Swamp elves have a greenish-brown tinge to their skin, wide amber eyes and large ears that draw to a point. Their limbs are thin, even more so than those of a typical elf. There is a small amount of webbed skin between their fingers and toes. Swamp elves do not like to sit on chairs and prefer to squat down like frogs to take their rest.
The origins of the swamp elves are unknown. Some think that they are a result of crossbreeding between elves and aquatic dragons in former aeons (which, given their sorcerous propensities, seems plausible) while the majority of elves believe them to be a degenerate bloodline, as different from the pure elves as apes are to men.