Rainy Night in Ptolus
Their ancient name aduel deaistorm refers to the seven “Races of Chaos,” for once there were many more types of elf than one can find today (although the dark elves and Harrow elves are technically additions). Today, the Elder Elves are thought to be extinct. Elves have always preferred the deep woods or the open sea to the mountains or cities, magic over the mundane, the moon and stars over the sun.
When non-elves simply say “elf,” they’re probably referring to the Shoal elves, or simply the Shoal. Generally dark-haired, these elves are prevalent in the Sea Kingdoms, for they love the sea and ships. Some can be found in the Moonsilver Forest along the Whitewind Sea as well, but the elves care less for the cold, and so are fewer in number than those in the south.