What is the purpose of Legolas' affliation to the Elven Nation?
Each companion of The Fellowship has a nation shown on their card which indicates that the character can activate that nation by visiting a settlement of that nation. Legolas is linked to the Elven Nation; however, the Elves already begin the game activated, seemingly making this pointless.
Is there any other significance to Legolas' ability to activate the Elves? Can the Elven Nation somehow become inactive and need to be re-activated? Are there event cards that make mention of a character's national affiliation in some other useful way?