Elves are naturally good-aligned humanoids. They’re the oldest known race of Krynn, and tend to live for several centuries. Elves declare themselves the favorites of E’li, their name for Paladine. There are two prominent sub-races of elves: the Qualinesti and the Silvanesti.
Elves revere life in all its forms, and rarely kill anything if they can help it. Oftentimes, this will be conveniently ignored if the life is question is particularly evil, or if it is a matter of self-defense. Thus, elves do not practice execution. Rather, those who have committed a heinous crime are banished, instead. These elves are referred to as dark elves. One of the most common reasons for banishment is studying dark arts, but dark elves are not always evil.