Elks are large, deer-like animals that are common across all of the earth within the "Shadow of the Eclipse" series. The males have a pair of large antlers upon their head, which they use for defence against most threats that arise before them. The females, much like the young of either gender, don't have any antlers, which leaves them normally under the protection of a strong, male Elk during most of their lifetime.
Otherwise, these animals are seen by others as a rather peaceful and timid species, since they'll sooner choose to run away from any impending threat than challenge it. They're also used as a means for food and, if skinned and tailored, warmth.
Elks are commonly found all over the world. Their regular homeland terrain consists mainly of forests or mountainous wildernesses.