Highborn Elves

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.

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For millennia, Highborn Elves have used great fleets to exert control in lands around the world. From their homeland on Celeda Ablan to the farthest reaches of the Empire, the Arandai continue to influence world events on a grand scale.


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 Lecture on the Cosmos

Our world is a fragile thing, a perfect pearl in a pounding sea. It is a miracle that the elements necessary for its creation aligned, and in the calm between opposing tides, our island of existence formed.

The Coatl teach of the power of Cosmos, worshipping their prime qualities of order and structure above all others. Yet a world without change is a world frozen, doomed to an entropy which would eventually stifle life itself.

Worshippers of the Dark Gods take chaos and chance as their precepts, and claw at the foundations of the world. They are blind to their own failure to achieve perfect chaos, and the loathsome consequences of structure’s collapse – even our very consciousness relies upon some small piece of order to maintain.

Here, at the eye of the storm, we see what those ideologues fail to. All life exists in a balance, sheltered from the extremes of Chaos and Cosmos, yet made possible by a fusion of both.

In this institution, you will learn the ways of this balance. You will discover how to shape the equilibrium, the ease with which the hand of Cosmos grasps, or the world slides towards Chaos. Yet always you must ensure its return to harmony.

Before you, you will find the scales of balance, and the candle of duality. Take them with you, and take the rest of the day to wander. Seek out the divisions of our world: light and dark, land and sea, life and death, and observe the slender thread separating them. That is the subject of your future studies, and the source of our art.

Lecture given to new students at Canreig University by Master Dratume

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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.