(Snow Elves)

Millennia ago, during the time of the great dispersion of the races, a small group of elves ventured Northwest into the wilderlands beyond the great vale to an isolated and snow filled range of mountains. Here in the icy peaks of the Mountains of Ice, the snow elves, know as the shalagi (sha-lah-jee) in their elven tongue, evolved into a new subrace of the elven people. These elves have remained unknown save to the human tribes of barbarians scattered throughout the mountains. Over the generations, these elves adapted to their frigid climate and learned to thrive in their deep ice caves warmed by the natural hot springs located beneath the stony surface, and allowed a small grove of underground trees to grow and flourish. 

Physical Qualities: Slightly shorter than other elves, the shalagi have thin, well trimmed bodies, stand between 4-1/2 and 5 feet tall, and weigh around 90 pounds. They possess the same grace, agility, and natural affinity to magic as their kin. Their skin is pale with a blue undertone, which gives them the appearance of ice or frost. Their eyes are always gray, and their hair is typically a pale straw color, though on occasion they have the typical golden or silvery hair of the elven race. Due to the frigid temperatures of their homeland, the shalagi wear fur lined hides, hide boots, heavy fur cloaks, and fur covered leather gloves. One feature of the snow elves that stan