The fey residents of the underground city are very much outcasts, although whether this is a self-imposed exile or not is unclear. Numbering under four hundred, the elves and eladrin congregate in a small community connected to several of the side caverns; here is where much of the food and livestock is managed, as well as access to Darkglass lake.
The elven and eladrin residents of The Grove live in the small village of Alfton, occupying a small part of the 5 square miles the fey tend for the city. The residents do their civic duty and interact with the dwarven majority, but otherwise keep them at arms length. Life in the Grove is austere, mostly consisting of working, training, and religious services. Only those who are on rotation with the defense force get any kind of break from this routine.
The community has several important goals it passes down to all of the children. The fey need to be free and escaping their “exile” to the subterranean realms is chief among them. It is one of the reasons they are as active as they are in the patrols. They want out. Two generations underground is two generations too many.
Due to sparse numbers, every elven and eladrin life is precious and must be protected. Furthermore, pairings between young fey are arranged by the Grove elders for the good of the community.