But it's best to know the difference between elves and Hylians. One of those differences between the two is that elves are public domain, while Hylians are owned by, you guessed it, Nintendo. There are some people who think Link and Zelda are "elves".
I know, I'm talking about LoZ, but it would be nice if I bring up Hylians. Of course your characters obviously don't know what a Hylian is. LOL