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This is a city on the border of the two Eleventi States, that of the Northern Ice Elves and the Southern Forest Elves. Though on the Southern side of the border, it borrows heavily from the Northern styles.

This is a city on the border of the two Eleventi States, that of the Northern Ice Elves and the Southern Forest Elves. Though on the Southern side of the border, it borrows heavily from the Northern styles.

It is a mountain city. The Valley that defines the city is quite deep, the river has cut quite a channel here. It is also quite narrow. Here the Forest Elves have crafted hometrees out of the giant Pines and Redwoods from the southern faces of the range. The tall narrow trees are so close to the valley rim that there are dozens of bridges that link the valley rims to the trees. One can walk along the tops (or near the tops) of these trees on bridges and walkways that form a latlatticetween the two valley rims.  The cairn barrier runs just along the rim of the valley, so one can occasionally see snow and such floating on it.

Since these trees are more narrow than broad, unlike most HomeTrees, there are more bridges, lines, and catwalks, than normally seen in an Eleventi city. It is practically a web of connections, almost like it was a city of spider elves. 

Even given the magical CityCairns that provide protection from the greater cold and snow in the valley, it is still much colder than most Forest Elves can deal with. They have adapted from the Ice Elves and their Human Neighbors to the west. There are small A-frame lodges on the valley floor nestled between the trees and the embedded agriculture. There are Ice Elf lodge huts built into the branches of the HomeTrees. These intricately carved and decorated long lodges are of the Nordic cut. It appears odd that Lodge Huts are suspended in mid air on branches, but Forest Elves find it odd when they are not living in the trees. There are dozens of HearthStones out in the open, acting as "rest areas" along the paths.

There is a mix of white haired Ice Elves and blond Forest Elves here. The local population has a small mixed population, with pale blond Elves with vibrant purple eyes. These hybrids are only found here.

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Voted KendraHeart
December 9, 2005, 13:32
Not as awsome as your other Elven Cities. However it has its own moments.
Voted Scrasamax
October 12, 2008, 1:16
The name of the place is almost as long as the submission LoL. I'm here all week folks, I just fly into town and boy are my arms tired!

Okay, now that that is out of my system, I rather like Pinesdeep... it draws the elements of the city cairns, the hearth stones, and the home trees together to give an example of a slightly non-standard elf community.

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The Door

A nifty little encounter appropriate for any powerful sorcerer/magically adept monsters lair.

When the party have penetrated to an appropriatly impressive level/room they encounter The Door, this door is a vessel through which the Sorcerer/Monster can safely work against any intruders, the door is heavy duty iron bound studded oak wrought with craft skill and magic, set in the middle is a crystal orb, once the party get within a preset distance the orb flickers briefly as the door warns its "master" of the intruders, the master can then effectivly possess the door itself, this means that all movement the door is capable of (i.e. opening and closing) come under the control of the master, the master can also cast spells from the door as if he were there himself, all the while any damage that is inflicted in return merely damages the door, this will in effect ruin any of the parties chances of surprise, allow the master to assess the parties abilities while remaining safe and sound and finally will probably cause the party to waste some of their juicier items/spells on a chunk of wood and iron, and if the master happens to have a deadly spell or three it could also reduce the size of the party,

Of course if you wanted to be really nasty you could have the door open to admit one person and then slam shut on the second person (squish) whilst blasting away with every spell in the mastrs repetoir

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