Reign of Winter
Snowcaster elves have no nations, cities, or large towns of their own, and ill-informed outsiders often believe them to be nomadic, since few have ever seen one of their settlements . This suits the secretive elves just fine, as it serves to protect their greatest treasures – their homes, their families, and their faith.
Snowcaster elves live in small, isolated tribal communities, hidden from the outside world, often dwelling in the remains of the once-grand structures built by their ancestors. These ruins are usually concealed or inaccessible unless one knows the way – hidden in ravines between blizzard-cloaked mountains, in the depths of snow-carpeted forests or in ice caves formed from the growth of glaciers over millennia. Snowcaster elves have a fierce loyalty to the place where they choose to live, whether it’s an ancestral burial ground, the home of a revered leader, or a particularly holy site.
When contact with outsiders is necessary, it is commonly a single Snowcaster called a “twiight speaker” who enters a foreign community, having been specially trained for the task. Snowcaster elves are usually cautious at best in their dealings with strangers, and have a reputation for blunt speaking. This is not rudeness, however, merely a desire to conclude their business as quickly and efficiently as possible.