Elves are a legend that the Elders like to tell. They were graceful beings that relied not only on their wits and minds, but on their strength as well. The elves were expert bowman and even better swordsman. It was said that only they could vanquish shadows. The elves are only a legend, so the Zandali don't have any options to fight the shadows except for their hero.
Part of the hero's destiny is to go on a quest to find living elves but no one knows if he will succeed.