The Gears of Fate
The elves of Merrynthia are less sylvan than in most other places. Hardy and adaptable, elves can be found in almost as many locales as humans. In fact, the only definitive way to identify an elf are the ears, which maintain their usual long, sharp nature.
In general, elves keep to themselves in small, matriarchal villages known as Elfhomes. These ’homes tend to contain no more than six or seven extended clans and individuals than they can safely support with their often-secret fields, ponds, and game ranges. This habit of protecting their foodstuffs is left over from when elf tribes used to be semi-nomadic and very warlike. (At least with other elf clans)