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{{Info races
{{Info races
|image = Isldarrin.png
|image = Isldarpslasho.png
|pronunciation = Ysel-dar
|pronunciation = Ysel-dar
|classification = [[Nelfin]]
|classification = [[Nelfin]]
|subraces = None
|subraces = None
|nicknames = Frostlings, Frozen People, Frost Horrors
|nicknames =  
|languages = [[Isldarin Elven]]
*Frostlings (derogatory)
|naming = [[Isldarin Elven]]
*Frozen People (derogatory)
*Frost Horrors (derogatory)
|languages = [[Sulvaley]]
|naming = Fantasy Elven (but not Tolkien Elven)


|distinction = A race of ice-dwelling Nelfin shrouded in mystery and [[Dragon Worship]]
|distinction = Snow Elves who guard the cycle of life and death and the memory of [[Dragons]]
|maxage = 200 years
|maxage = 500 years
|body = Often Lanky or Skinny, yet never above Athletic
|height = Tall
|height = 6’ - 6’10”
|eye = Any shade of purple if Life Isldar, any shade of green if Death Isldar
|weight = 120 - 200 lbs
|hair = Black or White, regardless of which cult they belong to
|eye = Light blue
|skin =  
|hair = Pure white
[[File:Skin1.png]]
|skin = Sickly white
|}}
|}}
[[File:Deathcool.png|260px|thumb|right|The Bene Rexit employs some of the most skilled Isldar warriors, this one clad in Summoned black metal Armor shaped to still mimic draconic claws and scales.]]
[[File:Medinkikf.png|260px|thumb|right|Manifesting Frost allows the Isldar to become one with the ice that they are so defined and themed by.]]
[[File:Darkpriesti.png|260px|thumb|right|Because the Bene Rexit was mostly made out of the Shivalëy Isldar, it has on average far more (Ordial) Mages than the Bene Vixit which has mostly warriors.]]
[[File:Isldork.png|260px|thumb|right|The Isldar do not have an extravagant dressing style, usually preferring muted or simple tones with little skin showing.]]
[[File:Vultalarv.png|260px|thumb|right|This Isldar with Summoned purple scale Armor also applied moon-themed war paint before going to battle.]]
[[File:Lookatheaddress.png|260px|thumb|right|Bene Rexit head dresses and clothing is some of the most extravagant and alien designed in the world.]]
[[File:Isldorihdhdhft.png|260px|thumb|right|Even if Life Isldar are just as closed off as Death Isldar are, they tend to look somewhat more inviting and benevolent.]]
[[File:Benegesseret.png|260px|thumb|right|Death Isldar on the other hand always know what they want and that they can get it, and dress to impress.]]
[[File:Ajred.png|260px|thumb|right|Isldar can grow body hair and facial hair but often have cultural reasons not to. They can also dye their hair (to escape the difficult MCskin white hair)]]


The Isldar are perhaps [[Aloria|Aloria’s]] most elusive and chilly inhabitants who go to great lengths not to be found. Hailing from the colder continent of [[Ellador]], the Isldar are faithful to their common names: Frost Weavers and Wyrm Riders, in that they enforce their isolation with high-level Ice Magic and the ferocity of their [[Frost Wyverns]]. The Isldar guard and protect the last assumed remaining breed of the [[Dragons]] and their great Dragon matriarch, Frostweaver, thought to be the source of all Ice magic and cold climate in Ellador. Many in the world can go a full lifetime without ever seeing an Isldar, but that does not mean they do not exist. They venture out into the world to spy on the other races, to gather information, and to ensure their hideaways and existence in the world remains as obscure as they want it to be, for the future survival of the endangered Dragons and Wyverns.
Mysterious, seclusive, elusive with hints of mysticism and an individualistic pride that sets them even further apart from the other Nelfin species than the already pre-existing Nelfin racial divisions. The Isldar from the frozen wastes of Ellador are all these things and more, protecting their homelands from unwanted intruders since the days of the Allorn Empire, but also venturing in the world to tend to the lost souls left behind by millennia of tragedy, or to enforce the cold hand of the inevitable. Isldar are a barely understood subrace of Nelfin who once formed out of the Dragon worshiping Drogon Cult, leaving the Allorn Empire for seclusion in Ellador’s mountains. Through intrigue, the Isldar were brought from the brink of doom, from where an Ordial Entity took the place of the Dragons who perished to shepherd the Race for nearly 300 years. In recent years, the Isldar have devolved into an explosive civil war following the return of Dragons, oppositions between the Dragon loyal and those who would see their Ordial savior their true god growing to a boiling point. Eventually Isldar society split in two, and an uneasy truce settled between them favoring separation over mutual assured destruction. To this day, Isldar society remains one bitterly divided, two sides of the same coin presenting the Race as unique when compared to all other Races due to their intense societal divisions.  


==Physical Characteristics==
==Core Identity==
Isldar are a uniquely homogenous race, meaning they all look very similar in physical characteristics. The most obvious features about an Isldar is the color of their hair, being white, as well as their pale skin, no matter the amount of sunlight they are exposed to. They also exclusively have bright, almost icy blue eyes. Their bodily proportions are very similar to those of the other Elven species, though their faces and tallness often sets them apart from the other Elves. Their face is exceptionally angular, while their ears often bend slightly inwards around their skull. Their eyebrows always appear much stricter, generally giving Isldar a very frigid neutral expression while their whole face looks gaunt. They are often slightly taller than an average [[Altalar]], but only by a few inches.  
The Isldar are, at their core, a race of ice-themed Elves with a great deal of secrecy, misdirection, deception, and a healthy dose of personal distance. Out of all the Nelfin Races, the Isldar are the least likely to make friends, and even if they do, to keep a moderate distance and to avoid any overly stimulating social activities. Isldar are dogmatic, refusing to see the world in any other way than they were taught or discovered to be, and inflexible in their approach to matters. Isldar keep their feelings pent up inside, and let others see very little of their heart and mind, so as to protect themselves from a world that has not always looked kindly on them. From the days of the Allorn Empire, their Dragon cult being hunted down to extinction, from the Dwarves who were encouraged by the Allorn to wage war on them, to the Dorkarthi Vampires who wish to purge them from Ellador, and the Velheim Ailor who come in droves seeking the fortunes and wealth that the Isldar hoard in their icy homeland. And yet, Isldar are also intensely moved by the preservation of life and their obsession with death, this being the very breaking point that has divided their society in half.


