Astara is home to the Star Elves. They are characterized by their silver streaked black hair and pale blue eyes. They mainly worship Cybele, the god of darkness. The new moon is the holiest day of their month and they spend it in solemn worship and praise of their dark god.
They build their cities in the trees and value the dark shade they offer. The daylight hurts their eyes and so they wake when the sun goes down. They usually keep to themselves and even if you passed through the heart of their capital city, Izar, you may never know it.