The elves of Evermeet make use of a particular variant of the Elven Man-o-War, gifted from the Elven Imperial Navy: the Ruathimaer, or “Starwing!” This corvette-class 45 ton warship is the essence of Evermeet’s space defense. In recent years, more examples of this configuration have begun to appear as work-horses for planetary defense system ships in other spheres under the Navy’s protection also.
Art by Silverblade the Enchanter. This is an image I used for inspiration for “The Queen’s Dirk.” The phrase is my translation into Espruar.
The elves are coming in for a landing now. It’s been a fun month! Alus’avae ent soehlae’ivae shunti quen aelou! (Sweet water and light laughter until we next meet.)
In June we highlight the primary foes of the elves: the orcs!
Rainbow light and raw possibilities circulate outside of the crystal spheres.
The image was acquired as a part of Hi-GAL, a survey mapping the entire plane of the Milky Way in a wide range of infrared light that Herschel was specially designed to detect. The image above is just a small section of a larger version, which in itself is just 1/30th of the entire Hi-GAL survey. For the science of how this was done, click on the image.
Here’s the rainbow river in full. Click on the picture for the larger image.