Who are you?
I am Abera, formerly an apprentice to Gadakh, a mage of the court of the Tanesh. Now, however, I am in service to the forces of the Mer League of the Vigilance.Who are we?
We are the Tanesh, the Dusk Elves. Our skin is tinged red-brown by the pale light of our Sun, and this is how we are known to others.What makes us great?
We are wise and cunning. While others rush in to fights headlong, we stand back and observe, using our wit, intelligence, and sometimes magic, to aid us in such conflicts.
It is said by some that our eyes are weak, for they do not see as far as others. However, to balance this, our other senses are far keener, and the faintest tremor within our hearing can be detected, making it truly a thing of difficulty to catch us unawares.
So it is wisdom that makes us great, and it is this that makes us Tanesh.Where do we live?
Our land is called Khastara. It is a place of an eternal dusk, bathed in the glow of a distant, pale blue sun that gives us little light. At the centre is the great city of Ediban, a place of beautiful palaces of white marble, and colossal towers of red sandstone, the homes of the rich and powerful amongst the Tanesh. This is my home. Outside of this place there are fields stretching out into the unknown, with our villages dotted amongst them, until the darkness becomes such that we dare travel no further.How do we live?
Many of those out amongst the villages, are farmers, who collect the glowcress and the blyewheat, and keep livestock. Then there are the merchants and traders, the crafstmen, the mages in the city, the nobles and many others. Some amongst us serve amongst the forces of the Vigilance. To us, the greatest duty is to our Queen, and then to our fellow Tanesh, and it is for this that we serve.What is important to us?
Our family, whether that is family we are born into, or family we find. And our home, its people, and its Queen. Knowledge of things unknown. Safety from the intrusion of others upon our homes. Who rules us?
For as long as any can recall, a King or a Queen has ruled over our people. At current, our Queen is Kerena, who has ruled for twoscore and nine years.What is evil?
Above all, chaos, anarchy. Those who live without rules, without order. For of this there comes violence, and destruction.What is my lot in life?
To work in the role ordained for you, and excel in it. To serve your society, and see it bettered for it. What more is there to wish for?What is the difference between men and women?
Little in any social sense, as we view it. Save that which is physical, and that which is emotional, perhaps.How do we deal with others?
Those who are close to us we trust, and others amongst our people we trust when wise, and do not when it is not. Others we show suspicion, but only till they have proven themselves worthy of our trust and our respect.Who are our enemies?
Our enemies are the Maelstrom, for they are opposed to growth and order, and they war with us and our allies.Who are our gods?
Our god is Tan, the Dusk, who hides us from evil, and quickens our wits.