The elves inhabit the jungles of Nithaan, thriving in wild societies amongst the trees. Their construction of cities atop the canopies of the jungle is thought to provide safe haven against the many dangerous beasts that prowl the jungle floor. Others think, however, that the abandoned stone temples that pepper the jungle hearken back to a time when the elven civilization were land-bound and that some great tragedy drove them to the treetops. That very few people have explored within one of these temples and returned would certainly support that theory…
There is a controversial opinion that the race of Elves are in-fact a ‘diluted’ bloodline of Vohu Manah, who have lost their ability to shapeshift into the aspects of the totem animals they revere. That the elves ever had that ability however, is sheer academic speculation.