The Eleph territories lie far to the northwest of Viridumar and are settled by a scattered group of “primitive” human tribes. Viridstan claims rule over these territories but in actual fact adopts a mostly hands-off policy toward the tribes, collecting an annual tribute but otherwise mostly ignoring the fractious tribes unless their raiding gets out of hand.
The tribes are a common source of human slaves for the more “civilized” peoples of Viridstan. For many years, such slaves were used to mine Carbelium from Gheulost Island but of late this particular role has been taken by skilled dwarven miners instead.
The spiked chain, a seemingly impractical weapon that becomes remarkably effective in the hands of a skilled wielder, was reportedly invented by escaped Eleph slaves. As a result, many of the tribes have adopted this weapon as their own, and many of the most skilled Eleph warriors favor this weapon. (Watch Corporal Da’ni Bu’uman also carries a spiked chain due to its fearsome appearance, but is so far unaware of its deep cultural significance to the Eleph tribes…)