Ancient, Wise and BitterElves, who live so much longer than humans, often develop deep crudges towards the world and the wrongings they have faced in life. Split in multiple subraces which all have their own, seperate ways of life, they all deal with their long age differently and face the challenges of an ever-expanding world in different ways. Some turning to what others consider evil, others grasping at what they could only define as "Freedom" while others are there just to observe, and to watch, and to follow.
Elves often resemble humans, but with much more slimmer bodies and tipped ears. Different elf types present different physical features.
Growth Rate & Stages
Elves consider themselves mentally adults at the age of 100 years. With this time, an elf would've most likely experienced loss and had time to make important discoveries about life. Elves live long lives and on rare occasions, one might even meet an elf that is 800 years old.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Elves are born with some distant connection to the mystical land of Feywild, which grants them abilities in withstanding charming spells and being immune to sleep-focused magic. In addition to this, elves spend time in a trance instead of sleeping. It is widely believed that an elf having dreams in a trance is actually experiencing a vision from the Feywilds instead of the dream being just a dream.
Civilization and Culture
As different cultures of elves value different things, a common phenomenon is that elves highly appreciate wisdom over other characteristics of a person. This leads to many conflicts with other humanoid races, and has driven a wedge especially between wood elves and humans, as elves rarely find suitable wisdom to match their incredibly long life-spans and sometimes would rather judge a race based on that races stereotype rather than actually value individuals on their individualistic skills.
Culture and Cultural Heritage
All elves, high-, wood-, or even the infamous deep elves understand the importance of the night sky and the many stars it presents. Culturally the importance of stars varies, but each elven culture has researched the many stars and the meaning behind them and their connection to Taurua.
An elf murdering an elf is considered one of the highest taboos one can perform in elven culture. As they understand the turbulence and need for violence with other races, to commit a crime this high of ending a life that could potentially have spun for centuries is considered incredibly selfish and short-sighted. These elves are no longer considered elves by their families or clans and it would require incredibly dire accusations for elves to sentence any one of their own to death.
Elves are, unfortunatedly like so many other races, a race born into slavery. Serving their masters from beyond the stars, elves of Taurua have long since forgotten their ancient history and this time before their masters. It is more and more rare to find an elf who still recalls knowledge of these ancient masters or knows which high-elven cities are built upon the ruins of their old lords.