People of Glorantha - Plant People
There are several races in Glorantha descended from plants.Most well known are the Aldryami, descended from Aldrya the Goddess of Forests, but also known are the Dark Elves, descended from Mee Vorala goddess of fungi and daughter of Flamal; Sea Elves, descended from Murthaldrya goddess of Sea Plants and daughter of Flamal and Triolina; Red Elves are the descendants of the Goddess of Ferns, daughter of Flamal. There is rumoured to be a race of Fire Elves which live in the Sky, but nobody knopws their parentage or whether they truly exist.
Since all these folk are descended from Flamal they share a common heritage but are different. Elves see Sea Elves as distant kin rather then fellows, for isntance. What applies to the aldryami does not necessarily apply to the rest of Flamal's descendants, even though they are called "Red Elves", "Dark Elves" and so on.
These are descendants of the Goddess of Ferns. Also called goblins, they inhabit vast regions of Pamaltelan swampland. It is thought that within these swamps are at least three great Empires which have never heard of each other.As outsiders are killed before they penetrate the fringes of the swamps, little is known of the Red Elves.
Red Elves are not descended from Grandfather Mortal and do not live normal life cycles, breeding and dying in different ways.When they reach a stage in maturity they find a rare female sub-type, mate with her then bury themselves in the ground, producing a number ofoffspring ferns that develop into children, the resulting Red Elves or imps being gathered by other Red Elves who then raise them.
Red Elves have a reputation for ferocity that is borne out by anyone who ventures into their swamps. They worship Flamal, The Fern Goddess and a host of local deities only worshipped in their vast swamps. They are best left alone as they are not interesting and play no part in the rest of Glorantha.