Combat and Weaponry

The Elven tradition of war is surprisingly poor for all the trouble they caused. The problem again, is that traditions in elf society die out quickly. The elves of today are no longer the elves of eight hundred years past. Elves favor speed and maneuverability over brute force, both in hand-to-hand combat and general strategy. They rarely wear anything heavier than chainmail and leather, and prefer light short swords and bows to heavier weaponry.

Elves have won and fought for a long time using deception and, of course, their peculiar brand of magic. The elves’ great numbers also helped. However, none of Sym’s military historians can quite put their finger on the elves’ astounding success.