The Elves are the descendants of the Firstborn Erathiel and Althaya.
The remaining Elves live mainly in Tanglewood and Starkwood.
The Drutharyn, or Shadow Elves, are not a true elven race, but are those elves who were corrupted by Zaw. Over the centuries the inter-breeding of the various elves have produced a distinct people.
Elves are shorter than humans, averaging 5', with a slight build. They have blond or brown hair and blue eyes. Wood elves lost most of their culture during the second age and the remaining elves are seen as uncivilised by most humans.