People seem stuck on gnomes being “fey.” I don’t really identify with being fey.
The tall thin people have a half-elf among them that may have had some old connection with the witch of the swamp. She had a very well kept old painting of him. Perhaps she loved him? I wonder what drove her to attack Ephram though, after years of living alongside the tall pale people it seems strange that she would suddenly attack him.
The half-elf among the tall pale people is one of the more conservative members of their council. He hangs on to old ways of their taking what they want, and might be the most prone to attempt to enslave the people of Letsome. He is gruff, has little interest in his Elven heritage, and doesn’t seem to like us much at all.