Hellfrost: The Long Night
Melitel is a forest in transition. Originally temperate woodland, the old trees are dying off and being replaced with pines and spruces, grown to adulthood through taiga elf magic.Long inhabited by hearth elves, the forest is now home to both elven races. The hearth elves live in the south and the taiga in the north, though this is purely a cultural divide, as the temperature is fairly constant (that is, cold) everywhere in the forest. Both races tolerate human presence close to the wood, but refuse to allow logging or hunting in their domain. In return for human cooperation, the elves take an active roll in keeping orc and goblin numbers to a manageable size. Unlike other taiga elf realms, Melitel has no hearth-stones. As the winters worsen, so more and more hearth elves are leaving the wood, and even the taiga elves are finding the winters uncomfortably cold, forcing them to wear winter clothing.