High in the mountains passes, above the Black Mountain, lies the Sylph Retreat. Guarded by a Elder Air Elemental and a Elder Earth Elemental the pass leading to the Sylph’s Retreat is a thin pass up the side of the Black Mountain and through a long cave populated by Dust Mephits. For those wishing to enter the Retreat without stirring up the protectors a token of the Sylph Queen is required, usually a band of blue stone worn around the neck. For those who manage to make it into the Retreat, invited or not, the reception is always warm and joyous, for the Sylphs love nothing more then to entertain guests. Situated in a Cloud Forest the actual village of Maelenor is a loose collection of houses, caves, and trees spiraled with stairs leading up to the canopy. In the canopy is the royal palace, a vast interconnected series of walkways and rooms carved into the sides of the massive trees. To the north lies the Giant’s Rest, a cave where Cloud giants would stay when visiting with the Sylph Queen to discuss trade agreements and sometimes to join in festivities.