I would expect even more “worship” of elements given the magic is that way, so they could be like Native Americans in putting great reverence and respect on this. It also suggests loving the land rather than merely exploiting it, since their ability to do so is still new. Perhaps they are religious about this, which is suggested from real gods granting their magic.
They would likely be transitioning from a hunter gatherer life, and possibly a mobile one, to staying put and agriculture, so there could be an existing culture that is struggling to transition to another. Those skilled in hunting might not be in farming, or this new magic, and may resent changes that can be used to create tension.
Their medicine will be plant and animal based unless they can use elements to heal, but we don’t usually see that with elements. They may be communal in that resources are shared due to difficulty acquiring them, so a barter system is likely in place for transactions rather than using coins; with metal as you say, they can’t do that. Any “systems” like legal will also be rudimentary, such as relying on witness testimony or things like trial by ordeal, where the innocent are spared from death by a god (i.e., they survive) and the guilt die.
Elves have a standard bilaterian vertebrate form. This includes two pairs of limbs, five secondary digits at the ends of each limb, a distinct head with sensory organs, and a exoskeleton for support and defense. They typically walk with an upright posture, with one pair of limbs servings as the "legs" and used for locomotion, and the other pair the "arms" with the digits arranged in "hands" with distinct, disposable thumbs used for grasping and manipulation.
Genetics and Reproduction
Elves have two distinct sexes and produce offspring through copulation. The fertilized egg gestates in the mother's uterus for between twelve months to a year. At the end of pregnancy the newborn infant is physically and mentally underdeveloped compared to most other mammalian species, as with most upright mammals. The fertility of both parents is suppressed for up to ten years after reproduction due to the resonance between the child's magic and the parents. This reinforces the bond between the parents and child, and allows the parents to devote all of their attention to one care intensive child at a time.
Growth Rate & Stages
Elves have the slowest growth rate and longest lifespan of any race on Gliaclis. Adolescence typically lasts fifty years, though more of this time is spent mastering their magical abilities than physical development. An elf is generally considered to be a fully grown adult at 100 years old.
Ecology and Habitats
Elves are most comfortable in forested regions. They thrive in the