related to the Elves, both of the Dark Elven cultures
were permanently affected by long periods of exile in
the terrible lands of Rhoska-Tor.
(The Elves of New Ta'Faendryl)
Once the leaders of the Elves, the Faendryl were cast
out of the Elven Empire at the end of the Undead War,
for crimes the Elves were unwilling to forgive. Ever
the leaders in terms of their mastery over magic, the
Faendryl had dabbled in demon summoning. All the Elven
houses were appalled at the spells the Faendryl had
unleashed. They expressed their outrage by exiling the
Faendryl to Rhoska-Tor.
Slowly, the Faendryl began to change. Their features
became even finer and sharper. Those living in the deepest
caverns, those closest to the ruins of Maelshyve, found
their skin darkening to a brown or black.
It was some time later that the Faendryl Elves returned
from their exile and founded New Ta'Faendryl. However,
they would never again be a part of the great Elven
(For more information on the Faendryl
Elves, read "The
(The Elves of Sharath)
First splitting off from the rest of the elves before
the formal creation of the Elven Empire and Elven Houses,
the Dhe'nar spent generations exiled in Rhoska-Tor.
Much like the Faendryl who came to Rhoska-Tor after
them, their features and physical stature were forever
The Dhe'nar are a race committed to perfection in all
its forms; be it of the mind, the body, or the Family.
The honing of a keen mind and intellect is the first
goal of all Dhe'nari training, and perfection of the
physical is just as important. Above all, however, is
the overarching need to bring the Family to new heights,
to demand the most from its members, and to insure that
strength and rigor is rewarded, rather than punished.
Be advised, the Dhe'nar as a whole have taken conceit
to a new level. They are viewed as self-centered egotists
who have little compassion for the thoughts, rights
or feelings of other cultures and races. Even the Khanshael,
with whom they have developed a close relationship,
are little more than slaves in their society. These
views are likely to make a Dhe'nar unpopular wherever
he travels in the company of persons outside of his
Dhe'nar also have very high expectations for those
of their own kind. Members of their Family who fail
to meet these expectations may be treated in a very
harsh manner, expelled from the Family or murdered.
(For more information on the Dhe'nar
Elves, read "The
History of the Dhe'nar Elves.")
See also: The
Faendryl Empire, The
History of the Dhe'nar Elves, Dark
Elf Guide, Elven
Dogma & Theology, History