Rufel takes its name from Lake Rufel when it was named by the Hobgoblins. If it wasn’t for the delta and rivers flowing from Lake Rufel the land would be barren and part of the Antercore desert. As result much of the population is located along the rivers or along the shore.
To many outsiders many people mock Elves from Rufel about alleged morbid fascination with the dead. In reality however the people of Rufel believed that you must prepare the body before the soul can move onto the afterlife in a process of mummification.