Quote from Firespar
Are you using Balkon's Weaponmod to get the cannons/muskets?
If so, this sounds very interesting.
It isn't. It is a custom plugin that allows no player download. You would just need spoutcraft to see the weapon skins for those items. Otherwise any additional items appear as flint.
Quote from Sergeant_Noode
It's been on ongoing bug with me, can someone perhaps copy and paste it into the chat?
Sure, it is very long though so be prepared.
Originally, elves began as simple nomadic folk who treaded the Iron Mountains that divide the Great Western Desert and the greener regions of Darkahlen. After the Dezmorii’ olken’s learnt the ways of magic from the gnomes, several clans of elven magii assembled together and pushed the giants back to their homeland past the Northern Hills. This resulted in the elves migrating to the forestlands – later followed by the plains after the discovery of agriculture, which allowed the elves to build and support towns and cities.
The Elven Unification Pact was an established trade agreement among powerful city states during the later period of the elves ‘iron age’. These municipalities would eventually combine their efforts to enforce land acts and create the First Elven Council, a body of representatives from each state that would govern over the newly formed Elven Kingdom. With close political tweaking, the people of the Dezmorii tribe eventually occupied all seats of the Council and introduced new laws that dictated the breeding ethics of all elves. As time passed, elves evolved – creating new ethnic denominations within the boundaries of the new laws, which were later consorted into the ‘Castes’ by the Council; Boeraenne was the name of the common elves who were designated to work in the fields as farmers, or as merchants and craftsmen. Others include the Barkuarrefe, whose principal role was to protect the Kingdom from external and internal threats – the governing caste was recognized as the Dezmorii, but after they were usurped by an unknown rival caste via subterfuge means they were rebranded as the Cezdemorii’. Tribes like the Orai’stanne were forced into the Caste system by the Second Elven Council due to their ability to use magic – which, at the time was a threat to the political doctrine enforced by the Cezdemorii’ Magister’s. Dezmorii’ who survived the rebellion migrated to the Great Western Desert, but most elves refer to them as the ‘Dark elves’. Anyone who isn’t considered a part of any of these Castes is considered, per say as Varvas’kii.
After the Elven Kingdom was defeated in the Great War, the governing body collapsed overnight. Today in society, a majority of human settlements have elven alienage’s and segregated ghettos. Most elves are treated harshly by their human overlords for the terrible war crimes committed by the Second Council. The few who do not reside in the human kingdoms are a part Free-Elven States where racial harmony is a prime –although as the years come more elf-controlled land tenures and fiefdoms fall to humanities military might. Others run off into the forests and take up arms, creating freedom-fighter factions who strike fear and terror into major population zones.
While elves share a broad sum of features with humans – power is mostly inherited, not earned. It’s possible to make something of yourself – but the olken feudalistic structure is much more extreme than humanities one. It is noted that, despite the Elven Kingdom being totally wiped out from history, the social hierarchy that the Dezmorii’ and Cezdemorii’ enforced during the golden years of the Kingdom still remains in high-tastes today. Elves were, originally Varvas’kii, but after thousands of years of evolution – each designated elven Caste (or ethnic denomination) has changed differently according to their role in elven society before the humans arrived.
‘The following olken feudalistic structure is based on the teachings of Elrand, the great gnomish philosopher
- Cezdemorii’(Not open to the public, have the ability to use magic)
- Barkuarrefe (Not open to the public)
- Boeraenne (Open to the public)
- Varvas’kii (Open to the public)
- Dezmorii’ (Not open to the public as of yet)
- Halfling’s (Open to the public, may or may not have the ability to use magic depending on background)
- Orai’stanne (Open to the public, have the ability to use magic)
Boeraenne-Mansreli – (Bore-ran-e Mans-rel-e) (Boeraen)
Boeraen’s are the descendants of the Varvas’kii Cilveki which make up the standing majority of Elves left on the continent. During the early unification days of the Empire, most of their kind shared each other’s ancestral anatomy with the Folk Elves, but after the Caste Reformations were in effect for radical periods of time different types of Elven social classes created their own distinct ethnic identity within the limits of Elven Councils’ Breeding Laws. Today, the Boeraen’s make up the bulk of the Elves that are still alive after the Great War that transpired several hundred years ago. This ethnic group of Elves have the easiest time breeding with outsiders (Humans) and share a large amount of facial features with them to when compared to other Elves, but this ceases to erase the fact that many Humans still have racist tendencies towards there kind in modern society, sparking pogrom’s and massacres across the Human realms - the likes of which haven’t been seen since the dark days of the Great War.
