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What is an elf?

>> No.16683018

a miserable pile of faggotry

>> No.16683030

a happy ball of pointy-eared excitement

>> No.16683032

A species of long lived(by human standards)humonoids that inhabit most fantasy settings. May or may not be primarily forest dwelling.

>> No.16683038

A fantasy race.

>> No.16683039

Elegant, Let's Fuck!

>> No.16683040

A miserable pile of mythology.

>> No.16683053
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tree hugging pointy eared bastards.

>> No.16683068

Initially a response by Tolkien to what he saw as a disrespectful stance to the 'fair folk' of mythology, eventually coopted to a race of forest dwelling long eared immortals in generic fantasy.

>> No.16683069

>>16683032
Also, when not forest dwelling, usually casted as magic users of great reknown and power. Only in 2 or 3 settings are they primarily warriors. In roughly 99% of settings they exist in they are extremely arrogant and look down on humans in some fashion

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16683072

The lumber mafia.

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16683082

A weapon.

>> No.16683099

>>16683069
what's the other setting with warrior elves?
I recall only Elvaan in FFXI.

>> No.16683107
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>What is an elf?

BABY DON'T HURT ME,
DON'T HURT ME
NO MORE

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>>16683099
Lord of the Rings.

>> No.16683117

>>16683099
Lord of the Rings Noldor Elves are warriors at heart for one, another group of elves are the tree hippies but the Noldor are warriors.

>> No.16683144

>>16683116
>>16683117
Oh, yes.
Brb, re-reading Lord Of The Rings

>> No.16683158

>>16683116
where are his wings?

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>>16683158
Don't start.

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>>16683082

"Dear Shalelu.

When you read this, the changes are already just about finished, so don't worry if you feel yourself getting woozy right about now.

Your scary attitude and alien looks were honestly creeping everybody out. I mean seriously, all that foul language and insistence on murdering greenskins... not that charming yannow?

Anyway, after tranquilizing you we had the bodysculptor and psion work on you. Your new body is a big improvement, we think. Cute but strong face, lovely blonde hair and nice breasts, what more can a girl ask for? In addition we spruced up your personality to make you a little bit dumber, and a lot more happy. If you feel like you'd like to have your brains fucked out right about now, that means it's working.

We hope we didn't overdo it so you forgot how to read.

Anyway, have fun! There's some cute adventurer boys in the tavern about a mile west.

Love
Seoni, Kyra, Merisiel and Amiri"

>> No.16683178

Can we get some elf boobies in this thread?

>> No.16683179
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>>16683178
No.

>> No.16683188

>>16683179
Pleeeeaaase.......

>> No.16683192

>>16683188
Just go to gelbooru and type elf and huge_tits in the search box.

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>>16683006
Another traveler on the path of life that we all tread.

>> No.16683201

Immortal angels, transformed through D&D to humans with pointy ears.

>> No.16683204

>>16683201
...fair folk, not angels.

>> No.16683205

A miserable pile of secrets!

>> No.16683208

>>16683188
You and your sort are why elves are a laughingstock! Sate your urges elsewhere, beast.

>> No.16683225

>An elf (plural elves) is a being of Germanic mythology. The elves were originally thought of as a race of divine beings (wights, vættir) endowed with magical powers, which they use both for the benefit and the injury of mankind. In medieval Norse mythology, they appear to have been divided into light elves and dark elves, difficult to delineate from the Æsir (gods) on one hand and the dvergar (dwarves) on the other.
In early modern and modern folklore, they become associated with the fairies of Romance folklore and assume a diminutive size, often living mainly in forests but also underground in hills or rocks, or in wells and springs. 19th-century Romanticism attempted to restore them to full stature, making them men and women of great beauty, often depicted as very young.
From their depiction in Romanticism, elves entered the 20th-century high fantasy genre in the wake of the published work of J. R. R. Tolkien (especially the posthumous publication of his Silmarillion where Tolkien's treatment of the relation of light elves, dark elves and dwarves is made explicit).
The "Christmas elves" of contemporary popular culture were popularized during the 1870s in the United States, in publications such as Godey's Lady's Book.

And so on...

>> No.16683240

>>16683225
You forgot their connection to the Fae from old Celtic mythology. Atleast the more modern versions of them.

