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Elves of Korovia

Elves in Korovia are a lithe and graceful race who primarily live in forested regions and other areas of natural splendour. Elves delight in all things natural and try to live in harmony with the surrounding nature. They can often be distrustful of outsiders who they are worried might cause harm to the natural environment and local fauna.

Living much of their lives outdoors, many elves hone woodcraft skills, agricultural skills, and enjoy working with animals. Avid hunters, elves delight in archery and are often quite skilled with longbows and horsebows. They also delight in swordplay and other combat arts.

Inately magical, many elves either dabble in magic or devote their lives to the study of it. Many elves prefer the magical schools of divination and enchantment, but can devote themselves to various schools. Necromancy is illegal in major cities like Sylvania and Yeksereannia (Yek).

Elves often worship the male and female patron elven gods: Arvandus the Swordbringer and Celiador the Arrowsmith. Any elf who has not pledged themselves to a different god is considered to go to the elvish afterlife of Arvandor when they die to sing, dance and hunt for eternity.

The city and outlying region of Sylvania contains a mixed population of Sylvan/Gray Elves, High Elves, Snow, Wood, Wild, Dtrow (soft DT sound) and Sea Elves. Wood elves, wild elves and snow elves are usually nomadic, but some have made a home in Sylvania. Sea elves prefer to avoid contact with land-dwellers, but do socialize and trade with other elves in Sylvania. Part of the city is underwater within the harbour.

The city of Yeksereannia (Yek) is populated mostly by Sylvan/Gray Elves. The elves in Yek operate a griffon roost there and are well known for their griffon cavalry, which makes up an integral part of their military. Yek also has a strong naval presence, with many sea elves working on naval vessels.

High Elves (Basikvian Elves) are a minority in Sylvania, originally hailing from the kingdom of Basikvia from the south-east of Korovia. Basikvian Elves tend to be haughty and rude to other races and even to other elves, whom they sometimes consider to be inferior and "less pure".

A small percentage of gray elves also live in the city of Weyvin, a city that is more multicultural thanks to its open acceptance of all races. Primarily Weyvin is populated with humans and half-elves (with mixed human blood). Weyvin has been a mecca/haven for half-elves for millenia, and many families of half-elves in Weyvin pride themselves on being "purebred half-elves".

The village of Oakenvale north of Weyvin is home to many wood elves, where their homes are many of giant oak trees. The wood elves consider the village to be sacred and many wood elves make multiple pilgrimages to visit Oakenvale during their life time.

Snow Elf tribes can be found in the regions between the Snowfells and the Icy Peaks, and a few even live in the human city of Azek.

Dtrow (soft DT sound, the pronunciation of which sounds like troll) are a race of dark elves who live most of their lives below ground and are rarely seen by surface dwellers. The Troll Lands is home to many subterranean cities originally built by the dtrow, but are now abandoned. The region is now overrun with trolls. It is said that in ancient times the dtrow experimented with powerful necromancy and accidentally turned many of their own kind into trolls. Today most dtrow live in caves beneath Sylvania or under the Tranquil Mountains. Many dtrow worship a benevolent bat goddess known as Eravia, who is also the goddess of caves and mushrooms. (See Eravia in the Totem Gods section of the Cosmology to learn more.)

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