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To be quite fair, Kyonin does not come off to me as a Tolkien clone, It does however make sense in the context of their history that they are as isolationist as they are. If you allow Humans free settlement, they'd have done to Kyonin what the Texan settlers did to Mexico.
And they're not nearly as isolationist as any of the Tolkien elven kingdoms, or even as much as Evermeet. It's a bit unfair to call out the authors for a charge they're hardly guilty of.
1. There actually IS a city for half-elves in Erages.
2. And the port city of Greengold does allow non-elves to enter. And even has a Human for mayor. Even if it's as far allowed as they can go, that makes it far more open than the Tolkien Elves, the Greyhawk Elves, or the Evermeet elves.
If the situation is a copy of anything it's more closer to Arcanis than any of the other three as Greengold is more like Seremas than any other elven kingdom. It does lack that faction of elves that are out to murder any human they run across though. (Although if one knew the history of Man-Ellori relations on Arcanis, you'd understand why the Malfelan ellori feel the way they do.)
Not seeing a question there, so I'm not sure what the post was for...