Yep, I'm going to have elves in my story. I know they're overused and whatnot, but I like them and I'm going to write about them. Now that that's out of the way, my question for you is, how should these elves be? Usually they are seen in Medieval worlds, but because the humans in my world do have a decent level of technology, I'm not sure how I can "realistically" have my elves. The reason for this is that since these elves, like most, do have a much longer lifespan than humans, it seems illogical that they purely be the forest-dwelling, bow-wielding tree huggers in a world where they could be potentially dominated by a "lesser" race if they don't take advantage of technological advancements? I still do want them to be somewhat traditional, and unlike humans in their carelessness for the earth, but I feel that they should also be somehow advanced and was hoping for some ideas on how to go about this without making them into a merely longer living human.