Ashen Elves (Firmament)

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Ours is the flame that will light the darkness and pave a way for a bright future. For as long as the Fyasan stand, the lands of the south will have no need to fear.
โ€” Kassina Tefrignatus, Fire-Duchess of Eryliana

The Ashen Elves (Elven: Fyasan) are one the cultures of Elves of Telamon. They rule over the kingdom of Eryliana in the eastern continent of Gromkazul, serving as the guardians of the border between that land and their ancestral home of Dryadala against the hostiles who live up north.

Biology[edit | edit source]

Ashen Elves share the same characteristics of their brethren, for they all belong to the same species; they are tall, slender humanoids, elegant in both appearance and movement and possessing of an almost supernatural grace. Compared to others Elves, the Fyasan have tanned skin, silvery white hair - from which they are named after - and are the most physically fit.

History[edit | edit source]

See Elven History

The Ashen Elves are the descendants of the Elves who remained in Dryadala after the exodus of the High Elves who migrated north following the end of the Great Eondrassana War. Originally a force dedicated to protecting the World Tree Eondrassla from further assaults, it eventually became a nation of its own right over the course of many generations, serving as a bulwark against the likes of Druacatakh, Tuscland and the Giantsteppe when they attempted to reach Dryadala by land.

Society[edit | edit source]

Culture[edit | edit source]

The Fyasan are a highly cultured people, known for their optimistic view of nature and their music, with their famed dancers are popular as a form of entertainment. They are often described as hot-blooded and easily bored, being equally able to be fierce warriors and sultry seducers. They are a warm and welcoming people, more so than other Elves, which leads them to be seen both as good neighbours and as somewhat naive by their brethren. Unsurprisingly, Ashen Elves are well known for their pyromancers, with the art being widespread across their lands.

Religion[edit | edit source]

The Ashen Elves worship the more positive side of the Elven Pantheon, having forsaken its darker deities for seeing them as too abhorrent.

Relations with other races[edit | edit source]

Because they are far more welcoming to outsiders than their Wood Elf neighbours, the Fyasan are seen in a much better light across the Lechnerlands. The Men of Ritterland collaborate with the Ashen Elves often, leading to a strong partnership which in turn leads to occasional mingling between the two races. The Dwarves respect the Fyasan more than any other Elf for their martial prowess, while the Greenskins of the north despise them for repeatedly thwarting their attempts to venture south.

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