Elves (s. elf, scientific name persuna thaumatico, "thaumic man", Nolavine: pantagi, Belgrish: Ausch-Alin, Alnach, Old Orissian: nyen, nyen-cheso) are a group (sometimes called a species) of the Human macrogenus (persuna). Anatomically and behaviorally similar to true humans (p. pensica), they are mainly distinguished by their typical phenotype (mainly epicanthic folds, neoteny), long and sharp canines, capability to grow horns, and long, pointed ears. They are also known to be the only human species to naturally change form under the Zhunnwo state.
Elves are known to have capability to successfully crossbreed with humans (making elves and humans the only known species of the Anthropo genus to do so). Elves account for XX% of the world population, going second to true humans. There is an ongoing scientific (and social) debate on whether to consider Elves as a subgroup to Humans proper than as a separate branch in the macrogenus, mainly due to their identical genetic compatibility. However, present enmities between the two peoples, coupled with a troubled history of war and conflict has put any sort of meaningful progress in the issue in a global scale. As of 2125, the Hallegian Concord is the only world region that officially considers Elves as True Human.
kinda sociocultural but also racial
The Zephyric elves/Telancri are known for their tall, smooth antler-like (sometimes gazelle-like) horns and usually blonde hair, the Apelitic elves/Xiangkhur have coiling, cervid-like horns and dark hair. The Plateau Elves/fae are unusual in that their horns are coiling yet smooth, and their hair ranges from auburn to hot red.
non-elf blood is heroin to them so technically vampires in this world is basically junkies
Zhunnwo is a rabid state only seen on elves, which feature various degrees ranging from blackened eyes, long claws and larger teeth (usually incisors) to elongated jaws and
- Main article: Human-elf relations
Political development, relations with humans, etc.
Orissian Classical period
- Main article: Telancrine Migration
Early Modern to Modern era
Habitat and range
Most elves tend to be born in the spectrum and tend to be collectivist and empathic, most especially native Orissians.
Elves usually band together in familial groups, ie. clans/broods (家, kha or khang), and traditionally tend to keep to themselves. Each kha is lead by a figure known as the "broodparent" (gendered "broodfather" or "-mother", khachin or khangphama) serving as both chieftain and ultimate parental figure to the kha.
- Main articles: Xiangkhur culture, Telancri culture, and Plateau elf culture
Most elves share common features in their social and cultural expression.
The languages of the mainland Apelitian and Zephyric elves are of the Orissian variety. In the west, the Telancrine language developed from a proto-Talanic lingua franca used during the Hyratian era.