The sister island off the west coast of Apshai holds the country of Velisimil, land of the wood elves. They guard their woods and allow few in. They have allowed certain human settlements on the periphery for trading and such.
Velisimil is not ruled per se. The elves have nomadic clans that form a loose confederation. They come together in defense of the Emerald Isle. In times of peace they often have minor skirmishes as resources shift and they fight over what is left.