1. Not sure, it seems to always be in dispute
2. Not sure which variations there are, the one I heard was the Lor-Angur mages made Gobaith using crystals that cracked during the process.
3. Character explanation.. larger and more poisonous flies then the mainland? ooc explanation, low con?
4. I never pictured elves as common.. mainly keeping to themselves. Some chars may not have seen one.. and some that maybe live near an elven village have. A couple of elves could possibly be "misplaced" also and live near humans.All basically in that particular char history I would assume.