Rarely do wild elves create large communities, preferring instead to live with a relatively small eco-footprint. Laura'alas is one of the few wild elven cities of the world, but is actually split into five smaller cities. The city proper is deep in the heart of a virgin forest patrolled by elite elven warriors that prevent any outsider from reaching inner Laura'alas. The other four cities are placed at the cardinal directions from Laura'alas: the western city is home to the majority of Laura'alas' military; the southern city is the religious home of Laura'alas and many priests and priestesses make their home there; the northern city is home to a plethora of merchants and traders and is the most likely location for outsiders to be found; finally, the eastern city is a combination of the features of the other three with some unique qualities.