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Elves are among the longest lived of all the races of the universe. They are noted as being tall, graceful humanoids, with elongated ears. Female elves are also renowned for their beauty. They follow the crystalline goddess Seren, who journeyed to Gielinor with them from their ancestral homeland Tarddiad. Elves have no need for human technology or magic, but instead opt for crystal-based weaponry, technology and magic power, granted by Seren. Due to their many years of isolation brought on by their beliefs and a civil war, elves are generally regarded as a mere myth by humans, most of whom have not interacted with elves in centuries and believe them to have gone. All elves are associated with a clan, each of which originated from the first eight elven families of Gielinor.

HistoryEdit

Main article: Seren/History

SettlementsEdit

TirannwnEdit

The kingdom of Tirannwn is the main centre of the elven people and as such, contains the largest proportion of the elven population. It is scarcely populated with the exception of Prifddinas, the capital of the region.

Lletya

Lletya, headquarters of the rebel elves

  • Prifddinas - the largest elven settlement, a mighty crystalline city that dates from thousands of years ago. From the Fourth Age the city has remained in its crystal seed state: this was brought on by King Baxtorian of Clan Cadarn and the Clan Elders who sang the Song of Reversion to end Iorwerth control over the city as part of the Elven Civil War. In the Plague's End quest the player ends Iorwerth control over northern Tirannwn and restores the city to its former state by gathering the Clan Elders in the Great Library.
  • Lletya - a village found on the edge of Isafdar, inhabited by rebel elves.
  • Elf Camp - an Iorwerth campsite near Prifddinas.

West ArdougneEdit

West Ardougne was under de facto control of elves from the Iorwerth clan, who control the population by spreading false rumours of a deadly plague. They posed as mourners, and take "plague victims" from their homes, supposedly to care for them as they die, but instead using them as slaves in the tunnels under the city. This ended with a internal revolution, in which the mourners were evicted from the city in place of Knights of Ardougne.

CultureEdit

BeliefsEdit

Main article: Seren
Seren (with Eluned)

Seren, crystalline goddess of the elves

The elves worship a deity called Seren, who communes with them via crystal seeds, which are also utilised by the elves to create buildings and tools. Seren first encountered the elves on Tarddiad, their homeworld, after leaving her creator, Mah, on Freneskae. Upon arriving, Seren found that Mah had instilled the ability to make mortal races, namely the elves, love her by merely being in their presence, an ability she shares with her "brother", Zaros. After the elven Ceidwad died of old age Seren became greatly saddened. She attempted to expand the lives of the elves via the Song of Creation yet in doing so she inexplicably tied them to her, giving them a dependency to be in her presence. If away from her for too long the elves would become ill and feverish, eventually dying. Seren was responsible for bringing the elves with her to Gielinor after meeting Guthix on Tardiadd. Her time on Gielinor was largely occupied by her desire to "cure" the elves from their dependency upon her, believing that they should be free to live outside of her influence - she intended to depart from Gielinor by the end of the God Wars.

Seren is a pacifist goddess who believes in isolationism so to achieve her goal of peace and growth - views which she shares with Guthix, the god of balance. As a result of this, the elves became separated from the rest of Gielinor as the God Wars erupted: Seren established a barrier to surround Tirannwn by attuning the anima allowing the elves to remain largely unaffected by the wider conflicts effecting Gielinor, however, Seren allowed elves who wished to fight in the God Wars to leave Tirannwn. When Guthix returned to expel the warring gods, he visited Seren last. Seren refused to leave the elves, admitting to Guthix that doing so would leave the elves to die. Accepting her fate, and Guthix's will, Seren shattered herself into shards of crystal as a means of breaking the elves dependency upon her: she believed that by crafting the remnants of her body into tools, the elves would eventually be weaned off their dependency upon her and free to reveal themselves to the rest of the world - yet would remain in her presence, preventing their death.

Dark Lord

The Dark Lord

She is widely accepted as goddess of the elves, however, in the Fourth Age a group of elves distinguished themselves from the rest of the elves and began to worship a god known as the 'Dark Lord'. This was brought on by a series of rituals and magics developed by Seren and the Iorwerth to break the elves "curse" in the Third Age: however, the Iowerth developed an attachment to the 'darker' side of Seren as a result of said rituals: Seren aborted the tests immediately. She later expelled a shard of her being containing said dark thoughts away from the elven lands, this shard was attracted to the death energies that lay around the Death Altar which blocked it's emotion, thus creating the Dark Lord. Before doing so, she warned the clan elders of the dangers which the Dark Lord posed, leading to the creation of the Temple of Light which isolated the Dark Lord within the Underground Pass. Despite this, the Iorwerth's attachment to the Dark Lord resulted in a schism in elven society, leading to the break out of the elven civil war. The remaining elven clans remained loyal to Seren.

