History: Roughly 3000 years before Windswift became chief, a small band of pure-blood elves wandered into the Canyon and found a natural rock formation that they realized could make a good refuge. There were two rock-shapers in the tribe and they spent many years turning the formation into a home. All was relatively peaceful during the time of the first chief, Eagle, but when he died and his son Dawnwatcher succeeded him, the tribe was divided when Raintree developed a following who wanted to move to a nearby lake. In the end, 13 elves left with her, leaving 18 in the Canyon. The parting was fairly peaceful, and the two tribes have kept contact with each other. The lake elves trade flint, dried fish, and various gemstones to the canyon tribe for furs and leather. Other elves have occasionally settled in the two tribes in the past, and currently there are seven "transplants" living in the Canyon. There are no trolls or Preservers in the tribes at the moment, but they are aware of the existence of trolls. There are humans nearby, but none live in the Canyon itself. They consider it haunted by demons and live on the surrounding rims.
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