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    Lucion Sullas

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  1. Mithradites

    Elven history timeline

    Hullo! I know this is a touch late, but as someone who was a leader for the high elves during a lot of Asulon onwards there are a few things I'd like to clear up. "The elves having fled the land of Asulon, was left in limbo of leadership after the coup of Princess Elene. It was unclear what transitioned after the coup, but it seems that High Prince Bravepaw was usurped unconstitutionally after a short leave of absence, with the High Council and the Hiel’thilln conspiring to replace him; installing Kolyat Alfakyn as the new High Prince. Forced by circumstances, the Princedom of Malinor was forced to approve several concessions to Haelun’or; granting them two Prince titles to Haelun’or, in order to live in the vicinity Slyvanor, the Haelun’or settlement in Elysium. Kolyat and Lucion were both elected by Haelun’or to receive the titles. Eventually, Prince Kolyat Alfakyn would be elected to be the new High Prince in a plot to overthrow High Prince Bravepaw and his brother, Prince Orlanden. Apart from Kolyat’s appointment as High Prince, the mali’aheral came to dominate in other portfolios such as the Sentinels, helmed by Merache'sair Orym. Haelun’or would essentially make the Princedom its puppet state." There's a lot of muddled details in this section, and also some stuff from late Asulon needs fixin'. I won't do a full read-through of everything because that's obnoxious, but I NEED to set the record straight on this one. Firstly, late Asulon when Oren was allegedly threatening Malinor (though they really weren't, they were just expanding nearby and paranoia got to everyone), the High Elves joined up with Malinor out of necessity. We thought, 'if Malinor was gone, we'd be the next target.' So we ran away with the Elves for maybe a week before everyone realised that it wasn't going to happen. Then the map died and we changed to the weird Island thing. This is how it went down: KALOS High Elves got their **** together pretty late. We were trying to find a place far away from the humans/orcs/anyone but all the land on the one Island had been taken. We bumped into Malinor who had taken up residence with the dwarves on top of their mountain. We came in, joined up with them, built a bunch of houses at the tippiest, toppiest part of their mountain, and erected a wall because there was an orc/elf half-breed there, among other things. As part of our reunification, we got two council seats. Prince Lucion Sullas (me) and Prince Kolyat Alfakyn (Mercury). There was also High Elf Prince number three that everyone forgets, Prince Oceas. He was already there, though. He was a Malinor lad. And this guy's important, lemme tell ya. I'm not going to say there wasn't a plot to take political control of Malinor, because there totally was. There was a lot of factionalism in the old days, and I felt it was smart to push for a united elf-thing in order to keep one especially whiny faction from having a tantrum. To please the other side, I offered up the concept of taking political control of Malinor through intrigue. Everyone's happy. So it happened, Mercury and me were put into the council and we slogged through nonsense that was mostly inconsequential. Then the Bravepaw thing happened. So, Bravepaw went on holiday, and I think his buddy Orlanden went one one too, or was with him, or something. That left Lucion (again, me), Kolyat, Oceas, Khel (Of dark elf fame), Twilightwolf, and maybe one other person whom I don't remember. Pretty soon after, Oren started getting antsy at us for reasons I don't recall, and someone said that Oren wouldn't negotiate with anyone other than the High Prince. Oceas said we have to dethrone Bravepaw in order to negotiate. So he pushes for a vote. He and Mercury both put themselves forward (I don't remember if we requested Mercury to put himself there, it'd make sense if we did, but I have no memory of it). I initially abstained from the vote because I thought kicking out Bravepaw while he wasn't around was a crappy thing to do. Unfortunately the vote was a tie between Oceas and Kolyat, so I went with my character's loyalties and voted Republican (Kolyat). I left the council pretty much the next day. I didn't do anything of consequence anyway, aside for an amusing advertisement about chicken-hunting. After that, any 'high elf' influence over the council ended. Not that there was really any to begin with. We had literally no idea what we were doing. Then there's a bunch of hooey no-one cares about. Some negotiations with Oren, a volcano, a magic Anvil we allegedly stole: just a bunch of stories for another time. ELYSIUM And here is where I'm ignorant of national business. Or maybe there wasn't anyway? The playerbase broke up into Islands (one for each major race) and all was pretty quiet. Elves had a bunch of fun; many fondly remember Elysium as the best map. High Elves (as far as I know) spent most of their time ignoring the hell out of everyone or debating ethics with the darkies and barkies. We stayed out of sight in our gated community (which I believe was known as Sylvanor) and had ourselves a bit of high elf fun. There wasn't any political schemes, or muckabouts. We left that to High Prince Kolyat. Problems with him only occurred when we hit Anthos. What a time what was. Anyway, that's my rambling done. It's embarrassingly long, and I have the barest threads of a life!
  2. Mithradites

