Elves consider themselves the first of the second races. The oldest, and longest lived of the races created by the Ancients. They are stongly connected with the lands that they inhabit, usually choosing to live in heavily forested areas. Elves have just recently began to recover as a people from the almost extinction they suffered during the Dragon/Elf war. In fact Elves still have a strong dislike of Dragons, and will often attack them if possible. Elves tend to live in communites built into the natural landscape they inhabit. They will usually use their strong elemental and Nature magics to shape homes and towns from the trees, and ground around them. Additionally they will often enlist nature spirits, and local elementals to help them detect, and defend against intruders to their lands.
Elves tend to live roughly 500-600 years, however they will often spend much of the last half of their lives attempting to learn and perfect one skill, and teaching others about that skill.