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Fairy Wilderness, Toril (Myth Drannor, Immereska, Sword Coast)
approx. 420 years (up to 1020 years)
Elvish, common language
(Gold) blonde, copper or black
|Skin or fur color:|
rather light-skinned to bronze-colored
1.68 - 1.86m
58 - 82kg
often CG Chaotic Good
The Sun elves, also known as Gold Elves, sometimes called High Elves for their stereotypical drive for the elite, and Ar-Tel-Quessir in their own language, are a subspecies of the Eladrin whose history in Faerûn has been rather low since the recall. In the time of upheaval, however, they began to travel increasingly to the mainland again.
Appearance [edit | Edit source]
Sun elves (also called golden elves) have a bronze-colored complexion and golden-blonde, copper-colored, or black hair. Their eye color is usually green or gold. In the Sun elves seems to reflect the perfect image of the unearthly beauty, grace and presence of the elven people. They prefer clothes in cooler colors, especially blue and green, that are both gorgeous and modest at the same time. Their fabrics are often interwoven with gold or mithral and adorned with inconspicuous patterns that are initially invisible. Their jewelry is usually simple but very carefully made. Like all ElfenFaerûns, gold elves are on average no smaller than humans, but like their cousins they tend to reach this average size more often than more extreme ones. Sunsels are just as slim and rather petite, like moon elves.
Character [edit | Edit source]
The Sun elves, are considered the most civilized of all elven or eladrin species and make up the majority of the elven nobility. Most Sun elves have a noticeable aversion to all non-Elf peoples, who they perceive as backward and unfinished, in common. This is why they prefer closed enclaves like Immerdar to staying in human cities unless there is a compelling reason to do so. They are told to arrogance even more than other elves and in fact sun elves tend to see themselves as the "true" representatives of the elven people that all elves should lead. However, there is no ill intent behind this approach, but the belief that the older history and long experience of the gold elves best enable them to direct future destinies. Like all elves (except the drow), too, tend Sun elves to a chaotic good disposition, but unlike other elves, sun elves are often more focused on a task and prefer studies to the erratic nature and the exuberant joie de vivre of their cousins, they usually appear more serious. The Gold Elf people are known for their mastery of magical arts, both arcane and divine, and it is said that their magic surpasses that of any other race. Evidence of this power can be found in the powerful wards of old elven fortresses. Sun elves believe they are chosen by Corellon Larethian to preserve Elven values and their culture. They are also the most patient of the elves. Sun Elves strive for perfection and take all the time they need instead of finishing something. As a result, their skills are usually less diversified and more developed. They have no love for the fight, but they see it as a necessary evil and therefore most are very well trained in it. In their view, the inevitable evil of combat should be overcome quickly and efficiently so that one can turn to more beautiful and creative things. Sun elves are least inclined to wander around as unsteady hikers or adventurers, but prefer to settle at one point. Most of you have at least a little bit of magic, and the most common training is to be a magician or a fighter. Sun elves age even more slowly than their cousins and have a longer life expectancy. They are grown up at around 110 years of age and can be older than 1000 years.
Religion Edit source]
The people of Sun elves worships in large part the creator of the Elven people and leader of the Seldarine, Corellon Larethian. The reason is that they see themselves as the leaders and custodians of the Elven people. Much of the Elven Corellon clergy is made up of Sun elveswho dutifully and piously conduct their Masses. Such a fair seems boring to outsiders, so moon elves avoid the fairs of the Sun elves. Other Seldarine deities are also worshiped, but they do not attain the grade of Corellon Larethians. The Sun elves strongly deny the existence of Angharradh and consider it a misinterpretation of Sehanine Moonbow. According to their belief, Sehanine is the deity on Corellon Larethian's side and not Angharradhein's belief that led to the quarrel with the moon elves, as well as that Angharradh does not find its place in the form of an altar or statue in Corellon's grove, much to the displeasure of the moon elves. Sun elves are the most likely to join the Paladin order of Corellon Larethian because they see themselves as defenders of the people and tradition and take this task extremely seriously. In addition to Corellon Larethian, Labelas Enoreth is widely used among the Sun elves. While Corellon Larethian is seen as the leader, Labelas Enoreth is seen as an adviser and is made by the elders of the Sun elves revered, who assist the elven communities with their wisdom in questions, but also by magicians who strive to collect knowledge.
