The Ramis Isles: Full Circle
Elves first appeared to the earliest humans of Ramis as “fairy folk” inhabiting the woods and guarding it from those that would hunk the great elk. For this reason earlier settlers of Ramis spread across the interior plains, avoiding the dense woods surrounding the western area of the continent. Early elvish lore makes several references to “Elder Ones” now believed to be the Ancients(Forebearers), though it is unclear as to whether they were in direct contact with them.
These early tribes of elves formed the earliest known magics used today, and recorded history far before man. This elvish history had a deep sense of pride and tradition which elevated elvish society and led to the first city of Tides. The great council of elves created this city out of a desire for a land of their own blessed by nature and in some strange way elevated above it.
Tides because a great city for the elves to congregate and became the seed of the first nation of Ramis. This beacon of light pulled small bands of humans into creating the first towns and cities, and eventually Dawnsport. Elvish society continued to flourish into the Ramis Era and Hal Ordis Era with Tides as the center of their culture.
The destruction of Tides is hotly debated in scholarly circles, but the common belief is that during the great battle of The Dark Dragon Tides did not commit forces and so indirectly lead to catastrophic loss of human, orc, and dwarven life.
In the Blight Era, with Tides destroyed, Elves have lost most of their storied history and worse are viewed as lesser people by many societies. They constitute the highest amount of impoverished people in most cities, and rarely hold anything above the most menial jobs. In some rare cases, elves of extremely high magical talent are still recruited by mage guilds, who care more about raw ability than race.