The Bosmer are the Elven clan-folk of Valenwood, a forested province in southwestern Tamriel. Bosmer rejected the stiff, formal traditions of Aldmeri high culture, preferring a more romantic, simple existence in harmony with the land, its wild beauty and wild creatures. They are relatively nimble and quick in body and wit compared to their more "civilized" Elven cousins, making them well-suited for a variety of professions, including scouts, thieves, traders and scholars. The best archers in all of Tamriel, the Bosmer snatch and fire arrows in one continuous motion - they are even rumored to have invented the bow. They have many natural and unique abilities - notably, they can command simple-minded creatures and have a nearly chameleon-like ability to hide in forested areas. As part of their Green Pact they are religiously carnivorous and cannibalistic and do not harm vegetation of Valenwood (though they are not averse to using wooden or plant-derived products created by others).