The Korpikalla race sought out protection after the long storm in Elikka, the impenetrable forest Elikka and remained as its guardians. Today only a fraction of the korpikalla and their cities remain, many overgrown and covered by moss and other vegetation. Slowly but surely the mighty woods have devoured these abandoned towns. Korpikalla are not as tall as light elves and their bodies are marked by a life spent in wilderness. They have raven black hair, dark, almost black eyes and their skin is pale and white.
These elves had fled the sensibilities of the high-born cities for a life in the shadows. To survive, they have learned all about the wild forests of the north and hide themselves well from their enemies. They did not reject tradition, but were no longer a people who cared about when the gods would come back. They learned instead to live in the present.
Dark elves are legendary in Trudvang. They are the deep forests’ wild guardians and are often found in Svartliden where they never stop fighting against trolls, giants and dragon spawn. Unlike light elves, the korpikalla have embraced nature’s relentless effort to replace the gods that left, the rulers who betrayed them. Dark elves draw their strength from a tightly tied band of forests and forest creatures. They are earthy, tough and aggressive in a way that scares their enemies and their sister race, the Illmalaina (light elves). Korpikalla have released up their bestial side, they have decided to be evil for evil being dispelled and that the only way to defeat the dark forces is bringing their servants down, one by one. Svartliden’s dark shadows creep up giants with easily when they hear the tunes of the korpikalla’s battle horns echoing through the trees.
One can recognize a korpikalla by their darker complexion and their raven black hair. Their eyes burn with hatred against the dark forces, and their hard lives have often carved fine lines along their faces. They dress in furs from the beasts they hunted, in ornate leather armors that leave approximately the upper body bare and adorn themselves with a great deal of copper and talismans made of bones from the mighty bar and adorn themselves with copper jewelry and talismans made from the bones of powerful enemies they defeated. Often, their skin is smeared in black and gray ash, in complex designs or depictions of battle scenes.