===Frostweaver’s Gift===
===Life versus Death===
Isldar have greater protection against the cold, and in fact, they are completely immune to the effects of frost. Isldar can walk in the middle of winter, barefooted or even bare-chested and their internal body temperature will not suffer from the cold wind on their skin. Isldar cannot freeze, nor will their stamina drain in even the heaviest of blizzard storms. Scholars suspect these traits have come about because of the unique relation the Isldar have with the [[Ice Dragons]], terrifying beasts who have control over [[Primal Magic]] in a way that is not entirely understood. Another unusual ability that Isldar have is that they can speak [[Wyrm tongue]], the language of Dragons, despite never spending any time practicing and learning it. Even an Isldar who has spent their entire life in Regalia, will upon hearing Wyrm tongue, immediately understand it. This Wyrm tongue allows them to interpret Dragon speech up to two miles away, as Dragons themselves can sing into the wind where their words are carried far and wide. When attempting to teach a not-Isldar the basics of this language, however, the Isldar struggles greatly to translate words. The language has a magical base in Primal Magic, which is only granted to the Isldar by the Frostweaver.
Isldar society is divided by its two main political bodies, the Bene Rexit which is the Ordial mortuary cult that obsesses over death, and the Bene Vixit which is the Primal life cult that obsesses over life preservation. Isldar society itself is divided between these cults due to their shared history. Once the Isldar were united as Dregodar, the Draconic Nelfin, however events spiraled out of control, culminating in the Scouring of Ellador, where their Dragon patron Asaph died, and the Undead Dragon Frisit was born. Unbeknownst to the Isldar, Frisit was actually an Ordial entity pretending to be a Dragon, and guided Isldar society for hundreds of years. Recent discoveries pushed this to the foreground, with Asaph re-establishing her dominion of life, while the Ordial entity known as Frisit has once more reached out after being banished when Asaph was resurrected, claiming to have been the true lord of the Isldar all along. There is no strict morality between the Bene Rexit and Bene Vixit. Death and Life cannot be neatly categorized as good and evil, because the Death cult does good things for bad reasons, and the Life cult does bad things for good reasons. Morality is always an individual perception and application, not a racial attribute.


==Mental Characteristics==
===Silent Observation===
Isldar are known to be brutally dogmatic, putting them in the same category as the Drowdar. Isldar are highly intelligent, often considered the most intelligent of the Elven subspecies. This intelligence often showcases itself in their knowledge of tactics and strategy, especially their ability to overpower or surprise their enemies with cleverly hidden traps and ruses that are utilized to gain the upper hand. It should be noted however that this intelligence is not necessarily because of their race, but rather because of their precognitive abilities, where they are shown pivotal events in time which relate to the future of the Dragons. Further explanations on this subject will follow below. In their intelligence, or perhaps in spite of it, the Isldar are untrusting of all other races, including their own [[Elven]] cousins. This remnant of their old thinking has protected them over the centuries as well as kept their exact home location a secret to the world. The Isldar [[Dregodar Council]] is thought to have a much finer understanding of the mechanics of the [[Cataclysm]], the [[Void]] and [[Exist]] and all forces that surround these curious dimensions, though they keep their knowledge close to themselves. As such, Isldar can also be considered enigmatic keepers of knowledge and lore. They deem other races to be too infantile and petty in their childish desires for conquest and competition. Arrogance among Isldar is thus paramount, much like their Altalar cousin, though one could say it is often more justified. Isldar tend to be people of little words often. They speak volumes with their stares of disapproval or anger and communicate few words towards others. As such, Isldar are probably also the hardest to emotionally read. They give off very few non-verbal signals and barely any body language is used in their communication aside from their stares. Isldar are as such also the hardest to become friends with or to gain the trust with. The famous saying goes “Gana will freeze over before an Ice Elf thaws.” Despite their harsh and cold demeanor, the Isldar are also attributed with pure goodness, in that they seem to act with good intent, especially towards Dragons. This intent should not be mistaken for pure coincidence, however. If the [[Bone Horror Crisis]] could have caused the final demise of the Dragons, saving [[Ailors]] and [[Dwarves]] was only a side effect of their actual goal of preserving the Dragons.
Just because Isldar society is split between a death cult and a life cult however, does not mean that the life cult goes around the world and cures the sick, and the death cult moves about hurrying along anyone’s demise. The Isldar in fact are very observant, producing so called observation towers high up in the mountains from which they spy on the other Races below, gathering information and making analyses. Isldar are intensely analytical, preferring to have studied a situation from every angle before making any move. This is also why the life cult is not necessarily involved with saving people, but making the end more comfortable and allowing the end to be peaceful. The death cult on the other hand invokes the beauty of death and the finality of things, while also encouraging raging against the dying of the light, Undeadism, and the resurrection of Phantasms.  


===Frostweaver’s Visions===
===Occult Opposition===
Isldar have a strange precognitive ability that allows them to see events in the near or distant future related to the fate of the Dragons. Rather than triggering the visions themselves, the Isldar all receive the same doomsday vision at the same time, with insights on how to attempt to avoid it. Many Isldar are plagued with minor visions, sometimes with little to no clear meaning that come when they sleep, as Isldar never dream. They witness a world collapsing, order decaying and chaos all around them, and above all, the final death of Dragons, accompanied with the voice of Frostweaver commanding them to deny fruition to these visions. When a great vision is passed, events can clearly be seen in a cause and consequence fashion, thus allowing the Isldar to attempt to alter the course of presumed history by eliminating the source events. (When great visions are passed, these are mentioned in World Progression Posts on the Forum which are canon for all Isldar). Some Isldar go mad due to these visions, the constant dreaming of calamity making them fearful of the night and rejecting Frostweaver’s command. These Isldar that turn away from the Dragon’s call gradually lose their frost resistance and then their visions, while even their hair dulls to a more light gray or light brown tone. These Isldar are referred to as Fallen Isldar, which are highlighted in the Society section.
One aspect that does unite the Isldar is their disgust with the Occult, specifically the Void and Exist tainted such as Vampires, Cahal, Crimson Witches, and more. The Bene Vixit Isldar have a very Dragon-inspired view of this, seeing all forms of Magic as an infection of the natural world and needing to be sent back to the dimension they came from. The Bene Rexit have a similar view, seeing Aloria has already been infected, and fighting this infection from also invading the Bintaar realm. While there is enough opposition between these two halves of Isldar society to invoke civil war and genocide on one another, this single aspect is one that most Isldar can hold hands over, and one of the few things in the world that might cause a Death and Life Isldar to work together towards a common goal, setting their internal squabbles aside. However, the Isldar, especially the Death Isldar, have a long history of Mages - primarily Exist Mages. Frisit encouraged their existence while she ruled the Isldar, and despite their general dislike of the Occult, they acknowledge that Mages have historically been an important part of their society and continue to exist today.


