The Exodus of Uyr
Raised on the harsh plains of Uyr, the Alizzaszi elves were a far cry from their cousins in the Elfhame. Maintaining mostly tribal traditions, the Alizzaszi were nomadic, moving their various settlements every few days but always remaining central to the region surrounding the Ulic Wellspring, which they held as a sacred site. They were fierce warriors, renowned for their stealth and brutal skill in close quarters combat, as well as being especially skilled in horseback archery. The Alizzaszi economy was based on tribal raids, where different bands of Alizzaszi warriors would take what they needed for their livelihood and sustenance through small military actions. Though the violence in these raids was often brutal and startling, they were not seen as immoral, as they were a common practice traditional to the Alizzaszi way of life.
Like their cousin in the Elfhame, they also believe in a deep rooted connection with the land, but due to a history of nomadic traditions they did not favor the trees or soil in any one region to that of another. In fact, confined to the barren rock that was the fields of Uyr, they learned to appreciate things as low as dust and as scarce as a single drop of water, and established a connection with voices of the earth their cousins could never hear. Some say they could bring the rains, inspire the growth of dying green, and wield the dry thunder that was so common to their homeland. It is also worth noting that the magic of their practices is notably darker than that found in the Elfhame. With all of the Alizzaszi priests and shamans dead, the secrets of the traditions are quickly fading into obscurity.
In the 82nd year of the Ninth Age, refugees from the Fallen City of Amiqat came upon the territory the Alizzaszi had spent centuries carving out as their own. Fleeing the ascension of a terrible and powerful dark lord, Serlahk, who had unleashed plague and dark magic upon Amiqat’s populace for years, the refugees were corrupted and mad with years of mistreatment. They were immediately hostile to the Alizzaszi elves, and the plague that had ravaged their numbers for years tore through the Alizzaszi with a far more alarming rapidity. While they rallied an impressive resistance for the better part of a decade, by the 91st year the Alizzaszi ranks had dwindled to a few hundred, decimated by plague and the superior numbers of the Amiqat refugees (which totalled some 40,000 men, women, and children) and being hunted to the last tribes that came out of the refugees. The genocide and forced diaspora or the Alizzaszi elves introduced the survivors of the tribe, who were largely unknown outside the Plains of Uyr, to the outside world, as those who would survive had to flee far from the land they called home.