Based on what we know of the sylvari origins, do you think it is plausible a seed could have taken root in the oceans or a large source of fresh water?
I would love to find a group of sylvari that broke off or evolved differently in the water (similar to Olmakhan charr) - their aesthetic could be inspired by sea plants/creatures and have a merfolk look about them. An underwater sylvari society could have such breathtaking design potential... And could fit very well into an expansion set in the Unending Ocean.
There’s nothing in the lore to suggest aquatic sylvari are/could be, but them being intended dragon minions doesn’t rule out the possibility either, no? They could have developed their own independent society similar to the grove sylvari, and even before HoTs it was hinted that other trees exist out there (not to mention the dead grove in VB).
I am forgetting though if the spirit of the pale tree/the dream is ever explained? I’ll have to check the wiki once I’m off work.