Humans consider Elvandar a scary place. Bears, wolves and lion populate the forests around, as well as dryads who would seduce people and suck their lives. There were also sleeping glades where intruders would fall in an endless sleep.
The center of Elvandar is a city composed entirely of giant trees connected by high arching bridges. Some of these trees have foliage of silver, white, or gold.
During the Tsurani invasion, the outworlders were unable to enter the elven forests; however the Great Ones gained entry and attacked the Elves with the help of the Cho-ja. However, they were repelled with the help of Macros.
During the Great Uprising of the moredhel, the last of the glamredhel were found living in the Edder forest. The glamredhel were told of Elvandar, and they travelled there to join with their eledhel kin. Their king, Earanorn, became one of Queen Aglaranna's advisors. He has named Calin, as his heir to bring both races of elves under one ruler in the future.