The Resistance in Engenstut County knows almost nothing of elves. Legends speak of graceful practitioners of magic that lived in harmony with nature, but no one has seen an Elf for generations. In general, elves are believed to be a tribe of Tzavarim, though the Tzavarim themselves disagree. More learned people believe elves are a tribe of the Fae, but again, the Fae themselves disagree.
The most learned among the people of Hanist believe that elves are another race that live somewhere in the western forests, far across the continent, and hope that they still fight a guerrilla war against the Empire of Night.