Sea of Dreams
The elves are one of the few unified Races. The Elven Republic has stood for well over a thousand years, though until 400 years ago it was actually an Empire. At that time the last heir of the Fenerios Dynasty was murdered by Gnomes. The resulting war broke the Gnome kingdom and scattered the survivors.
Elven military might is unsurpassed by any of the other kingdoms and Empires, though if any of the other races formed a single kingdom as the elves have; the fleets would likely be of similar size and might.
Elven relations with other races are often colored by the individual elf’s role or status in the Imperial Navy and other interactions by the navy in the region. Elves consider other races to be inferior and barbaric for the most part and are not afraid to make that fact very clear.