The Ties that Bind
The Relations of the Elves
To the Elves, the Dwarves are a brutish race, worthy of little respect. Incorrigible, haughty, and indignant, the Dwarves are not worth amending ties with, as they themselves do not care for reparations. In the current political climate, however, Elves deal with Dwarves in a cordial manner, strictly for appearances. The Elves do not wish to begin another conflict with the Dwarves unless absolutely necessary, and prefer to take a diplomatic approach.
The various Human factions have different relations with Elves. Still in relatively nascent stages, the diplomacy between Elves and Humans is examined in detail below.
The Elves and Templars are at odds with each other at almost all times. The Templars believe that Elves are a religious and cultural threat, and that the Elves offend the Gods of the Pantheon. The only time that Elves and Templars get along is when an Apostate Elf provides assistance to the Templars against common enemies.
The New Empire
Elves look upon The New Empire poorly. Their close ties with the Dwarves make them a potential foe in future, though the Elves avoid showing that fact to the Talgenori.
House Martyn played a major role in destroying the Elven navy during the Talegnor Expansion, and the Elves still remember that black occassion. Many ships were lost, including one of Fyr’yn’s most prized capital ships.
Though House Bannon has been annexed, the Elves maintain ties with the few remaining survivors of the bloodline. Though the Bannons are now bannermen for House Martyn, the Elves retain communications with them in an attempt to help them regain sovereignty.
The Houses of the Pact of Three Kings
Despite the loss of chivalry and honour in House Laurent, the Elves retain ties with them for economic benefits. Though they are close with the Dwarves as well, the Elves are willing to ignore this mistake of theirs. The cultural trade has resulted in growing hedonistic tendencies amongst the Elves of Sorw’yn as well. The only stress in the relationship between Elves and House Laurent is the ongoing Elven campaign against Aesmoor. It is only a matter of time before one of two things is dissolved – either The Pact of Three Kings, or the alliance with the Elves.
The Elven relations with House Warrick are perhaps the strongest extra-species relations that the Elves currently maintain. Assisting the People’s Rebellion during The Period of the Warring States proved to be a wise decision as the military and economic alliance between the two grows stronger over time. The Elves of Fyr’yn often help Kronslund fight off the frequent barbarian raiders.The only stress in the relationship between Elves and House Warrick is the ongoing Elven campaign against Aesmoor. It is only a matter of time before one of two things is dissolved – either The Pact of Three Kings, or the alliance with the Elves.
The only people hated more than the Dwarves are the xenophobic scum of Aesmoor. Seen as the most vile of Houses, the Elves are in a constant state of war with Aesmoor. Their very presence in the Blood Wood is considered a desecration of the holy grounds, and the Elves are currently fighting to take back the Azure Isle, followed by the Blood Wood. The war on Aesmoor results in strained ties elsewhere, but the Elves are not willing to let House Torwen taint hallowed grounds for any longer.