The Elven Elysium was once a museum of sorts. The most precious treasures of the Sidhe nobility filled every wall, shelf, and vault. But its role in the history of the Underworld Fae became more heroic when the Veil between the worlds thickened, eventually closing every portal between to the Green World. Smothered of the vitality of the mortal world, the Underworld was doomed to wind down like an ancient clock. While many Fae fled to the Green World, the Seelie and Unseelie Courts refused to leave, preferring instead their opulenet halls to the relative simplicity of the world on the other side. This was the moment the Elysium became more than a stuffy museum and transfigured into a secret society bent on saving the art of the Fae from the slow decline of the realm. The members of the Elven Elysium ceased being musty librarians and instead became thieves, pickpockets, and smugglers relieving the nobility of their hoarded treasures. Their goal, to preserve artifacts of the fading Underworld and transport them across the thickening Veil to the Green World where they could endure.
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 who began it and strove to preserve even more Faerie culture. Photeus and his minions stole from all without remorse, and hoarded his treasures beneath his wondrous gathering place, the Fogradh Lodge. At the Lodge, Fae of all cultures gather among themselves and enjoy the remnants of home Photeus amassed before the the last gateway to the Underworld fell.
Rare valuables fetch high prices at the vagabond Goblin Markets traveling the Green World. The Elven Elysium are not the only faction collecting the lost treasures of the Sidhe. Other, even less savory sorts, pilfered the treasuries of the gentry and continue seek them in dangerous places. A single trinket can make a Fae very rich. To ensure the Elysium secures its valuables, Master Photeus pays handsomely for anyone intrepid enough to brave the dark bazaar and return with something for his collection. Only the dauntless and very well prepared enter the Goblin Market.
Sculpture of the Sidhe
Favors Exchanged by the Fae Nobility
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