    Elven Origins: Wood Elves

    To be fair man, what we have isn't even a quarter as in-depth as what you wrote. I'm more in line with Sky on this; I can see how it would stifle creativity down the line if you flesh out ancient stuff to this degree. Admittedly that's pretty hypocritical coming from me, since I'm the one who wrote the one lore-approved thing for the high elves (which is inconsistent with your account, but I don't blame you, because even I can't find the stupid post in that useless archive) but it doesn't come close to this. What I set in stone for all high elves was (if memory serves): -Larihei existed and may/may not have been on the High Council of Malinor. -The Golden pools were a thing that existed. -Bathing for centuries in the golden pools made them blond, smart, and arrogant. -Larihei buggered off to Asulon with a bunch of her mates, but an equal number stayed behind and lots of them lived with the other elves. -High Elves like arcane magic probably. That's basically what I wrote. Literally an origin story. But in this you describe events, names, families, wars, architecture, and culture. It's very well written, but too well written. I don't feel comfortable with this amount of information on the wood elves set in stone. It leaves little leeway for future projects. Sorry, dude. I can't support it.
  3. Oi. Where's this "Norseth'onn" joint. I want to check it out later.

    1. Dakirennis

      Dakirennis

      Wander on down the path towards the wood elves and follow the fancy floating lanterns made of quartz.

    2. Wolf Druid Ouity

      Wolf Druid Ouity

      meta................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

    3. Samler

      Samler

      META ALERT META ALERT META ALERT

  4. Mithradites

    Since Everyone's Making LM Apps...

    Minecraft Account Name: OldMithradites Skype: toomuchrepublicanism How long have you played on LotC: On and off since Aegis. I've had a few big burnouts, but I've got my time divvied up quite efficiently now. Time Zone and Availability: AEST, and my Skype open most of the day. What Subgenre (Refer to the LM specifications list) are you versed in the most?: I like to think I'm the cleverest clog when it comes to high elven lore, though I also like to think I'm well-versed with the other two elf groups as well (in the accepted stuff, sorry Leo). I'm also pretty confident in my knowledge of most arcane magics, barring the latest voidal-travelling-whatsits these no-good kids have thought up. And also barring 'acanism.' Never cared for that newfangled, fluffy nonsense. Give a summary of any staff positions you have held on LotC: I was an LM during late Athos to maybe mid-Athera. I was also in one of the defunct iterations of the magic team, but I don't remember all that much about it. Have you ever written lore for LotC: I wrote a bunch of region lore for Athera, along with my magnum-opus of high elven lore, The Golden Pools. I can't find the latter anymore (also I think I read it was no longer a thing?) but you can have my region stuff. When it comes to writing stuff (or anything, really) I prefer to keep my work concise and simple. I am not fond of scribbling out page upon page of arbitrary information unless it's thematically appropriate. Rather, I like things to be left up to interpretation, or whatever mood an ET is in. I also have a penchant for idiot-humour. Have you ever received a blacklist or ban?: Not yet. I was once forum-warned by SerenityOnyx apparently, but I can't remember why. It's still there, actually... Who do you not get along with on the Lore Team?: Lagomorphia and SupremacyOps once made fun of my definition of entropy because they do science or whatever. That made me a little sad, and I left the LM team as a result. :(
  5. Mithradites

    [OOC] High Elven Q&A

    C'mon, man. :/ Don't be like that.
  6. Mithradites

    [✓] What do you think the plot for Axios should be?

    Extra-dimensional army of horrors who come down from pseudo-space that kill a heap of people and explode a city once and a while. Get some LMs to figure out the reasons why.
  7. It+pleases+me+that+Saiko+the+dedliest+Warrior+lives+on+in+the+heart+of+ArcanicFable.+Good+reference,+boss!

  8. Mithradites

    Clan Varalas: A Dark Elven association

    "Well I, for one, think this strange Mali'ker conglomerate will do just fine!" Lucion, being not particularly lonely or pessimistic, can think of doing nothing other than supporting the existence of this clan.
  9. Question for MAT or those equally informed; can a teacher of one evocation teach all evocations? I could have sworn that was a thing at some point.

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    2. Aelu / Rel (Combustionary)

      Aelu / Rel (Combustionary)

      You could mentor somebody who's self-teaching an evocation, though not directly teach them.

    3. InactiveAccount

      InactiveAccount

      ^ I knew there was something like that ruled. Was trying to remember the exact rule that was made.

