Elves

Elves

There are an extremely small number of elves living in the Lastlands, numbering fewer than 7,500. They amount to less than 1% of the total population. Purely elven children are rare and treasured. Being that they are so few, elven craftsmen and artists are in high demand and their work is highly sought after. The elves of the Lastlands also tend to be very risk-adverse, since each elf who dies is a blow to their already small numbers.

In an effort to expand and preserve their culture, a “new” elven tradition has developed in the Lastlands: concubine. This, often male, elf will live with a well-to-do human family and teach them a little elven art and craft (or at least the rudiments, as mastery can take most of a human lifetime), as well as elven philosophy and magic. By an agreed-on deadline, the elven concubine is also expected to produce a half-elf child for the family. Over the last 200 years, this has resulted in many half-elven children being born to human families. This is a controversial practice that many older elves see as vulgar. Younger elves see the necessity, however, and the most recent generation sees the practice as simply normal.

Elves prefer to live in smaller settlements that are closer to nature rather than in the larger towns and cities. If there are any purely elven communities, they are kept secret from outsiders.

Elves

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