|Hero:||Alazkan the Assassin|
|Emblematic Mana:||Shadow Mana|
|World Spell:||Veil of Night|
|Unique Quality:||Sinister: Recon Units gain +1 strength when attacking.|
Svartalfar units are Elven. They have double movement and +10% to attack and defense in Forest and Ancient Forest tiles. Svartalfar units are capable of building improvements on forested tiles without destroying the forest. This contributes to the production value of tiles within Svartalfar cities.
The Svartalfar civilization trait, Sinister grants the promotion with the same name to all Recon Units, which gives them +1/+0 Strength.
Svartalfar Recon units also has acces to the Kidnap ability, which can be cast in a rival city and has chance to remove a settled Great Specialist from the city and create the corresponding Great Person under Svartalfar control. Upon failure, war is declared.
this thread contains some useful hints and discussion on how to play Svartalfar (v0.32 mostly)