The wood elves are a large culture of Third Age elves in Scarterra hailing from the forested realm of Codenya. The name "wood elves" was given to them by outsiders and most wood elves are okay with the label though a few insist on being called Codenya elves. Most wood elves do not leave Condenya unless the situation is very serious, but there is a major exception. As young adults, wood elves take a decade or a few decades to explore the outside world before returning home (or deciding never to come back). This period of time is typically called the Rumspringa.