Heroes of the East
The Elves of the Mist
Coat of Arms: Elven Owl over the sacred tree.
Motto: Bein Asëa
Home Province: Mistil
Although not a noble house per say, the Elves who dwell in Mistil deserve mention as this is the only known Elven settlement to exists within the boundries of an Anuirean realm. Within the northern section of the Forest of Mist is a tiny village of about one hundred elves who live in peace with their human neighbors.
They are the refugees of a force of elves defeated in the early days of Coeranys. Surrounded and vastly outnumbered, they faced certain doom. However instead of destroying the elves, the Baron of Coeranys, offered them terms of surrender. He offered them peace and their homes if they would promise to give up their war against man, pledge their fealty, and pay tribute to his crown. Famously, the Elder of the Elves bent down and picked up a leaf, “I’m afraid we have nothing we can offer you except this,” he said. Amazingly, in a moment of mercy the Baron accepted the leaf.
Every year since the elves send an emissary who delivers a single leaf as a symbol of their renewed commitment to the peace. Humans are forbidden from entering the village and its immediate surroundings, although trespassers are usually handed over to the Warden of the Forest.