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Hello Everyone!

As I promised a long time ago, I'll start the Sankari's Excerpts' Saga...

  1. What is that?
Well, Sankari or Hero's Book is current held by Ice Guardian (Kimi das Vaali). Basically, it contains information about the elves: their origins, culture, languages, etc., as well as spells and weapons of all sorts used by them.

2. How are these posts going to be?

Every three days, Kimi will be reading a certain part of the book which he considers important for you guys to know. As he reads, some images will be put just to make you guys more familiar with their traditions. It will be as if you were reading a regular book of some sort.

The drawings will be added as soon as they are ready, so it may occur that an Excerpt is posted without image. When updated, I'll let you guys know.


Excerpt #1 - General Info

- Haloo! It is Ice Guardian talking here! Well, I am going to tell you guys a bit about my people, the Northern Elves... You know, my people haven't been always that way, living in the depths of Finland, away from humans and all by ourselves... I am talking too much! Let me read it for you...

<Opens Sankari in a certain page>

Our Mighty Origins - Part One

On the beginning, we were five tribes in small groups, located in what humans call 'the Five Continents' - Asia, America, Africa, Oceania and Europe were first inhabited by us. Our journey in this world began on what is nowadays called America...

The first elven tribe was called 'Windsteps' and their appearance was a bit different from ours: they were about 1.60 m height and around 65kg; their bodies were muscular with large hips and shoulders, showing that they were more adapted to a nomadic lifestyle which had hunting as their main survival task.

Their skin had the brightness of the copper, and their hair was black as ebony. Their eyes were hazelnut to light green-coloured; only the ones considered "noble" had different tones of blue eyes. Occasionaly the Chiefs had either blue or bicolored eyes (usually green/blue or hazel/blue) and were a bit taller than the rest of the tribe members.

Along with the eyes, clothing could also define which function one had in this society. Women usually were Shamans, Artisans, Tamers or Scribes, and the necklases worn by them revealed their function along with certain clothes. Occasionaly a woman could be a General or Magician - rare cases in a patriarcal society like this. When she was one of those, she wore special bracelets to show it.

Men were normally Soldiers (all military ranks as well), Hunters, Engineers, Magicians and Sages when older; they had some patterns in their faces which indicate their place in society. Some of them could also have the same patterns in their shoulders and chests just to make a point and intimidate others. Both men and women wore something similar to black eyelashes in the inner part of the eyes in order to protect it from anything that could infect them and cause ocular diseases.

The nobles were identified by their unique face and shoulder patterns, as well as their clother, which had different colors and addresses - they were the only ones that could have feathers and buffalo fur in their outfits. Also, the women could wear feathered amethysth headdresses with earrings - which were only allowed to them.

This tribe was more aggressive than its predecessors, for fights and bloodshed were routine in Windsptepi society - they even had arenas speacially made for this. The constant fights were seen as  religious rituals, and everything was a reason for a warrior to fight in those pits: agriculture, fertility, peace and war times.

This tribe used to idol Buffalos as their ideal of strength and usefulness; the 'Rolling Thunder', as it was called by North American indians, was the idea of perfection sought by the Windsteps. When one was seen by them, they used to carve totems and define sacred places in tribute to that mighty animal.

The problems started when the population grew bigger and so happened to the nobles, which started to fight against themselves for power and control. With all the instability, thi tribe divided in  other minor groups and them the first diaspore took place: most either fled to the south or the north, and only a few stayed on their original homeland.

Those who stayed had later to fight against another kind: the humans, who took their place as they were spreading throughout the Americas. The other remaining groups survived for another day. Legends are told about the Windsteps even nowadays: sometimes, it is possible to hear their hymms of glory and pride when the wind blows strong...


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