Pyrian Elves are split into two races: Empyrean and Py'Rai. Pyrian are the parent Elven race from long ago: The ancient elves.
For over 4,000 years the Pyrian royal family of Eradal has endured. The kingdom has seen its share of wars. The kingdom's borders encompass the great forest of Eranthia. The capital of Amera is among the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world. Its royal families can trace their lines back to the days of the Dark Fires. The Pyrian universities of magic and martial studies are unparalleled in the lands of Verra. Many of the citizens of the Kingdom venture out into the lands of Verra wishing to spread their knowledge of art and science to their fellow Verrans. These ventures are often subsidized by the royal households of Pyria for hopes it will foster a better relationship with their Human neighbors. Once a close ally of Aela and the house of Lyneth, the Pyrian Kingdom and Aelean Empire ended one of the bloodiest wars in Verran history. Eighty years have passed since the last bloodshed; and although tensions have subsided among the citizens of the two nations, there remains a heightened level of distrust among the Empire's new rulers and the royal family of Pyria. – Steven Sharif
The Elven race is generally a secretive one and exists within the Pyrian kingdom. Primarily a patriarchal society, Elves tend to keep within the natural borders of their forests. It has only been over the past millennia that the Riverlands have begun to see colonies of Elves exist. Elven scholars, dignitaries and pioneers can often be found in many of the human cities: Though their presence is rarely seen in sites other than archaeological, academic or diplomatic. Rumors do abound throughout the darker circles of Verra that there lies a particular lineage of Elves that exist within the Underrealm of Verra. – Steven Sharif
The predecessor of both the Aelan and Pyrian races were the Torens, which were essentially half-elves.
Empyrean (pronounced Em-peer-e-an) are a playable Pyrian Elven race in Ashes of Creation.
- Imperial. Pride. Culture. Though not as numerous as the Kaelar, the Empyreans are a force to be reckoned with. Elite military forces and a highly structured government. The people of the Empyrea surely have a plan to carve their place in the world.
Py'Rai (pronounced Pie-ray) are a playable Pyrian Elven race in Ashes of Creation.
Nature. Balance. Fury. All things come to balance in time, and nature always has her way. Don't let their love for nature fool you though, the Py'Rai rarely take prisoners. Whether by bow or spear, the Py'Rai's legacy will take root.
Pyrian architecture has a Greco-Roman influence.
At City (stage 5) the Scientific node’s unique building becomes the University. In addition to the abilities that the Library and College offer, the University adds even more services, including (but not limited to):
- Component identification for legendary item deconstruction.
- Certification of tier 2 building schematics.
- Concentrated essences for the creation of weapon enchantment stones.
- Runic power stones for accessories.
- Common armor and weapon recipes (level 45 and under).
- Certification of Freehold adjacency bonuses for building.
- Common glyphs for the creation of armor and weapon enhancement scrolls.
- Artisanship mastery qualifications.
There are several great universities across the world of Verra during this time period in particular [25 years before the fall]. Most of them convene a Council of Knowledge, they call it. The Council of Knowledge consists of the greatest minds from each nation. They really don't recognize borders or politics for the most part. Unless their governments try to meddle in their affairs of their pursuit of knowledge. The greatest and most respected elders in the ways of magic - which is basically learning how to manipulate what's called the Essence: That's from where all magic flows - and understanding how the Essence exists in parity with your Life Spark and the world around you: The Universe itself. The greatest of these wizards are found in the Pyrian kingdom; and they are solely in pursuit of knowledge as we read earlier with regards to the Pyrian Elves. – Steven Sharif
The Essence is present in all magic: Divine, corrupt, it doesn't really matter. You can pervert the Essence to bring about types of magic that are not divine. – Steven Sharif
Orders of the Seven
The orders of the seven are religious organizations corresponding to the seven grand temples of Verra.
- The Order of hope is an Aelan human order based in the capital city of Aela. The patron deity is Resna.
- The Order of fate is a Kaivek orc order headquartered in the capital city of Ren. Patron deity is Norlan.
- The Order of truth is a Pyrian elven order headquartered in the capital city of Amera. Patron deity is Shol.
Within the temples of the seven there exist different levels of organizations that call on only the most devout followers to serve. Depending on the follower's skills, services could mean many things. For those among the followers who hold a certain set of skills, there are the orders of the seven. Each of the orders answers to a different hierarchy within the various grand temples of the seven that are found throughout Verra. – Steven Sharif
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- ↑ Livestream, May 4, 2018 (34:30).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Livestream, November 3, 2018 (0:06:56).
- ↑ Livestream, November 3, 2018 (0:00:10).
- ↑ Livestream, November 8, 2020 (00:49).
- ↑ Livestream, September 30, 2022 (1:05:25).
- ↑ Livestream, November 30, 2020 (50:05).
- ↑ 11.0 11.1
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Livestream, March 31, 2022 (1:06:54).
- ↑ Twitter - Steven Sharif - Py'Rai models.
- ↑ Livestream, February 25, 2022 (50:17).
- ↑ Twitter - Py'rai architecture.
- ↑ Livestream, February 25, 2022 (44:28).
- ↑ Livestream, October 16, 2017 (15:58).
- ↑ 2018-05-01 Newsletter
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 Blog: Know Your Nodes - Scientific Node Type
- ↑ Livestream, November 3, 2018 (0:00:51).
- ↑ Livestream, November 3, 2018 (00:01:59).
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 23.2 Livestream, November 3, 2018 (0:00:20).
- ↑ Livestream, November 3, 2018 (0:01:18).