Frost Elves are a race of elves native to the region of Shuang, found in the continent of Eidyn. Named as such because of their versatility in surviving the near-inhospitable region, they are distantly related to the Snow Elves of Khyorgan.
Reaching adulthood at age 30, Frost Elves live for 200 years. Frost Elves tend to have slight, yet strong builds with light grey skin and short, yet pointed ears. Their hair tends to vary from light to dark blue, and they stand just over two meters tall on average making them one of the tallest known elf types.
Frost Elves were originally a nomadic group in the Ling Mountains. After discovering the Ice Temple, the ancient elf, Chun, wished for Shuang to have life. From there, the Frost Elves managed to evolve to adapt to their new environment.
As the Ling Mountains are a dangerous, hostile location to cross, the Frost Elf people are relatively isolated. Most other species have difficulty tolerating the cold weather they live in, and thus, Frost Elves rarely see another race other than their own. Stereotypically, Frost Elves are highly xenophobic and hostile to outsiders. This label mostly applies to the Xeng Empire, while the Shuang Nomads are far more welcoming.
Frost Elves rank 8.7 on the mT scale. While they are well versed with magic, they still have great ingenuity when it comes to technology. As a result, they are often times yet erroneously referred to as elf-human hybrids,
- Xeng Empire - The Xeng Empire is a highly militaristic, expansionist empire. They are well versed in magitek.
- Shuang Nomads - The Nomads are barbaric tribes of hunter-gatherers which take greater advantage of magic than the Xeng do.
- Order of Kranekon - A clan founded by the ancient monk, Grahnato. They take a neutral stance in the tensions between the Xeng Empire and the Shuang Nomads. The Order of Kranekon promotes balance and the way of the shadow.