Elves

The elves of Eberron are a strange people. sometimes
seeming as alien to humans as do ores or goblins.
The elves who dwell among humans are approachable
and have world views that match those of their
neighbors. The elves of Aerenal and Valenar are
aloof, though, unwilling to concern themselves with
the affitirs of the races that they regard as petty and
short-sighted.

BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
Elves originally came from Xen’drik. They descended
from the eladrin of the feyspire city of Shae Tirias
Tolai. Millennia ago, the giants of Xen’drik sacked the
city and enslaved its cladrin inhabitants, The eladrin
tolled In slavery for years before eventually rebelling
and fleeing Xen’drik. Generations of isolation from
the Feywild fundamentally changed them, though.
The eladrin became what the inhabitants of Eberron
now call elves. The refugees colonized the small continent
of Aerenal. where most have remained. Some
departed Aerenal to settle on Khorvaire before the
rise of Galifar, and more elves came to Khorvaire as
mercenaries during the Last War under the leadership
of High King Vadallia. These elves now inhabit
Valenar.
With few exceptions, elves worship their ancestors
in the form of the Undying Court or the Spirits
of the Past.

ELVEN LANDS
Many of Khorvaire’s elves dwell in the nation of Valenar.
although the majority of elves in Eberron remain
in Aerenal. Although these elves are willing to trade
and interact with outsiders, neither community welcomes
visitors.
Elves represent a significant minority in many
nations. These elves often have more in common with
the races around them than with the elves of their
ancient homelands.

DRAGONMARKED HOUSES
For a time. Phiarlan was the only elven dragonmarked
house. but during the Last War, factions
within Phiarlan formed a house called Thuranni.
Today, Phiarlan and Thuranni are fierce competitors.
History tells of a thirteenth mark—the Mark of
Death—that once existed among elves. However, the
mark was supposedly exterminated long ago.

Elves

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