The Elehein Court
Elves are incredibly purist peoples, preferring to marry only within the elven race. In the elven language, they call themselves Elfinin, meaning semi-pure. They believe that when they were created, they were given the abilities to commune directly with the gods of nature and the plants and animals of their domain. As the elves began built their cities and moving away from their roots, the gods cursed them, taking their abilities away, and forcing the elves to strive for the god’s favor again. The idea that breeding within the race would restore purity gave rise to the Elehein Court. This “Court” was originally established to act as both an enforcement of their strict mating practices and to oversee the many rituals put into practice to fix their dilemma. Now, after hundreds of years, the elehein court acts more like a gang, extorting people for protection during the still prominent rituals of purity and transformation, and acting as a police force for the government they’ve corrupted to keep their practices legal. If an elf is found to be married to any other race, consequences that include torture, rape, and even death come as soon as a team of Elehein enforcers can find him/her. These consequences can also extend to the family of the elf found guilty. More recently, in the younger generation of elves, movements have arisen that push back against the court’s outdated practices, but there are some younger elves that still join the court as tradition. But, since the recent “failed” rituals of transformation and the creation of the Dragonborn and Eledrin, the Elehein court has strengthened its numbers in an attempt to guard against their impure brethren, the dragonborn. The Eledrin, which means mostly pure, are held in the highest regards by the Elehein court, which will go so far as to break their tenants of mating to get together with an eledrin. The eledrin, however, were originally part of the Anti-Court group of elves, and look down not only on the court, but on elves as a whole for allowing the court to infiltrate them so deeply.
The Elehein Court has a very strict system of rank and file within the organization. Acting as the national leader of the Court is the Grand Oak. Below him are the Bearen, which act as the local leaders of each chapter of the Court. There are a few different squads within each chapter, and each have their own specific roles within the chapter. The first squad are the Sirelan, which act as the scouts, the couriers, and the runners between the different chapters of the court. The second squad, the Elilan, work as the enforcers, weapon masters, and smugglers of the chapter. The final squad within a chapter of the Elehein court are the feuerlan, which act as sources of drugs, prostitutes, and slaves.