Fire Crest Elves
Elves in Adia are strong, and at times a barbaric type of people. They take pride in their hunts, their culture, but most of all their beasts. Beast Masters, like High Nobles in Nethandre Star Kingdom, are treated very well here in the Elven city of Shamradaer and are also known to be treated with the highest amount of respect and honor. Even their Chieftain, Dathmar, bears the mark of a Beast Master.
Elves worship the Fire Eternal, like most of the other races on Adia, except they have been given the gift to be very much in tune with nature, and have a thrill for the hunt.
Even though most Elves stand tall at an average of 7 – 9 feet in height, they are incredibly stealthy for their large physique. More times than not an Elf being a master hunter will use their skills for hunting in war as well. Many times the enemy may lurk through the Jungles or the Forests, and sudden death will reign upon them because of the agile and very aware Elf.
Elves are master swordsman and marksman, rarely will an Elf use magic, however, it has been known that some Elves have been trained in the ways of Shamanism, granting them the ability to shapeshift into particular animals.
This training comes from their loyal allies known as the Cenzai, located in the Assadi plains. Elves will often trade with the Cenzai, and now humans that reside there as outcasts, for other material goods such as hide, metals, and spices.
and Orcs aren’t too fond of Elves, but if they gain enough courage to face an Elf, they will trade with them from time to time. Coursers and Orcs are aware that an Elf could rip them in two, and as Myth has it, Elves would train for combat by stuffing large Haydoo carcasses filled with rocks and ripping them in two. This may seem farfetched, but realistically, could still prove true. No one can really confirm this as there hasn’t been a war in centuries.
However, word on the merchant trail has it that Demon Hordes are beginning to invade the surrounding cities to the west, toward the Tassradan Jungle. Knowing this the Elves will take no chances, and are very familiar with war. If war is coming again, the Elves plan to put the Demon Hordes to rest for good.
Honor and Fire
As a Fire Crest Elf you hold true to your roots of both your tribe and family clan name. You are one that was brought up in a culture where hard work will show the fruits of your labor, and that you must respect both your kin and creatures of Adia alike. You’ve been raised knowing that the Fire Eternal is the creator of Adia and the deity that you worship, as the fire gives, it may also take away, and because of this, you pay your respects to the Fire Eternal during hunts, through your craftsmanship, and your daily work.
As an Elf, you pride yourself in the hard work you’ve done in the name of the Fire Eternal, but also have no problem being aggressive if someone steps out of line. As a Fire Crest Elf, the only things that are on your mind are work, combat, your kin, food, and ale. In some rare situations, if you’re a magic wielder, you are learning ways to better your craft for both your tribe and clan.
As the founding Chieftains before your birth, many of them were great Warriors and Beast Masters that rode their Hydras into the mouth of hell that was cast upon the northern regions of Mavayadan, by the Abyss, against the demons in the First Abyssal War. They then rode again, but against The Society in the War of Tusk and Feather that lead to First Faction War, aiding their Kinsworn, the Tuskaar. Legends of these Chieftains is something you would have learned in your training, from your father and mother, or the master you apprentice under.
“We bark at the moons of Adia like our Dire Wolves to strike fear in the hearts of our enemy. We screech toward the Core when we fly overhead on our Hydra. The enemy fears nothing more than the tongues of War calling them out of their safety and comfort. They know we come for them.” – Gothmar Andeoshen
During the First Faction War, your people lived and died by a pledge they had made to the Fire Eternal, and to the Kinsworn:
In a time of war, whether my eyes shine full of light, or the darkness fills them, the eternal fire will guide the strike of my hammer, make my sharpened blade, and ignite my attack performing life, then death, in a final trade. A crest of eternal fire sit upon our crowns, showing that we are the chosen warriors of Fire and Flame, as the enemy drowns in our rivers, and their lives are now put to shame. We are Kinsworn. We are Fire Crest Elves. We serve the Fire and the Flame.
The Tuskaar being the closest ally to the Fire Crest Elves, the Cenzai also will lay down their life for an Elf. This is again because of the mutual respect that the Kinsworn has toward one another, as they view their lives together as a family and that of blood.
You as an Elf are aware of your allies and how much they mean to your culture, and your heritage. You live and die by the fight, even if that means to sacrifice yourself for the good of your allies. For the good of the Kinsworn.