Bosmer or wood elves refer to themselves as Boiche or the Tree-Sap people. They hail from Valenwood and rejected the stiff formal traditions of Aldmeri high culture, preferring a more romantic simple existence in harmony with the land and its wild creatures. They are looked down upon by the Altmer for this and seen as unruly and naive. Bosmer are relatively nimble but are also quick-witted and although they are considered less influential than some of their elven brethren, they outnumber all other elven races on Tamriel due to their tendency to produce offspring.
Bosmer are the best archers in all of Tamriel and are even rumored to have invented the bow. They can command simple-minded creatures and have a nearly chameleon-like ability to hide in forested areas. Many in the forests of Valenwood follow the tenets of the Green Pact which makes them religiously carnivorous and cannibalistic while not harming the vegetation of Valenwood.