River Elves live on and along the rivers. Sometimes they live along
the banks of the river, some on boats upon the river and in some cases
castles that lay across the river beneath which the river traffic flows.
They are excellent sailors but seldom go beyond the realm of their local
waterway. Which, however, they know like the back of their hands.
Unlike the Hill Elves who can be a very reculsive folk the River Elves
by the nature of their situation are a very open and flowing people. In
fact, they really shouldn't be thought of as one people, as say the Japanese
are, but rather an eclectic gathering of those drawn to the river. Just
as Americans are an eclectic assembly of cultures drawn from around the
world. The River Elves accept all who come to them and those who stay
in time become River Elves as well.
Their philosophies of magic are based on the river as well. They speak
ever of the ebb and flow and the seasons of magic and the secret undercurrents
of which one must ever beware, as well as, the sand bars that will beach
you and the hidden rocks that will rip you asunder. The way to deal with
these obstacles they say, is always courage, knowledge and caution.The
rivers branches into way tributaries....