The Eladrin were, for many years, strongly involved in the workings and politics of Nor. (Here’s a little Eladrin History for you.) Now they are reclusive, preferring their insular, stratified society to the perils of the wider world.
Always just a little bit different than everyone else, the Eladrin see the world through eyes of magic. To some, it’s just a flash of color out of the corner of the eye; to others, the various spells of life unravel themselves with ease. (Eladrin Racial Powers—choose one.)
Extensive experience as students (the standard schooling length is 20 years) gives many Eladrin in-depth knowledge of magic and the histories of Nor . They have the option, through their school, of learning a particular skill (Most do.). Most Eladrin schools require fencing credits with the longsword in order to graduate, especially since they are still recovering from such a blow to their species.
(For the purposes of creature origin, Eladrin are considered Fey creatures.)
Lastly, rather than sleep, Eladrin trance.