There are only two ways to get into the Elven lands in my world. One is by permission with an Elven escort, used by diplomats and hired mercenaries. This would be an ideal way for a mage and his escort or human bodyguards to enter the Elven lands. Maybe he is sent by the human Mage Council to investigate these sightings of beasts and to find their source.
The Elves are reluctant to allow the mage and his party in, but pressure is applied by the human High King, Wilhelm the third, to quell the rising incidents of magical dangerous beasts in human lands. The Elven King Emmortalis, will allow the mage and two bodyguards to enter, with an escort of six Elves. They will not allow the mage or his party to leave the roads, and warn all of them that the beasts on the Elven side of the river Thangris are far more dangerous.
By way of the Sea of Serenity. Human merchants are allowed to sail to the southern port of Grenich on the Erethrom coast. There they will meet with the Perida, the seafaring Elves.
The Pereida are the southern island dwellers. Making their homes on the rocky promontories out of stone and driftwood and sometimes the bones of sea monsters and whales. The are the shipbuilders and the most likely to trade and make friends with other races. Dark hair and brown or deep violet eyes are common. Their build is wiry and strong, standing at about the same average height as a human. Outgoing and friendly, they love to spin yarns and gamble. They can be passionate and fiery tempered as well.
They ply everything from sea going vessels to riverboats and lake fishing schooners. They love the water, being excellent swimmers and fisherfolk. There have been times when the Pereida were known to be pirates, before the Elf King signed the treaties with the humans to protect trade. There are still some who will try occasionally if they can get away with it.
The possibilities of a pirate or a simple sea based rp can be here. A human merchant can gather things that the Elves like, mainly grain, mithril bars, high quality gems, and human made spirits like rum and whiskey. Your character can be any of these: Merchant, Captain of the ship, sailor, or a stowaway.
Please PM me with your ideas for a rp. Or simply to offer suggestions on what would be good to include in my world. Thanks!