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Offline Torolf

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Races and Cultures
« on: May 04, 2008, 11:20:30 AM »
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Children of Tiamat
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 01:54:42 PM »
A.K.A. the Firstborn, the Twice-blessed, the Fair, the Vengeful, and

"Elves! Run for your lives!"

The elvenkind are generally considered special to Tiamat. The first of the children to inhabit the seas, they learned to build ships and to sail from Tiamat, and the sea creatures seem not to trouble them at all. It's thought that they also learned the secrets of life and death from her, but no one can ask them. In fact, no-one can find them. It's thought that there used to be a fourth island that was their home, but it disappeared soon after the Children of Marduk started harvesting forests to build ships. Ever since then, the only source of information about the elvenkind is the dead.

For the elves are the masters of necromancy and have not proven shy about using it against those who defile the forests.

It is assumed (with no elf to answer questions) that they have some sort of vendetta against Marduk's children, possibly related to the harvesting of trees. Before they disappeared, they considered Luna's children friends. It is not known what the elves think of Holdar's children.
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Children of Haldor
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 02:05:05 PM »
A.K.A the Second-born, the Stout, the Learned, the Stone-delvers, and

"The best brewers and weapon smiths you'll ever find! Even if they are strange little hermits."

Aside from trade, the dwarves don't get involved much in the affairs of the rest of the world. They dislike ships and build none of their own, and they desire little from land or sea except foodstuffs (who knew that dwarves crave seafood?) and crystals that they pay for with worked stone or metal.

It's not known exactly what the dwarves actually do below the earth, but most think that the majority of the workforce is busy down there, since only younger, unattached dwarves are seen 'topside.'

Despite their distaste for ships and sea-travel, dwarves do appear on all the islands, except, presumably the elven isle, if it still exists.

There are some subtle differences between the children of Haldor and your standard fantasy dwarves. First, they do not speak with a Scottish accent. Their speech tends to be clipped and precise. Second, they aren't concerned so much with the treasure of the earth (ore, gems, etc.) as they are the knowledge of the earth and knowledge in general. They have as much magic as any of the races, but tend to channel it all into the physical realm. They are unexcelled at physical crafts.

Like their namesake, they love unchanging things the best, and so tend to like Luna's children (who live mostly as they always have) best. They can be disconcerted by Marduk's children and their rapidly changing ambitions, but are currently on good terms (mostly due to trade). What they think of Tiamat's get, no dwarf has ever said.
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