Denari (Dark Elf)
The Denari, also known as Dark Elves, are the ash-skinned, typically red-eyed elven peoples of Eregduin."Dark" is commonly understood as meaning such characteristics as "dark-skinned", "gloomy", and so on. The Denari and their national identity, however, embrace these various connotations with enthusiasm. In the Arkacian Empire, "Dark Elf" is the common usage, but among their mer brethren they are called "Denari". Their combination of powerful intellects with strong and agile physiques produce superior warriors and sorcerers. On the battlefield, Denari are noted for their skill with a balanced integration of the sword, the bow and their gift of magic. Denari live two to three times as long as humans; with a 200-year-old Denari being old and a 300-year-old Denari being very, very old. In character, they are grim, aloof, and reserved, as well as distrusting and disdainful of other races.