The majority of Faerun’s gold elves live on Evermeet, having abandoned what remained of their ancient realm during the centuries following the falls of Illefarn and Cormanthyr. The gold elves are famed for their command of both arcane and divine magic, which exceeds that of any other living race. Works of elven high magic thousands of years old still survive in the hidden refuges of the gold elves.
Gold elves are responsible for the majority of the great elven cities of legend, although other elven subraces aided the construction of many of these cities. Myth Drannor is perhaps their most famous creation, although probably not their most magnificent. Gold elf realms are the stuff legends are made of, an integral part of the history of Faerun for thousands of years. The gold elves certainly know this, for they distance themselves from nonelf races and often won’t let such “lesser beings” into their lands.
Gold elves have bronze skin, hair of golden blond, copper, or black, and eyes of green or gold, They contemplation, lore, and study over the quick games and light-hearted songs of other elves, but seem to embody the unearthly beauty, grace, and presence of the elven folk.
Of all the elven subraces, gold elves are the most arrogant and haughty. Gold elves believe that they are the true elven race, the builders and the leaders of the elven realms, and that the other elven subraces fail to live up to the solemnity and dignity of their ancient stock.