Elans contain the quori spirit, condemned to reside powerless within a human form by its kin for crimes against the quori. This process is not voluntary, and it often ends with the vessel eventually falling to madness over its long life.
Appearance & Personality Edit
The elans resemble the human vessels from whom they are derived, and retain much of the variety in personalities and appearance of their human forebears. Elans often go mad, and some believe they hear the voices of the spirit trapped within them.
As with all residents of Riedra, Elans are indoctrinated into the Path of Inspiration and believe their noble actions can redemn the evil spirits bound within them. Most elans in Riedra join the Harmonious Shield, and many belong to the Edgewalkers.
Elans are naturally psionic aberrations, and have several supernatural abilities stemming from their nature. They do not sleep, instead trancing for 4 hours each night to replenish their psionic powers. They can temporarily protect themselves from harm, or reduce the damage of an attack.
An elan can sustain itself purely on its own psionic power, and would not need to eat for a day after it uses this power.
Elans loyal to the Path of Inspiration remain in Riedra, where they join the Harmonious Shield and the Edgewalkers. Those who learn the truth or reject their lot in life have been known to flee to Adar, where they are treated with suspicion but may prove to be powerful opponents to the might of Riedra. 
Notable Personalities Edit
- Murephan, Summit Road Guide: Murephan is formerly one of the Chosen of Riedra, and now an amnesiac elan ranger/psion who abandoned the Path of Inspiration for Adar. Along with his dromite sidekick Kelki, Murephan travels Syrkarn where he works against the hated Inspired and to begrudgingly aid travelers.
- ↑ Given the elans reside on Sarlona this may be a form of Riedran
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Expanded Psionics Handbook. Bruce R. Cordell (April 2004). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3301-1.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Secrets of Sarlona. Keith Baker, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, Glenn McDonald, and Chris Sims (2007). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-4037-0.