Songs by the Hearth
|Major Faith:||The Seldarine|
Most people don’t understand the eladrin. There are few of them, and their cities are unlike anything else on Illia. Their government is a strange type of magocracy where magic users retain political power, but is so bureaucratic that any attempt at learning the inner workings are nearly impossible.
The eladrin themselves are best described as aloof. Being immortal, most outsiders get frustrated with their lax, almost lazy, nature, and whimsical attitude to what would otherwise be serious matters. Most accept this and have little to do with the fae race. It doesn’t help that eladrin cities are often built in places not all that hospitable by mortals: isolated mountain vales, lush jungle islands, storm-wracked coasts, and the deepest reaches of ancient forests. There are rumors that some eladrin cities are located on the boundary of the spirit world, and phase between the two.
Eladrin live gracefully, and in concert with the touch of arcane magic in their blood. Their practices of all sorts are influenced by this affinity for magic, from dance and song to swordplay and art. The cities of the eladrin are stunning locations of beauty, formed and shaped by the blending of magic with graceful and elegant designs.
Eladrin clothing is often simple and functional, but does not lack beauty and grace any more than other clothing, with complex and beautiful patterns woven into the cloth. The clothing, while otherwise non-fanciful, is often made of superior materials to those used in other clothes. Most eladrin prefer clothing of natural colors such as green, but others wear garments of garish hues, particularly during holy days or festivals.
Aside from Eladrin, Oriath is home to a number of other fey races, most notably the gnomes. Gnomes are a people that aren’t well-liked in much of the world, but are common in eladrin communities. It is unknown if any pure gnomish settlements exist, but if they did, it would almost certainly be in a hidden and secluded portion of some lost forests in the middle of hte mountains.
Astrazalian, Cendriane, Shinaelestra, Senaliesse
Major Geographic Features and Places of Interest:
Amalon, Twilithe Mountains, Fenreach Swamp, Red Lake, Brackenwood, Ithilmas, Lunos, the Night Sea, Shipbreaker Straight