The Heroes of The New Age
Elves and Elven Culture
Even before the Cataclysm, the elves have always had a place in the Feywild. For them, it was both their central place of government and worship. When the Cataclysm came, they were not hit as hard as the other races. When the time came, Elven mages cast a spell, and transported most of their people into the Feywild, where they resided in isolation for centuries.
When the Elves finally reemerged into the Material Plane, it was not the re-settle old land, but to simply make contact with the survivors of the Old World. Initial contact suggested that the elven people were willing to help, but were content to live out their lives in the Feywild for the time being.