How much energy, how much dedication is needed to read and interpret the Scroll of Color to this extend? It was mentioned here that Orolin was in wrapstuff for a reason (as was Timmain for the time she took over). Maybe the newbies are still far from mastering it? Those who could are still too busy with "chores" to concentrate on it (like Timmain teaching the Sunfolk)? Or - they wait for an elf showing the same special talent Orolin had? *Aurek... hinthint* ;) Another thought - can it be the usage of the Palace magic that changes the elves? The deeper you dive into this magic the faster you are changed? The Scroll should be one of the most demanding disciplines. Do the Elves know (or will learn) about it and decide to use the Scroll only when it's inevitable?