Dryads are a metavariant of Elves. Only female Dryads have ever been reported. They are noted for having hair color that changes throughout the year (often mimicking the colors of tree leaves) and for having an average height of only one meter, similar to the height of dwarves. With their small physique, they lack the hardiness and strength of dwarves and are generally weaker and more delicate than normal elves.
All known dryads follow the shamanic tradition, following the Father Tree totem. They tend to be solitary, living only in forest areas. They suffer from allergic reactions with the contact to the urban environment. Some dryads possess a limited empathy with animals.