The elves, being as graceful and in tune with nature as they were took to the forests of the realm, making it their homes. The great forest Manadh Calad, known as the Dark Forest by the non-elven races, was where the majority of the elves took up residence. There are two breeds of elf in the world, the tall white skinned High elves that live the tree tops, and the shorter more elusive Dark Elves that live along the forest floor. The High Elves built few cities, but the ones they did have flowed through the trees beautifully. Using magic they often created many lanterns that hung from the canopy above, they dangled down and rested amongst the city streets lighting their way. The elves often separated themselves based on blood. All elves, especially High Elves, thought themselves the supreme race and have always refused to have relations with any other race, purposely secluding themselves inside the giant forests of the realm. Any elf who was known to have relations with a non-elf was shunned by their people and often times referred to as a “Mud-Elf” and anyone who showed sympathy for these elves were shunned as well. To have a child with a non-elf was one of the upmost blasphemous crimes an elf could commit; the offspring of such a match were often times called abominations by the elven people and were banished from all elven cities and villages along with their parents. When the war began, the elves were the most resenting in joining forces with the others; however they had little choice in the matter if they wished for any chance to survive. While many elves fought in the war alongside the others races, countless of them were forced to flee from the war, many elves were forced to take up shelter inside of the city of Barkamsted and in this many conflicts arose in the city between the elves and other races for the first several years of the city’s development. Eventually, after many years of internal conflict things have died down quite a bit and there are now many half-elves living in the city along with a large influx of human elf relations, however there are still many elven families who live in the city that refuse to treat any other non-pure blood elf as an equal. Discrimination amongst the elves is still a prominent issue today.
The High Elves are tall, lithe and bright beings, both genders commonly ceasing growth at 7' exactly. There is some variance from this height on rare occasion, but the range is typically limited to 6'10'' to 7'2''. Where they (rarely) deviate from this, they trend towards taller with 7'4''. Any more is insanely rare. Both genders reach sexual maturity around 25 years old and both genders reach adulthood around 30 years old. Equally, both genders tend to expire around 300 years old, although some are rumored to go far beyond this before finally expiring. High Elves are typically very bright in colour, with hair nearly always of brighter hues of all colours. Curiously enough, their eyes appear to hold the same colour as their hair originally was. The only exception is blue eyes to any hair color. Their skin is most commonly pale with hints of more human tones depending on the family. The most common is by far a pale peachy. Their traits make them stand out among humanity. They possess long and sensitive ears. Length, angle and firmness depend on family traits. Physically, High Elves are physically weaker than most of the other races, however they are much lighter and more agile than humans are, with magical potential far outmatching them. Estimated, 80% of all High Elves are capable of utilizing magic. Elves appear to possess an outstanding metabolism, keeping figure despite absurd ingestion of every kind of discovered edibles. In fact, an obese elf is entirely unheard of. Instead, they tend to possess rather attractive body shapes. Especially the female variant are commonly found to be attractive by human standards.
Sexual Maturity: 25
Age of Consent: 25
The High Elves worship Kinos, god of earth and sea, much like the Dark-Elves and Dwarves do. Rarely is there a High-Elf who does not worshop Kinos. They see themselves as Kinos' first and most productive creation after the Ancient Ones, and thus police themselves carefully to live up to that image. The second most most prominent god worshiped by their people is Bothimir, the god of magic. Most Elven mages honor or worship him in some manner.
Warhammer Armies: High Elves (8th Edition) pg. 38.