Sunday, July 12, 2015

Gray Elves of Eska (Mith'edhel)

Gray Elf

The gray elf, or mith’edhel, were the ruling class before the wars threw Eska into chaos.  Their arrogance is what others notice first about them.  They have pale skin and fair hair, and are taller than other elves.  Most gray elves have amber eyes, but violet eyes are rare but not unknown.  The prefer to wear gray, white, silver and gold. Facial tattoos are a recent trend that started with the war.  Wings and aerial motifs are common decorations.


Gray elves prefer not to get their hands dirty, both literally and figuratively.  They are the elite.  The rulers.  The leaders.  They guard their wizardly powers jealousy.  Only a handful of gray elf trained non-elf wizards wander Eska.  


The gray elves are served by goblins, who perform all the day to day mundane tasks. Their goblin entourages follow them closely, but not too close, ready to fulfil the mith’edhel’s every wish.


During the wars, they used their arcane magic to create soldiers to fight the drow armies.  They transformed their goblin servants into mighty hobgoblin legions and armed them with shocklances, and created the obsidian giants.


In the aftermath of the wars, they have retreated to their most secluded domed mountain cities, hidden on mountaintops and secluded valleys in the Earka’orod, the mountains that run down the center of Eska.




They don’t use the ma'tok, or shocklances, themselves.  They consider them “brutal tools for brutal fools”.  Ezuchiro (charge blades) are their weapon of choice, and jealously guarded.  Any n'taurn seen with one will be shunned at best, but most likely hunted, captured and killed.


Gray elves are the most haughty and aloof race on Eska.  They think almost nothing of other races, even other elven races. Most other races they call “n'taurn”, low. The dwarves they hold in lower regard, calling them "talant", the fallen.  Huan'apan and saurians are nothing more than beasts.

The grey elves worship Corellon Larethian.



Ability Score Increase.

Your Intelligence score increases by 1.


Elf Weapon Training.

You have proficiency with the longsword, shortsword, shortbow, and longbow.


Cantrip.

You know one cantrip of your choice from the wizard spell list. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for it.


Speak with Small Avians.


Through sounds and gestures, you can communicate simple ideas with Small or smaller avian beasts, be they reptile, insect or mammal.  Gray elves love flying creatures and often keep them as pets.

Ezuchiro (charge blades)



25 gp 1d6 piercing 1 lb. Finesse, light


Charge blades are the size of a short sword and consist of a metal hilt which produces a blade of hard light and can come in a variety of colors including blue, orange, gray, green, red, purple, pink and yellow.

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