==History==
===Qfizat Hadre===
The actual history of the Isldar dates back much further than the cataclysm and the other major Elven fracture periods. The ancestors of the Isldar were the first to truly break away from Estel worship around 230 BC through the cult known as the Cult of Dregodar. Around this third century before Cataclysm, Dragons were still seen around Daendroc, but the [[Great Elven Hunt]] had seriously diminished their numbers to the point where the [[Water Dragon]] and [[Green Dragon]] had already gone extinct. The [[Black Scale Mountain Dragon]] was the last Dragonkin left in the entire supercontinent of Daendroc, and some unknown event caused a large population of Elves to abandon the traditional Estel worship and switch over to worship of Dragon Dogma. Rumor has it that the leaders of the so-called Cult of Dregodar could speak to the Dragons in Wyrm tongue and that the Dragons spoke back, speaking prophecies of the future and calamities to befall the Elves. The Elven Empire did not take kindly to the Cult of Dregodar denouncing [[Estel]] worship, declaring them heathens, which in itself is ironic because the Elven Empire’s top class was barely even loyal to the faith of Estel anymore. Around 211 BC, the Cult of Dregodar, with the government on their tail, fled across Jorrhildr to Ellador with the assistance of the Black Scale Mountain Dragons. The Black Scale Mountain Dragons assisted the cult of Dregodar in their flight across [[Jorrhildr]] to Ellador around 211 BC.
The practice of Qfizat Hadre to the Isldar is the idea of being “everywhere all at once”. The Isldar, due to their analytical and pensive nature, make excellent advisors and analysts. While the majority of Isldar live in Ellador, many of them spread out across the world, attempting to secure positions close to power in the ruling classes. It is not uncommon to find both a Bene Rexit and Bene Vixit Isldar advisor in the courts of all major Kingdoms and Empires, acting as advisors on all matters Draconic and Ordial insofar those realms are aware of the inherent dangers of the Undead and the mysterious machinations of the Dragons. The Bene Rexit and Vixit use a mixture of manipulation, orchestration, deception and seduction in younger years to secure a right hand position. They differ from Slizzar however in that they take no pleasure in steering events. Rather, they serve their function to the legitimate best of their abilities, but also use the situation to gather information to report back to their priestly organizations, resulting in the Bene Rexit and Bene Vexit being some of the most well informed organizations in the world. This fact is well known among many of the ruling classes of Aloria, but is considered an acceptable price for the wealth of advice and support that having an Isldar advisor gives in exchange, and how one is always at a disadvantage if blacklisted by the Bene Rexit and Bene Vixit from getting advisors.  


In Ellador, the Dregodar thrived due to the long distance from the [[Elven Empire]]. The continent was a fair one during the second century before the Cataclysm, a far cry from the modern frozen tundras and mountains. The Dregodar made little contact with the Dwarves, though lived dangerously close to them as the Temples of Drogon, the traditional religious structures of the Dregodar, were built on top of the tallest mountains which usually housed the Dwarven holds. Their tranquility was not to last, however, as the Elves from the Empire had taken note of their peaceful existence and sent envoys to the Dwarves. With subterfuge, bribes, and blackmail the Elves managed to strike a deal with the Dwarves to form a coalition against the Dregodar under the auspices of them gearing for war to take over the Dwarven holds. This once in a millennia event of Dwarven and Elven cooperation against the Dregodar meant massive destruction and tragedy for the Dregodar. Their temples were torn down and blasted off the mountains, and the Dragons were shot from the sky with iron bolt and magical arrow. The Dregodar were losing badly though the conflict dragged on for nearly a hundred years due to their resilience. The war lasted until around 56 BC when the alliance between the Dwarves and the Elves broke apart due to the Dwarven mistrust of the Elven ulterior motives. It is often theorized that this event caused the Dwarves to completely ignore the void invasion that followed roughly half a century later when the Elves called upon their assistance.  
===Isldar in Regalia===
Isldar are fairly common in Regalia in comparison to the rest of the world, mostly because Regalia is an excellent nexus of information. Both the Bene Rexit and Bene Vixit have multiple advisors attached to the Imperial Court of the Emperor, while several members of these organizations are also dispersed into the lower courts of the Dukes, Duchess and Duchets of the Empire. Isldar enjoy a fairly positive relation to the Regalian Empire, with recent attempts from the Regalian Empire to assist the Life Cult in their resistance against the Death Cult. As such, it could be speculated that the Regalian Empire has a more favorable view of the Life Cult, but Death Cult Isldar are still welcome, and present in advisory circles of the ruling classes. Regular Isldar have also come to Regalia as adventurers, craftsmen, or just refugees trying to get away from the occasional violence between the Cults in Ellador. Regalia remains a great gathering point for an exciting life, and sometimes Isldar just wants to escape the boring monotony of the frozen wastes.  


