Telaras is the home of the Wood Elves. Sharing part of the Verduallan Forest with the High Elves, Wood Elves live a life linked with nature. Small communes may gather together, and there are only two large cities. The western edge of the forest marks the battle plains, where the major battles of the Shatterwar were fought, and where there are a few human/elven cities now.
The Wood Elves have no central government organization. Each community has a small council that decides matters. While these positions are elected, the terms are much different than for humans. A single stint as a councilmember may last fifty years, and that’s on the short side. Many communities are so small, there is no need for a council, as there may only be five to ten elves living in proximity. There are also a large portion of Wood Elves who live solitary lives, just themselves and nature.