The 1970 special The Great Santa Claus Switch featured a group of elves working in Santa's Workshop. They introduced themselves in the song "Happy Little Christmas Elves" as "Zippity, Skippity, Hoppity, Bing, Bong... and Fred."
Fred, performed by Jim Henson, was the only elf to realize that Santa had been replaced by an evil twin, Cosmo Scam, who was bent on filling the workshop with monstrous Frackles and ruining Christmas.
The Elves are among the longest lived of all the races of RuneScape. Elves are tall and graceful and the females are known for their beauty. They are generally human-looking, but have elongated ears, a less-stocky build and greater natural beauty. Elves usually dress in green. Elves have no need for either human technology nor magic, but instead opt for crystal-based weaponry, technology and magic power, granted by Seren, a deity worshipped by elves. Elves can be pickpocketed at level 85 with the Thieving skill, yielding 353 experience. The average Elf has far greater agility and nimbleness than a human, along with the second great advantage of simply having a longer lifespan, thus drastically increasing their wisdom, knowledge and experience. Unlike the other potent magical races of RuneScape or its adjacent dimensions, such as the fairies and the Mahjarrat, the Elves are at least partially dependent on Gielinor's inherent rune magic created by Guthix using the Stone of Jas, due to the frequent drops of the Elf warrior and the Book on Baxtorian's information revealing that Baxtorian was himself a master of "rune lore", using the stones to control the elements, though much of the magic they utilize does not appear to require runestones, but rather the power of Seren, such as their enchanted Crystal bow. The Elves also possess some knowledge of Runecrafting, Summoning, Farming, Fishing and Herblore due to the rare talismans, charms, seeds, fish and herbs in their possession, as well having even obtained Dragon weapons, forged by the Dragonkin and discovered by the Fairies of Zanaris. Elves are also "much more observant" than men (and, indeed, gnomes and cave goblins), which is why they require such a high Thieving level to pickpocket.
According to a Postbag from the Hedge, "the elvish language, on the other hand, is far more complex, for their tongues are as agile as their minds, and twice as bewildering. The nearest approximations I can make are as follows:
Lletya = *Ch*let-uh-ah (the '*ch*' indicates a slight rolling of the sound at the base of the tongue, as if you were to attempt to clear your throat quietly and politely) Isafdar = Iss-av-daarr (in which the 'I' is pronounced like the 'i' in 'thin', and the 'r' is rolled quaintly)."
Elves have been around since the First Age, after the formation of Gielinor by Guthix. They were led into Gielinor by Seren, originally from another world, through the World Gate, prior to the arrival of humans.
Highly magical, skilled with weapons, peaceful and graceful, these pointy-eared humanoids dwelled with humans and other good races on the main continent of Gielinor. In ages past, the elves had held rule over all the lands of Kandarin. When the God Wars broke out, elves fled from mainland Gielinor into Isafdar. As they retreated beyond the mountains so many years ago, there are few scholars who know very much at all about the elves.
At the end of the God Wars and beginning of the Fourth Age Seren left and sealed the Grand Library and Undercity behind her to protect all it held. What that is currently unknown, however Lord Iorwerth has allegedly been able to break one of the seals.
During the Fourth Age the elves colonized and dominated the region now known as Kandarin and most likely had a great influence among the development of humans. However after a Pax Romana of sorts, despite goblin raids, the Empire fell with Baxtorian as the Iorwerth Clan seized Prifddinas. After five years of a failed campaign, the empire crumbled and the followers of Baxtorian retreated into exile among the woods of Isafdar.
Elves are the mage class of Mobilising Armies, an indication of their extraordinary proficiency with the mystic arts, surpassing that of Dwarves or Goblins. If you follow the combat triangle, Elves are weak against Goblins (range class) but strong against Dwarves (melee class). Light Elves have a combat level of 175, a hitpoints level of 480 and a discipline level of 110 while the Heavy Elves have a combat level of 350, a hitpoints level of 960 and a discipline level of 110 (as these are the normal, non-boosted stats of these Elves, it seems that the Elven race is indeed far more superior physically and magically than the Human race) Light Elves wear lavender robes, and wield different elemental staffs. The Heavy Elves also wield the basic elemental staffs but wear a dark blue shaded robe. The Examine info on both squads say "An uncommon sight, mercenary elves are familiar with battle". While exploring, they find logs.
