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U'rth: Fey - Common Elves by Blazbaros U'rth: Fey - Common Elves by Blazbaros
Updated the elf base design, different flavors will follow :D

The most widespread of the fey races, elves are seven-foot tall humanoids, originating from what used to be Northern Germany. Usually fair-skinned or very pale, they can be distinguished by their lanky, awkwardly elongated bodies, which they frequently cover under thick, elaborate clothing. Females are only slightly smaller than males, and both sexes sport long hair that often doesn't stray from platinum blonde.

Elves are considered to be among the oldest races on U’rth, and there was a time they had the power to flaunt it. In the young ages of the world, while the other inhabitants struggled to find their place, the elves and their fey kin rapidly grew and expanded, reaching as of then unmatched levels of technology and skill with magic. With each new feat they grew in arrogance and pride, and soon their vast, sprawling capital embodied the most powerful empire U’rth had seen....but that was not to last. On what would be later referred to as the Alfalr (or simply The Fall), the forever-dreaded titan Grendel emerged from its slumber and unleashed its all-consuming wrath upon the elves. The destruction and death it brought was unspeakable, so much so, that even though the fey races scattered and managed to survive, neither was capable of ever recovering their former splendor, and the very name of the actual capital is forever lost to time. It was also from then on that a rather elevated rate of genetic deformities became commonplace within the species, their blood forever tainted by the touch of magic fallout.

In modern times, while elves remain technologically advanced, they are but a shadow of their former glory, and are usually seen as a sort of under-class by other races, snobs full of hot air that got what they deserved, and the butt of a lot of jokes. Many live among the mixed populations of towns and cities, living existences that their ancestors would have found deeply insulting. Certain elf settlements even try to keep the old ways by having non-elves as second class citizens, with varying results. But the truth is, for the most part elves simply do not care about their ancient past, preferring to make a living their own way, if they’re not just used to their current life, or even know about the past to begin with. Some of the eldest ones, however, believe that perhaps it is for the best that they haven’t rebuilt their empire, for there is an unspoken fear that Grendel might return, and wipe the entire elf race out for good if they ever overstep their boundaries again.

Elf culture places importance on appearances and social status -if more out of tradition than anything else nowadays- and honorific titles are a must between individuals, even family members. Typical elf suits, consequently, tend to look large and overly decorate, in order to appear more elegant or imposing than they actually are. A lot of posturing and head-tilting features in their communication, and adding to that, a pair of glands on an elf’s forehead produce a variety of smelly secretions to further show their emotions. Thus the popular image that not only are elves stuck-up and weird, but they stink funny too.
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kinhj Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
I like how the elves look less like humans and have a more alien appearance.
SPIRITRAY76 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
they look like they are turning into zombie elf's or vampires they look to ghoulish. 
Gammast Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Quite interesting for a generic elf. :meow:
AndornArakh Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
As someone who loves unconventional looking elves I absolutely love this peice. Design wise they remind me of the dalish from dragon age 2 mixed with WOW elves.
DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
New Quest created: Kill Grendel, personification of overstepping his boundaries. :D
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One does not merely kill Grendel
DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
MaverickGunner Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
female one reminded me of galadriel
TheNextDecade Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought that the previous Slenderman-hybrids were cooler.
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're coming up next, they're just a different kind of elf
Gorger Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Those still exist as their own brand of elf :P
Jakegothicsnake Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Man, them elves got some looooooonnnnng arms! They kinda look like a cross between the elves from Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, and the elves from Warcraft. lol
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The idea was to make them familiar, yet bizarre =p
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Shady-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's one thing I like to do with elves, make them look very physically different from humens, so they're more than just humens with pointy ears.  One of the reason I warmed up to the Warcraft elves over the years.  I don't know how to do the same for dwarves, though.
AmericanHero45 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student
fascinating incite Professor Blaz. 
Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it
effigytormented Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I don't trust them an inch -.O
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