Lunakat, I share your concerns. I feel like "Elfquest" would lose something that has been central to its inner beauty if the elves all became white. But Suntoucher's words in response to Skywise's comment on Ruffel's appearance says the Sun Folk are becoming like Savah and Timmain. Savah is still dark. So perhaps what Skywise is seeing is Ruffel no longer being as dark as she was but it's only that she is no longer tanned ON TOP of being dark-skinned. So she's paler but not actually becoming pale, if you see what I mean.