The Jeshandi are elves, known as "long lived", in Novindus. The word itself means "Free People".
They are a tribal people who roam the Great Steppes: grasslands from Shingazi’s Landing to the north, then westward to where the Serpent River comes near to meeting the Vedra, and from the river to the desert.
At times their hospitality knows no ending, but at other times they can be little better than brigands.
The Jeshandi came to Novindus, after wandering for a long time, due to a schism in religion. Because of this, they believe in one God, Al-maral, and will kill anyone who is polytheistic, but give exceptions to people who do not know this.