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Post by MousenHeath on Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:04 am

Elves are a Clan based species, they live in social groups with a complex ranking system.
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Social Hierarchy-

The Social Heirachy of The Southern Rhou Clan, has a complex social heirachy like many of the smaller Clans that inhabit the Isle of Rhou. Elves are of course, glitched. So their social habits and hierarchy differ greatly to that of the fey.

Males are ranked above females; if only for usual fighting ability however it was not unuasual in elf society for an female to rank way above males. Everything is trained to battle; save for the healer and Mystic the healer is chosen by the last one, long before they reitire, they are then trained up as a healer, learning little else except basic fighting manoeuvres. The Mystic is chosen by the old one, shortly before death. They are given the knowledge of the Mystic by the seven Elven Elders, upon being chosen, they are kept away from all fighting and live an almost completely separate life from the warriors and hunters. All elves learn archery at a young age, bow and arrows being their main weapon. Higher class arrowsmen (or women) are given Elvenshots, Elvenshots are slivers of black stone, very hard and extremly deadly. They can be one of the deadliest thing on Nyx.


Leader- They are in charge of everything and their word, is usually, lore.

Secondary- Takes over if the Leader is injured.


The Mystic- The Spiritual Guide of Elves, blessed by the Elven Elders, they carry much knowlage and rank third highest in
the clan, though it often seems higher, Mystics are often with drawn from society and they are heavily guarded. They have no knowledge of fighting, and are often very spiritual, meditiating many hours a day. It is considered a crime to distrurb one while meditating.

The Healers- The Healer is very important and as such has a high rank. There is two healers in a Clan they will never take a life mate and pass their knowledge down to a their apprentices.

The Other Warriors- Trained for Fighting and keeping peace within the clan.

The hunters- Often female this group of Elves provides food for the clan.

The Blacksmith: The only one who knows the skill of 'bending metal' they will work in a forge separate from the main camp. They provide all weapons for the warriors; aside from Elvenshots and bows and arrows that is.

Married Queens. The female elves that have given up fighting to start a family with their mate.

The Guards- Their job is to guard the married queens, make sure everything okay, since they are the most vunerable group of the clan.

The Hunter's Apprentices- They provide food for the Clan and their training is more rigourus and Harsh than that of the warriors. They rank above all the other aprentices.

The Leaders Apprentice.- Often a son or daughter of the leader.

Scouts- Often ex-aprentices that for some reason couldn't continue their study, but still showed potential and honor, scouts look over the area and look for signs of anything strange.

The Healer's apprentices; They will always rank above most of the warrior aprentices, since there is only ever two and they're training is much harder to remember.

The Other warrior's Apprentice.- Including the Secondary's apprentice.

The Black Smiths Apprentice: Often being the Blacksmith's son. They train away from the other apprentices.

The Cooking Maids,Female elves that have failed their warrior testing or have been disowned for other reasons. They keep the fire going all day and night often going days without sleep.

Gatherers: Male elves that have failed their warrior testing or have been disowned for other reasons. They collect fire wood and other things the camp need. They're often used as general dogs bodies and always get the worst jobs around camp.


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Camps

Post by MousenHeath on Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:42 pm

The places in which Elves live are called camps. They have a central fire which everything is built around. They have several 'harns*' built around the fire. Each elven family or group having their own: Each family will have their own until the children of that family are old enough to be apprenticed. Unmated elves will often share with other unmated elves of the same rank and gender. Apprentices of the same gender share in a large harn; second only to the Leaders as their is often alot of them. Harn size goes down by rank. The lowest ranking having the smallest harns. However disowned elves like cooking maids and gatherers are not entitled to a den; they will sleep on the forest floor.

Camps are often situated in natural clearings the Elven liking to keep nature as alive as possible. The fires of camps are always kept burning even in the summer months.

*Harns are small mud shelters with no windows and a whole for a door; they are round in shape and are only used for sleeping. The bottom of a harn is usually lined with moss and straw, though feathers and leaves are sometimes used. Often Harns are decorated; the most lavish being the leaders of course.
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The Perception of Elves in Nyxian Society.

Post by MousenHeath on Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:56 pm

The Southern Rhou Clan are a bit of a laughing stock with the farmers, the one's who live in the settlements especially. Their war orientated culture often seeming paranoid in the relaxed nature of Nyx. Many find it amusing them training for a war that is seemingly 'over' and since many of the other clans are both weak and wide spread across the Isle of Rhou many Nyxians don't understand the 'point' in their constant training.

Elves are often taken too laxly; to the point of underestimation. The Elves tenancy to call 'wolf' at the smallest thing hasn't helped relationships with the down to earth farmers of the main part of Nyx.
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Weapons

Post by MousenHeath on Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:15 pm

The favoured weapons of the Elven are of course bows and arrows, they are nearly always flint tipped; it being both cheaper and more effective than metal tipped arrows. Some elves may carry swords; made by the clan Blacksmith, these will often be silver daggers, or some-other shortsword. The feathers on the tail of the arrows are often customized; each varying to the warrior or hunter that made them.

Some elves have learnt to control Evlen shots. Elvenshots despite their name are actually made by the fey; they are small triangular slivers of black stone. Small and deathly accurate. Elvenshots are known to almost never miss, they will burrow deep, hitting the opponent's heart easily. Elvenshots will only work when fired by the most skilled of archers. Elvenshots are rare and only found in the places The Fey have been. As such Elves tend to hoard these black arrowheads saving them for the highest ranking warriors. Strangely Elvenshots will only work when the body of the arrow is Elder wood.
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