The Wood Elves are an old and spiritual race. They are lead by great chieftains, that come together in times of dire importance. Powerful druids lead the tribes in spiritual matters and interpret the signs and omens of the gods.In recent years the Wood Elves have become increasingly defensive of the borders of their forest. The tribes on the northern edge of the forest have been more welcoming to outsiders than their southern brethren. Some say there is a small human fishing village that is protected by a tribe of Wood Elves.
Chieftains and ChieftessWhen the Chiefs of the tribes come together it is called a Council of Chieftains. At these meetings the Chiefs discuss a matters that affect the Wood Elf race as a whole. Most commonly discussions of foreign policy and relations with the other races are discussed at the meeting. A Council is held every fifty years. Though in times of great danger an emergency meeting may be called. Only the most dire matters have every prompted an emergency Council. The most recent was The Last Orcish Aggression.
Villages of the Wood ElvesA Wood Elf tribe one belongs to is decided by the town they live in. Wood Elf villages are based out of large trees that the tribe lives in, on, and sometimes under. Each tribe is responsible for the land around their village. Each village is self sufficient.
Rangers and DruidsWhenever a Wood Elf displays a natural aptitude for magic they are given a choice to join either a Lodge of Rangers or a Circle of Druids. Both professions are highly respected by and play a critical role for the tribe. Druids and Rangers also provide food for the tribe. Spells like Goodberry and Create Water are crucial to sustain the tribes. Druids are the spiritual leaders of the Wood Elves. The Druids advise the Chieftains and Chieftess on important matters concerning the tribe. Druids will normally stay with their birth tribe. A tribe will have one circle a majority of their Druids belong to. It is common though for Druids to seek the aid of other circles when the need arises. Rangers are separated into different lodges. Lodges are lead by a council, each member has the title Master of the Hunt, Rangers that have mastered their craft. Members of each lodge can be found in every tribe.It’s common for Rangers to move to new tribes every few years. Each lodge also maintain small headquarters where their members can return to when called. There are few reasons a Lodge would call all their members back. The most common though is a order from the Council of Chiefs. In the past these orders have always been associated with the Tribes gathering for war. Both Rangers and Druids are critical to sustaining and helping the tribe grow. Druid and Rangers both use their spells to grow and create food and use magic to help the forest grow and prosper.
Anatomy & Morphology
Wood Elves are tall and slender but are more muscular than their Drow and High Elf cousins.
Ecology and Habitats
The Wood Elves live exclusively live in forests and primarily are found in the great forest on the southern peninsula.
Dietary needs and habits
Wood Elf diets are primarily made up of fruits and vegetables found and grown near their settlements. Meat is considered a privilege and is only a small portion of each meal.
Civilization and Culture
Average technological level
The Wood Elves use magic to reinforce their wooden and leather armor. They bless their wooden weapons with magic to compensate for their lake of steal and iron.
The use of Human or Dwarven Technology.
Interspecies relations and assumptions
Humans: The Wood Elves view the humans as an unchecked power. They fear that the humans don’t know what they do to the environment they all live in. Wood Elves rarely associate with humans and normally refuse to trade with any. Rumor has it though there is a small village that is protected by a Wood Elf tribe. Dwarves: Wood Elves have never gotten along. The Dwarves would cut down forests considered sacred by the Wood Elves so the Dwarves could look for metals. Elves:
- High Elf: The High Elves and Wood Elves look down on each other. Wood Elves see the excess of the High Elves as wasteful and dangerous. Though they trade regularly and would aid if the other asked.
- Drow: There is nothing but hate between the Wood Elves and Drow. The Wood Elves see them as demon worshipers and pathetic parasites that must live of the work of others to survive.
- 300 years
- Average height
- 1.6 to 2.0 meters
- Average weight
- 70 kg to 85 kg