Lords of the White Isles
To sail the oceans of the world is to risk encounter with the self-appointed masters of the seas. With mighty fleets protecting their island home, the Arandai Empire rises and falls with the tides of time, but its reach is always felt across the continents. By the gleam of silvered armour, or by ordered cries from grand warships, you may know of the approach of the Highborn Elves.
Though the Highborn have retreated from many of their former conquests, they continue to hold outposts on islands and coastlines across the globe. Marshalled by the government of the Pearl Queen, Arandai galleons dominate the seas and control much of the global seatrade. Well-equipped garrisons display the deadly grace of the elves, honed over centuries of training and coupled with powerful magic. Highborn towers are circled by wondrous beings of legend, while inside, great minds apply themselves to dreams of splendour and glory.
The forces of the Highborn Elves army can be played based on mighty winged dragons, elite infantry, a defensive army where forces are split between shooting at range and selective combats, or as an aggressive army trying to overwhelm the opponent with many fast and hard-hitting threats. Highborn Elves are well armed and armoured but have little toughness behind their plate and mail.
Lore of Highborn Elves
Where do dragons live? Where do they come from? Are they sentient? Few are those who have ever found the nest of a dragon. Fewer still survive the experience. For many an age, the value of a dragon’s egg has driven expeditions to take dire risks. As a result, dragons seem to make their homes in the most inaccessible of locations - rocky crags, distant mountains, remote islands, some even in the Wasteland and other areas of high magic or where the veil is thinnest.
No one living knows where dragons come from - so long as other races have recorded their history, there have been depictions of drakes. The oldest paintings in caves and Saurian artefacts show them, sometimes in combat, other times displayed like gods.
As for sentience, I spoke with a dragon once. The briefest of encounters, while travelling a remote mountain pass. I sought some obscure wisdom, the sort youth believes can only be found in remote places. The wisdom I found was not what I expected, but I have treasured it since. The rumble of words like thunder, from a throat never built to form our speech, yet unwilling to be prevented by mere biology. The conversation I keep to myself and treasure, but I will name it the most terrifying, exhilarating and humbling experience of my long years. Sentient does not begin to cover the intellect I witnessed that day.
You will find here the lore that has currently been released. More lore will be released in the future, and will subsequently be added to this section.