Content of the article: "Both the Old Ehlnofey and the Snow elves were on the right side morally, or at the very least not the “villains” of their respective conflicts."
I know this may seem like a troll post and I get that the TES universe is morally gray, but one thing the old Ehlnofey and the Snow elves have in common is that they're generally remembered as "the a*shole side", "the wrong side of history"..
I disagree with this general view and here's why. For the sake of being chronological, I'll start with the Old Ehlnofey. It's easy to write them off as selfish for rejecting the Wandering Ehlnofey, but put yourself in their shoes. Imagine building a safe, peaceful utopia in a chaotic world and then suddenly, a horde of hardened, grizzled vagabonds, clearly unadapted to your place, appears at your door, outnumberong you by far, and demanding to be left in. I know I wouldn't want them inside. The plight of both sides is understandable, but the Old Ehlnlfey are more justified imo. The wanderers are accustomed to harsh living. Of let inside, they'd bring their lifestyle with them, likely considered the natives to be softened by their easy living (as is the case with every TES race who ever commented on a more comfortable race, ever). So just let them stay where their hardened pride claims is best, instrad of ruining it for the Old Ehlnofey. For hardened wanderers, staying outside would not cause as much suffering as them getting inside would cause to the Old Ehlnofey, who would lose everything they know. It's a well known fact that few things are more stressful on the mind than the unfamilliar.
Now for the Snow Elves. Firstly, I get that their motivation was the Eye of Magnus. But power-hungry motivation aside, a Snow Elf vicotry would've been better for the world. I believe the Snow Elves were more responsible masters of the region. Ysgramor's people are known to have genocided the Frost Giants, which (along with several other rare species) are now only found in the Forgotten Vale. Clearly the Snow Elves had more respect for the flora and fauna of their homeland. On top of that, of left alone, the fast breeding of humans would inevitably threaten the Snow elves. The Night of Tears was a justified preventive measure for an unavoidable conflict, which sadly backfired.
What are your thoughts? Agree? Disagree?
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