Elves are a fairy race, extremely beautiful by human standards. Tall and lithe, they appear weak and fragile to mortal hominids or goblinoids. Elves are extremely healthy, being immune to all known diseases. Elves are also immortal for all practical arguments. They have exceptional eyesight, and their pointed ears hear better than any race, except perhaps hobbits. Elves heal moderately when injured, but do not fatigue mentally to any noticeable effect. They are considerable weaker than other races. Elves have little tolerance for alcohol.
Even the most skilled of human magic users consider elves to be extraordinary magicians. Elves have intellectual powers far beyond that of other races and make the best magic users. Elves learn to handle even the most complicated weapons and tools quickly and easily.
Elves are rather carefree and happy folk. A bit standoffish from other races, they use the human tongue to be polite, but prefer to speak in their own rich language when among their kin. Elves are helpful towards other races, but do have a deep rooted enmity for half-orcs.
Extraordinarily intelligent and very dexterous elves make excellent magic users. They are a bit weak and frail for melee combat, but are extremely brave and skillful when required. Elves are unable or unwilling to care large loads, but do require less nourishment than other races. They also rebound from mental exertions much more quickly than other races.