History: Elves, sometimes called sylvan elves to distinguish them from the eladrin who are also commonly called elves, are a long lived race of the Tel-quessir found most commonly in forests, shrublands, and other wildernesses. In comparison with their close kin the eladrin or “high elves” the true elves have a closer affinity for the natural world over civilization and have more or less abandoned the eladrin focus on magic as a whole. From time to time the elves have organized strong nations, though with far less frequency than eladrin, in some cases adopting even a nomadic lifestyle. Almost all elves worship the Seldarine, otherwise known as the elven pantheon, and the elves are generally, though not always, good in nature.

Standing at average between 5'4" and 6' and usually weighing in between 130 and 170 lbs, true elves are a naturally slender and athletic race. Elves have a similar range of complexions to humans, with wood elves typically coppery or pale skinned and wild elves having darker pigmentations. Often, elven hair is dark, either brown or black, with copper red or blond hair also found amongst wood elves., although orange or even green hues are not completely unheard of. Elven eyes are commonly brown, hazel, or an emerald green. Elves, like their cousins the eladrin anddrow, are fair and beautiful, handsome, and have pointed ears and no body hair except eyebrows, eyelashes and hair.

Elves mature at roughly the same rate as humans, though they are not usually considered past adolescence until they reach 110 years of age. Unlike humans, elves do not age dramatically as their lifespan comes to a close with the most obvious changes being a change in hair color, alternatively graying or darkening. Most elves remain healthy and full of life up until their death, which, if age-related, is usually between two and nine centuries.

Alignment: Lean towards CG, N and CN.

Lifespan: Up to 300; 900 is not unheard of as they do not suffer infirmities with age.

Height: 5'4" - 6'0"

Weight: 130 - 170 lbs.

Skin Colours: Lightly tanned to dark brown.

Hair Colours: (Sylvan) Dark brown, autumn orange, mossy green, deep gold. (Eladrin) White, silver, pale gold.

Eye Colours: (Sylvan) Blue, violet, green. (Eladrin) Blue, violet, or green with golden speckles.

Languages: Common, Elven.