If you read the Brettonian book and the wood elf book in tandum one of the most interesting correlation is thus:
Brettonia pg 47
"for every child that shows signs of such mystical powers, there are other 'gifted' children that never display any outward sign of their strange, otherworld traits... Before they reach puberty, almost all children with these strange talents are visited by the Fay Enchantress. She takes them with her to the otherworld, and they are mourned by their parents as if they were no longer living... While nothing is ever seen of the boy children again
, sometimes the girl children will..."
Wood Elves pg 5
"Boy children taken from the lands around the forest
, destined never to grow old, joyfully serve their graceful Elven masters"
Coincidence? Maybe. This has always been the big connection for me.
Gilles the uniter and his companion met the lady of the lake in the forest of Chalons which is in the province of Quinelles (borders on Athel Loren).
Whilst I don't believe the brettonians to be 100% at the mercy of wood elven masters, it appears that the lady is indeed Ariel or at least a powerful Asrai caster, and their development as a culture has been crafted by the Asrai to form a bit of a symbiotic relationship. The easily scared and superstitious Brettonians are a much better neighbour than the rampaging orcs that occupied those lands before them. And the belief in the Lady and therefore the power bestowed upon the Fey Enchantress is there to keep the most powerful members of the Brettonian race (mages) on either a short leash or perpetual youthful servitude in the case of the little boys. (which i find a bit creepy. Why keep only the boys?)
Also Fey Enchantress Profile is Movement 5. She is not human. The profile definately looks Elfish.
EDIT: Upon further research, I've got a bit more evidence: Brettonian Lore states that Unicorns dwell within the mysterious otherworld
(In the section for the fey enchantress). We all know that unicorns are in fact of magical creature of Athel Loren as their entry in our army book states. But the otherworld
is where the Fay enchantress takes her little boys and girls as stated in my uote above. So maybe the otherworld... is... athel loren? (When you read this, please read it with my voice rasing as the sentence continues and me putting my pinky to my mouth just like Doctor Evil)