Valihideen, roughly translated, means "Hidden People of the Valley." Valihideen are also known as Wood Elves or Sylvan Elves. They are loosely connected tribes of elves who live in dense forests of Echia and are quite content to be left alone. Visitors are rare, but when they are there, the Valihideen prove themselves to be gracious hosts. Tribes are usually led by a Shaman. Although they have no formal connection to Echian politics, they have, in the past, been called on by the Echian government and the Valihideen have dispatched aid without hesitation. As such, when the Valihideen ask for help, Echian nobles will sometimes listen.