Hi guys, Thunder here. Today I want to discuss the Elf faction, a faction that I am sure will get modded in by somebody in the future. I am actually planning on making this mod, as I am learning Lua and other programming languages. Let me just talk about the basics these Elves.
So the type of Elves that I am going for is kind of the Lord of the Rings, Legolas type of Elves. This is in the sense that they are really good with bows and knives, and when they use swords they are the best swordsmen around. They are skilled crafters and metal workers, and are one with nature. But what will make them different than LotR Elves is that Mother Nature created these Elves. She saw that here realm was coming under attack from the undead forces and from the humans, so she created the Elves to protect here realm. This makes the Elves really fast, strong, and smart, but as a downside they receive physical damage when things in nature are destroyed.
Instead of chopping down trees to build houses, these Elves will Tree Smiths that form the trees into houses. The different types of “Smiths” will be the crafter Elves. The Earth Smith will make golems to fight, the Stone Smith will create fancy stone houses and arches and such, the Weapon Smith will craft swords and knives, the Bow Smith will craft bows, the Savior Smith (name subject to change) will be the religious leader, and of course their religion is to follow Mother Nature. I also thought about a Beast Smith, someone who tames and breads wild animals to fight or to do labor in the name of the Earth Mother. I was thinking of Ents (name subject to change so that I’m not just ripping off LotR) living trees who are basic workers.
For the warrior classes, I only have 5. 1) Guardians of the Wood: these are just basic grunts, armed with bows and knives. 2) Defenders of the green blade: Spear wielding grass protectors. 3) Shadow lurkers?: Knife wielding professionals who slay all those who oppose the Earth Mother using stealth. 4) Rangers: These guys have Longbows and are expert archers who hide in the trees. 5) High guard: They have awesome swords and are the elite fighters.
All ideas and feedback are welcome, thanks!