Aelfants are the unfortunate outcome of a tryst betwixt Pyxie and pachyderm. It is a little known fact that Pyxies, when intoxicated on fermented Fefferberry wine, will begin to shapeshift and become quite randy. They are responsible for most of the legends of halfbreeds and man-monsters that have come down to us from long ago. Alas, as the Aelfants' time has passed and their numbers have grown ever smaller, the few remaining Aelfants have retreated further and further west into the protective shadow of the two great Alezanian spires. They have fled the inhabited Evesque Valley never to be seen again.
--Qwentyth Pyre 21:50, 2 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Most people don't believe Aelfants truly exist, but I've seen one with my own two eyes. Just outside my garden, a few years back. I'll never forget that mighty beast's glowing, emerald hide. I know most researchers are told to leave themselves out of the story, but I'm too old for that trefk. They can shove that "passive voice" nonsense right up an Aelfant's backside. --Qwentyth Pyre 21:50, 2 Sep 2004 (EDT)
- Are you sure you weren't as drunk as your precious Pyxie friends? --Morbus Iff 21:46, 3 Sep 2004 (EDT)
- Morbus, if this weren't a serious scholarly work, I'd have to call you out as the worst, misbegotten, slope-browed, slack-jawed, knuckle-dragging excuse for a "researcher" I've ever seen, for that libelous statement you just made about me. However, as this is a work of scholarly research, I shall forgoe any mention of your questionable parentage and not stoop to your level of character assassination. --Qwentyth Pyre 00:57, 5 Sep 2004 (EDT)
I prefer not to exacerbate situations such as this, but I have to state the fact that Qwentyth Pyre has been a consumer of my fefferberry wine (made from my patented Frippen Fefferberries). --Eric Vitiello 17:55, 7 Sep 2004 (EDT)
- And some fine hooch it is Eric. I ain't never said I don't imbibe on occasion, but Morbus there was questioning my ability as a researcher, and that I won't have. --Qwentyth Pyre 21:56, 9 Sep 2004 (EDT)
- Eric, it was bad enough you patenting the damn berries (I shall refrain from referring what local lads here say of "Justice" Coulson) without finding overt sales plugs slipped into the Encyclopedia on the sly. There are no commercial breaks in research!
Now, pass the bottle, Qwentyth... --Ginestre 00:49, 10 Sep 2004 (EDT)
It's diatribes like this that make me glad I'm a neutral scholar. --John Cowan 13:30, 1 Feb 2005 (EST)
I have seen an Aelfant once in my life. A few years ago, I was out doing research and I heard a stomping sound. I thought it was just a pachyderm, but it was actually an Aelfant. It was a very splendid thing to see, indeed. I now believe that I was doing my research close to Qwentyth's garden, since the Aelfant I saw was also emerald colored. --Trousle Undrhil 21:34, 21 Apr 2005 (EDT)