Sylvan Elves, also known as Wood Elves, are common throughout all of the Known World. In Karameikos there are two different nations of sylvan elves. The Vyalia elves of eastern Karameikos and Western Thyatis.
All of the Karameikan Vyalia are of the same clan, the Vyalia clan. There are six different tribes of Vyalia in Thyatis. These six tribes are, Blueleaves, Diamaraks, Hierydyls, Greenheights, Treeshields and Etherdyls.
The other group of Wood Elves in Karameikos are the Callarii. They are also a single clan.
The Alfheim refugees are High Elves.
Racial Traits of Sylvan Elves are as follows:
- +2 Dexterity, -2 Constitution
- Medium size.
- Base speed: 30
- Immunity to magical sleep. +2 bonus to saving throws vs. Enchantment spells.
Low-light vision: Elves see twice as far as humans in moonlight, starlight and torchlight
- Weapon Proficiency: Sylvan Elves receive the Martial Weapon Proficiency feats for hand axe,
longbow and shortbow as bonus feats, and are always considered proficient with the spear and
longspear (even if they don’t have Simple Weapon Proficiency).
- +2 racial bonus on Listen, Search and Spot checks. If a Sylvan Elf merely passes within 5 feet of a secret or concealed door, he is entitled to a Search check as if he were actively searching for it.
- Bonus Languages: Elven and Thyatian. Bonus Languages: Draconic, Dwarven, Orc and Sylvan.
Favoured Class: Ranger
- Most Sylvan Elves have brown hair and blue or brown eyes, though the Vyalia Clans, have pale skin, and white or silvery hair, not unlike Water or Shadow elves.