Wood Elvish Upbringing
You were raised by wood elves, sometimes referred to as sylvan elves. Wood elves refer to themselves as the Sylvani (hence “sylvan”) which translates into “guardians” or “protectors.” These elves see themselves as the protectors and keepers of few remaining ruins attributed to the First Ones from the [[Days of Thunder.]] They do not venerate the old ones, but rather trust to nature, making them natural rangers and druids, and they see themselves as protecting people from these old ruins, rather than preserving the ruins themselves (usually).
Taking this background confers the following:
Cantrip. You know one cantrip from the druid spell list of your choice. Your wisdom score is your spellcasting attribute for it.
Sylvan Weapon Training. You have proficiency with the longsword, short sword, longbow, and shortbow.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Elvish. Elvish is a musical language of varying tones and soft consonants. Knowing Elvish is often seen as a mark of distinction and culture among human civilizations.