Dread Elves

Legions of Fear

On every coast, in every port, the sighting of black sails is met with instant horror. Theirs is a name well earned from centuries of reaving and slaving, sparing none who fall beneath their whips. Feel the chains of fear upon your heart, with the approach of the Dread Elves.

The Republic of Dathen in Silexia represents the largest dominion of Dread Elves, a hotbed of politics and intrigue centred upon the Obsidian Thrones within the Tower of Gar Daecos. Religion too shapes this society, and the most powerful cults dominate both civilian and military life. Perhaps the greatest weapon of fear in the arsenal of the Dread Elves is the Menagerie: a collection of monstrous creatures which the Daeb bend to their will.

Playstyle

The Dread Elves often use a mixed arms approach. That means a mixture of short and long range shooting with different combat elements and magic support. They can also focus on a main infantry unit, supporting it with several smaller units to make sure it gets the combat it wants. A completely different approach is to play a mixture of minimum sized units of elite infantry, or monsters, or hard hitting cavalry and chariots. A lot of mobile shooting can also be used to "dance" around the Opponent while Shooting their units.

Lore of Dread Elves

Elven Biology

Q: Elves and humans look similar from the outside, but what makes them biologically different? Internally speaking, do they have different organs? Are there "half-elves" (i.e. can humans and elves mate to produce an offspring)?

A: It is a well-known truth that elves, with slim and lithe bodies, fine features and delicate skin, have always held a fascination for humans. We see in them many of the qualities we aspire to: grace and wisdom, beauty and culture. Yet for all these parallels, it is often overlooked that elves are as different to us humans as dwarves, orcs, ogres or even saurians. Elven fragility, their adeptness with magics unfathomable to humans, and their incredible longevity – these are all indications that there is as much separating us as there is uniting. Most marked of all though is their worldview and intellect. I have engaged with their scholars, and while a trade of information was beneficial, their philosophies were utterly alien. How can one hope to comprehend the thinking of a being which can expect to live for centuries, and for whom the lives of their brethren represent a millennium of potential? As for the tawdry physical aspects – physical relationships are not unheard of between elves and humans. Each no doubt makes gains from the pairing, but offspring is not one of them. The species of this world are much too different to breed – like a horse and a cow, we may all walk on the same number of legs, and have roughly equivalent vital organs, but cannot mate. It is a blessing in truth – those liaisons are complex enough without the addition of half-elves!

Sigmund Selig - Ninth Scroll, Issue 19

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