Created by the Dragons in the Age of the Guardians, the elves are probably the oldest human-like people on Tirakan. Their heyday is long gone, and today no one can seriously claim to have ever met an elf. Legends as well as scholars tell of a revival of magic, and thus also of the old servants, but this is in no way confirmed.
The children of the dragons
The Dragons created - in rebellion against their own parents - four children whom they sent into the world in the Age of Servants. These children were named
- Ancatir (People of the Ancatir)
- Silkanda (People of Silkanda)
- Atiarel (People of Atiarel)
- Anscharon (People of Anscharon)
It is said that these four elves are the only ones of their race who are immortal like their direct parents. Later they named the houses of the elven people after their names.
"Much is still hidden from us today when we examine the history of the Elves of Tirakan. And much will probably remain hidden from us forever. Nevertheless, chroniclers and travelers from the lands of the elven peoples know of stories that offer a glimpse into the past of the Elves of Tirakan. And it is arguably a tale of both epos and woe of which they tell." ~ Thor Samuson, Traveler from Hadewald
"...northwest of Meridian beyond the Valley of Oblivion lies an area consisting only of hills and mountains, surrounded by water except for a small area to the north. The eastern border, to Meridian and the tribal territories of the Quitaron, is formed by the river Kanuba, the remaining borders by the sea. only in the north there is a land connection to the territory of the Quitaron. This area consists of a large mountain range surrounded by hills. This mountain range is called Jazabal'Jarh, which means 'Holy Land' or 'Holy Mountain' in the language of the Elves living there, the Atiarel. These Atiarel are of tall, slender stature, and of varying skin colour, be it normal, like Humans, alabaster white or stone grey. They wear their hair, which is thin and silky, either long, bald, or one, or both, sides shaved off. They also have large, slanted eyes of a bright colour. The Atiarel are rarely seen, as they live a secluded life in the mountains..." ~
Anscharon himself awoke from the magical influence, and he became aware of every detail of the ritual. He withdrew himself out of shame and despair to an island beyond the great sea. While he lived apathetically in his despair, he did not realise that Thzularn had already made a great impact on his people. Dark cults arose and the worship of Thzularn predominated among the people of Ansharon. Only a few stood by their lord Anscharon.