DragonHawk - Hidden Dragons
Elf Sub Races - Tribes
Many Centuries ago almost all elves lived in the Wild Woods. The Great War between Moderni and the Ravosia Elven tribes changed all that. In the Great War conflict drove so many from their home forest that many Elves were forced to settle outside the Wild Woods. The Ravosia Elves formed hidden tribes in the dark areas (not underground) of the world and sought power through craft and war. The Moderni Elves formed the nation of Midori which has risen to such power. Later, Midori more or less annexed the Wild Woods and brought the remaining Alkuvilli tribes into the nation.
The Alkuvilli tribe remained in the original homeland for millennia. When the Ravosia tribe started another war recently against the Moderni the Alkuvilli were forced or drawn from the homeland. In that war, Alkuvilli fought Alkuvilli, brother against brother, sister against sister. Afterwards, they no longer trusted either of their cousin tribes.
Atkamin Elves left the ancient tribe even before the Great War, separating themselves from the others for the purpose of focusing on magical research and keeping those with that skill pure in bloodline. They formed small isolated communities, like Mythagem in the Ice Gem Mountains, where they could study all things under the sky.
The original tribe broke apart more than 2 thousand years ago, but this tribe stayed true to their original roots and continued living in the wilderness. The Moderni Elves formed the nation of Midori which has risen to such power. The Ravosia Elves formed hidden tribes in the dark areas of the world and sought power through craft. The AtkaminElves formed small isolated communities like Mythagem where they could study all things under the sky.
They are really tribes not races, at least to the Elves. To humans and other short-lived races they appear to be separate races.
And there is a rumored Sea Elf but nothing is known of them.