LanguageEdit

According to a Postbag from the Hedge"the elvish language, on the other hand, is far more complex, for their tongues are as agile as their minds, and twice as bewildering. The nearest approximations I can make are as follows:

Lletya = LLE-to-ah (the 'LL' indicates a slight rolling of the sound at the base of the tongue, as if you were to attempt to clear your throat quietly and politely) Isafdar = ISS-aff-dar (in which the 'I' is pronounced like the 'i' in 'thin', and the 'r' is rolled quaintly)."

This is very similar to the Welsh language and shares various words with the Welsh language including Seren, meaning star and Prifddinas, meaning capital city.

Notable elvesEdit

Champions' ChallengeEdit

Elves are one of the 'races' who have champions of champions in the Champions' Challenge Distraction and Diversion. It is not currently possible to fight the elf champion. Many players expect a future update will allow this champion to be fought, like a 2009 update allowed Glophren, the gnome champion, to be fought.

Mobilising ArmiesEdit

Elves are a unit in Mobilising Armies and may be recruited by speaking to the elven recruiter. Following the combat triangle, elves are weak against Goblins (range class) but strong against Dwarves (melee class). Light elves have a combat level of 175, 4800 life points and a discipline level of 110 while the Heavy elves have a combat level of 350, 9600 life points and a discipline level of 110 (as these are the normal, non-boosted stats of these elves, it seems that the Elven race is indeed far superior magically to the Human race) Light elves wear lavender robes, and wield different elemental staves. The Heavy elves also wield the basic elemental staves but wear dark blue shaded robes. The Examine info on both squads says "An uncommon sight, mercenary elves are familiar with battle". While exploring, they find logs. There are also several other elves around the ARMS command centre, such as Junior Cadet Finda.

ThievingEdit

Some elves in Lletya can be pickpocketed at 85 Thieving, giving 353.3 experience per successful attempt, with chances of double loot available at 95 Thieving and 85 Agility. Elves are one source of high-level Farming seeds. These are not recommended as a training method due to the high failure rate, however failures can be substantially mitigated with the use of multiple buffs. At 85 Thieving a player using the Trahaearn exoskeleton set, Crystal Mask, Light Form, and the Ardougne Cloak 3 can expect approximately 250,000 experience per hour. If thieving from elves, it is suggested to use Goreu due to his proximity to the bank where rapid healing is possible.

Pickpocketing these 70 times is a possible Daily challenge.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins240; 280; 350Common240–350
Prickly pear seed 5Prickly pear seed1Common1
Sunchoke seed 5Sunchoke seed1Common1
Fly trap seed 5Fly trap seed1Common1
Jug of wineJug of wine1Common93
Death runeDeath rune2Common320
Nature runeNature rune3Common1,155
Fire orbFire orb1Uncommon2,109
Butterfly flower seed 5Butterfly flower seed1Uncommon339
Barberry seed 5Barberry seed1Uncommon1
Snape grass seed 5Snape grass seed1Uncommon785
Potato cactus seed 5Potato cactus seed1Uncommon135
Gold oreGold ore1Uncommon128
DiamondDiamond1Uncommon2,373
Reed seed 5Reed seed1Uncommon2,889
Grapevine seed 5Grapevine seed1Rare10,723
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Wishing well bush seed 5Wishing well bush seed1Rare1
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

QuestsEdit

Elf quest seriesEdit

Main article: Elf quest series

Main questsEdit

Other questsEdit

These quests are not related to the main plague quest series yet are necessary to progress through the series

Quests related to elvesEdit

Concept artEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Most of the words in the elven language are derived from the Welsh language. For example, Seren is Welsh for "star", Mawrth is Welsh for "March" and "Tuesday", Prifddinas is Welsh for "capital city", and Iorwerth, Islwyn and Eluned are names in the Welsh language.
  • Elves have a far longer life span as opposed to most other races such as humans. As Mawrth mentioned, an elf in their 30s is a mere child.
  • Oluien (representative of Seren during the Gielinor Games), the travelling elf (from the pre-release of the first world event) and the courier (for the 2010 Easter event) were the only elves available for free-players - all of which are no longer in game. Currently the only free-to-play elf is Endwyr, the emissary of Seren.
  • When talking to an Elf, it may say "Stay back, human. You don't know what you're dealing with," which is an exact quote from the first Artemis Fowl book. The quote in question is said by Holly Short (who is also an elf) to Artemis Fowl when they meet for the first time.
  • Elves like to drink honeyed tea made with a few of their own secret ingredients to make it special.Postbag from the Hedge 23.
  • In the RuneScape-based Funorb game Armies of Gielinor the elves played a role in the God Wars.
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