Ála tira acca haiya! Mal si a vanya as márë órelyar! Namárië, ar nai aistalë Eldar ar Atani ar ilyë Léralieron hilya le! Eleni sílar antalyannar!
Look not to far ahead! But go now with good hearts! Farewell, and may the blessing of Elves, Men and all the Free Folk go with you. May the stars shine upon your faces! (I 322).
– Elrond from The Lord of the Rings, Book II
In the joy of sunlight flickering between leaves, dancing with a rustle in the gentle breeze, held in the embrace of the ancient trees, the Sirian cities weave from the purple mountains to turquoise seas. They stand steadfast in the elder boughs, high above the shadowed ground, where the golden light plays among bridges and arches, courtyards and temples. Some rise from the ground, fingers of white stone pointing to the sky, glittering crystalline walls carved with reflections of the simple beauty of nature, whose graces consume the cities inside and out. Some cling to cliffs between cascades, where water gushes down endless indigo rock surfaces that turn violet in the sunshine, flowing from melting glaciers on snowy peaks. From villages in forests deep to waters edge, cities on mountain cliffs to the silver Starports on the icy tundra of the polar caps, Sirians accentuate their natural surroundings, magnifying the inherent beauty with honor and grace.
Humanoid Species: Elves
The Elves of the Sirian Star System vary in height, weight, and skin tone, but they are well known for their long pointed ears, almond shaped eyes, and deep gazes. Agile and lithe, they find joy and strength in running, swimming, and dancing. Their clothing and jewelry is often decorated with fine lattices that resemble the patterns in leaves, vines, and other natural life. Those that live in the forests often have light skin tone, most commonly seen on Earth in the Celtic and Nordic bloodlines. Those in the forests edge, hills and coasts often have more bronze skin, hardy from the endless light of two suns. The lightest skin is that of the Star Elves who live at the Starports in the icy polar regions of their homeworld.
Qualia & Characteristics
Elves often have heightened senses, especially of hearing and sight. Even with poor vision or damaged ears, they pick up on subtle sounds and lights and can be easily irritated by harsh audio or lighting. They have an innate sense of the languages of plants and animals, particularly trees and familiars. They form a deep bond with the biospheres they live in, and work to surface issues in the land and communities living upon it. Music touches every part of their lives, as well as play with light, whether through screens, devices, prisms, lasers, mirrors, metals or sunbeams. They are inspired by deep forests, and strengthened by Earth’s gentle golden Sunshine.