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
A Land of Enlightenment and Glory
Land of Enlightenment and Glory,
Mother of the Refined,
How shall we extol thee, who are born of brine?
I heard my country calling, away across the sea,
Across the waste of waters,
she calls and calls to me.
Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set;
Gods, who made thee mighty,
make thee mightier yet!
Sea by sea, her shining bounds increase the nation,
And her ways are ways of progress,
her goals sophistication.
When Arandach first, at immortal command,
Arose from out the azure main;
This was the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain:
"Rule, Arandach! Celeda Ablan rules the sea:
"The Arandai simply are the best
no one else is beautiful as thee."
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.