"Elves. They are so depressing. Pull yourself together, man!" — Rose
Biology and Traits
Elves look similar to slender humans save for their long pointed ears and delicate features. They can use magic and prefer to live in forested areas.
The elves of Evernight Forest once lived in tune with the plants and animals until their hero Oberon failed to protect them from a dwarven invasion. In Evernight Forest, the roots of a tree where Oberon Greenhaze sleeps cover the elves' home, who are now nearly extinct due to the nightmares of Oberon and their slaughter at the dwarves' hands. After the invasion the surviving elves were taken back to the Golden Hills by the dwarves, enslaving them, putting the males to work in the mines and segregating the females away in Goldo Golderson's Royal Halls. The spirits of the dead elves still haunt Evernight Forest, but they will not attack the Overlord unless provoked. It is possible to save the elves from extinction by rescuing the female elves from Goldo.
Overlord: Raising Hell
The elves who died went to an abyss where they had to watch a badly performed play about their defeat at the hands of the dwarves. The Third Overlord found the remaining set pieces and finished the play. After the play was over, the Overlord attempted to take the abyss stone. The elves revolted and tried to destroy the stone, only to be defeated by the Overlord.
The elves survive regardless of the choices made in Overlord, and are being hunted by the Glorious Empire that is seeking to purge magic from the land. The elves are obsessed with nature, and are committed to defending animals and magical creatures from the Empire. They are led by Queen Fay for most of the game, and resemble "hippies" in style and speech, just asking for a good smiting.
Overlord: Dark Legend
The elves hate the dwarves and despise everything they stand for. Before their war with the dwarves, the elves lived in peace, but due to the acts of the First Overlord, they went to war. The war proved fruitless, and not one of the sides benefited. Yet they passed on their grudges to the next generation, which continued to hit each other with sharp objects until the other stopped moving.