Elven culture is best described as three allied subcultures.
The most numerous is the Quesaran, those that live in cities and settlements around and on the lower sections of their central mountain range. These Elves are the most welcoming to outsiders, and openly curious, but cautious.
The Ilthunwe are those elven tribes that live deep in the Ilthun forest which surrounds the central mountain range. They consider themselves wardens of this sacred wood, and have a deeply connected druidic tradtion. They are distrustful of outsiders, but will guide them through the woods to the lands of the Quesarans.
High on the peaks of the mountain ranges in secluded monastaries live the Ascetics, the most psionically talented and least numerous of the elven people. They welcome outsiders to study with them towards psionic enlightenment.
Elven lifespan is comparable to humans.
Elven culture has existed around the same time as human culture.
Elves sleep and dream.