To continue commenting now that I've ruminated on this a bit more... this has MASSIVE implications for the storyline. Rayek proves the existance of other elfin societies. He offers proof of life, of children, just by being. How will this affect the Gliders? Will they just assume that the death of his parents goes to prove how dangerous the Outside is and continue in their isolation? Or will their clear physical differences (seen either in Jarrah and Ingen's bodies or Rayek's) such as the very different body proportions (not only are the Wolfridrs and Sun Villagers significantly shorter but their ears are larger) and the darker skin, be too big a sign to ignore and wake up Voll to a determination to find these new elves?