Here are some images from the future world where Man is only a dim memory...
Many young elves heed the call to adventure, despite the fact their simple and pleasure-loving society sees their actions as odd--perhaps even aberrant. The elvish word for "hero" carries the connotation of "fool."
The shimmering sprites are sometimes found in old forests. These beings claim to be visitors from metal cities which circle the earth like the moon. Right-thinking dwarves don't believe such foolish tales.
Though their numbers are few, ancient dragons know many secrets and will impart them--for a price.
Mutated cultists haunt subterranean ruins. Not only are they dangerous, but their ideas are theologically suspect.