I believe this is my first comment on this site, but I have to. The idea is good. Could likely use some fleshing out, but others have already expressed some points of improvement and I don't want to be redundant. I just wanted to say that this was a very entertaining read. Also, the observation that the long-lived elf would spend more time in basic training was so obvious I wonder how I've never run across it as such. Bravo. Go to Comment
"...The people of the Dalaben Fens have a custom heretical to our superior Zodashan faith, in which they place their dead upon the grass roofs of their stilt-houses. It is said that they do this because they used to bury their dead before the great Judgement, in which their home became the swamp which it is today."-Sir Edrosh Metorva, "The Barbarian Lands of the East, Volume X."