elves of the Bolder forest in north western
Santharia. The modern tribe is made up of
many individuals from other tribes as much of the original tribe were killed in
an orc raid in b.S 210. These ancient
elves were responsible for the construction of the Great Library, which
contained the Ó'dosía ("Everlasting books"). The modern tribe consists of
individuals both from the original tribe and from many other
Sarvonian tribes. As a result their culture
is very rich and their appereance very variable.
The Elves of the Altmatrar Forest, is one of the smaller tribes
numerically and they dwell at the very heart of
Santharia geographically. The Ahrhim are
odd by any standard - unlike any other elven tribe in
outlook and aptitudes, yet their culture appears to be a mish mash of influences
from neighbouring tribes. Perhaps the only truely enduring generalisation would
be to say that they are a tribe full of contradiction and that's the way they
(Elvish: "Tribe through
(which) we are") Legendary light
elven tribe, supposed to be located at the
forest in the current Santharian
province of Vardýnn near the capital
Voldar. Tribe often refered to in ancient
elven lore, especially in the
elven myth of the beginning of all things.
Nevertheless many people, especially humans
of course, doubt the existence of the Astyrhim, because there is not confirmed
sighting of these secretive, mysterious and often otherworldly light
The Cyrathrhim are the
elven tribe to have been wiped out.
elves of the Calmarios Forest,
the Cyrathrhim were possibly the oldest
Santharian tribe and certainly have the longest
traceable history of any wood elven
have written accounts from the Cyrathrhim that date back nearly
8,000 years. They are exceptionally peaceful by nature
and a tribe of natural mages, exceptionally gifted in
the arts of
Calmarios was considered the best place to learn
magical arts. Their dedication to the creationalist
philosophy of xeuá
and to the Goddess
Eyasha, meant that they were a tribe of staunch pacifists, and the only
tribe never to participate either in the
High Elven Circle,
which they considered a "torch to the touch paper of war",
or in any of the Santharian conflicts.
Perhaps as a result they were unprepared and undefended when in 293 b.S.,
raiding party swept throught their forest and extinguished the tribe.
The Eophyrhim is a particularly quiet dark
elven tribe inhabiting the
Paelelon forest, facing the Seanian
Swamps and within travel to Elsreth. They are
introverted yet imposing on those that attempt to enter their forest.
Stories abound that the Eophyrhim are merciless to those that cross them,
and missing caravans of traders have seemed to prove the point.
The Eophyrhim are rarely seen by foreign travellers, they like the darkness
of their forest and the privacy their reputation gives them. Friends of
these drow paint a picture of genteel affluence;
respectable and courteous nobles who wish only for their way in their home
and nothing more. But those that have been at the wrong end of an Eophyrhim
bow claim that they are bloodthirsty creatures of the woods
that should be erradicated from the Paelelon at any cost.
Either way, the Eophyrhim are mysterious, and
though much is claimed to be known of them, not many can prove it.
The Goltherrhim are a
now-extinct tribe that once lived in the Goltherlon Forest. The High Wars
agains the Helcrani caused these
elves to dwindle in numbers, and they
eventually left their massive forests to live with the
Sanhorrhim, their more
successful and peaceful brethren to the west. Few pure-blooded Goltherrhim live
to this day; their blood has mixed with the
Large wood elven tribe living at the Istarin
forest near the Ancythrian Sea, SE of Cavthan, which lies at the peninsula of
Kyhlong, guided by a Nyérmer'rónn/ránn ("war
leader"). Due to several incidents in the past the
Jhehellrhim are looked upon with suspicion by the
humans and also by some
elven tribes. The Jhehellrhim are also known
for having invented a very efficient weapon for hunting: the crossbow.
The Maeverhim are the ethereal
and peaceful inhabitants of the Sharadon Forest of southern
Santharia. They live very high in the
trees, rarely touching the ground. Oddly, they graciously welcome visitors that
wish to visit, though they usually need a Maeverhim guide to escort them. These
elves have embraced the
element of Wind and have taken
Grothar as a focus of their worship.
Though few become "EarthBurned", their looks and distinctive speech are easily
recognizable by the races. Through their selective isolation, they have advanced
their own technology for their benefit.
The elves of the Zeiphyrian Forest. Numerically the
Quaelhoirhim are the largest of the
Santharian elven tribes. They are also the most
friendly and gregarious of the tribes, with their settlements generally
being open to visitors of all races. Their knowledge of current and past
affairs makes them naturally wise, as such they often see themselves as the
most important of the wood elves, and that arrogance
often annoys many of the other elven tribes.
However, they are closely related to the
Ylfferhim, who were originally
part of this tribe, before the Quallian
was cleaved from the main forest by flooding. The Quaelhoirhim also enjoy
good relations with their
Tethinrhim neighbours and with the
Aellenrhim, with whom they
share much of their outlook on life.
The Sanhorrhim are a proud yet quiet race of
elves, inhabiting the small Vontron forest in
western Santharia, facing both the
Cyan Sola Bay and the Aerilian Lakes. They know of warfare, but other than the
Tan'nyemer warriors (the Sanhorrhim guard) the
tribe is out of practice for a long time. They have
waged war with the Helcrani but as they suffered great casualties, the
diverted their strength into creation rather than destruction.
The Sanhorrhim are water-farers, they scour the ocean for fish and other edible
creatures, and are adept at boat-making and water-play. Their knowledge of the
water that surrounds them makes them famour for
their Water Magic and the uncanny
ability to know the way of the waters. They are also well-knowledged in the
metal Arts, their talent focused on the creation of silvercraft blessed with
both Water Magic and the blessing of
Baveras, Goddess of the Sea.
elven Tethinrhim tribe (lit.
is found in the
north east of the Gulf of Maraya. They have over the years become one of the most
protective and warrior proud tribes of any race. They are always willing and
fully prepared to go into battle given a noble cause, priding themselves on the
quality of their fighting abilities, of not only their normal tribe members but
also their Kaierian Warriors. The Tethinrhim believe that they are among the
purest of the elven tribes because they have
had several of their tribe’s men and women over the centuries evolve into light.
The Ylfferhim are a small and
isolated group of elves that dwell in the
Forest. Decended from - as they believe - the
Astyrhim, they are actually very closely related to
the Quaelhoirhim at the nearby Zeiphyrian Forest
and relations between the two tribes are close, if sometimes a little strained.
The Ylfferhim prize peace above all things and play a very little part in
Sarvonian history. The autonomous
government remains entirely neutral on almost all issues. Only currently are
these elves starting to make contact with
the outside world.