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After Froturn was consolidated under the rule of [[Queen Taela of Froturn|Queen Taela]], many of these bordering tribes became de facto tributariess ''(while nominally still remaining completely independent)'', trading with Froturn peacefully, and being economically enriched in the process. It was during this time that for the first time, some High Elves migrated to Etrand - none of them were permanent residents of the tribes whose lands they migrated to, usually being merchants who temporarily relocated to Etrand.
 
After Froturn was consolidated under the rule of [[Queen Taela of Froturn|Queen Taela]], many of these bordering tribes became de facto tributariess ''(while nominally still remaining completely independent)'', trading with Froturn peacefully, and being economically enriched in the process. It was during this time that for the first time, some High Elves migrated to Etrand - none of them were permanent residents of the tribes whose lands they migrated to, usually being merchants who temporarily relocated to Etrand.
  
During the first century of the [[Kingdom of Etrand|kingdom]]'s existence, an even larger number of High Elves became temporary residents of Etrand: missionaries, teachers, administrators, architects, military advisors, civil engineers, agronomists, and various other ''"experts"''. As previously stated, most of these were temporary residents who eventually ended up migrating back to Froturn. However, during the same century, the first permanent migrants also started to appear: while Froturn became economically stagnant during the first century, the newly-formed Etrand was a land of opportunity to more innovative-minded High Elves seeking to make profit. Most such migrants settled in [[Grandfolk]], where they created their own [[Wikipedia:Ethnic enclave|racial enclaves]]. Through the second century and the first half of the third century, continuous migration from Froturn to Etrand continued, with the High Elven migrants primarily going for cities in Etrand.
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During the first century of the [[Kingdom of Etrand|kingdom]]'s existence, an even larger number of High Elves became temporary residents of Etrand: missionaries, teachers, administrators, architects, military advisors, civil engineers, agronomists, and various other ''"experts"''. As previously stated, most of these were temporary residents who eventually ended up migrating back to Froturn. However, during the same century, the first permanent migrants also started to appear: while Froturn became economically stagnant during the first century, the newly-formed Etrand was a land of opportunity to more innovative-minded High Elves seeking to make profit. Most such migrants settled in [[Grandfolk]], where they created their own [[Racial enclave|racial enclaves]]. Through the second century and the first half of the third century, continuous migration from Froturn to Etrand continued, with the High Elven migrants primarily going for cities in Etrand.
  
 
Migration temporarily stopped, and in fact got reversed after the [[Second Demonic Invasion]] - alongside with the post-invasion restoration and rebuilding, the new regime of Froturn made economical reforms that stimulated economical growth, pulling Froturn out of the previous two centuries of recession and stagnation. This attracted many of the High Elven residents of Etrand to return to Froturn, causing the community to dwindle. Further decline was caused by the relaxing of social norms on cross-racial breeding: previously, race-mixing was a huge taboo, and the High Elves effectively self-segregated themselves with their enclaves ''(while still contributing to economy and making life better for their human neighbours too)''. As social norms got more relaxed, more and more High Elves intermarried with [[Humans]], producing [[Half-Elves]] who usually had a Human/Etrandish identity instead of an Elven/Froturnish one. Despite this, the High Elves of Grandfolk remained somewhat numerous and continued to be pillars of community within the city.
 
Migration temporarily stopped, and in fact got reversed after the [[Second Demonic Invasion]] - alongside with the post-invasion restoration and rebuilding, the new regime of Froturn made economical reforms that stimulated economical growth, pulling Froturn out of the previous two centuries of recession and stagnation. This attracted many of the High Elven residents of Etrand to return to Froturn, causing the community to dwindle. Further decline was caused by the relaxing of social norms on cross-racial breeding: previously, race-mixing was a huge taboo, and the High Elves effectively self-segregated themselves with their enclaves ''(while still contributing to economy and making life better for their human neighbours too)''. As social norms got more relaxed, more and more High Elves intermarried with [[Humans]], producing [[Half-Elves]] who usually had a Human/Etrandish identity instead of an Elven/Froturnish one. Despite this, the High Elves of Grandfolk remained somewhat numerous and continued to be pillars of community within the city.

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Currently, 25,000 High Elves live in the Kingdom of Etrand, making up 0.48% of the kingdom's population.

The High Elven community of Etrand predates the existence of the Kingdom of Etrand by around seven centuries. Shortly before the fall of Fathred's Confederacy, the Salvia-regime had several forts and walls built around the borders with Etrand to deter raids and potential invasions. After the fall of Fathred's Confederacy, the human tribes that lived near the borders learned not to raid Froturn the hard way, opting for peaceful trade instead.

After Froturn was consolidated under the rule of Queen Taela, many of these bordering tribes became de facto tributariess (while nominally still remaining completely independent), trading with Froturn peacefully, and being economically enriched in the process. It was during this time that for the first time, some High Elves migrated to Etrand - none of them were permanent residents of the tribes whose lands they migrated to, usually being merchants who temporarily relocated to Etrand.

During the first century of the kingdom's existence, an even larger number of High Elves became temporary residents of Etrand: missionaries, teachers, administrators, architects, military advisors, civil engineers, agronomists, and various other "experts". As previously stated, most of these were temporary residents who eventually ended up migrating back to Froturn. However, during the same century, the first permanent migrants also started to appear: while Froturn became economically stagnant during the first century, the newly-formed Etrand was a land of opportunity to more innovative-minded High Elves seeking to make profit. Most such migrants settled in Grandfolk, where they created their own racial enclaves. Through the second century and the first half of the third century, continuous migration from Froturn to Etrand continued, with the High Elven migrants primarily going for cities in Etrand.

Migration temporarily stopped, and in fact got reversed after the Second Demonic Invasion - alongside with the post-invasion restoration and rebuilding, the new regime of Froturn made economical reforms that stimulated economical growth, pulling Froturn out of the previous two centuries of recession and stagnation. This attracted many of the High Elven residents of Etrand to return to Froturn, causing the community to dwindle. Further decline was caused by the relaxing of social norms on cross-racial breeding: previously, race-mixing was a huge taboo, and the High Elves effectively self-segregated themselves with their enclaves (while still contributing to economy and making life better for their human neighbours too). As social norms got more relaxed, more and more High Elves intermarried with Humans, producing Half-Elves who usually had a Human/Etrandish identity instead of an Elven/Froturnish one. Despite this, the High Elves of Grandfolk remained somewhat numerous and continued to be pillars of community within the city.

The slow-but-consistent decline of the High Elven population of Etrand stopped during the reign of King Bryant I of Etrand, whose economically stimulating rule once again attracted Froturish migrants to Etrand. Further migration came in the aftermath of the Froturnish Civil War of 809 - several anti-government senators, noblemen, clergimen and agitators fled to Etrand from the wrath of King Cael'mus of Froturn. Some returned in the aftermath of the war, as the regime promised amnesty to all the dissidents, but most remained in Etrand until 818, when the regime fell. Even then, quite a few remained in Etrand and invested their wealth in the local economy, becoming pillars of the community.