The faction provides an early opponent for the Cult of Pleasure as well as The Drowned and sometimes Hexoatl. Like the Cult of Pleasure to the north, the Dark Elves of Ss'ildra Tor spread Chaos Corruption and depend upon it for their public order. Also like their northern siblings they spread chaos corruption and depend upon its presence for the maintenance of public order.
If playing as the Drowned or Hexoatl, it could be beneficial to conquer this faction to provide a line of defense against the Cult of Pleasure to the north. The settlements of Ss’ildra Tor and Sulpharets also have some useful trading resources (Wine and Exotic Animals, respectively).
If left alone, they usually confederate with Cult of Pleasure at some point. They suffer in the early game from severe unrest due to the lack of chaos corruption in their homeland.
The main faction facing threat from them is the Exiles of Nehek. The exiles are damaged by their Chaos corruption and if left unchecked, this can lead to vast amounts of unrest in their capital.
"Tor" is the Elven word for city.