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Light Elves

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

Light Elves are very similar to humans, but much taller. Their spines are also far stronger, being able to carry the whole body of the Elf, and their legs are developed into long, strong bones, apt for running and fighting

Biological Traits

Elves literally can live forever. Light Elves will never die of old age, and if they have the proper nutrients and stay away from battle, often will never die. However their lives can still be taken by swords and sorcery, and they have high mortality to vitamin deficiency. Elves are incredibly tall, especially in comparison to their rivals, the Dwarves, and can grow up to 10 feet tall. Their hair and skin are usually bright colours like white, silver and gold, and can grow to extreme lengths.

Genetics and Reproduction

EEEEEEEEEEEE same as humans!!!!!!

Growth Rate & Stages

The average Elf will generally start out at an average human height, and by the age of 30 are usually around 5 foot to 6 foot tall. However they then won't stop growing, and can grow to the height of nearly 8 foot by the age of 60. At this point Light Elves usually stop growing, but about 40 years later some Elves can have growth spurts and reach a height of up to nearly 10 feet! At the age of 130 they will no longer keep increasing in height, but instead can shrink a little down to around 7 and a half foot. They normally won't decrease in height to any lower than 7 foot.   In addition to this, the Elf's hair will never stop growing like a Human's would. Instead their long hair can just keep growing and growing, and that is why unless an elf regularly shaves their head, they will never go bald from old age.

Ecology and Habitats

Elves love the sunlight, as they need the vitamin D to maintain extra strong bones, and without it, they often become crippled and inactive. Light Elves also thrive in city habitat by nature, but it is not known why, with possible suggestions to Gods and deity interruption. Light Elves aren't the most adept at blending in with their surroundings or supporting the habitat, as they love to make grand cities wherever they live. Elves will most often tend to live in grasslands and on open land where it is easiest to build structures and economy.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Light Elves are aristocratic eaters, and enjoy rich delicacies of puddings and meat for almost all the year. Light Elves require large amounts of vitamins to keep their larger bodies healthy, and find this in tropical and expensive foods and drinks. Elves also have a deep and natural obsession over wine.

Biological Cycle

Light Elves dislike the winter, when it is colder, however generally are alright in these chillier weathers when they wrap up warm in bigger and thicker clothes and coats.

Additional Information

Social Structure

The Aelvarian population of Light Elves almost completely live in the Kingdom of Aelvar, a dictatorship led by a King and Queen. Most Elves are low down on the hierarchy, but some older, richer and luckier Elves make it to better positions to serve the King and Queen.

Facial characteristics

Elves most often have long, sweeping hair, that bears metallic colours like bronze, silver and gold. Their hair tends to shine in moonlight, and their eyebrows and eyelashes have similar colours and properties. Light Elves are known for having "perfect features" with beautiful facial characteristics such as their noses, ears (which are pointed), eyes and mouth. The eye colours of Elves also have a very light colour range: blue, green, white, gold and silver being the most common.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Elves usually live in open and flat areas, and thus in Aelvar have taken to the coastal regions where grasslands and plains are frequent. They live in large, colonised areas like the great Keimara, however have also expanded to the west a small way, but don't wish to get any closer to the Dwarvish tribes than they have to.

Average Intelligence

Light Elves are incredibly clever and smart, and because of their immortality are able to learn things of the world a mortal never could dream of. They often receive multiple educations throughout their life, and thus learn many of the different subjects available to them. They are normally intuitive and resourceful.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

The Elves of Aelvar have excellent sight, hearing and smell. They are naturally farsighted, and often wear glasses for reading, however can see in all lights and have pinpoint vision when it comes to targets and accuracy. Elves are excellent at sensing magic, but struggle with actually casting it themselves.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Elvish names are usually just phrases that sound nice when put together, and have no real meaning. However the last names of Elves are usually related to their class and wealth, as a way of showing off how rich and important the Elf is, and thus Light Elves often have no "family name" to be associated with. These are always in Elvish   Examples of first names: Lisel (F) Remanon (M) Kitiaril (F) Geminel (F) Dapotan (M)   Examples of Last Names: Deldathon (Money mind) Clippfeith (High importance) Eldrietha (Rock Bottom)

Major Organizations

There is almost only one faction of Light Elves: the Kingdom of Aelvar. This is the only recognised Elvish organization, however small villages and tribes of independent Elves do exist.