With the coalition between the Elves and the Dwarves over, the Dregodar weren’t quite in the clear yet. The Dwarves continued the conflict on their own, pushing the Dregodar into a grassland basin called Udilin’s Foot. A major pivotal battle took place there where the Dregodar scrambled to save the last of the Black Scale Mountain Dragons, Sharpwing. Sharpwing was vast and formidable, a Dragon matriarch in her own right and many Dwarves fell to the Dragon’s claws and fiery breath. Ultimately however, the Dwarves used large siege engines to bring the Dragon down to the ground, where once pinned, they assailed her in the hundreds with pickaxes, chipping away at her dark scales. The Dragon’s screams of pain and terror caused the Dregodar to commit to a massive magical spell of which the origin is still unclear to this day. Sharpwing died on that battlefield, but somehow the Dragon turned neither dead nor alive, but not quite undead either. She was reborn as Frostweaver, the great Ice Dragon. With one fell clap of her wings, the restraints blew away, and the Dragon soared to the skies where she channeled a massive spell that caused a huge blizzard. Hundreds of Dwarves caught close were instantly frozen to death as the land around them also started freezing and dying. Snow rolled down the mountains and water froze in a flash as the temperature dropped in the grassland basin. The countryside around it was suddenly struck with a snowstorm that made seeing further than two feet through the swirling ice and the gusting wind impossible. The Dwarves quickly retreated, those that could anyway, and shut the massive gates of their holds down while the climate above ground changed to a frozen hellscape. Thousands of animals, trees, and plants died as the soil became infertile and even the water in the air flash froze. The event was felt all the way to the first Human villages on the southern coastline who suddenly experienced an extreme drop in temperature.
==Design==
===Physical Characteristics===
In many ways, Isldar are nearly identical to Teledden, being more slender than tall than Ailor, with a much paler skin and with long pointy ears, ears that are often longer and sharper than most Nelfin Race ears. Isldar have pointy facial features giving them a strict or haughty appearance. Both Death and Life Isldar can have black or white hair colors (though in Regalia, they often dye it other colors). Isldar are capable of becoming more muscular like the Fin’ullen, but have to work harder to get there. Isldar can also grow facial hair and body hair, but usually shave this off for cultural reasons, except when they have adapted to the social environment of other societies, like Regalia. Isldar are usually on the tall side, and have a couple of flexible transformations that can alter their appearance further. The only real way to tell the Bene Rexit and Bene Vixit apart, and by extension the Death and Life Isldar, is that the Life Isldar have any shade of purple irises with blue specks in them (and possibly blue or gray or black sclera), and the Death Isldar have any shade of green irises with light blue specks in them (and possible blue or gray or black sclera). Isldar always have pink to pale pink skin (with some colorations due to Specials), and are capable of being asian-coded in their appearance.  


The Dregodar disappeared from the world’s stage after that event. It was not until ten years after the Cataclysm that the first Isldar reappeared, though they were incorrectly assumed to be snow wraiths or undead at the time. The basin that was once Udilin’s Foot was now the Howling Waste, a long stretch of tundra caught in a permanent blizzard that made entry practically impossible. Every so often a band of Isldar would venture out to scout the terrain and disappear with the wind as soon as they met any Dwarf or [[Human]], but not without killing them first. Ellador remained trapped in a tundra climate for the next three centuries, and even in present times, the weather doesn’t seem like it’s going to change anytime soon. Isldar would continue to be seen for the next three centuries as well occasionally, though often in small numbers and hardly ever without causing death wherever they went. Explorers attempting to perilous crossing through the Dragon’s Gorge or Claw Mountains might run into frozen and unfortunate Dwarves caught in by Isldar patrol, their bodies frozen in the snow and the ice spikes used to kill them perfectly preserved through their body.  
==Summary of Racial Abilities==
 
Racial Abilities are generally a set of unique powers and effects that all peoples of that Race all innately have, while Specials are more passive, aesthetic focused capabilities. Specials are defined per-page, while Abilities can be searched on the Ability List page to determine their generic function. Isldar have mostly Specials and Abilities aimed around the Life and Death themes, as well as Ice and Draconic aesthetics from their history as a Dragon Cult. Half Isldar have access to the Isldar Abilities, and all Specials except Soul Attuned, and Scouring of Ellador.  
Recent events have alluded to the idea that the Isldar have an understanding of what is going on around the world. The Isldar are known to have attempted to stop the global Bone Horror invasion, though due to Human ignorance were denied the ability to prevent this catastrophe from occurring. Since that event, the Isldar have not come forward to contact any nation or people and have seemingly retreated into the frozen wastes of Ellador with not a single clear reason why. Isldar still roam around the world but are rarely seen. Some are the product of long-term espionage on regional countries; others were unfortunate enough to get somehow separated from the Isldar Frost Spires.  
===Abilities===
 
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==Society==
|- style="font-weight:bold; text-align:center; background-color:#c0c0c0;"
[[File:Isldarwoman.png|270px|thumb|right|Isldar women take an important role in Isldar society due to the high number of women serving as Dragon Priests, though their society is otherwise gender equal.]]
! Ability Name
Isldar society is perhaps one of the most rigid societies on Aloria, stricter even than the Drowdar and the Regalian Empire because none of the Isldar get any say in the decisions taking of their species. Their society maintains a very rigid structure which never allows for deviations or abandonment, especially when it concerns direct decrees from Frostweaver.
! Ability Type
 
! Ability Range
===Politics===
! Ability Description
Isldar politics is entirely controlled by two groups, primarily Frostweaver and the Dragon priests and on a more local level, the Ice Councils. Frostweaver and the Dragon priests do not directly rule, rather by the Isldar precognitive ability, Frostweaver sends out warnings of impending doom for the Dragons and the Isldar for her followers to interpret and through it directs the Isldar on a path where they might survive the odds. The Dragon Priests often more concisely understand what visions Frostweaver grants them, as they are unnaturally attuned to the precognitive ability of the Isldar and receive far more visions than any average Isldar. On average only one in a thousand Isldar born is suitable to become a Dragon priest, and so this priesthood has few members, as the mean birth rate of Isldar is relatively small. On a more local level, the Ice Councils rule so-called Wraith holds Isldar castles which contain a mostly military population. Ice Councils function like Human General counterparts, leading the Isldar locally to enact military movements by the will of the Dragon Priests.  
! Modifiers
 
