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Almost all Wood Elves of today hail from the Wild Plains which are located roughly in the central and south west areas of the continent. They share a close bond with nature and desire to preserve, and not exhaust, natural resources. To this point, Wood Elves tend to live in small, nomadic tribes that move from place to place. As the Wild Plains are closer to a savanna and not a proper forest, Wood Elves find themselves feeling somewhat out of place and longing for a more traditional woodland home.

Demeanor: Wood Elves tend to look favorably upon those who keep the best interests of nature in mind, and as they themselves respect nature, they wish for others to do likewise. Unlike their High Elven brethren, Wood Elves always scorn the arcane and divine magics of the humans in favor of the more natural magics of the world. As humans have claimed virtually all of the known woodlands to (presumably) exploit their resources, and thus pushed the Wood Elves out into the Wild Plains, Wood Elves tend to be wary and suspicious of outsiders in general, and humans in particular.

Inclinations: Disrespectful comments towards nature, the thing all Wood Elves cherish, are never taken well. Insults referring to a Wood Elf not living in the woods anymore, or perhaps being a “Plain” Elf are considered to be particularly rude. Solving problems via violence, especially mass violence, is not going to be the first option for any Wood Elf, but rather the last. The wasting of resources, especially any that came from an animal such as meat for food is considered both disrespectful and a form of bad luck.

Lifespan: Up to 500 years.

Makeup & Garb Requirements: Pointed ears are a must. Wood Elves are more at home in the wilds and tend to wear clothing that is easy to take care of and blends into their natural surroundings. Any existing facial hair in any form is acceptable.