Magic [edit | Edit source]
Magic plays an important role in society Sun elves and mostly the magicians among them specialize in a school of magic that they try to perfect to perfection. Because of their outstanding devotion to arcane studies, a large part of the elven high mages consists of Sun elves. Wanted a Sun elf to create a magical object he will do it with the same ambition as anyone else Sun elf practices his craft with meticulous care. Magical objects from the hand of one Sun elves take a lot of time, but are usually powerful of their kind in return.
Behavior and society Edit source]
Elves are not in a hurry Sun elves in particular. Every action is planned and thought through in detail, they hate to act hastily. The people of Sun elves prefers to specialize in a subject area of diversity, which can lead to a Sun elf is an unequaled dancer, but is completely ignorant of the use of an instrument. The tendency to specialize and care has an effect on the quality of the works that they produce, they always have the quality of a masterful piece, even if the production can take many years. For a sun elf, the rapid completion of a project that is imperfect means nothing less than deviating from the elven ideals.
The people of Sun elves has a complex social structure that is difficult or impossible to see through for non-elves. The reason for this is that gold elves display a mainly cool and unemotional behavior in the presence of non-sun elves, which does not provide any insight into the inner being of the Sun elves allowed. Sun elves are the most civilized of all elven races and have little interest in leaving their retreats like Immerdar or Immereska for adventure. Ambitions to leave one's own realm were mostly concerns of any kind that affect the elves, the realm or the community and make it necessary to leave one's home.
Behavior towards elves Edit source]
Sun elves saw themselves as the "true" elves, even if this belief was never expressed in the presence of other elven races. In their opinion, they were chosen by Corellon Larethian himself to lead and protect the elven people. In the past, this belief led to the elven people being ruled exclusively by sun elves. The kingdom of Aryvandaar even fell into a fanatical mania to rule over all elven kingdoms, which ultimately provoked the first crown war. This fanaticism was an exception that can only be found in a few individuals today.
Sun elves meticulously ensure that traditions among the elven people are observed. This often leads them to try to dissuade moon elves from their way of life, which they consider un-fish and wrong, even if they will never use the term "un-fish". ElvenBows.jpg
See in the people of the wood elves Sun elves the souls of their ancestors and relationships between these two elven races are good, if rare, due to the fact that wood elves live in their forests and sun elves in their cities. Wild elves are that Sun elves but no more than a big riddle and they hope to be able to integrate this primitive elven race into elven society and make it more civilized.
Water elves are loved by the Sun elves regarded as "equal", they see in them the underwater, what they are themselves on land, guardians of the elven people and their traditions, but contact, like that with the wood elves, is rare.
Behavior towards other sun elves Edit source]
Their behavior towards one another could not differ from that towards the other elves. As cool and emotionless as they appear to other elves, they are as soulful and lively with one another, even if their exuberance does not reach the level of the moon elves. Lay one below the other Sun elves great emphasis on magic and their pedigree. Both are the pillars, the status and prestige among the Sun elves determine. These two criteria play a role among the moon elves, but not to the same extent as among the people of the Sun elves.
