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Painted Elves were thought to be a faction of Wood Elves which have branched off from Copper Elves, traveling Southward into the Sunsir desert. Some scholars believe that they are the original native elves of Ord and their history and culture supports these theories, telling of a time before the first war of wings when the world was covered with endless desert. Following the Age of Dragons, they mysteriously disappeared over the course of a single generation and their ancient territory was renamed Olgun Quisir (painted land) after the colourful ruins and the people who once lived there.

Legend says that the some groups were allied with blue dragons who led them farther and farther Southward. Over time, the painted elves in the the Sunsir desert incorporated more and more draconic elements until little of the original culture remained. Painted elves commonly venerated Frey, and were steadfast allies of Celubre and other chromatic dragons. Elves in general reject the Empyrean Titans, viewing their works as corruption of the natural world.

The painted elves were generally shades of earthy brown and grey. They took part in traditional wood elf body painting and also rigorously practiced the arts of tattooing beginning at infancy with a decorative line down their middle. Tattoos grew more complex and colourful as the elf aged and older elves became a walking work of art. Their tradition spread far across the Southern continent and few cultures avoided their influence. By the start of the fourth age tattooing was a commonplace throughout Hul, Ta'uni and the Sunsir desert

Traits

These traits are in addition to the Elven traits found in the players handbook.

Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom Score increases by 1

Quisir'Ældon Weapon Training. You are proficient with the longsword, scimitar, shortbow and longbow.

Fleet of Foot. Your base walking speed increases to 35 feet.

Mirage Form. Other creatures have disadvantage on ranged attacks against you when you are lightly obscured by shifting sand, foliage, heavy rain, falling snow, mist or other natural phenomena.