Jui-Rae [jew-rye]:
Jui-Rae, the Golden Forests, kingdom of the Elves. Jui-Rae is one of Sylvane's greatest nations and considered the jewel of the west even despite the centuries it's been locked in an age old war. The golden trees glow with a fiery luminance and majestic sunstone cities sparkle in the day's light. Rangers hid in trees, quiet and patient, arrows ready to slay all foes who dare trespass into Jui-Rae.

Basic Military Units

Engineer/Artilleryman [en-gin-ear]:
Elven military engineers are used for building, employing and maintaining heavy artillery. They are responsible coming up with technical solutions for solving problems to cross obstacles, design siege engines, undermining, munitions and escalade. The terms of engineer and artilleryman are often used interchangeably in Elven armies, but technically Chief Engineer and Engineer are higher positions.

Fire Archer [fire arch-er]:
A ranged and defensive unit, Jui-Rae relies heavily on Fire Archers to keep the enemy at bay. Fire Archers can whittle down enemy ranks and are very effective at taking down siege engines. A slow on foot unit, archers are particularly vulnerable to melee and a cavalry units.

Horsearcher [horse arch-er]:
A unit made famous primarily by the Horsearchers of Glorindel, they are a unit that combines range with speed, making them the best choice of hit and run tactics. The horsearchers are also more heavily armored than traditional archers and have back up short swords to defend themselves at close range.

Local Militia [mil-i-sha]:
Local militia are mostly a ragtag collection of boys and tired old Elves, who guard small towns and patrol the surrounding woods since most the soldiers fit for war are off fighting the Elf Wars. Local militia substitute for local guards in many hamlets when taxes aren't adequate to support a traditional barracks. Militia general reports to the town Constable and may function as just guards or to enforce local laws and carry out sentences. A few of the larger cities on the borders of Jui-Rae, do have large long-standing militia of more experienced warriors, but more out of necessity to keep the battlefront out of such high risk cities.

Ranger [range-er]:
Jui-Rae’s elite scouts are skilled woodsmen who know how to move stealthily and take cover in the treetops. Their patience knows no bonds. Their arrows hit their mark in a flash. They wield scimitars to match the Unseen blade to blade.

Sunguard [sun-guard]:
The name of the royal elite guard, comprised of only the greatest of Woodguard. Sunguard are entrusted with the royal secrets of the flame, so they are the only other unit other than the king himself, and his brother General Ka-ling, who carry the flaming blades. It is believed these blades are blessed by the sun goddess Dalinaria herself. The flames of Dalinaria protect the royal family and exact its wrath on all foes of shadow or darkness.

Sunlord [sun-lord]:
The specialized heavy armored cavalry of Jui-Rae, few lines can withstand a charge of mounted Sunlords. Sunlords are noble and have stout hearts, though some would say they're reckless. Sunlords are usually of noble birth hailing from wealthy families, so they are often armored in enchanted armors and carry runed weapons. Their armor and weapons glow like firelight, driving fear into the hearts of their foes.

Sun Seer [sun seer]:

The religious leaders of Jui-Rae, the Holy Sun Seer Order runs services and seek the powers of the sun goddess Dalinaria. They are responsible for guiding the masses in the ways of Dalinaria and growing in mastery over Sun Magic. It is said that Sun Seers draw their power from Dalinaria herself and that they bath in her light.

 Art contributed by artist Thom Scott

Town Guard [town guard]:
Town guards are the most basic unit spread throughout the towns and cities of Jui-Sae. They usually report to simple local barracks and generally do not have as much training as recruits to the Jui-Sae's armed services. Nor are they trained in any magic. They are often boys or tired old men, but they play an essential role in protecting towns, enforcing laws and carrying out sentences. In small towns that cannot afford to maintain a local barracks, local militia fill this role. However, larger cities where taxes are more plentiful generally have paid garrisons of local guards.

Woodguard [wood-guard]:

Woodguard are primarily heavy infantry and melee experts. They shun magic in favor of melee weapons, plate armor and a strong advance. Woodguard do utilize blades and armor enchanted by magic runes to enhance their combat skills however. Woodguard are the backbone of Jui-Rae's army.

Positions of High Status

Constable [con-sta-bul]
The constable is the head of any local barracks or militia. He oversees the town's protection, law enforcement and may also make rulings in trials. Guards, jailors and executions also report to the constable and may carry out sentences.

Elflord [elf-lord]
An Elflord is the official title of any noble of a respected house. Elflords can be found in positions of leadership throughout the kingdom. This includes, but is not limited to positions of local government, advisors to the throne, religious positions, high military rank and vassal lords. There are many Elflords serving as officers in the Elf Wars.

Duke [duke]
A duke functions as a city's ruler, or a vassal lord of a castle. Dukes must be of noble blood and are generally found ruling over large cities.

General [gen-er-al]
The highest military position in Jui-Rae, the general commands the entire army only subject to the king himself. Due to the widespread war, Jui-Rae's army has been split into four divisions, forcing other officers such as Elflords to assume the role of general to their assigned division. In the event of a mass scale battle, involving multiple divisions however, all other officers are subject to the general or the king.

 Art contributed by artist Thom Scott


 High Sun Seeress [high sun seer-ess]
The High Sun Seeress of Jui-Rae, he is the religious leader of theElves. He runs the religious ceremonies honoring the sun goddess, Dalinaria, and the position is considered to be the king's most trusted advisor. The Sun Seeress is a master of Sun Magic and is believed to draw his power directly from Dalinaria herself.

King [king]
The sovereign ruler of Jui-Rae, the king is the highest ruler of the kingdom. He is also considered the chief commanding officer of the army, even over the general and other sole military officers.

Minister [min-es-ter]
A minister plays the same role as a duke in a small town. They are considered the towns ruler, but do not have to be of noble blood. They are also generally elected by the townspeople to rule.

Queen [queen]
The queen is the second sovereign ruler of Jui-Rae, generally submissive to the king, but have on many occasions filled the role of ruler while the king is away at war. The queen is also the most highly committed to raising the heirs to the throne and preparing them for the responsibilities of ruling the kingdom.

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