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===Culture===
| style="background-color:#cee5ed;" | Frost Immune
Isldar strongly appreciate song and music, especially string instruments. As the Ailor saying goes: “The best way to thaw an Isldarin heart is to soothe it with strings.” Singing is very strongly associated with their religion, though its exact purpose and importance is not understood. The song of winter is an act purely done by the Frost Singers, comprised of upper-class females. This further emphasizes the strongly matrilineal line within the Isldar culture, as only women are assumed to have the brilliance and voice clarity to produce the Song of Winter. While the [[Drow]] strictly vowed against the excesses and decadence of the Altalar, the Dregodar never made such a strong stand against it. Despite their strong militaristic society, internally Isldar can be very lavish and entertaining, which often provides a strong contrast to how impersonal they are when they are outside of their homes. Isldar have no known technology or education. They generally cannot read or write, they speak a Nelfin tongue that nobody else understands, and their entire society is dependent on magic. Whatever crafts and uniqueness they have is portrayed by their clothing and accessories, favoring carvings and blue dyed fabrics. Isldar are often decorated with brilliant mountain crystals, white or otherwise blue of color with a radiant shine. Their clothes are made of flowing silks that almost seem to defy gravity, streaming like liquids on smooth surfaces. Isldar cloth is extremely hard to come by and extremely expensive, a highly prized material in Regalia and unfortunately only acquired by killing its owner, none being any the wiser how it is even produced. Isldar cuisine is strictly related to fruit, which is also why Isldar often have a hard time adapting to more meat and grain based societies like Regalia. The Isldar eat a particular nutritious fruit that only grows in their homeland, defying the cold temperatures. Attempts to cultivate this fruit elsewhere have all but failed, leading to the conclusion that its growth has something to do with Frostweaver. Finally, Isldar family units are surprisingly loving. Isldar rarely stray from monogamy and have a strong relation with their children, though arranged marriages are still a thing in their culture due to Altalar lineage crafting.
| Constant Passive
| {{#simple-tooltip: Self | Self Range means that it applies to the user themselves, or something they can directly touch after casting it.}}
| Grants the user {{#simple-tooltip: Frost Immune | The user is immune to any damaging properties of frost, cold, or ice, whether that is from a Mundane Technique, Ability, or Environment. The user can simply wade through a blizzard or freezing water without it hurting them, and their visibility is not reduced in a snow flurry. This does not apply to optional ice aesthetics being applied to Magic Abilities other than Ice Magic Pack, but it does make them Immune to Ice Magic Pack’s Ability. The user also does not feel temperatures when they are cold.
}}
| N/A
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| style="background-color:#cee5ed;" | Armor Summon
| Summon Power
| {{#simple-tooltip: Self | Self Range means that it applies to the user themselves, or something they can directly touch after casting it.}}
| Grants the user {{#simple-tooltip: Armor Summon | The user can summon any type of Armor on any part of their body. Summoned armor has the same durability as mundane armor, but counts as Ability Armor.
}}
| {{#simple-tooltip: Isldar Modifier | Rather than summoning physical Armor, the Isldar Armor is their hardened scales or twisted metal scales, and they can apply it to their entire body at once, or only part of it. Life Isldar manifest any shade of purple or blue scales, while Death Isldar manifest shiny black metal segments. This Transformation is semi-permanent, meaning it cannot be removed by anyone but the Isldar themselves.}}
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===Religion===
===Specials===
The Isldar’s central belief is that of Dragons, the belief that Dragons gave life to the world. They believe in a holy union between Dragon and Elf, the true harmonious existence of Elves being with the Dragons in unison. This religion is their only religion, as their entire existence is bound to it. The religion itself dates back to the early days of the Dregodar, centered around the Elf “Gondolenna the Singer.” She acted as a prophet, being one of the first to tame a dragon with the power of her voice, spreading prophecies of Elf-Dragon union across the land. She was later killed during a [[Dragon Hunt]], her dragon along with her, but her beliefs lived on in her disciples, eventually giving birth to the Dregodar cult. The religion is as much reverence as it is fear. Despite the fact that the Isldar wish to bring about the union between Elf and Dragon, they believe it is impossible during the current era, and that they are the final bastion against the ending of the world. This end is described as the time when Dragon worship has become so few that the Dragons will decide to simply destroy the world with an ice age to start a new. This is largely also the reason why Isldar do not tolerate outside interference, and why those who leave still hold onto their silence on their origins.
* '''Scouring of Ellador:''' Regardless of whether the Life or Death, Isldar support what happened during the Scouring, every Isldar there and every Isldar born since has had an undeniable connection to Ice and the cold. Every Isldar gains the [[Magic Point Buy]] Ice Magic Pack for free, classified as Primal Magic for Life Isldar, and Ordial Magic for Death Isldar. This Pack does not cause them to be Occult of any kind, unless they purchase more Magic Packs, and this free Pack becomes Void or Exist.
* '''Manifesting Frost:''' Both Death and Life Isldar can manifest frost onto themselves, which has a number of optional effects. Firstly, a mandatory effect is that their skin becomes blue tinted, whether light blue, only a blue hue, or more vibrant dark blue. Secondly, their skin may develop patches of ice and snow, their hair may become akin to shards of ice, and their body may give off an ambient frozen temperature, with small snow and ice crystals sparkling in the air around them.  
* '''Cleansing Snow:''' Both Death and Life Isldar can choose to cleanse their skin of any imperfections such as scars, burns, bruises, tattoos, wrinkles, freckles, and more. Additionally, any mutations manifested on them from whatever source may be cleansed by choice at any time, even if they were Void or Exist manifested.
* '''Ageless:''' The Isldar are Ageless, meaning they never show aging. When they become adults, Isldar simply appear as if they are young adults forever, unless they choose not to. Any Isldar can choose to change their aged appearance, meaning they can choose to appear however old they want to appear (so long as it is 18+). A 33 year old Isldar might for example choose to appear like a 70 year old Ailor with whitened hair and wrinkles, while a 300 year old Isldar might choose to appear like a 25 year old Ailor with smooth skin and youthful features. 
* '''Frostmancy:''' Even the simplest and untrained of Isldar have some innate telekinetic ability, and control over the snow and ice. All Isldar can perform varying degrees of Telekinesis, being able to move objects around with their hands from a distance. Unlike other Nelfin Arcane Mastery however, they cannot automate tasks. Isldar use flash-frozen air and ice crystals as an extension of their body, for example by adding a gust of cold air to their arms to extend their reach, allowing them to fetch items, or close doors from a distance. These extended gestures are always visible and cannot be used in combat or to steal items (unless used as aesthetic for some Rogue Packs).
* '''Soul Attuned:''' Isldar can see the Soul Rivers of the world, the white glowing streams of essence and energy that flow through the air in various directions, just like the Songaskians can, though unlike them, they can interact with them. Life Isldar can repair damage and infection in the Soul Rivers when they find any in Progressions, and let a Soul properly pass on to prevent it from becoming Undead in roleplay. Death Isldar on the other hand can prevent Soul Essence from properly passing on to ensure a person becomes Undead in roleplay, while they can also disrupt the flow of the Soul Rivers and create a blurry reading of memories in a certain area in Progressions.
* '''Planar Script:''' Isldar can manifest Primal (Purple glowing lines and writing) or Ordial (Green glowing lines and writing) in un-readable Primal or Ordial script depending on their Life or Death type. They may cause these lines to glow brighter or dimmer, remove them or add more, or have them react to certain mood or Ability conditions. Death Isldar can only ever use green, while Life Isldar can only ever use purple.
* '''Tail Manifest:''' If an Isldar is actively using Summon Armor (scales for Life, black metal for death), the Isldar may also optionally manifest a prehensile tail made of the same materials that they can use to hold and fetch objects. This tail is also semi-permanent so long as they keep up their armor, but will appear if all scales and black metal also disappears. This tail cannot be used in Combat.
*'''Dragon Speech:''' Life Isldar only (Death Cult Isldar do not have this Special) are capable of speaking and understanding Dragon Speech or Wyrmtongue either when it is spoken by Dragons, or by others. Dragon Speech is a unique language because it cannot be learned the traditional way, only specific Races and Afflictions have access to it. Additionally, it is also a language that defies being written down or even being recorded, as the sound just becomes gibberish when any type of recording medium is used to try and replay it, even memory [[Abilities]].
*'''Death Speech:''' Death Isldar only (Life Cult Isldar do not have this Special) are capable of speaking and understanding Death Speech or Shadetongue either when it is spoken by Ordial Entities, or by others. Death Speech is a unique language because it cannot be learned the traditional way, only specific Races and Afflictions have access to it. Additionally, it is also a language that has no defined alphabet and cannot be properly read, the runes and markings varying between the cultures and Ordial cults that use it, though it is always identifiable as Deathspeech. It also defies being recorded, as the sound just becomes gibberish when any type of recording medium is used to try and replay it, even memory Abilities.


