The Elf is proably the closest descendant to the ancient races, their
ancestors returned to nature to avoid the chaos of the Great War, and
settled in benign magical forests.
The Elves as a whole are not hindering the Humans
in their expansions, but like to keep to themselves in the deep forests. More
adventurous impetuous youths go seeking excitement at the fore-front of human
expansion, and can usually be trusted as staunch allies.
There is a close cousin to the Elf, the dreaded
Dark-Elf, whom the Elves wish were not commonly
associated with them.
The Elf has retained better than average magical ability, and has gained
the ability to see in the dark, but is physically frailer than average.