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Voonsai
NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)
valadaar's comment on 2013-04-10 10:45 AM
This is quite cool - a spirit to knock things loose, create heros and NPCs and cause chaos. Go to Comment
Arjanelle
NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-11-15 06:37 AM
Very interesting, a radical elf who has strayed away from the tree-hugging, poetry singing, green clad Ranger of the North ideal. The back story is suitably fantastic to make it epic (such as sneaking into the abode of the gods) while at the same time tragic enough to make it more believable.

A few questions come to mind, though not the this could be better sort, but the I want to know more sort. I want to know more about the downfall of the elven kingdoms, and are their others who survived, their small realms hidden away by magic or geography, or sold their kin to the humans for a piece of safety. With many being taken into bondage, what is the status of elven slaves, and their inevitable half-elven children?

Well done.
4/5 Go to Comment
Arjanelle
NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-11-16 06:16 AM
I have to say I am impressed. It sounds pretty good actually, and I can see some nobles seeking to lengthen their families lifespans, making them more politically potent. I would agree, this is a setting that should be posted. Go to Comment
Arjanelle
NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-11-16 03:58 AM
Well, in my campaign setting (I will post it one day if I happen to be not as lazy as usual...) the downfall is still in progress, and has been so for long. Some Elven nations stand proud and unbroken, as mighty Tallarn (though the culture has suffered somewhat because the Elves are not free to dedicate all their time to learning and art, having become more warlike) protected by the might of its warriors and ancient wardings, even poised to strike back at the assailants.
Some, as Arjanelles former home, have fallen centuries ago. Some are at peace with humans, as the Elves of Samea (the only truly liberal nation in my campaign), who live side by side... but Samea is beset by the very same forces that threaten Tallarn for example.
In the more savage parts, Elves shroud themselves in mystery, protected by superstition.
But on the borders of the human and dwarf empires, Elven nations crumble, most often city states unable to withstand the sheer numbers of enemies. They have but two choices - yield, and become a colony, or stand proud, and die free.

The society meets Elves with a mixture of respct and envy due to their eternal life, natural beaty and inherent magical might, but also feeling of superiority due to being a 'rising star' instead of a 'fading sun', as an Elf would say.
So, while in some byckwater an elf would be met with superstition, like ay stranger, but more so, in cosmopolitan cities they are just another sight - much like Rome, the empires engulf and assimilate. Should war break out with some elf nation, elven travellers will meet with a little more harassment from border guards and patrols, but little more.

As for the social standing of halfbreeds: some nobles have taken elven slaves as concubines to grant their offspring the longer life and magical talent elven blood brings. Whether this becomes a trend is left to be seen (children of a noble and a concubine are considered fully legitimate heirs). The social standing depends far more on lineage and wealth than your race. Elven slaves are considered just ordinary slaves (but yes, they fetch far higher prices and ae generally treated better due to being more valuable, yet theri cooperation with their owner is most often rather limited)

Any more questions? (still I think I should wrap up the setting and post it...) Go to Comment
Arjanelle
NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)
EchoMirage's comment on 2007-10-12 08:22 PM
Well, a part of her body may turn to raw creation - whether it would be to her adversary's benefit is the question. Go to Comment
Arjanelle
NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)
Cheka Man's comment on 2006-01-29 11:53 AM
An elf who thinks of all the other races as inferior. If an amulet gets damaged or plucked out in a fight, does a part of her body vanish? Go to Comment
Arjanelle
NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)
Pariah's comment on 2005-12-23 10:06 AM
Wow, epic and sad. A wonderful ragedy. Go to Comment
Arjanelle
NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)
valadaar's comment on 2007-10-13 06:40 PM
Awesome!

This is a neat take on the Elf.
Hmm, Elf freetext? Go to Comment
Avenel Iloven-Deone
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2008-05-06 09:55 PM
BUMP! I looooove how you touch on each of the twelve. Go to Comment
Avenel Iloven-Deone
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-10-27 08:45 PM
Enjoyable.
Sort of a female Frankenstein. Well, that's fine, and I like the part about the children- you described them all. Very good.

4/5. Go to Comment
Avenel Iloven-Deone
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-10-27 07:03 AM
It would have been simple to merely state that twelve children were sacrificed to create a Frankensteinian monster that looked like an elf and had higher motivations. The extra effort to create, and name the twelve is worthy of more than five flames, but as that is all that I can give, that is what I will give. Very well done!

5/5 Go to Comment
Avenel Iloven-Deone
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)
Acacia's comment on 2005-04-22 04:17 AM
Entertaining. Long, but kept me interested. Nice job.

4/5. Go to Comment
Avenel Iloven-Deone
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)
Murometz's comment on 2006-06-08 08:20 PM
Excellent! I agree with Scras, blurbs on each of the twelve is wonderful! I have a thing for this type of detail. Go to Comment
Anrathi
NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)
Strolen's comment on 2007-02-11 08:19 AM
This is a good one and an npc that can walk into and out of your games and/or your rumors. Go to Comment
Anrathi
NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)
MoonHunter's comment on 2004-09-18 07:24 AM
A story line that can be shoe horned into most campaign. It has catchy lyrics and a beat I can dance to, I rate it an 85. :) Go to Comment
Anrathi
NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-29 01:27 PM
a most excellent dichotomy between beauty and evil, between form and function, and why those legendary bards would want to make stones weep. Go to Comment
Anrathi
NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)
Dozus's comment on 2012-12-12 06:41 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Anrathi
NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)
Murometz's comment on 2012-12-12 04:40 PM
You had me at 'semi-sentient guitar' Go to Comment
Korrney
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2005-01-20 05:39 PM
Wow, I love the character. The classical villian, powerful, yet a coward. Likable, and quick to anger, selfish and greedy. the item is astounding, but shouldent he destroy it? You know, so no one can use it against him? Or, is it so that if he destroys it he will revert back to his weak state, and even be consumed by the clock?

Dragoon God Go to Comment
Korrney
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-09-08 04:50 PM
Yep.

4/5. Go to Comment
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