===Isldar around the World===
==More Lore yet to come==
Because Isldar have such a rigid society, an Isldar living outside of it is always constrained by numerous regulations. Isldar that remain loyal to the Frostweaver always remain secretive of their homeland and refuse to tell outsiders anything about it. More often than not, however, Isldar found in Regalia are the product of outsiders, Isldar that have either been banished from their homeland, fled, or otherwise managed to somehow end up outside of it. Isldar that are born outside of the Isldar homeland no longer have their precognitive abilities, and over time also become Fallen Isldar, as the loyalist Isldar call them, purely because they have lost the connection with Frostweaver. Once this connection is lost, it cannot be regained, which is why Fallen Isldar tend to just blend into an Ailor society where other Nelfin are already present in minuscule numbers. As such, most Isldar found in Regalia are unlikely to be Isldar loyalists and are far more likely to be exiled Isldar, or children born outside of the Frostweaver’s control.
While we are in the middle of our Proficiency update, there was not yet enough time to finish up the Culture of the Isldar, explaining the two halves of Isldar society in Life and Death cults. These will follow some time after the Proficiency update is done. For now, old history and information is still applicable, these changes occur through an IC sequence of events, and having been true in the past does not change.
 
===Combat and Warfare===
The Isldar use hit and run tactics, though often there is little to run away from as they are deadly accurate. Full battlefield engagements have not been witnessed since the times of the war with the Dwarves, but it is to be assumed that the Isldar make use of the Wyverns in battle and their howling blades, weapons specially made by the Isldar that seem to produce a ghost-like howl when swung around in chilly winds. Due to the existence of the Wyverns, the siege capacity of the Isldar is considered to be tremendous, in fact, the Isldar are assumed to be able to ignore fortifications completely. This is due in large part to their airborne mobility, and also far outclass Regalian airships in that regard, due to the increased mobility and deadly claws of their flying mounts.
 
==Trivia==
* An exceptionally strong Frost Singer was once captured by a group of Dwarves who used a ploy to draw her out while they lay hidden in the snow. She eventually broke free and used her high Ice magic to freeze herself in a giant spire of Ice. The Ice spire still stands in northern Ellador to this day, being called “The Frost Wall” as it connects two mountains like a giant wall of ice.
* Isldar don’t have much in the ways of metal production, primarily because they inhabit mountains that were long stripped bare by the Dwarves who lived there for centuries. As such, one may hardly ever find an Isldar Arrow, as they use Ice Magic to strike down enemies from afar.
* Dragon Priests seem to have the unique ability also to detect Dragon Lineage, a rare trait that enables them to detect a person’s close or distant interaction with a Dragon at any point in time or of their heritage.
* There are no known, and cannot be any, Dragon Priests outside of the Isldar Homeland. Dragon Priests must always stay close to the Frostweaver, and would rather die than risk spending too much time away from the Dragon which grants them their powers, as they wane in her absense.  
 
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Isldar
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Race
Pronunciation Ysel-dar
Classification Nelfin
Subraces None
Common Nicknames
  • Frostlings (derogatory)
  • Frozen People (derogatory)
  • Frost Horrors (derogatory)
Languages Sulvaley
Naming Customs Fantasy Elven (but not Tolkien Elven)
Racial Traits
Distinctions Snow Elves who guard the cycle of life and death and the memory of Dragons
Maximum Age 500 years
Height Tall
Eye Colors Any shade of purple if Life Isldar, any shade of green if Death Isldar
Hair Colors Black or White, regardless of which cult they belong to
Skin Tones Skin1.png
The Bene Rexit employs some of the most skilled Isldar warriors, this one clad in Summoned black metal Armor shaped to still mimic draconic claws and scales.
Manifesting Frost allows the Isldar to become one with the ice that they are so defined and themed by.
Because the Bene Rexit was mostly made out of the Shivalëy Isldar, it has on average far more (Ordial) Mages than the Bene Vixit which has mostly warriors.
The Isldar do not have an extravagant dressing style, usually preferring muted or simple tones with little skin showing.
This Isldar with Summoned purple scale Armor also applied moon-themed war paint before going to battle.
Bene Rexit head dresses and clothing is some of the most extravagant and alien designed in the world.
Even if Life Isldar are just as closed off as Death Isldar are, they tend to look somewhat more inviting and benevolent.
Death Isldar on the other hand always know what they want and that they can get it, and dress to impress.
Isldar can grow body hair and facial hair but often have cultural reasons not to. They can also dye their hair (to escape the difficult MCskin white hair)

Mysterious, seclusive, elusive with hints of mysticism and an individualistic pride that sets them even further apart from the other Nelfin species than the already pre-existing Nelfin racial divisions. The Isldar from the frozen wastes of Ellador are all these things and more, protecting their homelands from unwanted intruders since the days of the Allorn Empire, but also venturing in the world to tend to the lost souls left behind by millennia of tragedy, or to enforce the cold hand of the inevitable. Isldar are a barely understood subrace of Nelfin who once formed out of the Dragon worshiping Drogon Cult, leaving the Allorn Empire for seclusion in Ellador’s mountains. Through intrigue, the Isldar were brought from the brink of doom, from where an Ordial Entity took the place of the Dragons who perished to shepherd the Race for nearly 300 years. In recent years, the Isldar have devolved into an explosive civil war following the return of Dragons, oppositions between the Dragon loyal and those who would see their Ordial savior their true god growing to a boiling point. Eventually Isldar society split in two, and an uneasy truce settled between them favoring separation over mutual assured destruction. To this day, Isldar society remains one bitterly divided, two sides of the same coin presenting the Race as unique when compared to all other Races due to their intense societal divisions.

