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    For some reason I always thought that the only ones that lived on the Kelari Isles were the Kelari elves, after reading more of the History of the Warden, I gathered that Dwarfs were there as well? Or did Diona leave the Isles after learning the majic of the River Lord Ixalou, and it was after she left that she met up with the Dwarf.

    A bandy-armed Dwarf stepped forward and examined Diona. “That was impressive healing. I am the Justicar Thorvin. We’re hunting down Greenscale, so if you enjoy killing Satyrs, we could use someone like you.”


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    The Elves left their homeland and came to the Kelari Isles, finding it a place of wild spirits. Many of these little gods allied with the newcomers, but one in particular would strike no bargains: Ixalou, lord of the river. Many predicted that young Diona would become High Priestess of the Kelari, so one day a rival challenged her to prove her worth by winning over the river lord. Diona boasted that the task would be simple.

    She offered a sacrifice at the idol of Ixalou, and paced the riverbank until he rose from the water. “You come seeking my favor, Elf,” said Ixalou, in a voice like water rushing over stone, “but I will give you none. Kelari are passionate, haughty, and unpredictable. This is not the river’s way. Water is soothing, humble, and above all things constant.”

    “I will not fail.” Though Diona’s voice rang with dangerous pride, Ixalou granted her use of his magic for a trial.

    Diona traveled the river’s length. On the second day, she met a group of fishermen under attack by boglings. Reflexively, she called a towering wave that washed the scum away, but many more remained.

    Diona drained the fluid from their bodies and lanced them with spears of water, but she could not stop them all. When Diona finally looked back at the fishermen, she saw that they lay at death’s door. Diona sent snakes of restorative energy toward them, but in the time it took to complete the mighty spell, the boglings’ next attacks snuffed out their lives.

    At the end of the fifth day, Ixalou appeared before her. “You failed. Do you understand why?”

    Diona bowed her head and said, “Water is constant, it needs time to flow. If I had healed the fishermen first, the magic would have bolstered them against further wounds. In my pride, I thought I could slay the demons first. I was wrong.”

    The river swelled its banks as its lord gurgled with laughter. “I have never heard a Kelari admit that they were wrong in all of my days. For that alone, a second chance is granted.”

    Grateful, Diona followed the water until she heard a clash of swords. Running to the sound, she found a group of travelers about to fall to a band of satyrs.

    Diona called up spheres of healing water and threw them into the fray. One or two splashed immediately against the injured fighters, while the others lingered, releasing their soothing energies when the victims had taken further wounds. The satyrs could do no lasting damage against Diona’s waves of healing.

    With a curse, their leader delivered a spinning axe slash that deeply wounded the travelers. Diona called to the river lord for guidance, and a torrent of soothing rain fell from the sky. Every raindrop washed a wound away. The pilgrims fought with renewed vigor, and hacked the satyrs down.

    A bandy-armed Dwarf stepped forward and examined Diona. “That was impressive healing. I am the Justicar Thorvin. We’re hunting down Greenscale, so if you enjoy killing Satyrs, we could use someone like you.”

    For a brief moment, Diona mourned not returning to flaunt her new power in front of her rival. As she agreed to accompany Thorvin’s party, Diona noted a hazy figure on the water’s edge, who nodded in approval, and then vanished.

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    She was still on the Isles. Thorvin and his band had traveled there hunting Greenscale.
    "I get up early. And I don't go to bed until I've made some very poor decisions."

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    The lore from the official website supports that the Kelari were the sole inhabitants of the Kelari Isles, but that they did have limited interaction with the other races of Telara. Usually this was in the form of trade or education, but this story suggests that there were also military-based encounters as Telarans were fighting the Blood Storm gods (which makes perfect sense). I just hope the High Elves were smart enough to stay away... I could imagine there would be a lot of tension between them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayville View Post
    The lore from the official website supports that the Kelari were the sole inhabitants of the Kelari Isles, but that they did have limited interaction with the other races of Telara. Usually this was in the form of trade or education, but this story suggests that there were also military-based encounters as Telarans were fighting the Blood Storm gods (which makes perfect sense). I just hope the High Elves were smart enough to stay away... I could imagine there would be a lot of tension between them!
    I think they did stay away. After the schizm (pre-Blood Storm War I believe) between the High Elves and their spirit-bargaining brethren, the Kelari went to the Isles and lived mostly in isolation. However, I'd bet they did see some humans and dwarves, and mayyyybe some bahmi. They were comfortable staying by themselves though, just like the Bahmi (save for their kinship with the Eth remnants).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maeloda View Post
    I think they did stay away. After the schizm (pre-Blood Storm War I believe) between the High Elves and their spirit-bargaining brethren, the Kelari went to the Isles and lived mostly in isolation. However, I'd bet they did see some humans and dwarves, and mayyyybe some bahmi. They were comfortable staying by themselves though, just like the Bahmi (save for their kinship with the Eth remnants).
    During, as I recall. The Bloodstorm War (aka, the Age of Dragons) lasted several hundred years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xerokine View Post
    During, as I recall. The Bloodstorm War (aka, the Age of Dragons) lasted several hundred years.
    Ah. Sounds like the Blood Storm war was even far more exciting than what we are in now :S

    I hope all this intro stuff involving the dragons is just leading to another epic war. That'd be cool.

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    Blood Storm Wars...

    http://www.riftgame.com/en/world/history/bloodstorm.php

    "We the Elves tell it thus, and we would know, for we were there at the dawn."

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    "And we the Elves, we sundered. Our schism was the first chip in a crystal vase that will one day stretch to a crack. Of Telara’s ruin we were, if not the cause, then the first symptom."


    ....

    Was the attack led by Crucia on The Heart Grove one of the first of the Blood Storm Wars? and was this then the beginning of the separation of the elven race? What did Crucia see in the Elves that was the image of her own dreams and lusts, control? knowledge? love? unity?

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    and this makes me wonder what forms the Dragons were before reaching Telara

    "The Blood Storm roamed the cosmos, cracking worlds for their sourcestone like marrow from living bones. Their trail of annihilation led them to Telara, and in the forms of vast dragons, the Blood Storm fell upon our world in a frenzy of greed."

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