And here we see an excellent motivator for elves to seek adventure out of their utopic homelands.
And, visitors could get a major introduction in elvish culture once they inevitably fall into the 'servitor' role, as the elves, happy for something unusual in their lives, make the outsiders run all manner of errand in the city. Their unfamiliarity would likely lead to still more infractions making it harder to get out. Maybe they eventually cause enough chaos and disruption that banishment becomes a better alternative and that's how they break the cycle.
In the days of old, before the dominance of humanity, the giants were the supreme rulers of the world and their crafts were considered to be the best. These beings venerated the god of the forge above all others and their swords and armors were the best that could be had even in the days of their decline. A hero seeking a masterwork sword might have to voyage long and hard to find a surviving giant smith or cache of rare and valuable giantcraft weapons.
Ideas ( System ) | October 16, 2006 |