Core Identity

The Isldar are, at their core, a race of ice-themed Elves with a great deal of secrecy, misdirection, deception, and a healthy dose of personal distance. Out of all the Nelfin Races, the Isldar are the least likely to make friends, and even if they do, to keep a moderate distance and to avoid any overly stimulating social activities. Isldar are dogmatic, refusing to see the world in any other way than they were taught or discovered to be, and inflexible in their approach to matters. Isldar keep their feelings pent up inside, and let others see very little of their heart and mind, so as to protect themselves from a world that has not always looked kindly on them. From the days of the Allorn Empire, their Dragon cult being hunted down to extinction, from the Dwarves who were encouraged by the Allorn to wage war on them, to the Dorkarthi Vampires who wish to purge them from Ellador, and the Velheim Ailor who come in droves seeking the fortunes and wealth that the Isldar hoard in their icy homeland. And yet, Isldar are also intensely moved by the preservation of life and their obsession with death, this being the very breaking point that has divided their society in half.

Life versus Death

Isldar society is divided by its two main political bodies, the Bene Rexit which is the Ordial mortuary cult that obsesses over death, and the Bene Vixit which is the Primal life cult that obsesses over life preservation. Isldar society itself is divided between these cults due to their shared history. Once the Isldar were united as Dregodar, the Draconic Nelfin, however events spiraled out of control, culminating in the Scouring of Ellador, where their Dragon patron Asaph died, and the Undead Dragon Frisit was born. Unbeknownst to the Isldar, Frisit was actually an Ordial entity pretending to be a Dragon, and guided Isldar society for hundreds of years. Recent discoveries pushed this to the foreground, with Asaph re-establishing her dominion of life, while the Ordial entity known as Frisit has once more reached out after being banished when Asaph was resurrected, claiming to have been the true lord of the Isldar all along. There is no strict morality between the Bene Rexit and Bene Vixit. Death and Life cannot be neatly categorized as good and evil, because the Death cult does good things for bad reasons, and the Life cult does bad things for good reasons. Morality is always an individual perception and application, not a racial attribute.

Silent Observation

Just because Isldar society is split between a death cult and a life cult however, does not mean that the life cult goes around the world and cures the sick, and the death cult moves about hurrying along anyone’s demise. The Isldar in fact are very observant, producing so called observation towers high up in the mountains from which they spy on the other Races below, gathering information and making analyses. Isldar are intensely analytical, preferring to have studied a situation from every angle before making any move. This is also why the life cult is not necessarily involved with saving people, but making the end more comfortable and allowing the end to be peaceful. The death cult on the other hand invokes the beauty of death and the finality of things, while also encouraging raging against the dying of the light, Undeadism, and the resurrection of Phantasms.

Occult Opposition

One aspect that does unite the Isldar is their disgust with the Occult, specifically the Void and Exist tainted such as Vampires, Cahal, Crimson Witches, and more. The Bene Vixit Isldar have a very Dragon-inspired view of this, seeing all forms of Magic as an infection of the natural world and needing to be sent back to the dimension they came from. The Bene Rexit have a similar view, seeing Aloria has already been infected, and fighting this infection from also invading the Bintaar realm. While there is enough opposition between these two halves of Isldar society to invoke civil war and genocide on one another, this single aspect is one that most Isldar can hold hands over, and one of the few things in the world that might cause a Death and Life Isldar to work together towards a common goal, setting their internal squabbles aside. However, the Isldar, especially the Death Isldar, have a long history of Mages - primarily Exist Mages. Frisit encouraged their existence while she ruled the Isldar, and despite their general dislike of the Occult, they acknowledge that Mages have historically been an important part of their society and continue to exist today.

Qfizat Hadre

The practice of Qfizat Hadre to the Isldar is the idea of being “everywhere all at once”. The Isldar, due to their analytical and pensive nature, make excellent advisors and analysts. While the majority of Isldar live in Ellador, many of them spread out across the world, attempting to secure positions close to power in the ruling classes. It is not uncommon to find both a Bene Rexit and Bene Vixit Isldar advisor in the courts of all major Kingdoms and Empires, acting as advisors on all matters Draconic and Ordial insofar those realms are aware of the inherent dangers of the Undead and the mysterious machinations of the Dragons. The Bene Rexit and Vixit use a mixture of manipulation, orchestration, deception and seduction in younger years to secure a right hand position. They differ from Slizzar however in that they take no pleasure in steering events. Rather, they serve their function to the legitimate best of their abilities, but also use the situation to gather information to report back to their priestly organizations, resulting in the Bene Rexit and Bene Vexit being some of the most well informed organizations in the world. This fact is well known among many of the ruling classes of Aloria, but is considered an acceptable price for the wealth of advice and support that having an Isldar advisor gives in exchange, and how one is always at a disadvantage if blacklisted by the Bene Rexit and Bene Vixit from getting advisors.

Isldar in Regalia

Isldar are fairly common in Regalia in comparison to the rest of the world, mostly because Regalia is an excellent nexus of information. Both the Bene Rexit and Bene Vixit have multiple advisors attached to the Imperial Court of the Emperor, while several members of these organizations are also dispersed into the lower courts of the Dukes, Duchess and Duchets of the Empire. Isldar enjoy a fairly positive relation to the Regalian Empire, with recent attempts from the Regalian Empire to assist the Life Cult in their resistance against the Death Cult. As such, it could be speculated that the Regalian Empire has a more favorable view of the Life Cult, but Death Cult Isldar are still welcome, and present in advisory circles of the ruling classes. Regular Isldar have also come to Regalia as adventurers, craftsmen, or just refugees trying to get away from the occasional violence between the Cults in Ellador. Regalia remains a great gathering point for an exciting life, and sometimes Isldar just wants to escape the boring monotony of the frozen wastes.

