Culture, History and Legend
During the Elden Age, the eponymous civilization – the Eldens – built wondrous machinery all across what is now known as Braided Shore. Many of these structures have survived into the current Fifth Age. Industrial machines, railways, The Wall, and the Ehran Engine in New Foundry are all remnants of the Eldens.
Other strange and remarkable structures are sometimes ascribed to the Eldens, for example certain highly personalised sculptures that dot the landscape of Braided Shore, even though they differ considerably from other Elden construction. The arguments for those sculptures being Elden are mostly based on the fact that anything that old and still standing must be of Elden make, since the construction feats of the directly subsequent civilization – the Varhims – were of such poor quality that virtually nothing remains.
Unless active efforts have been made to restore them, only ruins remain of Elden structures and one cannot help but be in awe at the thought of how they must have looked in their prime.