The elves come from an Archipeligo of large islands to the west of Chanceway, across the Wayland Sea. Their home is called Yllénänder, though that name encompasses many nations of elves, some savagely primal, others haughtily refined. Almost universally, though, the elves are renowned for their magical power. The Gathering has never entered into war with the elves as much from simple distance as a fear of their magic. Nevermind that some nations of elves hate manking, while other are sympathetic. Most elven visitors to Chanceway give little heed to anyone except the Drennan Theurges whom they share a very close, and very secretive, relationship with.
Elves are generally smaller and slimmer than humans, but have a wide range of skin tones and body types, as men and dwarves do. In general, they have strong family ties and will spend long hours in council with respected elders and guides, planning carefully before taking action. They give humans little time, as they find them impulsive and short lived – elves typically live for 400-500 years, meaning the very oldest of them actually remember a time before the Gathering.