More haughty than the haughtiest of elves.
As much as human politics is blurred and often tarnished by corruption, when it comes to elves, their great lord is unanimously chosen for his integrity, wisdom, courage and devotion to his people. The elven perception of these virtues tends to make them feel above other races that seem much inferior to theirs from their point of view.
Thus, the Elf Lord, although feeling close to his people and being ready to give his life to defend them at the very heart of battles, will traumatize those who engage in diplomatic situations with him. He will not make any concessions or compromises to his non-elfish interlocutors, for he will always be persuaded to be the one who is right and legitimate on everything.
Tancrede is the last Elf Lord. He is acclaimed by his people for his attachment to his people's roots, feeding the bitterness of having left the continent to humans, who do not respect the elven remains, abandoned to the plunderers. His mission is to restore the ruins of ancient temples and to restore the legitimacy of the Elves on the continent.
After this, those little fragrant things won't be coming back.
Be Bad, Be Tough, Be Orc!