Compendium of Elves
Year 6 have been writing non-chronological reports about various races of elves which we invented ourselves. We used technical vocabulary, formal tone, varied openers, and structured the information appropriately into paragraphs. We also had the opportunity to use colons, semi-colons and parenthesis.
Here are some extracts from our reports.
As their name suggests,Forest elves are located in plain woodland areas;they are known to build their treehouses in the tiny,miniature dents made by the woodpeckers.Forest elves gather food during the spring,summer and fall;.this is because Forest elves are weak creatures,they cannot stand the cold and are prone to illness.So,therefore,they stay indoors with a warm,lit fireplace while the frosty,cruel winter blows,until the snow melts and the flowers show up and blossom again.
Coral elfs are approximately the size of a large fish; their children are mistaken for clown fish due to their size.The male coral elf has two white stripes just above their eyes.The female is yellow- green tinge and the juvenile is a pale green. They have long fins for arms and streamlined fins for moving through the water quicky.
Their diet consists of deers,frozen broccoli,goblin cheese,fairy toast and goat milk. Contrary to belief, Miner Dwarves have evolved to eat coal and other ores as a source of energy. They collect food from foraging to get ingredients. Sometimes as a special treat for their children they give them coal cake and melted gold sauce. They will also sacrifice a human’s heart to the ore god.
As these creatures live in high top silver birches a lot of interesting animals are used as pets that not many people have as pets such as squirrels and hedgehogs. when these creatures die there fur is useful for decoration or clothing.
They ride these creatures to get to places there wings can not take them. They have little hand made sacks that will carry supplies for long journeys so if you ever see tiny hedgehogs with glowing sprites on their back wait and DON’T disturb them.
Steel Elves are rarely seen and when they are there usually mistaken for dwarfs because of their similar shape and clothing; the easiest way to tell them apart is their size with steel elves being the size of armadillos. Steel Elves have a variety of skin tones from dark to olive and wear thin leather clothes. Most Steel Elves carry a variety of tools to suit the task at hand; many wear or carry an assortment of magical runes to help this species hide in the forest, see in the dark and resist the incredible heat of the forges where they work. When working they were thick leather aprons, boots and welding mask.
Every two years Element Elfs have an Ice skating competition. The winner is awarded with an amethyst trophy. They need to be able to do a set of tricks by the names of: the twinkie winkie, scoop de doop and the and the hardest: which is the triple hop spin. The purpose of the competition is to maintain their fitness. They have to be from 75+ to enter. Last year’s winner was Ignagle who has won twice in a row now, the next time there is a competition will be on June 5th 2023.
The appearance of these dwarves is terrifying; they wield massive swords and axes as well as wearing gilded dragon-scale armour for protection. Their skin is as dark, or in rare cases, darker, than the stone they live in. The juveniles have a lighter tinge to their skin, which they lose at thirteen. At the age of twenty, after their first plundering, their family gift them their rune-ax and sword, along with a dragonian war-beast. A dragonian war-beast is a species of flightless dragon that specialises in elemental control. This species of dwarf wear boots containing combustion chambers, which power pistons to allow them to jump an additional seven metres. This allows them to run as fast as, or in the more modern models, faster, than a cheetah at full pelt. They carry a flask full to the brim of chocker-fruit, given the high combustibility in the juice. Every dwarf has a bottle of globber-berry juice, because of its nutritional value, as well as the fact that it is high in protein and highly energising.
Usually a Shadow Elf is a pescetarian, however; the minority are vegetarians. This particular species of elfs favourite food is fish innards stuffed with berries. It will have breakfast, lunch and dinner though every three days it will fast, this specific type of elf being extremely healthy. After every meal a wonderfully nutritious drink of a single dragon horn and blackberries will be consumed, this being the drink that lets them obtain their dark skin colour and helps with digestion.
These ‘smurfs’ are easily recognisable due to a large number of distinguishing features : they are roughly 5 ft tall with bright cyan skin and no facial features apart a chunky,bulbous nose which serves as their ‘radar’ not only serving as a nose but it can detect sound waves and and vibrations . On top of all of that they dress elaborately .
Burrow Elves have a very strict diet (as they are pescatarians) . Furthermore these creatures can only eat : fish, crops and grasses as they are against eating land animals or any type of meat. As they are blind it is very hard for them to hunt in the water for fish or to pick up some grasses from their local field. So for that reason they have to alternate and use any spare time they have to make traps to put in the water. They make their traps out of old vines that are strong enough to catch the fish that they would then collect later in the day. Their absolute favorite meal is a crayfish with a range of grasses on the side and a prawn sauce drizzled on top. For a refreshing drink, they like fresh river water with a hint of lemon.
Despite being small the tiny Sand Elf is extremely smart. Its small size allows it to build different structures with less materials and less work. There size also helps it get food as it needs less food to survive (a loaf of bread could last them a year.)They are also smart enough to learn other human languages like English, French and even Latin.
The Canopy elf is relatively easy to identify, especially compared with other elves and sprites. The adults usually have greenish-yellow skin, which is commonly very thick, and short dark hair. The juveniles are unique compared with other elf children. Their skin slightly changes colour with the different seasons, changing to lush green during spring and summer, brownish orange in autumn and winter. Most ordinary canopy elves are roughly the size of blackbirds, whereas royal canopy elves can be up to five times bigger.
Weather Sprites are approximately 10.5 cm (the size of an adolescents index finger.) They have a light azure skin color and downy white hair in resemblance to clouds. Weather Sprites spend a lot of time in different climates including: rain, storms, thunder, heat waves, etcetera. Due to this inconvenience, Weather Sprites tend to wear the same outfit everyday. This includes a pair of waterproof, tawny yellow dungarees and a long sleeved cream white tee shirt underneath.
Why is it that forest elves are largely regarded as a myth? Why do certain animals suddenly recover from crippling decline? Maybe it is because forest elves really do exist and they are guardians of the forest who are rarely seen by mankind. Although forest elves are known around the world as characters in fairy tales, their primary habitat is the forests of Great Britain where they are protectors of forest vegetation and wildlife, who tend to damaged wildlife.
Moon Rock Elves wear the skins of squirrels and occasionally their tails as scarfs. They have long snouts with blade-like teeth. Since these creatures are nocturnal their amber eyes glow for night-vision. They grow long silvery hair that curls round their whole body! It is also used for storing knives and weapons for self-defense. They have coarse, light gray skin for blending in with the rocks.If the elf is an alpha then it has a birthmark on it’s forehead and they are often larger than the rest of them (however some have been known to be as little as a rabbit!) On an average, a regular Moon Rock Elf will grow to the size of a large cat, on the other hand the Alphas are often the size of an Afghan hound!
Unlike other species of elf, the Parasite Elf has coal black, shriveled skin; this is often covered by a pair of scarlet red thermal trousers along with a leather tunic forged from carrion they buy from mountain elves. Fortunately, their black, rotten skin isn’t the only way of recognising these dangers to society as they can also be identified by their shimmering multi-colored eyes and spiky blonde hair which can be hidden by their silky, green woolen hats that the vast majority of Parasite Elves wear permanently.
The Majority of forest elves are hard to identify because they are small-roughly the size of a big squirrel. Unfortunately their children are mistaken for mice. They wear bright green garments which they make out of explorer’s bags. They dye them green with green grapes so they can blend in with the trees. Surprisingly, they make water boots that enable you to walk on water. They have dark, rough, bumpy skin. They have bright green eyes and hats to protect them from the rain. They have water swords that shoot out water; they use them to protect themselves.