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The Keepers of Wisdom



Original Seven. Elf-like, lithe. Magical lore, History.

The Pooka are a race of short fellows who, much like the Sylph, remained neutral in the initial Scrapped Princess conflicts. They joined their close allies, the Sylph, in founding The Eastal Free League. Contributed a Sage Hero against the Scrapped Princesses.

The Tale

The Pooka are one of the Original Seven Races. They are from the same region as the Sylphs, and much like their beautiful counterparts were friends with the Alvs. Where the Sylphs were loved for their love of nature and its secrets, the Pooka were loved for their care for the Wisdom of the Alvs. There were some things that the Alvs were willing to explain to them, more so than any other race, including the Imps.

Their story is as entwined with the Sylphs as it could be. Often, they are mentioned in the same breath.

When they were told that the Alvs were aiming to destroy their forests and had been exploiting them for centuries - they were not ones to believe easily. But the Pooka and Sylph Heroes were more easily swayed in their desire for justice.

When the Scrapped Princesses came however, the Sylphs and Pooka remained neutral. Their heroes were seen with some measure of suspicion due to what they’d done to the Alvs and the plague that now walked the earth.

When the Scrapped Princess war began, they remained in their forests. They heard of their Sylph darlings, who had begun to lose people. They tried to assure them. But then, they began to be killed. Killed by ‘dark Sylphs’. The Spriggans came in the night, killing them with faces of various friends and sometimes even loved ones. They were plentiful in the beginning, yet the Spriggans lowered their numbers.

It is a miracle that they did not come to loathe and hate their Sylph friends.

Eventually, their Hero departed from the forests, as the Imps offered them a chance to end the war for-ever. And so, just their Hero departed, along with their Sylph friend.

And on their return, the Monsters came. And their numbers already so low, their desire to fight so low, they were getting annihilated. But then, the Adventurers came. The human adventurers who used the Power of Resurrection to destroy the monsters. And with the Gnome, the Imps, and the Sylphs, they formed The Eastal Free League.

At first, they were pushed back to the Imps’ Fort Ouph, until they finally joined the heroes and learned to fight. Their culture was forever changed in their alliance with the other three races. Once peace loving, led by their heroes, they struck back at the monsters, and began to push them back.

And when the Adventurers disappeared the first time, it was thanks to their lessons, and the new generation of heroes, that they managed to survive in the Dark Times. And they ensured that, when the Adventurers returned, they had a place to come back to.