    4. meg

      meg

      What Sug said. At its core, evocation is the same in terms of connecting to the void and then summoning an element, but it branches off when you get to specific kinds of evocation. Knowing how to evoke ice and water is vastly different than knowing how to evoke fire. Because they both function differently and you have to take different things into account when you summon them. This is why someone who has mastered electrical evocation and can teach it could, in theory, teach a student up to the point of connecting to the void, but could not teach the student how to properly summon fire. The student would have to learn on their own at that point, and it would becoming self teaching.

  10. Mithradites

    [Arcane] [Alteration] Lyu Elibar'acal

    Kind of mediocre, but he'll do. Sure.
  11. Mithradites

    [Transfiguration] [MA] Acaele

    He's okay, I guess. Pretty average, but I'll teach him. Luv's character, Kypris'Dionne, will also be assisting in the teaching of this goofball.
  12. Mithradites

    Suika's Arcane Transfiguration App

    5/10 student, but I accept.
  13. How do you apply for alt-accounts these days? What

    1. Halsi

      Halsi

      Second post!

    2. Mithradites

      Mithradites

      Thank you, Halsey! 

  14. Mithradites

    Archons; The Void Touched

    I dunno. Don't we have enough bizarro beings already?
  15. Mithradites

    Strigae - Children of the Unseen

    I would like to organise my critique (see: 'douchebaggery') into three parts--the quibbles, the concerns, and the praise. Since I feel particularly heinous, I'll even throw in my opinion as an ex-LM at the end. Something with maximum effort put into it deserves the maximum amount of attention, after all. Please read it all! I say plenty of nice things, too! I swear! My quibbles are bits that annoy me, but nothing so terrible that I would want this lore denied. I'm writing it down anyway because I'm fond of thorough critique (see above), and because I like my topics to come in trios. Quibble 1, Witcher References: Not the most explicit aping of a popular fantasy universe I've seen on this server, but it's a little on-the-nose. It's mostly just in the names, but I can't help but think of Geralt and his stupid haircut when I read most of it. Quibble 2, Quotations in the Fluff: I'm not too fond of quotes that never occurred in RP. I understand why you did it from a narrative standpoint, but it still irks me a little. Also, what's a 'ruahdrel'? Is that Elven? If it is I'm impressed. I don't recognise the words in it myself, and I've gone over that stupid dictionary a dozen times during my server history. Quibble 3, Anything involving Aeldin: The wondrous human utopia/exodus-retirement-village triggers me. But it's okay, because I know you're unaware that my gender is elf, and how it effects me. I forgive you. My concerns are centered on the Greater Striga and their abilities, as well as the prospect of players actually roleplaying as them. Their strength and regenerative abilities are pretty well balanced with their flaws, but I feel this is only the case on paper. A creature with both high strength and agility will always outclass any other being. I can understand that this is the point, but it will be kindling for painful OOC arguments on every front, as well as risking obscene powergaming by the Strigae themselves. I can see you made the orcish comparison in regards to strength in the summery, but as someone who has witnessed an orc pull a tree out of the ground it still feels a little too vague. With the effects of blood on the Strigae added to the mix, the potential for acidic brackets-chatting is fairly high. The animal detection weakness is one you ought to straight-up remove. It's good flair, but dogs are a non-entity on LotC. When they do exist their actions are entirely controlled by the roleplayer who owns them. If this gets through expect everyone to own a family dog and for them all to be bloodhounds. I really have to hand it to you guys, despite it being such a long post I really enjoyed the read. Lore posts tend to be well-written, but not written well, if that makes sense? The fluff narrative between the informative stuff really pulls it together, and keeps it out of the arse-boring, long-winded history essays that most lore posts have. I'm even drooling over the layout of the post itself. Outrageous. I'm not generally fond of more kill-creatures being accepted for the server (as there is already an over-abundance of evil to choose from) but I'm willing to make an exception in my heart for these man-eaters. Their theme is on-point, they seem dedicated to drinking blood and being vampirey, and they look like a real, challenging, engaging antagonist for players to hunt, worship, or get eaten by. You took the source material and made it your own thing. That's pretty darn floopy cool. In fact, it's practically... As an LM though, my concerns would be in how similar this lore is (in concept rather than theme) to the Frost Witches. Since I am not an LM, I can say I have not been terribly impressed with the Frost Witches, so some good old-fashioned, healthy competition would be nice. The origin of the Strigae with the 'Unseen' and the blood ritual would also raise some flags, I'm sure, with the super-grounded LMs who prefer all things to have a classification and source. I messed around with bizzaro, unknowable horrors myself when I was LMing back in Athera and I wish you luck. Those two issues will probably be the ones that get you stuck. Overall, good job, play a little less Witcher, and I hope it gets accepted. (If I overlooked anything or something was answered in ensuing posts, sausage-sozzles, Maly and Mth darlings.)
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