Elves are often found in forests or ancient ruins and are known for their longevity. They freely mix with humans and have been allies of the humans and dwarves in the past. They are usually tall, fair skinned, with long hair, and angular faces.
They excel in archery and have high will-power stats. Their physical characteristics include long, pointed ears and slim, fairy-like build.
In the distant past the elves were jealous of the alvs' magic knowledge and allied with other races to destroy them. They fought the demi-humans alongside everyone else and suffered their depredation.
Among players of Elder Tale, elves and dwarves are the second most commonly-chosen races after humans.
Elves in Theldesia
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The elves were most severely affected by the wars against alvs and demi-humans. Due to low birth-rate, it takes time to recover their population. Elves still have smaller population than that of humans and dwarves.
Unlike dwarves and wolf-fangs, they tend to keep distance from Human's groups and big cities. For long-lived Elves, the persecution of Alvs is not the long past events. They are afraid of being persecuted like Alvs.
On the other hand, they didn't choose to start a Felinoid-style nomadic lifestyle. Mostly they build their own countries without allowing in other races. This feature is found only to Elves, although Humans sometimes do the same. As a result of the communal life of single race, Elves got the secretiveness and the tending to keep a distance from strangers.
Elven clan society is mainly composed of the observances of dance and poetry. The unity of them gets stronger by respecting their common ancestors and placing importance on blood relative. Their dances and poetry are refined over a long period of time, and became the incorporeal treasures for Elves.
Elves coexist with forests and lands instead of developing cities since they have an affinity for the spirits and nature. Therefore, elven cities often have the buildings that have utilized the unspoiled plants and watering places.
Elves have a unique custom of not bathing in the hot water. Usually, they just wash their body with water, and sometimes take a sauna in areas where steam is abundant. Of course, they always keep themselves clean, elfishly.
In contrast to their coexistence manner with the nature, elven cultures have not been developed well except for arts and crafts. Undeveloped architectural techniques and mechanical technologies is particularly notable. To Humans, this seems to look primitive (to put it nicely, simple and unaffected).
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- Many Earthling Elves don't mind becoming maids, because they like holding infants (especially Human ones).
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