Behavior towards other races Edit source]
Sun elves look with condescension on many other races like that of humans or dwarfs. You no longer see the people of the people as primitive and crude barbarians who, by elven standards, only recently lived in small, insignificant settlements and rose from them and spread over Faerûn like a plague. Like other races of elves, they too were Sun elves at the time when humans rose to an established race in the fight against it, for they were demanding land and clearing forests. They withdrew after the fall of Cormanthor (the Sun elves give the people the blame for the fall of the empire) back to their strongholds of Immerdar and Immereska, far away from human settlements. Her experience with humans gave rise to the prejudice that humans are consistently a barbaric race. This prejudice is rooted in the fact that the Sun elves do not understand that a people can achieve such diversity. While every elven sub-race is the same in many ways, the people of the people cannot be classified in such a broad category. The building architecture of the people, which is fundamentally different from that of the people, they describe as backward and primitive. While elves shape their buildings from the elements themselves and adapt to the environment, they change the landscape according to their needs, cut wood and stone; and use them to form unsightly, rough buildings.
They don't see much more in the dwarfs than in people, although they are skilful craftsmen, but they too chop wood and stone roughly. Many differences in social interaction also led to a poorer relationship between the two races and both races see their craftsmanship as the sole perfection.
Like all other races of elves, they abhor the drow and orcs, and they show no mercy. Their rooted attitude towards the drow prevents the good dark elves of the Eilistraee from ever being allowed to enter Immerdar, but it was also during the Crown Wars fear of influence that prevented the dark elves of the Eilistraee from being allowed to move to the Emerald Isle. Nowadays, however, it is "just" their merciless rejection of a dark elf for evermore, whatever their sentiments. The reasons are obvious and range from possible betrayal to a symbolic quality that is the heart of one Sun elves terrified, the idea that the N'Tel'Quess, and even more terrifyingly a drow, live next to them on the sacred island.
History [edit | Edit source]
The Sun elves came to Faerûn at the same time as the Moon and Dark Elves, and even if they were the least numerous, they were the quickest to establish great empires, such as Aryvandaar and Orthreier]]. Under the rule of the House of Vyshaan, Aryvandaar became the most powerful empire of its time. The Vyshaanti were obsessed with the expansion of their empire and expanded very aggressively. Their approach is considered to be the main reason for the outbreak of the Crown Wars and when the House of Vyshaan was wiped out after the 5th Crown War, they thought about it Sun elves to a less aggressive lifestyle that has barely changed to this day. The next great nation that Sun elves Cormanthyr was created in -3983 TZ and this time they chose the path of patience, knowledge and subtle magic instead of military might and with war mages. This ensured that this realm lasted longer and was much friendlier. The Elven Cormanthyrs created many great miracles. For thousands of years the empire existed as the most powerful in the entire north of Faerun and was only briefly surpassed by Nesseril at the height of his power. From their capital, Myth Drannor, in the depths of the forest, the Coronals of the Elven Nation oversaw the rise of young human realms like Cormyr and Sembia, which formed long after the fall of Nesseril. The erection of the Standing Stone in the valleys in 0 TZ signaled the fading of elven power on Faerûn. Even if Cormanthyr experienced the height of its heyday in the years of peaceful coexistence between elves and humans, its days were numbered and in 714 TC it fell for good, when the majority of portals weakened its defenses and made the invasion of monsters possible. Most Sun elves previously lived on the distant island of Immerdar, which was settled by elves from Aryvandaar in -9800 TZ and which was spared the worst devastation of the Crown Wars and the rise of younger human kingdoms. For thousands of years, Immerdar has been the safest refuge for all elves and hidden from threats. From here came the call and the 1344 TZ Sun elves most followed him and withdrew from the world. Because the withdrawal ended and so did the Sun elves When returning to Faerûn, they were the least likely to deal with of all the elves, as they mostly preferred to stay forever, although recent events have shown that the island is not safe enough. The only large sun elf settlement today is in Immereska, on the borders of the Anauroch. Eventually, however, the retreat came to an end, partly due to the steady drow attacks on Immerdar and other dire omens. After these events, many of the refugees began Eladrin with coming back to the mainland, the number of which increased steadily in the era of upheaval. After the devastating events of the magic plague, the fairy wilderness Toril came closer again and behaved as a parallel plane and the boundaries between the two planes became more porous. As a result, the Eladrin race regained the ability to walk with fairies.
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