Faith of The Maehr
In this address, I shall speak of the Great Ancestors, and a deal of personal ancestors worshipped within major Mali’ker clans. First I shall explain the ancestors as a whole. The blood of the Maehr. The military and scholar force that roamed the lands with Velulaei, daughter of Malin, first Mali’ker and first Shaman of the Ker. It is from The Maehr that the Mali’ker come. Showing what we now call, Dark elf. Many Mali’ker give praise to their own blood ancestors in addition to praising the greatest of them all.
The Greator Ancestors or Mali’ker Saints
Velulaei the Primarch
Daughter of Malin, scholar, savior, and spiritual leader. Veluleai was the first Mali’ker and Primess of her people. Leading them from a time before the ‘Ker knew their ashen touch on a quest for knowledge. Discovering the other faiths of the world, but most importantly, the Spirits, gifting them unto her followers. They entered a new way of life for elves under the guidance of the Spirits rather than simply nature itself like their family back home in the forests of Malinor. But dark times would descend on her expedition when the madness of an eldritch god forced them to commit terrible sins against their people. Atop a snowy midnight peak she begged the
Uradas The Protector
Uradas served beneath Velulaei, issued commands during the war of Ibliss. Following the fall of Veluleai to the dreaded Azul the Usurper, her husband Uradras would become regent in her stead. Leading the city and it’s defense against the Azulite rebels who were hellbent on returning to the old ways of madness and degradation. A path against the ways of the Moon and the restraint Veluleai had brought upon her people
Khel Oussana The Zealous
The Old Prince, first ‘Ker to lead his kind in such a manner since ancient Axios. Prince Khel was renowned throughout Malinor for his ferocity and zealous pride. Rising from slave-hood beneath the cruel Mori, he would one day rise to represent the dark elves within old Malinor. After losing his running for High Prince of Malinor in what he believed to be a foolish popularity contest, he ferried the dark elven people from the shady oaks of old Malinor to the cold pines of the first true dark elven home in centuries that he found to be called Darkhaven. Khel would come to meet Koltira Ravexi, the Mali’ker guiding Khel towards his ancestral ways. Khel took to such with a passion not seen before, enforcing the will of the ancestors upon the mortal plain for eons.
Koltira Ravexi the Father
Koltira had fled to Darkhaven with Khel and the rest of the Mali’ker entered the city. Not much is truly known of Koltira’s life other than he was a kind Mali’ker. Within our earliest ages many sought the council of The Father in times of grief and stress, for spiritual guidance. Through Koltira and Khel, the Mali’ker ways were returned to the blind eyes of their kin. Setting the foundations of which Mali’ker society thrives.
Jiub The Strong
A giant ‘Ker of honor and renown in a time of strife for his people. Originally the captain of a band of corsair dark elves, he joined Des’Nox in his move against the Dark Trinity and helped found the bastion of Ker’lomi, the new home of the Mali’ker in the Fringe. Alongside his comrades in arms, he founded an order devoted to the protection of his people as their pain bearers, the Div’cruan. And would lead this small but stalwart band of ‘Ker into the vanguard of nearly every major battle of the Fringe Wars. Jiub was ever in the small skirmishes as well though. His pride and thirst for battle eventually being his downfall as he fell in Athera. Arganos Uuthilini The Festive
The Blue Bard. Arganos Uuthlini was a renowned festival maker and explorer of the eldritch deeps of Magarah’lin. While the dark elves could generally be considered a dower people, Arganos was quite the opposite. Finding newfound optimism with the Spirits it is said that Arganos was the first ‘Ker to discover the Spirit of Celebration, Beatharuz, who’d given him the task of spreading his celebration and glory after slaying an enormous Lurker within the depths of their mountain realm that inspired a week long celebration to the ashen city. Originally only revered as the Uuthlini patron Ancestor, his popularity rose once more as tales of his exploits and his songs would fill Mali’ker taverns once again with their reconnection to Stargush’stroh in Axios. While only a myth and simply considered the Uuthlini clan’s eldest Ancestor, many other dark elves quickly began giving praise to him within the various taverns the clan would keep over the centuries.
The Dalmakia Brothers
The Ancestral trio of fortune, craftsmanship, and greed.
An ancient trio of Mali'ker brothers. Each of the three brothers specialized in their own field to maximize their trade and profits, having said to have made deals with both Ghroza and Gultros in exchange for this knowledge and charisma. The first and eldest brother was Bandadar, who had the knowledge of the market, when best to buy and sell. It was he that led the Dalmakia clan to the human lands where he believed they could best manipulate the market. The second brother Falsals contributed to his clans fortune with his silk trade. Fine materials and finer wines were what helped this cunning 'Ker make his riches. And finally the youngest brother Dolyni. Best described as flamboyant, Dolyni was a skilled jewel crafter. His cuts were precise and flawless which made his jewelry highly sought after. However with time and change, these three brothers eventually faded away into history. Old Mali'ker myths tell of their hoard of gold and jewels hidden deep within the earth of the elven homeland. A great mountain said to rival any dwemer treasury chambers.
Delilah The Den Mother
A gentle soul, this plump ‘Ker became the den mother of the ‘Ker for a time. When the ‘Ker still lived beside ‘Ame and “Aheral. She comforted all within their halls. Whether it be with her baking, her sweet words, or a shoulder to cry on, Della was there. But like a mother, she was zealously protective of her kin. She had on more than one occasion picked up her frying pan to bash a few well deserved heads in, only to scold them after. To those that knew her in life, she represented a mother in all regards. In both her kindness and her watchfulness of her flock.