Ale & Iron, Tears & Shadows
The extremely complex magical machines that are ubiquitous in the Elder Imperia are created and maintained by the Commune. The Commune is the governing organization of the central state religion, Communion of the Crystal Moon. The Fey worship the Lilywthwenli, the Crystal Goddess who lives in the moon and the Ailiwy, the Shaping Breath that embodies all the air. Drinking blood honors the two divine entities and channels their magic into crystals and elvish tattoos that power their daily magic.Only the Commune is allowed to develop, create and use true magic. Other elves may use their magic by receiving Commune “skinscripts”, tattoos that allows channeling of official Commune spells. Commune artifices, from cookery to communication to travel, are used far and wide.