The Ethor’Shay, or E’Shay, Translated as “Children of The Shay” began settling the forests of south-eastern Vishal around 5000 years ago. The E’shay, known in modern times as High Elves, tell tales of being children of the powerful beings known as Le’Shay who are said to live deep in the central forests of Vishal. Over several generations the long living E’shay spread out across the world, settling and eventualy consolidating into five great kingdoms. Over the course of time, these five great kingdoms became the distinctly different elves of Irallis.
Durring the second conflict of Braxxus, often refered to as the Second Draconic War, the E’Shay returned to Vishal to defend their ancestorial homes from the humans who had been corrupted by Braxxus.
Following the end of the war, the E’Shay who traveled to Vishal found that their homes on Narrana and Ki’Shon had been destroyed. Most of the E’shay decided to stay, others returned to the ruins of their homes to start anew.
The Giant War 1848Vn
The E’shay were among the first to be dragged into the Giant war, their age old fued against Narraka and Braxxus came full circle once more as Braxxus’ influence enraged the giant-kin and the tenative truce the E’shay had with the Giants came to an end. Being at the head of the Ancestors forest, the E’shay were provided protection for half of their territory. Fighting along the western part of E’shay land was feirce and slowly, the E’shay were pushed and lost control of their western lands. The Protection of the Ancestors saved half of the E’shay land, and for the rest of the war, they focused on protecting their western borders and assisting their Northern cousins the Vandi, or Van’shay.
Durring the war, the Ioshin southern armies, now Roshinka, helped the E’shay gain some of the territory lost to the Kin, and remained after the war to assist in clearing and protecting E’shay interests.
The E’shay continue to strive to reclaim and rebuild the land they lost to the Giant Kin durring the war. Fighting continues where the Kin refuse to surrender captured cities, and with a dug in enemy and thin resources, the E’shay prefer to be patient and look at the long picture rather then the immidiate.