Deep forests, overgrown with thorny vines. Spaced woods where lone songbirds speak. Timbered valleys between mountains. All these are where the elves feel at home.
  Hospitable and just a little snobbish to those uninitiated to their customs, elves gain light humor from someone unaccustomed to their ways but help them understand, even if lightly sardonically. Elves love to speak about what they enjoy, but will not initiate the conversation to it, though hinting is not off the table. If questioned, the elf will happily explain almost every facet of their favorite topic. This is due to their long lives and thus their long experience with such topics. It comes from a place of knowledge and understanding, but also a dash of boasting.   They are writers, crafters, sometimes adventurers. They do defend their homes fiercely, and do not prefer to invade or attack.  


Elves were the first of the mortal species to receive their Revelation, becoming Raptured. Although the dwarves are equally likely to have received their revelation at the same time if not sooner, elves embraced the title and pursued their purpose of crafters and creators and defenders. This seems broad, but that is because the elves are close guardians of their purpose, and do not like to reveal it, fearing thieving of the spark again.  


The elves are deeply religious and spiritual. They worship many gods, but prefer the Trinity of Leaves. Corellon is considered their chief deity, but this is not always the case. See the elves of the Holy Forest who prefer Sehanine and uphold her ideals.   The clergy are treated fairly well above others. They do not dispense wisdom of the gods like others, but hold sermons in a slow, melodic tone, using that tone to tell the story and the sermon.  


Due to their long lives, elves do not have a normal concept of time. Mating rituals can last weeks, and intimacy can last hours or longer. "Deliberate" is the best way to describe elves when they consider important issues. Everyday or small issues don't require much thought, but with big issues or corrections, elves prefer their time to consider possibilities. Others see this as needless pedantry, but the elves see it as simply the best way to approach a situation. Their mindset is since they live a long time they have plenty of time to arrive at a conclusion. This delayed thinking can be construed as elves simply waiting out the problem to see if it resolves itself. After all, if they have hundreds of years to burn, what's five or ten?  


Since their arrival, elves have followed in the footsteps of their holy trinity, adopting a third, androgynous gender called filé. Corellon is filé themself.  


Due to the long life of elves, many do not remain constant to one partner for their lives. The marriages are monogamous themselves, mostly, with discussed and sometimes predetermined endings. The divorce is not tantamount to sin since they consider it against nature to be with one person for several hundred years. They call these intermittent marriages "block marriages."
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Elven Genders

A chart of elven genders and how to address them.

GenderPronounAdjectivePossessiveTypical AppearanceNobilityRoyalty
Filéfé/fer, they/themfér, theirfers, theirsmasculine, feminine, androgynous, non-binaryLondQolar


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