The Elves once had beautiful kingdoms of Trees that stretched on for miles, their many homes being shaped out of the branches, trunks and roots of these magical trees. Their home was called the Summerglades.
It was the Elves who first discovered the secret behind Sorcery, and they wasted no time exploiting that knowledge, pushing the Savage Races to the very borders of their civilization and sharing the gift with their long time allies, the Dwarves and Man.
When the Cataclysm struck, their Giant Trees were consumed in glowing flames as the sorcerous race was seemingly consumed by the flames of their magic. However, where should have been only ashes, the Elf lands instead became even thicker bastions of Nature. Gone however were the manicured and safe forests of Elves however, the Jungle of the Summerglades was deadly, wild, and unforgiving. Those who tried to venture deep into the Jungle were never seen again; Those smart enough to stay on the outskirts speak of beasts never before seen before the Cataclysm, the most famous being the Serpent of the Summerglades, a long and terrible beast that despite it's size wove through the thicket with surprising speed to consume it's prey.