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Winning Races
By Robert J. Schwalb

Where common elves are free-spirited and mercurial, dusk elves are furtive, haunted, and suspicious. Dusk elves restrict their emotions to a narrow range, showing little joy and less grief. Dusk elves value their privacy and guard their lands from trespassers. During private moments, they reflect on their nature, their people’s history, and the plans Sehanine has for them. They see the natural world as a prison, albeit a beautiful one, and pine for the fabulous cities and verdant fey lands they abandoned long ago.

At the dawn of creation, no difference between the eladrin and elves existed, and no wickedness sundered the drow from their light-dwelling kin. They were one people, bound through common love and life, and united by the eagerness and curiosity for the natural world’s many wonders. All this ended during the dread wars between the Houses, because Lolth’s poison sundered family, shattered bonds, and altered the eladrin’s course for all time.

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    About the Author

    Robert J. Schwalb is an award-winning game designer whose more recent work can be found in Martial Power 2, Draconomicon 2, and Primal Power. Robert lives in Tennessee.