>> No.16683246

>>16683168
And this is why everyone hates PCs.

>> No.16683248

>>16683246

You mean love them.

>> No.16683257

>>16683099
Magic: The Gathering

>> No.16683259

>>16683248
No. No I don't.

>> No.16683262
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>> No.16683285

>>16683259

But why would they not be loved? They're doing what's good for the world!

>> No.16683294

>>16683285
Removing the natural population control of goblins is by no means a good act.

>> No.16683310

>>16683168
>remove earthy, long eared scrappy elf girl
>replace with generic blonde woman
No. No. No.

>> No.16683315

The earliest preserved descriptions of elves comes from Norse mythology. In Old Norse they are called álfar (nominative singular álfr).
Men could be elevated to the rank of elves after death, such as the petty king Olaf Geirstad-Elf. The smith hero Völundr is identified as 'Ruler of Elves' (vísi álfa) and 'One among the Elven Folk' (álfa ljóði), in the poem Völundarkviða, whose later prose introduction also identifies him as the son of a king of 'Finnar', an Arctic people respected for their shamanic magic (most likely, the sami). In the Thidrek's Saga a human queen is surprised to learn that the lover who has made her pregnant is an elf and not a man. In the saga of Hrolf Kraki a king named Helgi rapes and impregnates an elf-woman clad in silk who is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen.
Crossbreeding was possible between elves and humans in the Old Norse belief. The human queen who had an elvish lover bore the hero Högni, and the elf-woman who was raped by Helgi bore Skuld, who married Hjörvard, Hrólfr Kraki's killer. The saga of Hrolf Kraki adds that since Skuld was half-elven, she was very skilled in witchcraft (seiðr), and this to the point that she was almost invincible in battle. When her warriors fell, she made them rise again to continue fighting. The only way to defeat her was to capture her before she could summon her armies, which included elvish warriors.
They are also found in the Heimskringla and in The Saga of Thorstein, Viking's Son accounts of a line of local kings who ruled over Álfheim, and since they had elven blood they were said to be more beautiful than most men.

>> No.16683318

The land governed by King Alf was called Alfheim, and all his offspring are related to the elves. They were fairer than any other people.
In addition to these human aspects, they are commonly described as semi-divine beings associated with fertility and the cult of the ancestors and ancestor worship. The notion of elves thus appears similar to the animistic belief in spirits of nature and of the deceased, common to nearly all human religions; this is also true for the Old Norse belief in dísir, fylgjur and vörðar ("follower" and "warden" spirits, respectively). Like spirits, the elves were not bound by physical limitations and could pass through walls and doors in the manner of ghosts, which happens in Norna-Gests þáttr.
The Icelandic mythographer and historian Snorri Sturluson referred to dwarves (dvergar) as "dark-elves" (dökkálfar) or "black-elves" (svartálfar). He referred to other elves as "light-elves" (ljósálfar), which has often been associated with elves' connection with Freyr, the god of fertility (according to Grímnismál, Poetic Edda). Snorri describes the elf differences as follows:
There is one place there that is called the Elf Home (Álfheimr). People live there that are named the light elves (Ljósálfar). But the dark elves (Dökkálfar) live below in earth,in caves and the dark forest and they are unlike them in appearance – and more unlike them in reality. The Light Elves are brighter than the sun in appearance, but the Dark Elves are blacker than pitch."

>> No.16683326

But why is it not rape if it's an elf?

>> No.16683327

The fantasy genre in the 20th century grows out of 19th century Romanticism. 19th century scholars such as Andrew Lang and the Grimm brothers collected "fairy-stories" from popular folklore and in some cases retold them freely. A pioneering work of the genre that would come to be known as "fantasy" was The King of Elfland's Daughter, a 1924 novel by Lord Dunsany. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (1937) is seminal, predating the lecture On Fairy-Stories by the same author by a few years. In the 1939 lecture, Tolkien introduced the term "Fantasy" in a sense of "higher form of Art, indeed the most nearly pure form, and so (when achieved) the most potent". Elves played a central role in Tolkien's legendarium, notably The Silmarillion. Tolkien's writing has such popularity that in the 1960s and afterwards, Elves speaking an Elvish language similar to those in Tolkien's novels (like Quenya, and Sindarin) became staple non-human characters in high fantasy works and in fantasy role-playing games.