Beauty Ideals

For Light Elves, the Elf with the lightest and most beautiful hair is the best. Those who have long, elegant, silvery hair are supposedly blessed by the Gods, and they are usually considered the most important. The Elves also love the eye colour blue, and the silver-blue combo is thought to be a beautiful duo of colours.

Gender Ideals

For Elves, there is little Gender Discrimination, and most of the stereotyping and rudeness is directed at non-elf races like Dwarves, Goblins and Orcs.

Relationship Ideals

Elves are permitted to have multiple relations throughout their life, however to have more than one serious relationship every hundred years is looked down upon by most people. Having multiple partners at once is considered a societal offense, in any circumstance, and is punishable by the capital.

Average Technological Level

Light Elves are fairly advanced in technology compared to the other races of Aelvar. They use what materials they have to the best of their ability, and make as much use as possible out of the far-away products like sugar, metal and cows as they possibly can. Elves also boast their terrific arsenal of War-Machines, which are unrivaled in Aelvar for destroying buildings, defences and obstructions. These include things like catapults, trebuchets and battering rams, that have been perfected in design and build to destroy forces resistant of the Elves. The Light Elves are also experienced in biological warfare, one of the only two races that know its potential, and use it often in war and battle, when they come around.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Elvish is the mainly taught language within the Elven world, unsurprisingly, however many Elves also learn Common and Woodspeak too, as because they are immortal they have plenty enough time on their hands. Dwarvish and Orcish are forbidden languages within Light Elvish places of authority, and speaking them is a crime punishable by the Capital. Gobbo is also looked down upon, but this is less of an official problem.

Common Dress Code

Among the Light Elves of Aelvar, dress is very important. Females are expected to wear long gowns and dresses, in an attempt to look beautiful and elegant, whilst males are expected to wear coats, capes and suits to look as formal as possible. Never forget when among elves that it is forbidden to wear the colour red, as this is linked to the blood lost from the Elvish Kingdom (some dwarves purposely wear red because of this).

Common Customs, Traditions and Rituals

Elves do not partake much in official traditions, as they prefer to develop their own customs dependent on their own take of events throughout their life, however every Elf ever joins in with the harvest festival in the Autumn. During this time, Elves give and receive gifts (much like we do with christmas) and enjoy a happy few days of drinking and eating EXTRA luxuriously.

Common Taboos

Most Dwarf-related business is taboo in the Elvish world. Most Elves hate anything to do with the race, and so the language, culture and mention of Dwarf in any good light is forbidden to the Elves of the Kingdom of Aelvar. Pretty much the same goes for Orcs too, as they are also despised by the Light Elves, however this is less capitalized than the Dwarven ban.

History

The Light Elves were supposedly created at the dawn of time by the Elf god of life "Leid"; They were then set up with their own Kingdom by the Elf god of civilization, "Eistra". From there, the majority of Elves were ruled by a King and Queen of the Kingdom of Aelvar, although some groups broke away from this society to live in other systems. It was around this time that the Elves discovered the Dwarvish race, and war engulfed the Elves. Many lives were lost, a tragedy for this race, but eventually the Light Elves came out victorious. From then on, they have lived under the rule of the Kingdom, with some other separate factions governing themselves independently.

Common Myths and Legends

Light Elves almost always believe in the Elvish Gods of the Aelvish religion. This includes the strange and fantastical stories of Knights and Princesses, not to mention dragons and demons who are slain by the mighty Elven Gods.   The only general set of legends that has real historical basis is the "legends of Southern". This related to the stories of Teraa and the elemental dragons from the world Southern, which the Elves have visited on several occasions.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

The Light Elves have fairly *cough cough* VERY poor relations with other species. They have made mortal enemies with the Orcs, Dwarves and Goblins, and many other races see them as arrogant and selfish. Humans and Halflings are the two races that they still are on decent terms with, and the Elvish culture is much accepted in human and halfling worlds, and vice versa.

Origin/Ancestry
Croudeth
Lifespan
Immortal
Conservation Status
The Light Elves of Aelvar rule the Kingdom and realm, and need no conservation.
Average Height
7 feet - 10 feet.
Average Physique
Elves are tall and lean, however they do not possess much physical strength (usually). The muscles of Elves are not as developed as their bones, and therefore they have a much higher toughness than strength, and can take multiple blows without death.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
The skin of Elves is usually white, but those who live in sunnier regions sometimes develop more metallic colours like silver and even rarely gold. This is because they are better at absorbing the nutrients the Light Elves need.
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