Prior to the rise of the Intoners, the Lords of the Land attempted to subjugate Elves for unknown reasons.
Between year 998 and 999, Four launched a crusade against elven pirates who were fleeing from the conflict. With Gabriella's help, she mercilessly destroyed the fleeing ships, despite their cries and pleas for mercy and forgiveness, which Four actively ignores.
The Elves made a treaty to remain neutral in times of war. As such, Inuart thought that the Empire would never find Furiae in the elf village. However, the Empire sought to slaughter the village as an offering to the Watchers, forcing Inuart to rethink his plans.
The major status of the elves in Drakengard 2 is unknown throughout the events of the game.