The Post-War Mydlands
Clan Name: Lysnalathon
This is a clan of roughly 8,000 elves. Members are closely monitored in this tight knit family. About 200 are off on adventures at any given time. It is a clan known to be uncommonly high in knowledge and adventure when compared to other elf tribes. Their desire is to protect their lands and families, and to collect magic.
High level wizards occasionally visit the libraries of this clan, in exchange for magical items, or deeds. Younger wizards are permitted into parts of the library , but the “vaults” of the library are carefully guarded magically and physically from any without the kings permission.
Commerce is generally lacking in this town partly due to the lack of invitaion or interest. The chapel of trees is legendary in beauty, but few have seen it.
Housing is really spread out with most of the wealthier elves living in the trees themselves. They are able to sing magic that encourages the trees to allow their houses to be built there. Younger and less experienced elves live in small houses scattered on the forest floor. The living quarters are always quite small as these elves spend most of their time outdoors. Most legal affairs are taken care of outdoors. There are some buildings for security and special needs.
The kingom is built more rural in style to allow for much nature life. Animals inside the kingdom are treated respectfully and nurtured. Foreign beasts that may cause danger to current inhabitants are capture and tried in the kings court. Several animal tribes, such as deer and ravens, are monitored.
Life in Lysnalathon is fast paced, but decisions are are not. To humans, talk seems abnormally fast and everyone seems to be running all the time. Meal time seems prolonged from talking. Indeed while a meal lasts for an hour or more, eating can be only for about 10 minutes of the time. Hierarchy is readily apparent while family is loyal to even the most despised member.
There is a long history of hatred for the undead in this town. They are hunted and burned immediately when discovered. There is a unofficial rank in the Northern Rabbits bar as to who has killed the most dangerous undead creature, and who has killed the most amount of undead creatures. Lycantropes are dispised but tolerated. Flying animals (ie. pegasus and eagles) are highly esteemed here.
Symbol: Prograntoran, a great Birch tree in his homeland
Prograntoran is an ancient tree estimated to be 70,000 years old. It has seven elf maidons that care for it’s needs and sing to it. It has four offspring; three of which are clumped close to it, and one that is in the far end of it’s courtyard. The courtyard is guarded by a barrier of thorns and trees that surround Prograntoran. Royal guards are always nearby to ensure the defenses remain strong. Birds, insects and animals roam freely within the couryard of peace.
Legends tell that the city began when Lysnalathon was on a quest in which his entire battalien was destroyed. He ran and escaped only to by hiding in Prograntoran’s branches. Progranteron hid him from the world and taught him. He grew powerful and started a wizard guild that brough followers that grew to a town, to a kingdom. Legend says that eating the fruit makes you wiser.
Few are permited to enter the courtyard of peace and sit under Prograntoran. The fruit is a coveted treasure even fewer enjoy.