Another question - can Light Elves "enter" human minds? *blinks stupidly* I'm assuming they can't, but someone asked on the forums, or rather someone posted a character who was "posessed" by both a demon and a Light Elf...
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Please curse my laziness - I'm the admin at the rp forum and I STILL haven't read all the info at the main site yet! *hits herself on head*
I recieved an idea for a story awhile ago and it has a piece concerning Light Elves...
"a manor that belongs to an organzation of light elves who have dedicated there life to fighting evil"
Ok, question - do light elves have ethics as in the normal sense, and would they actually take part in such activities in the real world? I vaguely recall that they don't exactly exist in the way other beings do, and also that they live in a certain place.
And another question - Can Light Elves be killed in the same manner as other Elves? (as in being stabbed, poisoned, etc etc)
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Ack.. I really should work on this.. why does life always make me feel I'm running a race? After I look over the rp forums I usually fall asleep before stopping by the Santharian forums - I nearly forgot I started this! *makes a mental note* argh, and now I have a cold.. *sniffles and coughs and looks miserable in general*
Art - Yes, I was thinking of replacing some of the terms with Elvish words, but I'm not all that familiar yet with Styrash. Oh, I've been meaning to ask, what do I do when I need a word in Elvish but it hasn't been invented yet? And one more question, is it impossible for Elves to have a male leader?
Wren - thanks for the correction, I suppose I should changed that sentence to "most other Elven tribes." Or maybe that isn't true either? I was under the impression that most Elven tribes don't have much contact with the outside world.
I haven't been to come up with any of the Elven names for the clans and castes yet, and I'm still working on the history and important holidays. Plus the dialect. And maybe a coat of arms or something.
The Aellenrhin society is a strict hierarchy that divides up into four smaller castes - warrior, priest, scholar and craftworker. Each caste is considered equal to the others. The tribe itself has three clans bound by blood. (so the clans are family, while the castes are more of a guild) Intermarriage is encouraged, but the children are brought up by the craftworkers until they reach a certain age, when they chose their caste. Daughters claim their mother's clan, sons claim their fathers.
Warrior - the warriors are those who learn the arts of battle. All Aellenrhim Elves recieve basic training until the age of 30, when they chose their own caste. Those who choose warrior learn the bow, the sword and the quarterstaff. It is their duty to guard the outposts of the Bolder. they are the ones who have the most interaction with other races.
Priest - the priests are a mix of mage and scholar. They live in the few temples of the Aellenrhim and are responsible for the various ceremonies held throughout the year. They also play the part of healer in times of war. Very rarely will priests meet with other races. If the need is urgent they have been known to join the battlefield, to heal but also to fight with their magic as weapon.
Scholar - scholars are responsible for teaching the young and for taking care of all recorded documents of the Aellenrhim. They are the caretakers of the only library in the Bolder, a small one filled with documents concerning Aellenrhim history. A few scholars also study the arts. They also study the cultures of other races, and usually are sent to represent the Aellenrhim when formally meeting other races.
Craftworkers - producers of all material things needed: weapons, cloth, earthenware, etc. Also the caretakers of the young Elves until they reach 30. Among them are blacksmiths, weavers, potters, farmers, and so on. The Aellenrhim keep up a small flow of trade with the nearby cities, and the craftworkers are also responsible for the trade.
The society is headed by a Council, which consists of 12 - one Elf from each clan and caste. In times of peace a priest is chosen to head the Council - in times of war a warrior is named Leader.
A fourth clan does exist, but unlike the other clans this clan can claim no caste. This is the royal clan, those thought to be of closest descent to the Light Elves, and from them is chosen a king or queen. However their title is purely symbolic, and while they are revered by the Aellenrhim they have no real authority over the Council.
I noticed that most of the Elven tribes are left blank, and since I seem to have more than enough times on my hands as of late, I thought I might present a rough sketch on one of them - the Aellenrhim at the Bolder. If no one is currently working on them I would be more than delighted to fill out my sketch and produce a full description. Please tell me if anything here is out of place and/or doesn't fit in with the rest of Santharia.
The Aellenrhim are a tribe of Elves currently residing in the Bolder, near Voldar. Unlike other Elven tribes the Aellenrhim have always had open contact with the other races around them, and their participation in the history of Santharia has played a center role in shaping it. They claim the Bolder as their territory, almost like a fortress, and to cross it one must recieve their permission. On the whole they are not hostile towards other races, although they are known to be relatively fierce compared to other Elven tribes. On the other hand, they are more willing to meet humans and communicate with them.
The name Aellenrhim is Elvish, meaning "tribe of the first arrow." (Aer-len-rhim) The "r" in "aer" was changed over time owing to the Aellenrhim dialect (otherwise known as Aellean). [Aellean dialect still in progress]
[Oops, I have to go. I'll post the rest later.. sorry for the delay]
Intersting just a question or two - so the darkness doens't have a name or form? It seems that the dark and light at in conflict, but the light has a name, whereas the darkness doens't. And you didn't mention when Taug’alth’ho is held.
*blinks* whoa, I just found this topic... I can't believe I missed out on all the fun! *pouts*
I agree whole-heartedly with everyone else... realism is all very well, but I think this is taking a bit too far. Besides, as I always argue in my literature classes, realism does not necessarily equal ugly. Pine forests are just as real as pigsties.
*pets the demon duck dubiously* ump. I hope it gets along with Cero...
The festival is over, thank Goddess. Last night they blocked up on of the main roads (in front of Yonsei University) and for the entire night the students from Yonsei and Korea (my school) had a blast. Of course, I can barely move today *groans at her creaking joints* As my friend so eloquently put it, I have been "wasted" quite thoroughly. *makes a face*
*grins* thank you all for giving me such a warm welcome *bows* Currently I am tied up with school affairs - we're having our annual sports/festival thingy, Korea University vs Yonsei (the rivalry between our schools is infamous in Korea). So anyway, I haven't been able to do much outside of making sure the rp boards don't fall apart. *groans and clutches her back* have you ever tried cheering at the top of your voice for 5 hours straight, with only one 15 minute rest inbetween? *grumbles as she gets ready for yet another grueling day*
Well, I asked Artimidor if I could join the people here at Santharia and help out with... well, whatever, anything from Elven tribes to stories in the library. I suppose most of you have already seen my rough beginning the the Aellenrhim. Anyway, Artimidor suggested that I introduce myself, so here goes:
I'm a freshmen in Korea, currently attending Korea University. My major is Western Literature. I have a passion for writing and reading, especially for fantasy (duh) and um... oh yeah, I also love rp computer games - The King's Quest series, and most other Sierra games, plus Diablo 2.
While I live in Korea (and am also ethnically Korean), I grew up in the US until I was 13, so my English, as you can see, is tolerable (or at least I hope it is). Ever since I was in 6th grade, I've had my own little world in progress called Seth (where Elienta is the main character) and my life's ambition is to create a series of novels that would be published and maybe even successful *grins* So I guess you could say I've had some experience with creating worlds. *lol*
Um... what else? I love animation and manga (both Japanese and Korean) and I also have an interest in Wicca (although I'm Catholic for the moment). I have a cat called Cero (pronounced Ke-ro) after the cute guardian of the Clow Cards in Card Captor Sakura.
Anything else? the color of my socks? my cell-phone number? my shoe size?
Ralhag - *looks shocked* You mean you're willing to help an ELF?? A thing with "pointy ears"? Seriously, though, I'd be grateful for the assistance. I can handle the admin work, but what really bogs me down are the questions everyone asks, so if you could help me by answering those I would love thee very much.