There is a Champion for each of the races of Humans, Dwarves, TzHaar, Werewolves, Elves and Gnomes in the Champion's Challenge, but only the Human champion, Leon D'Cour, and the gnome champion, Glophren, may be challenged at this time.
The main settlement of elves is Prifddinas, a mighty city that dates from thousands of years ago, and is grown from crystal seeds. Although no human has ever entered its walls, there are rumours of its beauty and the genius of its architecture - rumours which are repeated throughout every text on elven culture that has survived to make it to Varrock.
Other known areas where elves are found is the forests of Isafdar and Arandar. From the Mourning's Ends quest series, it is now known that the Mourners in West Ardougne are actually elves in disguise.
The rebel elves make a point of moving about, though their current settlement - the lodge at Lletya - has been a reliable base for some time now.
According to the Knowledge Base, the geography of Tirannwn has made it hard for them to keep ancestral lands. Whether this is only the former settlements in Kandarin or if there are other areas is unknown.
Sometime in the Fourth Age, the elves broke into two separate groups. Some elves wanted to continue following Seren, whilst others wanted to summon a "Dark Lord", who many believe to be Zamorak. Thus started the civil war. Skirmishes often break out within the forest of Isafdar as the rebels fight to reclaim their lost lands. This could easily be the end of this once powerful race.
Elves are one of the 'races' who have champions of champions in the Champions' Challenge minigame. It is not currently possible to fight the elf champion. Many players expect a future update will allow this champion to be fought, like a 2009 update allowed Glophren, the gnome champion, to be fought.
Elves are an ancient race of creatures. They are well known throughout history for their natural understanding of magic, and are very skilled with the bow and arrow. The elven race was once unified, but now they are separated into three different castes: Deraisim, Cenath and Kuridai. A book which can be found in Ab'Dendriel says:
The Kuridai caste lives in caves beneath the surface and they are the workers.
The Deraisim caste lives on the ground and are great hunters and farmers.
The Cenath caste lives on the heights of the trees and are great wielders of magic.
Elves can be found in many places throughout tibia, but there are a number of elven establishments: Shadowthorn south-east of Venore and Elvenbane near the elven city of Ab'Dendriel. Elves also go out sometimes to raid.
See also: Elven Language
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|Elf Arcanist||175||220||--||--||0-49 gp, 0-3 Arrows, Scroll, Blank Rune, Staff, Sandals, Melon, Elvish Talisman, Bread, Green Tunic, Grave Flower, Bowl, Inkwell, Sling Herb, Candlestick, Elven Amulet (semi-rare), 0-2 Holy Orchids (rare), Strong Mana Potion (rare), Health Potion (rare), Wand of Cosmic Energy (rare), Life Crystal (very rare), Yellow Gem (very rare).|
|Elf Scout||75||160||360||360||0-30 gp, 0-15 Arrow, 0-6 Poison Arrow, Grape, Waterskin, Studded Armor, Sandals, Longsword, Studded Helmet, Bow (semi-rare), Elvish Talisman (semi-rare), Heaven Blossom (rare), Elvish Bow (very rare).|
|Dharalion||380||380||--||--||0-? gp, 0-1 Royal Spear, Arrows, Studded Helmet, Studded Armor, Brass Shield, Leather Boots, Apples, Long Swords, Waterskin, Sandals, Bow, Poison Arrows, Grapes, Scroll, Candle, Blank Rune, Staff, Melon, Bread, Green Tunic, Bowl, Inkwell, Parchment, Sling Herb, Life Crystal, Candle Sticks, Elven Amulet, Wand of Cosmic Energy, Yellow Gem, Holy Orchid, Great Mana Potion, Golden Goblet (rare), Cornucopia (rare).|