Eltnen forms the western side of the continent of Elysea, and is a questing area for level 20-35 Elyos characters. Players are able to fly in Eltnen Fortress and Eracus Temple Cavern because of the presence of Aether there. Eltnen is study in contrasts. Most of the land is parched desert but some areas of lush vegetation remain, such as the Manduri areas. The major towns are Eltnen Fortress and Agairon Village, although there are a number of other outposts. Adventurous and daring travelers can opt to use the rifts to explore Morheim, but be advised -- Asmodians can also use these rifts to invade Eltnen as well!
Eltnen means "the beautiful land". It was the most stunning region in all of Atreia until the Millennium War, but since then has struggled with a continuing and irresistible desertification that threatens the entire region. Lady Yustiel invented the Water Fountains called mystic springs in an effort to stop the spread of the desert.
There is a book in the warehouse zone on the second floor, History of Eltnen Fortress, which gives further insight into the history of Eltnen and the fortress. The book also says that the primary objective for Daevas of the Eltnen Fortress is to stop the desertification of the region.