Post-Tolkien fantasy elves (popularized by the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game) tend to be more beautiful and wiser than humans, with sharper senses and perceptions. They are said to be gifted in magic and mentally sharp and are characterized as lovers of nature, art, and song. Often, they are skilled archers. A hallmark of fantasy elves is their long and pointed ears (a convention begun with a note of Tolkien's that the ears of elves were "leaf-shaped").


Now let this thread die.

>> No.16683329

>>16683315
yeah but to them , dwarf and elf was pretty much the same thing

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>>16683294
Not to mention the inherent dangers of mind control. It always goes wrong. ALWAYS.

>Merisiel, Seoni, Amiri. All must die.

>> No.16683333

>>16683330
mcarchive says otherwise.

>> No.16683342

>>16683310

You can blame Paizo themselves for that. That second pic is the new official Shalulu.

>>16683294

I'm sure she'll still kill a few goblins between her bouts as the local elf-slut.

>> No.16683352

>>16683326
I have a crazy hypothesis:
Elves that are usually raped are "younger" ones, you know the adventurous and like to experiment types. Doing it for the experience

Elves will usually outlive their rapist, mostly human

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>>16683006

Adorable. Or, if you ask him:

>What kind'a dumb question is that?

>> No.16683398

>>16683352
>Elves that are usually raped are "younger" ones, you know the adventurous and like to experiment types.
Kind of reminds me of the Di'tayken, it's literally impossible to rape a Di phase tayken because they're all that horny. Then they get older and stop wanting sex all the time.

>> No.16683420

/tg/ - bunch of sexualy frustrated necbeard virgins

>> No.16683451

>>16683420
And this dude.
>>16683208

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saved from russian imageboard.

>> No.16683470

Was that Shalelu mindcontrol/transformation story ever mentioned? I remember that one guy was writing it.

>> No.16683480

>>16683468
Nice tracksuit, tool.

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16683510

Elves are Gary Gygax's fetish. "oh oh, and they can fight with a sword AND cast spells like a wizard AND they have long lives AND don't need sleep AND AND AND"

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16683543

>What is an elf?


Why, they are second class citizens living in walled up slums, good for naught but extermination and "entertainment" for the nobility.
May hold in the best of cases the rank of maid or perhaps if you are lucky, a smith's errand boy.

That is of Corse, for those without magical abilities, those with we just cage up in a big tower were they are either lobotomized or made to serve their betters for the rest of their days.
And that's what the good guys do.
You don't want to know what the Tewinters did.

>> No.16685049

>>16683543
I suddenly remember why I loved the first game.

>> No.16685071

>>16685049
Because you're an idiot?

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>>16683006

A once proud and noble race, who are now paying the price for their own arrogance. I suppose they should be thankful that Emhyr var Emreis saw fit to grant them a homeland, rather than drive them into the mountains to starve as the Nordlings do.

It is a shame that Dol Blathanna languishes in poverty under the rule of its debauched Sorceress Queen.

One can only hope that Saskia's rule in the new kingdom of the Pontar proves more fortuitous than Enid an Gleanna's.

>> No.16685291

>>16683006
>What is an elf?
To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.

>> No.16685310

A MISERABLE LITTLE PILE OF MARY SUE

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16685347

Kindling.
Their ears make good treats and trinkets.

>> No.16685423

Elves are something like a spirits of the wild. Intelligent, sophisticated, timeless and without compassion.

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Pretty fucking scary if they are the good kind of elf.

>> No.16687449

Andalites were here, elves are pussies. We set the standard when it comes to "race that is better than humans in every way"

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>> No.16688267

>>16687449
Except, ya know, you don't have mouths, can't control yourselves around food, and nearly got beaten by fucking slugs in an intergallactic war and only won becouse of humans.

>> No.16688334

>>16683006
Ammunition if you are doing it right

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One bone broken for every twig snapped underfoot.
God I love Llanowar Elves.

>> No.16690420

heres the only thing you need to know about elf's. They all have cliteras in there asses making it never gay if they get fucked in the ass cause the entire race is a bunch of pussy's

>> No.16690464

DWAAAARVES!

