth and
when the dwarves were found only in the far north, the
elven race consisted only of hearth elves. The race lived
in the warm forests of the world, acting as gardeners,
caretakers, and guardians over the leafy realms.

Here they built great Elfhomes among the forests,
building solely of wood both on the ground and high
in the trees. At the core of every Elfhome is a temple to
Eostre, the goddess of nature and patron to all elves.

The elves consider themselves the gods’ first creation,
though the dwarves argue this point. They chose to follow
the teachings of the gods of good and set themselves
up as their gardeners and the defenders of the wild lands,
making their homes in the great forests of the world.

Since the Blizzard War and the expansion of the
Hellfrost, many of their ancestral realms now lie far to
the north. In days of yore, the Elfhomes were far from
humans, whom elves consider to be unruly and annoying
children.

Nowadays, the elves have been forced to move into
forests not only bordering, but inside human lands.
Unfortunately, humans treat any loss of their remaining
land as a serious matter, and human-elf relations are
tense in many realms.

Fortunately for the elves, their druids and skilled
archers have kept their homes safe. As the snow continues
its relentless creep, however, elves are likely to fi nd
themselves pushed out of the remaining forests by both
the ice and the humans.

Elves can live upwards of 500 years, though few elves
over 400 years now remain. They are slightly taller than
humans, but more lithe. They have blond or light brown
hair and pale green or brown eyes.

Names: Elves do not distinguish between genders when it comes to names. Examples include Ailinnil, Elleneirlir, Lilime, Melasion, Niellan, and Sinrilli. Elven surnames, when used, are often associated with natural events, such as Boughrunner, Leafrustle, Morningmist, Sharpwhistle, and so on.

Hearth Elf

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