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

An Overview of the Elven Military of the Pearl Throne

As a lifelong merchant, I have known the fleets of all nations, at sea and port. Believe me: there are none more functional than the Royal Navy of the White Queen. It’s not just the vessels, nor their sailing capacity. It’s the perfect coordination, among their many ports and regiments of naval infantry, the Sea Guard, whose training would put Sonnstahl’s Imperial Guard to shame. It’s the feared espionage and oversight of the Grey Watchers, regarded as the eyes and ears of the Queen herself, known from Tsuandan to the Virentian colonies. For very special missions commissioned directly by the Pearl Throne, small Queen’s Guard detachments lead the naval troops against the worst enemies of the crown. Such a vision of martial prowess is both terrifying and fascinating, even for a career man like me.

From the diary of Cesare Federici, Arcalean Merchant

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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.