"The Elven Circle"
Long ago, before the first era of
Tamriel, The Vanyar (High Elves) made a great journey from Aman, the undying land
of the Valar (the Elven Gods), across the great sea to Tamriel.
The Valar constructed many Holy and Powerful Weapons (Valaturi) to help the
Vanyar tame the wilderness of Tamriel. Before long the Vanyar had
destroyed the Dragons of Sumurset Isle using the power of the Valar's
weapons, and had established their realm. The Nandor (Wood Elves) and
the Avari (Dark Elves), who were already living in Tamriel,
began to covet the Valaturi. Realizing that whoever held the weapons
of the Valar would hold the power to rule all of Tamriel, The Nandor
and Avari attacked the Vanyar without warning, and seized many of the
Holy Weapons. The great Ainakot, or holy war, raged on for many
years, with great loss of life.
The king of the Vanyar, Lord
Aldaron, decided to call a council of all the Elven factions. The
Elves in their wisdom agreed that the Holy Valaturi were too powerful
to be held by the Elven Royal families, since their vast power would
always instill an uncontrollable desire to wield the Holy Weapons in
the quest for greater kingdoms. Thus, the Eldarin Corin, or
Elven Circle, was formed. Each of the three Elven kingdoms chose
their most Noble and tempered warriors to join the Eldarin Corin.
Each was entrusted with one of the Holy Relics of the Valar, To hold
and keep it's power from being used for destruction, save against the
foul beasts of Tamriel. Each member of the Eldarin Corin swore an
oath to uphold the Eldarin
Axan, or Elven Code of Honor,
Which says that no member of the Circle may ever raise his weapon
against any inhabitant of Tamriel. Once wielded in anger, the
Valaturi would consume the holder with the insatiable lust for power,
and lead to his own destruction.
Many ages later, the Eldarin Corin
still holds the Valaturi safe from misuse. The Circle only accepts
the most noble of Elves to be it's members. The only rule is that
they swear allegiance to the Eldarin Axan.
A Breif History of the
The Eldarin Corin was originally composed of
players of the game Daggerfall. We are more than just a guild, we are
also a group of close friends. Our goal is the advancement of Elven
roleplaying. The Eldarin Corin will be active in all Computer
Role-Playing games, especially online games.
At a chatroom called "Daggerweb", where players of Daggerfall
gathered to discuss the game and other topics, The first Daggerfall
guild, the Crimson Blades (CB) was formed by a visionary named
Born from dissent within the CB, numerous guilds seemed to spring up
overnight. Imrik and Eltherion founded the Elven Circle (Not until
later was it called by it's Elven name, the Eldarin Corin). the EC
grew slowly but stedily. These were the days of the "recruitment
Most of the new guilds had disbanded. With Imrik and Eltherion away
on vacation, Beren decided to usurp the leadership of the EC, fearing
that the lack of leadership would be the ruin of the guild.
The leadership of the EC passed to an elected High Council. The EC
started to become active in Ultima Online.
The EC aligned itself with the Ultima guild, Elves of
The Elves of Spiritwood disbanded. The EC became an official UO guild
and began recruiting in the world of Ultima. The EC joined forces
with another UO guild, the Tel' Quessir.
The Names of the
Different Elven Races