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Elven Archer is an elven male fighter class encountered in the battle for Suldanessellar, usually on the pathways and outside buildings.

Move out, men! The enemy is everywhere!


There are several of these "Elven Archer" creatures that will be spawned on the map. They are created along with a few Elven Warriors when a party member crosses a hidden proximity trigger on the area map.

The player can't control these elves, nor give them orders.

Occasionally some of the elves will show shouts and battle cries displayed on the player's text screen.

The archers have no dialogue and can't be spoken to.

The purpose of these elves is to add some realism for the story that the elves are in battle with Irenicus's forces, as they defend the city and try and stave off the various intruders.

In reality, they aren't meant to actually defeat anything in the city on their own, or somehow come to the rescue of the party. If the player wants to kill a troll, or a rakshasa, or a golem, these elves can't do it on their own. They can't even hit a golem or rakshasa with their normal arrows, nor kill a troll since they have no fire or acid attack.

They will actually fire a few arrows if they see an enemy creature.

If any of the warriors/archers are killed, they drop a bit of equipment. Accidentally, or even on purpose, the player can kill any of these elves. There are no repercussions other than for role play reasons.