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Race: Snow Elf
Class: Light Elf
Other names: Snow elf, North Elf, White Elf, Cold Elf, Snöälvor, Schneelf, Snelver, Snjoral
Allegiance: Independent tribes, Empire of Whide Axis
Northern Snow elf DescriptionEdit
The Snow Elves are a race of Rossnes light elves who lived in Hieyoks. Light to greyish brown skin, white to light hair color. Tallest of the elves at about an average of 180 cm, and one of the largest.
Northern Snow elf HistoryEdit
The origin of elves seem to be in Polforia in the north of Aels: but during the prehistoric age, the six original elf races began to migrate, the purple Wollumis, the black Neroz, the blue Zuleis, the green Verdennos Elfs, the white Anqueael Elfs and the pink Rossnes.
The Snow elves, one of the several branches of the Rossnes Family, originate from these prehistoric migrations , and later, successive arrivals of new population.
The demographic substrate of the Snow Elves were a branch of the Rossnes elves migrating from Polforia (northern Aels) to Ushaenor across Hieyoks, settling in this continent despite the hard climatic conditions of Northern Hieyoks, being hypothesized that there they mixed with dark elves -Neroz, in their own migration to the south, and Zuleis, remnants as well of their migration to Ushaenor.-
These first Snow elves, with a darker skin tone that other rossnes, lived mostly in the shores, dedicated to hunting, fishing and collecting sea products for most of their history. The snow elves having a low material cultural development, having a nomadic lifestyle.
Much later, with the arrivals of new elven migrants from Aels (Sylvan elfs), or the contact with the Ice elves, or even non-elven peoples, as dwarves (dwarf). The Snow elves learned about the domestication of animals, which meant an important change of their diet and lifestyle, as many abandoned more traditional survival means, adopting a semi-nomadic, pastoral lifestyle.
The Snow elves, being few in number, were enslaved and became vassals of the Ice giants (the Hieyoks Ice Giants) who extended their empire, and served them in the Giant Wars, between the Hieyoks giants and their vassals against the Dark Elf civilization of the Ice elves (Anqueael Elfs).
With the final defeat of the Hieyoks giants, many of their former servants left their service, as did the Galaws, and the Snow elves, but in difference to the High orcs, the snow elves remained in their familial bands, and didn't have an independent political existence as a state, kingdom or tribe.
They would fight intermittently against the more advanced Ice elves, High orcs, Hieyoksmainer Orcs, giants, trolls and dwarves.
During the High Elf imperialism, the High elves found the taller but technologically backward snow elves unimpressive, and decided that, being light elves as well, they needed to protect them and bring civilization, founding settlements and kingdoms, trying to organize the snow elves into a High Elf state of the Empire of Whide Axis.
During the age of Invasions, the snow elves fell then under Galaw orc influence, and during the short time of the Galaw orc kingdoms in Hieyoks and Zarhuy, they made several relations with Mountain elves.
However, the Galaw orc rule was short lived, with the arrival of the Kanovs, and later humans.
Under their influence, that marked the end of the Elf Age of hegemony, appeared permanent, sedentary Snow elf villages, began to dedicate themselves to agriculture and trade.
They never formed an important or powerful kingdom, and many fell into the influence of the Demons, once they made Polforia their kingdom, trading with them, or sometimes being invaded and raided (and the enslaved Snow elves becoming "Blood elfs" as well).
As an ethnic group, the snow elves are a diverse bunch, and according to the High elves, sometimes they doubt in considering them full elves (or light elves). On average, they are the tallest elven race (over the High elves), their hair tones are mostly are very light being common white hair, and their skin tones go from light pink, tanned to dark brown.
They developed a close trading relationship with dwarves in providing food in exchange for metal tools and jewelry, often working as mercenaries for them, being created in other cases dwarven-elven settlements.