Design

Physical Characteristics

In many ways, Isldar are nearly identical to Teledden, being more slender than tall than Ailor, with a much paler skin and with long pointy ears, ears that are often longer and sharper than most Nelfin Race ears. Isldar have pointy facial features giving them a strict or haughty appearance. Both Death and Life Isldar can have black or white hair colors (though in Regalia, they often dye it other colors). Isldar are capable of becoming more muscular like the Fin’ullen, but have to work harder to get there. Isldar can also grow facial hair and body hair, but usually shave this off for cultural reasons, except when they have adapted to the social environment of other societies, like Regalia. Isldar are usually on the tall side, and have a couple of flexible transformations that can alter their appearance further. The only real way to tell the Bene Rexit and Bene Vixit apart, and by extension the Death and Life Isldar, is that the Life Isldar have any shade of purple irises with blue specks in them (and possibly blue or gray or black sclera), and the Death Isldar have any shade of green irises with light blue specks in them (and possible blue or gray or black sclera). Isldar always have pink to pale pink skin (with some colorations due to Specials), and are capable of being asian-coded in their appearance.

Summary of Racial Abilities

Racial Abilities are generally a set of unique powers and effects that all peoples of that Race all innately have, while Specials are more passive, aesthetic focused capabilities. Specials are defined per-page, while Abilities can be searched on the Ability List page to determine their generic function. Isldar have mostly Specials and Abilities aimed around the Life and Death themes, as well as Ice and Draconic aesthetics from their history as a Dragon Cult. Half Isldar have access to the Isldar Abilities, and all Specials except Soul Attuned, and Scouring of Ellador.

Abilities

Ability Name Ability Type Ability Range Ability Description Modifiers
Frost Immune Constant Passive Self

Grants the user Frost Immune

N/A
Armor Summon Summon Power Self

Grants the user Armor Summon

Isldar Modifier

Specials

  • Scouring of Ellador: Regardless of whether the Life or Death, Isldar support what happened during the Scouring, every Isldar there and every Isldar born since has had an undeniable connection to Ice and the cold. Every Isldar gains the Magic Point Buy Ice Magic Pack for free, classified as Primal Magic for Life Isldar, and Ordial Magic for Death Isldar. This Pack does not cause them to be Occult of any kind, unless they purchase more Magic Packs, and this free Pack becomes Void or Exist.
  • Manifesting Frost: Both Death and Life Isldar can manifest frost onto themselves, which has a number of optional effects. Firstly, a mandatory effect is that their skin becomes blue tinted, whether light blue, only a blue hue, or more vibrant dark blue. Secondly, their skin may develop patches of ice and snow, their hair may become akin to shards of ice, and their body may give off an ambient frozen temperature, with small snow and ice crystals sparkling in the air around them.
  • Cleansing Snow: Both Death and Life Isldar can choose to cleanse their skin of any imperfections such as scars, burns, bruises, tattoos, wrinkles, freckles, and more. Additionally, any mutations manifested on them from whatever source may be cleansed by choice at any time, even if they were Void or Exist manifested.
  • Ageless: The Isldar are Ageless, meaning they never show aging. When they become adults, Isldar simply appear as if they are young adults forever, unless they choose not to. Any Isldar can choose to change their aged appearance, meaning they can choose to appear however old they want to appear (so long as it is 18+). A 33 year old Isldar might for example choose to appear like a 70 year old Ailor with whitened hair and wrinkles, while a 300 year old Isldar might choose to appear like a 25 year old Ailor with smooth skin and youthful features.
  • Frostmancy: Even the simplest and untrained of Isldar have some innate telekinetic ability, and control over the snow and ice. All Isldar can perform varying degrees of Telekinesis, being able to move objects around with their hands from a distance. Unlike other Nelfin Arcane Mastery however, they cannot automate tasks. Isldar use flash-frozen air and ice crystals as an extension of their body, for example by adding a gust of cold air to their arms to extend their reach, allowing them to fetch items, or close doors from a distance. These extended gestures are always visible and cannot be used in combat or to steal items (unless used as aesthetic for some Rogue Packs).
  • Soul Attuned: Isldar can see the Soul Rivers of the world, the white glowing streams of essence and energy that flow through the air in various directions, just like the Songaskians can, though unlike them, they can interact with them. Life Isldar can repair damage and infection in the Soul Rivers when they find any in Progressions, and let a Soul properly pass on to prevent it from becoming Undead in roleplay. Death Isldar on the other hand can prevent Soul Essence from properly passing on to ensure a person becomes Undead in roleplay, while they can also disrupt the flow of the Soul Rivers and create a blurry reading of memories in a certain area in Progressions.
  • Planar Script: Isldar can manifest Primal (Purple glowing lines and writing) or Ordial (Green glowing lines and writing) in un-readable Primal or Ordial script depending on their Life or Death type. They may cause these lines to glow brighter or dimmer, remove them or add more, or have them react to certain mood or Ability conditions. Death Isldar can only ever use green, while Life Isldar can only ever use purple.
  • Tail Manifest: If an Isldar is actively using Summon Armor (scales for Life, black metal for death), the Isldar may also optionally manifest a prehensile tail made of the same materials that they can use to hold and fetch objects. This tail is also semi-permanent so long as they keep up their armor, but will appear if all scales and black metal also disappears. This tail cannot be used in Combat.
  • Dragon Speech: Life Isldar only (Death Cult Isldar do not have this Special) are capable of speaking and understanding Dragon Speech or Wyrmtongue either when it is spoken by Dragons, or by others. Dragon Speech is a unique language because it cannot be learned the traditional way, only specific Races and Afflictions have access to it. Additionally, it is also a language that defies being written down or even being recorded, as the sound just becomes gibberish when any type of recording medium is used to try and replay it, even memory Abilities.
  • Death Speech: Death Isldar only (Life Cult Isldar do not have this Special) are capable of speaking and understanding Death Speech or Shadetongue either when it is spoken by Ordial Entities, or by others. Death Speech is a unique language because it cannot be learned the traditional way, only specific Races and Afflictions have access to it. Additionally, it is also a language that has no defined alphabet and cannot be properly read, the runes and markings varying between the cultures and Ordial cults that use it, though it is always identifiable as Deathspeech. It also defies being recorded, as the sound just becomes gibberish when any type of recording medium is used to try and replay it, even memory Abilities.

More Lore yet to come

While we are in the middle of our Proficiency update, there was not yet enough time to finish up the Culture of the Isldar, explaining the two halves of Isldar society in Life and Death cults. These will follow some time after the Proficiency update is done. For now, old history and information is still applicable, these changes occur through an IC sequence of events, and having been true in the past does not change.