High Elves

The Kingdom of the Burning Sands as it’s called by outsiders, or Khem to its citizens, is an analog to ancient Egypt. The kingdom is ruled (and largely populated) by the high elves, although some other races are present within its borders. In particular, a large population of humans inhabits their land, comprising as much as half the population in some cities. They are treated fairly and equally, but the upper echelons of religious and political power are all occupied by elves, if for no other reason than that humans never live long enough to advance so far in the ranks. The priests and wizards of Khem invented necromancy, out of a desire not just to conquer death, but guarantee that people get the afterlife they deserved without relying on the whim of fate or the gods. Unfortunately, the knowledge spread dissociated from the philosophy and its original intent, and has proven to be a terrible weapon in evil hands. Revered ancestors are sometimes made into deathless versions of mummies (undead animated by positive energy): their spirits are free to rest in the afterlife, but they can sense when someone approaches their tomb, and can reinhabit their body to communicate or perform a needed service before returning to their eternal reward. A very few elves are actually quite active in death, although they are barred from official positions of power. Their racial alignment is neutral good, although individual variation is fairly common.

High Elves

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