Orai'stanne-Kyrifi Courtestors – (Or-res-stan-e Ky-rif-e Core-tes-tors) (Orai’stanne)
The Orai’stanne (formerly) were a sectarian group of Varvas’kii whose culture revolved around Horticulture and Entertainment. The Second Elven Council enslaved there Clan and forced them into the Kingdoms control because the Orai’stanne were one of the very few ethnic denominations on the continent who were born with the ability to use Magic (Which, at the time was a threat to the Empires current political doctrine) Many were forced into the Courtesan-trade due to the Orai’stanne’s high level of facial symmetry (Beauty) which in turn would open several financial gaps in the economy, therefore allowing everyone to benefit from there ‘intrusion’ into Society. In modern times the Orai’stanne take up ¼ of the current Elven population. A majority of these Elves are still prostitutes thanks to strict breeding laws enforced by Humans which didn’t want the quality (Beauty) of there ‘products’ to be dimmed down due to interbreeding. Those who are lucky enough to escape are eventually caught by the authorities and given back to their slavemasters. The very small percentage who do manage to flee the brothels limits either run to the forests or head to the Mages College, since the laws don’t apply to Mages.
Barkuarrefe Hussaurs – (Bar-car-ree-fee who-sars) (Barkua) (Bah-cow)
The Barkuarrefe were the men and women who sought to protect the Elven Empire from foreign threats during its time on the continent. Originally, Barkuarrefe were Boeraen who had enough courage and strength to serve in the Kingdoms armies, but after the Breeding Laws were put in place by the First Council a majority of soldiers were pushed into the Warrior Caste (Which would now act as the official military force of the Kingdom) Eventually, with selective breeding, rich protein diets and magical experimentation the Elves of this Caste became ‘Physically Enhanced’. After the Great War many were hunted and lynched – somewhat in spite, but mostly in fear of their power. In modern times a sizeable number of Trevor’s are still alive (However in the last census conducted on the Elven population it was hypothesized that the smallest minority remains to be the Barkuarrefe, still) The few who survive now act as vassals under Human Kings and Lords of Free-Elven States or serve as soldiers of fortune.
Cezdemorii’ Magisters (Sez-de-more-rii Ma-gis-ters) Cezdemorii’/Demorii’ (Sez-de-more-rii/De-more-rii)
Dezmorii’ are the distinct Tall-Elves who united there brothers and sisters under one nation before Humanities arrival on the continent. In the past, Dezmorii’ coexisted with the rest of the Varvas’kii as simple mountain folk distinguishable by their excessive height, but after the Gnomes taught them the ways of magic their travelled to the more fertile regions and scared the Giants off to the Northern Hills in order to make the land habitable. Eventually these Elves became members of the Elven Unification Pact, and with close political tweaking over the years – befitted the role as members of the First Council, creating the Breeding Laws to provide order and class clarity in the Empire. Despite this simplicity of rule, It didn’t come to last - the police styled Caste which the Curtis’ made to serve them usurped the Elven Leadership overnight. The many Cezdemorii’* who didn’t breed into their Caste were either disposed of or migrated to the Western Desert (Which led to the creation of the ‘Dark Elves’ known as, still the Dezmorii’) this leads us to the modern day Cezdemorii’, who’s height and platinum blonde hair make them noticeably different compared to other Elves. Like the Trevor’s, after the Great War a majority of Cezdemorii’ were hunted down – or became Lords of Free-Elven States and senior officials at the Mages College (Which granted immunity) that the Gnomes created after the Human peace treaty.
*It should be noted, that after this point in history Dezmorii’ became Cezdemorii after the new leading Caste took over. It was a combination of their name (Which, to this day remains unheard of) and Dezmorii’.
Varvas’kii Cilveki – (Var-va-skii Sil-vek-e)
The Varvas’kii Cilveki's are the original Elven tribes-people of the continent that were not involved, did not choose, or were not absorbed/forced into the (Elven Kingdom) or the Elven Unification Pact. Many Varvas’kii tribes have different takes on religion, language and culture - some retain the state of traditional nomadic ideals that have been incorporated into the Elf ideology since the time of the Giants, while others settled down in lush fertile lands and became Hunter-Gatherer's. Before the Great (Elven Kingdom) came into being, many Elves were simple travelling folk who dotted the mountains bordering the area of the grassy regions and the Western Desert. Some would go down the slopes of the mountain during the warmer months and allow their herds to graze the fields before going back up the hills in the fear that the Giants would steal their cattle. Aspects of life didn't change for centuries until the Curtis’ decided to learn the ways of the Magic from the Gnomes, scaring off the Giants to the Northern hills. After that most Elven-Tribes moved into the lands below them and became Hunter-Gatherer's.
Varvas’kii Cilveki involvement on the Continent –
• When the Giants are scared away from the forestlands, Elves migrate in coves to their new homes among the trees.
• After the Elven Unification Pact was passed, a large sum of Elves move to the more civilized societies on the continent. Natural selection takes it course amongst the citizens of the Elven Kingdom, while the Varvas’kii keep to their old traditions - evolution, and bigotry begins to slowly root among these two major ethnic groups.
• Over the years, some tribes remain in relative peace in the outer regions – but for others, banditry and raiding is common. This changed with the arrival of the Humans.
• In the aftermath of the Great War, nothing changed for the tribes. A mix between City-Elves and Tribal-Folk orientated guerrilla factions now direct there attacks on the lands new masters – Humanity.