TERA's North American website has been updated with a deep look at the game's Elin race, including a bit of history and a look at modern Elin.
According to the blog update, the Elin value nature over most anything else and live by the credo that 'if it's not good for nature, stop it.' The Elin are wiser than you might think at first glance and are able to join with forces of nature to rout their enemies.
Building corporeal forms around tiny fragments of her own divine being, the goddess Elinu created the elins. Their physical appearance reflected the youngest daughter of Arun's naïve desire for beauty and peace. An elin queen governs both the elins and the poporis, with whom they share a history and a mission. The queen and her forces have proven their wisdom and diplomatic prowess in peace, and their tactical and fighting prowess in war.
Both the elins and poporis champion the cause of nature, but the bond between them is deeper than that. As a single nation they repair, protect, and preserve the world they live in and love above all else. The Popori Nation was among the first to join the federation. Recognizing the Argon Invasion to be a threat to all nature, the elin queen promptly rallied all of her forces, popori and elin, to the cause.