Songs of our blood
The mysterious “Empire” of Sylvanus is not actually an empire in the traditional sense. Instead it is a series of free, aligned, city-states. Each ruled by their own leadership and pledged to protect the Sylvan world from the oncoming threat of the “Green Races”. Some of these city-states have existed since the earliest known record of history and are ruled by potentates that fancy themselves everything from Mayor to Emperors in their own right. The timelessness of the Sylvan world has resulted in lasting and beautiful works of art and architecture and their connection to the Arcane is almost instinctual, allowing all of their great cultures to flourish.
Many make the mistake of believing all of the Sylvan races to be Like the Eladrin and the Elves, and those people are often not only very short lived, but horrified to find the strange primal natures of the Sylvan races.