Alfar (Elves) – They are youthful in appearance, they are a harmonious duality of the sun and moon, the symbols of which are adorned on their foreheads to coincide with their perspective duality.
Max Age: 250 Years
- Ljosalfar(Juiceowlvar) (Light Elf)
- Dokkalfar(Dookalvar)(Dark Elf)
Must have their birthmark on their forehead. Shimmery complexion. Alfar who have undergone the Ruck training are very pale with dark coloring around the eyes, lips and cheeks.
Ljosalfar: Mark of a sun on their forehead
Dokkalfar: Mark of a crescent moon on their foreheadClick here to Read More
The Alfar have lived in the Beðr Mountains for several thousand years without outside interaction. Their history states they pulled away from the world about the time of the great war of men. Over the last 1000 years under new leadership and a drive to re-emerge out from their solitude they have set forth, making alliances and searching for lost and ancient lore. Because they are such a long-lived race, tradition and ceremony are of utmost importance to them. The many years of seclusion from the outside world have amplified this mentality.
As a whole, the Alfar race believe in segregation based on calling, valuing order and efficiency. Once they set themselves to a task or study they pursue it with unwavering determination. Change does not come easily to this race and it is rare for them to deviate from a path. This has made it hard for Alfar raised in Alfeihmr to adapt to life outside the city. However, those who decide to leave at a younger age have found ways to adapt and are usually drawn to cities and regions that are upwardly mobile with plenty of opportunities to learn and train.
Every Alfar child is conscripted at the age of five into their respective order (Delphic or Ruck) and trained till they are of the age of union. The age of union is when Alfar reach maturity and are allowed to leave the kingdom of Alfheimr or to fully dedicate themselves to their respective order. This order is usually determined by the birthmark on their foreheads as moon marked or sun marked children are genetically pre disposed to one of the two schools. However, on some occasions a young Alfar’s parents may choose a path contrary to their mark. In those cases, the young Alfar must go through a series of tests to prove their proficiency and commitment before beginning formal training.
Until they begin their training in their order the only physical difference between young Alfar is the birthmark on their forehead. However, due to the conditions of the Ruck order’s training, a mature Alfar’s appearance becomes greatly altered after completing this path. Alfar take great pride in their individual calling and despite their differences in appearance, respect each other for the crucial part they play in serving the great tree.
Skilled in the gifts of magic and knowledge, these alfar have devoted their lives to the study and interpretation of the Great Irmanesh Tree by listening to the musical vibrations it emits and dutifully writing them down for future study. Years of devotion to this cause has allowed them to amass one of the greatest libraries of information.
Because they grow so used to attuning themselves to the tree, Alfar of the Delphic order have a love of music and art as well as a reverence for beauty. They may come across as proud and aloof due to the fact that they often get lost in thought or mesmerized by a tune or vibration that strikes their fancy. Most prefer to be in the open air and avoid confined spaces.
These skilled fighters comprise the bulk of Alfheim’s military forces. Alfar of the Ruck Order are proficient in combat and stealth skills and show the same devotion to protecting the Great Irmanesh Tree as Delphic order value the study of it.
Due to the intensity of their military training and the harsh, frigid climate of the Circlet of Ice, most Alfar of the Ruck Order are gaunt in appearance and pale. They prefer silence and order and are seen as stoic, rarely showing emotion yet possessing a dry sense of humour and sharp whit. Even after their formal training is over they spend hours each day honing their skills or meditating so that they may better serve in the defense of the great tree. In battle or politics, the Ruck Order can be relied upon to be decisive and impartial decision makers.