Ethen Masia, the High Forest, is the small, woodland realm of the High Elves. The population is mostly high elves and gnomes, with a few half-elves, humans, and wood elves. The realm is governed by a bureaucratic meritocracy, and any citizens are encouraged to take the (many, lengthy) exams which can provide one with a governmental post. Founded by elves who idolized the Eladrin, the culture glories in scholarly study, art, and arcane prowess, and the country is known for producing excellent arcanists and artists. Ethen Masia continues to assert their independence from the Ethen Fosdhal monarchy on any number of legal pretexts.