"Noble eladrin" was a term used, specifically between the Spellplague and the Second Sundering, to refer to a subcategory of eladrin of particularly powerful magic or nobility. The phrase did not have a precise meaning and included a wide variety of races and individuals.
Some noble eladrin were high elves living in the Feywild who had become so infused with the power of that place as to become entirely new creatures, taking on aspects of the seasons and other natural phenomena.
- Celestial eladrin
- These were eladrin living in Arvandor and the Gates of the Moon.
- Fey eladrin
- Elves who made the Feywild their homes, so heavily modified by its magic that they acquired supernatural abilities not found in other elves, effectively becoming fey capable of changing their appearance with the seasons.
- Thought to be the eladrin creator race, these albino fey were also among the noble eladrin.
- Not technically a race, these were individual fey of comparative strength to demon princes or archdevils. Archfey who were eladrin were considered noble eladrin.
Noble Eladrin TitlesEdit
Nobility among eladrin was not a matter of inheritance but rather fame and mystical power. In some eladrin lands, specific titles, such as "coure", "bralani", and "ghaele", were given to eladrin of great power over particular spheres, such as "autumn winds", or "winter". The title of "shiere knight" was given to noble eladrin who dedicated themselves to defending the Feywild from its foes. Other eladrin—often shiere knights—specifically guarded Tiandra, the Summer Queen, and were known as "shiradi champions". These titles should not be confused with the celestial races of coure, ghaele, bralani, shiere, or shiradi, although the names, no doubt, were related.
- High Lady Ordalf of Sarifal in the Moonshae Isles
- Malyanna, a follower of the Abolethic Sovereignty. She tried to open a portal to the Far Realm in 1396 DR.
In the Year of Risen Elfkin, 1375 DR, High Lady Ordalf moved the entire fey city of Karador through a portal from the Feywild to Lake Myrloch on the island of Gwynneth. She took over the island from House Kendrick and established herself as ruler of the kingdom of Sarifal, banning all humans from the island. The island became a home for some 50,000 fey beings, many of whom were noble eladrin.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Richard Baker (2008-11-07). The one and only "Ask the Realms designers thread" 4. Archived from the original on 2015-10-01. Retrieved on 2018-01-06. "[The term "eladrin"] refers to a race of fey who run the gamut from "high elves" -- the most common eladrin -- through various noble or royal beings who include some of the 3e types you might remember, such as bralani or ghaele eladrins, and even on up to extremely powerful archfey -- unique individuals who are as powerful as demon princes or archdevils."
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 39. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
- ↑ Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 143, 154, 189. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
- ↑ Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (May 29, 2018). Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 195–197. ISBN 978-0786966240.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Brian R. James (June 2009). “Realmslore: Sarifal”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #376 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 59–65.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 152. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Rob Heinsoo, Stephen Schubert (May 19, 2009). Monster Manual 2 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 97. ISBN 0786995101.
- ↑ Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 102. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
- ↑ Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 103. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
- ↑ Jeremy Crawford, Mike Mearls, James Wyatt (March 2009). Player's Handbook 2. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 26. ISBN 0-7869-5016-4.
- ↑ Rodney Thompson, Claudio Pozas, Steve Townshend (2011). Heroes of the Feywild. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 121. ISBN 978-0786958368.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell (December 2008). Plague of Spells (Mass Market Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 185. ISBN 978-0-7869-4965-6.