Dawn of A new World
The elves are generally a peaceful race, tending towards isolation and seclusion, especially after the sacking of Lafayette, the birth place of the first elves. The few that survived Izzurs attack on the city were either horribly maimed and mutilated into Orcs, a shadow of there elven ancestors, or fled to the mainland from Myrkur.
Those lucky enough to escape were smiled upon by Vera, and she uplifted them to the Floating Island, where they founded the city of Menel.
After the Dragonborn crushed the Komorians at Uebel, and converted the Orcs, many elves returned and founded new Lafayette.
The elves who stayed at Menel favour magics, while those who returned to New Lafayette and the forest tended to the natural world and its spirits.