Contrary to popular belief, The Elven Elysium was not merely a place in the Underworld, it's role in the history of the Fae people, far more heroic, for the Elven Elysium was also a secret society. Their goal, to preserve artifacts of the fading Underworld and smuggle them across the thickening Veil to the Green World so they could endure. Even as the Veil between the worlds became near impassable, the Seelie and Unseelie nobility stubbornly chose to remain in a realm winding down from the slow severing of its connection to the Green World above. Consequently, the Elysium's task often meant developing the skills of pickpockets and thieves to relieve the nobility of their hoarded treasures.
No thief surpassed the skills of Photeus, the Ogre. Already powerful among the Fae who chose to live above, hidden from humanity, Photeus wrenched control of the Elysium from the Sidhe, stole from all without remorse, and hoarded his treasures beneath his wondrous gathering place, the Fogradh Lodge. At the Lodge Green World Fae gather among themselves and enjoy the remnants of home Photeus collected before the Veil thickened completely.
Sculpture of the Sidhe
Favors Exchanged by the Fae Nobility
Each Spring when the Piskies shed their wings, young nobles collect them to use in crafting wondrous gifts for whomever they fancied at the moment. Some among the Unseelie did not always wait for the Piskies to shed their wings...
The Elven Elysium were not the only ones collecting the art of the Sidhe. Other, even less savory sorts, pilfered the treasuries of the gentry because of the high prices such treasures fetched at the Goblin Markets. Master Photeus pays handsomely for anyone brave enough to brave one of those markets and return with something for his collection. Only the brave and very well prepared enter the Goblin Market.