Elves are an ancient humanoid race distantly related to faerie folk. They are generally nimble, thin, intelligent, and tend to have a great love for nature. They are often arrogant and haughty as a result of their advanced age both as a race, and as individuals. Their enormous life span is envied by all the other races.
They are not terribly adaptable to changing conditions - perhaps as a result of their specialized evolution, or an inborn resistance to change resulting from their natural arrogance.
Elves are slightly smaller than humans, and not as strong or resistant to illness, poisons, or other physical afflictions.