The Unending Night
The elvish people originated from the far eastern forests, though these exotic woods tribes no longer range beyond their ancient homes. Now when mortals speak of elves, they mean the elvish peoples of the “Proper East” where the strange elves of the old empire have mixed with the old tribes of the region. These elves established the first great kingdom of the continent, the Empire of Nalsur, stretching from the edge of the ancient forests to the River Glamis. It is from this border that the elves migrated across the river and into the lands of the northern orcish tribes, though Nalsur did not claim any land of its own past the river. The “free” elves conquered the divided tribes with advanced tactical and magical expertise and soon a number of minor frontier kingdoms sprung up as elvish conquerors sought a freer, wilder life away from the safety and decadence of Nalsur.
Now the frontier elves have established their own kingdom of Fife, which has been the dominant military and trade force on the continent (though that force has been somewhat disorganized among the three cities). Many elves are calling for a crusade against the orcs who they see as a threat to their continued expansion.