Anari (Wood Elf)
The Anari are the elven clan-folk of Ishkar Forest. In the Arkacian Empire, they are often referred to as Wood Elves, but Anari, or the Tree-Sap people is what they call themselves. Anari reject the stiff, formal traditions of Elnari high culture, preferring a more romantic, simple existence in harmony with the land and its wild beauty and creatures. They are relatively nimble and quick in body compared to their more "civilized" Elnari cousins (who often look down upon the Anari as unruly and naive). Their agility makes them well-suited as scouts and thieves. However, they are also a quick-witted folk, and many pursue successful careers in scholarly pursuits or trading. Anari live two to three times as long as humans; with a 200-year-old Anari being old and a 300-year-old Anari being very, very old. Though they are considered less influential than some of their Elven brethren, the Anari are also relatively prone to producing offspring.