SSSH...Secret Elven Sect


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Liberty's Edge

So,I am looking for a some background flavor.

Our story so far..

Elves, ok we know a bunch of arrogant treehugers right...However, On an island hidden by ancient and powerful elven magic( I am kind of picturing the island from "Lost") there exists a breeding program/ academy designed for the protection on the elven race. These "students" are evaluated and trained in a specific school that that matches their particular strengths.

Even if this runs contrary to perceived Elven beliefs. These "War Wizards" are to be used in times of great need i.e. threats to elven independence/eradication.

So my question is What would you call this academy and/or group of students?

Also this is my prelimanary background story, if you have suggestions to add on that would be appreciated.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Is this on Golarion?

Liberty's Edge

The Mordant Spire?

Liberty's Edge

blackbloodtroll wrote:
Is this on Golarion?

Yes it is, Sorry for not mentioning that earlier

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

This sounds more like Drow.

It is important to note, that an Elf can actually turn into Drow, in rare cases of exceptionally evil Elves.

Drow are known for their horrible experiments on other creature, and their own kind.

Know as "Fleshwarping" they create abominations, like the Drider.

Perhaps these Elves are looking to steal secrets from Drow, to use the Fleshwarping techniques, in part with other methods, to perfect the process.

Also, it's noted that Elves are actually from another planet, and migrated a long time ago to Golarion.

The portals they used, known as "Elf Gates" still exist, but most are in ruin.

They could be using a modified Elf Gate, to steal secrets from another planet.

Liberty's Edge

I like the idea, perhaps this "academy" is run by a group similiar to our CIA, unbeknownest to Elven Rulers. this program falls under the "Black Budget" parameter.

A fully functioning Elf gate, Wow my DM will love it for campaign flavor. Just imagine the political implications if these secrets were comprimised.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Perhaps integrating the Drow's powers, without their weaknesses, is one of the goals of the Fleshwarping and breeding program.


What if the academy was above board and taught stuff like history and botany and of course magic and warfare. Some of the more promising students are recruited by a shadowy organization. T


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

If the academy was on Golarion prior to the elves returning to Kyonin then there's likely a certain amount of animosity between them and the Winter Council and it's allies. Remember, the Winter Council was the primary mover behind the evacuation of Golarion prior to the Earthfall, and the existence of elven populations, to include entire countries, existing (and even thriving) suggests they might have been wrong to cut and run.

These are people who cannot abide anyone saying they were wrong.

Your Academy could even be a kind of Winters Council. One that operated on Golarion through the Ages following Earthfall, doing what they could to protect the elves and elvish properties left behind. And would likely be offended by the elves who left returning saying, "We're back now, you poor, unfortunate forlorn. Just let us take over."

Liberty's Edge

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Your Academy could even be a kind of Winters Council. One that operated on Golarion through the Ages following Earthfall, doing what they could to protect the elves and elvish properties left behind. And would likely be offended by the elves who left returning saying, "We're back now, you poor, unfortunate forlorn. Just let us take over."

That totally fits with the whole shadow government as well as BBT's ideas of the medieval version of genetic research/mind control experiments.

Although the only differences between my character and a standard elf is that I am picturing him being a cross between a greyhawk 1E valley elf and a 2E dark sun elf( just not 6' tall) a lot more of a tribal look.

Man It 's giving me some ideas for a hi level game reminiscent of the X-Files

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