To hell with elves.

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>>16688163

>liefeld pouch

Oh god I laughed!

>> No.16690532

Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.
Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
Elves are terrific. They beget terror.

>> No.16690671

>>What is an elf?
A transsexual from Trondheim.

>> No.16690684

They're like Eldar but sans the whole space thing.

>> No.16690704
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A medium-sized creature dedicated to the ruthless protection of nature

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They fought us.

They drove us out.

But they did not defeat us.

They will die, just like you.

>> No.16690910

>>16690863

For a second I thought that was a Firbolg looking at the thumbnail.

Firbolg returning to reclaim Ireland from humanity now that the Tuatha-De-Danaan are gone would be a pretty cool game. Could have the Formonians too.

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>> No.16691013

>>16690910

I'd play it. The book of invasions stuff is really cool.

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>>16683006

Absolutely delicious with a lemon-pepper sauce.

>> No.16691067

>>16690910
>implying the Tuatha-de-Danaan have gone

>> No.16691077

>>16683006
elves= medieval pompous hipsters.

>> No.16691171

Elves are a race of beings split into several subsections.
You have the sun elves, who are the high and might ones, who with ritual magics have reshaped the world on two occasions. The first time accidentally causing the first ice age in a ritual that reshaped the continents to create an elven homeland hidden in the 'endless sea'. The second creating a massive tidal wave that destroyed a massive psionic empire.

The moon variant who are about partying hard and killing and fucking (sometimes in that order) everything in their way. Known for their bawdy jokes and songs, their ability to challenge dwarves in drinking contests and their dedication to duty. They're the more sociable ones who often become adventurers.

Then you have the savage variant. These are your tree dwelling elves who have fairly little magics in comparison with their racial cousins. However, they make up for it with a strong warrior culture, to the point that an insult against them likely leads to any and all cities or towns near the forests in ruins and your armies in ruins if they attempt to move in. While they do have far less magic than their cousins, they still have some and are known to call upon massive storms of vengeance to destroy enemies who would attempt to burn their forest homes, sometimes annihilating armies in the process. You won't remember encountering them, for if you survive they'll mind wipe you and leave you on the road side outside of the forest.

There is of course the sea elves, but they're like an entirely different species, and would take far more than one post to talk about their society and traits.

And lastly you have the drow... similar to the sea elves in how alien they are compared to the other elves, the first thing that should come to mind when thinking of them is that they have mastered prosthetics, to the point that they have adamantine limbs that function like something you would see in Deus Ex: HR

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>>16690916
TinEye couldn't tell me and I forget the names of the other sites like that one. Where is this picture from? I've seen it on /tg/ in alot of the elf threads.

Pic kinda related? But not really.

>> No.16691232

>>16691205
try iqdb.

>> No.16691285

An elf is one scary unassuming motherfucker.

Like those scythians that drank the blood of their kills, or the fearless spartans. Look like people, but those are some alien customs.

>> No.16691288

Elves are pretentious assholes created to be the perfect being . Perfectly in tune with nature and the wildlife they have never needed to fight or claw their way out of the dirt so they wouldn't die of hypothermia or kill a pissed off wolf with a blugeon to feed their families . They discriminated against their own because they were unlucky enough to be cursed with darker skin and darker magic .The only decent ones are the ones born in human cities who don't have nature continually giving them food and shelter who actually have to learn the value of hardwork . In short fuck elves I'm sticking with the Dwarves and humans .

>> No.16691430

>>16691232
thanks that one seems to know where it is from.

sage because not contributing to thread

>> No.16691516

A CESSPIT OF HATRED AND LIES.

>> No.16691558
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Along with the Dwarves, Mankind's closest allies.

>> No.16691566

>>16690532
>Pratchett reference
>No one responds

...well, I don't know about the rest of /tg/, but I love you for posting that answer. Lords and Ladies was my introduction to Pratchett, and I enjoyed every fermented drop of its text.

>> No.16691657 [DELETED] 

>>16691288

Indeed, tis the only thing the knife ears are good for.

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>>16691288

> In short fuck elves

Indeed, 'tis the only thing they're good for.

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