The Antor Wild elves are a race of rossnes light elves who live in the plains of Antor.
The term "wild elfs" it's an old one in use, with a despective meaning: In the early ages of elfic hegemony, it was given by the urban Rossnes -that latter called themselves High Elfs- to the rural rossnes.
The rural Rossnes, the first "wild elfs" that will have name, where the elves that due revolution of social organization in statal systems -with taxes and obligations such as forced labour, used to build the monumental structures the urban High elves did to proclaim they superiority- escaped from the civilization and the Proto-states, to live free.
They moved first to the borders of these city-states and kingdoms, as sedentary farmers, but the expansion of the already "High elfs" forced them or to be incorporated, or to continue their movements:
In the end of the Middle Elf Age, and with the High Elf hegemony over most of the continent of Ushaenor with a fragile leage of very diverse states under the name of the "Empire of Whide Axis", the Ushaenor wild elfs where limitated to frontier zones, or the extense steppes and prairies from the south, where to avoid the High Elf subyugation, many turned nomad and semi-nomad.
However, latter, "Wild Elfs" appeared as well in Zarhuy:
The Antorian wild elves ancestors where High Elves, who during the Late Age of Elfic Hegemony, during the High elven imperialism of the Whide Axis, settled down in Zarhuy, founding colonies of Ushaverican Whide Axis high elven states, or new kingdoms, around the 400 before the Apparition of humanity.
For doing so, the high elves faced and defeated the beast-men, pushed the orcs to the more hostile deserts and plains, and the "savage" wollumis elves to the deeper rainforests, and for near 800 years the Zarhuycan high elven civilization shined.
However, this wasn't excempt of problems, as a constant and permanent war with the orcs, clashes with the dwarves of Kaiehm, wars with the desert and jungle elves, and as well, the clashes that began to happen between the high elven zarhuycan states, away from the power of the Empire of the Whide Axis, who acted slowly into solving the conflict of the member states.
However, with the age of invasions, the zarhuycan high elven states had to repel more and more attacks, of beast-men, dark elves and orcs alike, weakening them.
When, after near 900 years of war in the plains, the orcs of Antor and Kaiehm raised victorious (502 after the appariton of humanity), the high elven states of Zarhuy where in no shape to face the new invaders: kanov, and later, humans.
One after one, the High Elven kingdoms of Zarhuy dissapeared, destroyed and conquered by the invaders.
Many high elves went to the ports, and choose to escape to Ushaenor. This was however, only an option for the wealthier ones. For the ones left behind, they had the options to fight, escape or be ensalved. Most where slayed, the cities where burned, and the elves, enslaved, or they dispersed in the plains and the deserts. Some went seeking for refugee for other elven states, but many, remembering the old petty quarrels and forgetting the danger, close the doors to them, and the ones who opened them, did it too late.
By the end of the Age of Invasions, only four elven kingdoms survived: Rohnion, hidden in the secret valley, abandoned all comunication with the rest of the world, covered behind their mountains. Nortolon, having two rivers as a natural defense, and having accepted all the refugees they could, where capable of varely surviving. Thilien, ruined, was destroyed, but as the invaders only passed by, was re-settled, but as a weak, feral and almost unpopulated pillow state for Vanilion. Vanilion, once the largest and more powerful High elven state overseas, survived, thanks to permanent vigilance, their armies, navies, and natural and elf-made obstacles: the walls of their fortifications, and the mountain ranges of Vanilion. They survived, but weakened.
But most of the once triving high elven zarhuycan civilization lied on ruins. The population was decimated, enslaved and dispersed, and few could find a safe haven.
Some of these who couldn't, forced to live in the hostile wastelands, will become the Wild elves of Antor and the Sand elves of Bareds.
Forced to the wastelands, the wild elves turned from the high elven civilization to nomadic gather-hunter social organization, and from the remnants of once great nations, will surge the 14 tribes of the Wild elves.
With the centuries, some will return to a semi-nomad way of life -domesticating cattle-, and others will live in small rural villages. However, despise they adaptation, these remnants of the High elven zarhuycan kingdoms will be endangered, due the harsh plains of Antor, unforgiving to the weak, and due the other inhabitants of the plains: humans, kanov, orcs, beastmen and monsters...
You've done well with your elfin gender-bending again! LoL I can sort of imagine Hastur in the background jumping up and down, proclaiming to be the most lethal warrior--even with just his staff--if only not for his bad leg! With pride, he'd point out that his bare manly man chest and narrow abs would put him ahead of this wild elf warrior! LoL
Again, I love the story. You did good thinking with this. I liked how the long term high elf culture had used "wild elves" as a derisive term for their independant, rustic folk back in their home continent. It explains why the term was so easily applied to the scattered remnants of their lost colonies.
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