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<noinclude>{{Languages}}</noinclude>Currently, {{formatnum:{{#invoke:Demographics|all|Etrand|Wood Elf}}}} Wood Elves live in the [[Kingdom of Etrand]], making up {{#expr: {{#invoke:Demographics|all|Etrand|Wood Elf}} / {{#invoke:Demographics|all|Etrand}} * 100 round 2}}% of the kingdom's population.
 
<noinclude>{{Languages}}</noinclude>Currently, {{formatnum:{{#invoke:Demographics|all|Etrand|Wood Elf}}}} Wood Elves live in the [[Kingdom of Etrand]], making up {{#expr: {{#invoke:Demographics|all|Etrand|Wood Elf}} / {{#invoke:Demographics|all|Etrand}} * 100 round 2}}% of the kingdom's population.
  
It isn't known precisely when did Wood Elves first migrate to Etrand, but we know for a fact that at its youngest, the Wood Elven community of Etrand is almost as old as the kingdom itself: back when Etrand was still in its infancy, the Kings of Etrand invited Wood Elven alchemists, agronomists, herbalists, botanists, forestry-experts, geologists, dietitians and [[Ranger (class)|rangers]] to Etrand and paid them generously. Wood Elves also had their own [[Wikipedia:Ethnic enclave|racial enclave]] in [[Grandfolk]], just like the High Elves, and had the privilige of judging themselves by their own laws within their own enclave.
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It isn't known precisely when did Wood Elves first migrate to Etrand, but we know for a fact that at its youngest, the Wood Elven community of Etrand is almost as old as the kingdom itself: back when Etrand was still in its infancy, the Kings of Etrand invited Wood Elven alchemists, agronomists, herbalists, botanists, forestry-experts, geologists, dietitians and [[Ranger (class)|rangers]] to Etrand and paid them generously. Wood Elves also had their own [[Racial enclave|racial enclave]] in [[Grandfolk]], just like the High Elves, and had the privilige of judging themselves by their own laws within their own enclave.
  
 
Unlike the High Elven community that eventually dwindled in numbers due to the improving economical opportunities at home, the Wood Elven community continued to either stagnate or slowly grow, although just like their High Elven cousins, they too had a strong preference for cities such as [[Grandfolk]], [[Copperport]], [[Dracfold]] and [[Steelhelm]], although Wood Elves were also well-represented amongst wandering herbalists.
 
Unlike the High Elven community that eventually dwindled in numbers due to the improving economical opportunities at home, the Wood Elven community continued to either stagnate or slowly grow, although just like their High Elven cousins, they too had a strong preference for cities such as [[Grandfolk]], [[Copperport]], [[Dracfold]] and [[Steelhelm]], although Wood Elves were also well-represented amongst wandering herbalists.

Latest revision as of 01:08, 10 February 2020

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Currently, 21,000 Wood Elves live in the Kingdom of Etrand, making up 0.41% of the kingdom's population.

It isn't known precisely when did Wood Elves first migrate to Etrand, but we know for a fact that at its youngest, the Wood Elven community of Etrand is almost as old as the kingdom itself: back when Etrand was still in its infancy, the Kings of Etrand invited Wood Elven alchemists, agronomists, herbalists, botanists, forestry-experts, geologists, dietitians and rangers to Etrand and paid them generously. Wood Elves also had their own racial enclave in Grandfolk, just like the High Elves, and had the privilige of judging themselves by their own laws within their own enclave.

Unlike the High Elven community that eventually dwindled in numbers due to the improving economical opportunities at home, the Wood Elven community continued to either stagnate or slowly grow, although just like their High Elven cousins, they too had a strong preference for cities such as Grandfolk, Copperport, Dracfold and Steelhelm, although Wood Elves were also well-represented amongst wandering herbalists.

The Wood Elven community began growing at a much faster race during the late 7th century AEKE, with opportunists moving to the great cities of Etrand, druids moving in to convert people, rangers acting as de-facto mercenaries helping to offer a solution to the Orcish problem, etc. In fact, during the reign of Queen Cairi of Dragoc, deliquents were encouraged to seek their fortune in Etrand.

A turning point for the Wood Elven community of Etrand came during the reign of King Cairbré I of Etrand, whose crackdown on missionary activity led to the expulsion of a large number of druids - many other unrelated Wood Elves left, mostly migrating to Froturn, as they were too used to the urban landscape to go back to Dragoc. This caused the previously growing community to go into decline that hasn't stopped since. The reign of the currently reigning King Orlónius I of Etrand has led to a schism within the Wood Elven community, a split between those who feel that Etrand is their home no matter what, and those who are eager to emmigrate for various reasons. Somewhat paradoxically, the Wood Elven community of Copperport has grown a lot lately, but that can be attributed to Copperport's status as an international trade hub, naturally home to a largerly cosmopolitan urban community of various races, including Wood Elves.