I got a case of The Inspiration real bad and had to get the story written.
It’s a grim tale.
I should probably have written something about the polar elves before posting this. For now, what you’ll need to know before you read the story of Tuuli is that the polar elf is an elven half-breed. They’re a mix of elf and polar bear and their birth and continued existence as a race relies heavily on Turu, the god of the Dark Embrace.
They consider themselves a tribe, but are largely solitary beings, preferring to wander alone across the ice fields covering the oceans of the north pole.
I should also mention that the polar elf way of giving birth is unique to their race. No other race does it this way, not even close.