There are two types of elves in the vast forest on the continent known as the Sun Elves and the Moon Elves. The two groups have been at war so long neither side remembers how it started. Due to the long lives and slow rate of maturity of elves both sides have resorted to using humans as fodder. The raid human settlements every decade or so for fresh stock. They keep many of the humans as slaves and breeding stock and half elves are not uncommon although they are almost always still slaves.
Occasionally elves leave the forest and move to human lands. Near their homelands they are met with suspicion and hostility, but they are generally accepted in the areas to the east. There is a small elven presence in every major human city.