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Half-Elves

Basic Information

Biological Traits

Like their Elven ancestors they possess a fey ancestry making them resistant to charm effects, and immune to being put to sleep by magic.   Their dual heritage make them quite versatile, allowing for them to learn additional skills.

Growth Rate & Stages

While half-elves are closer to humans than elves when it comes to their age, they act as a middle ground between the two. They live considerably longer than humans, and are considered an adult at the age of 20 and old around 160. Most pass on around 180 years.

Ecology and Habitats

Half-elves can be found throughout the realm, anywhere humans can be found so can half-elves.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Half-elves are omnivores and their diets often conform to the area and culture they are raised in.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

Half-elf males can grow facial hair, and will sometimes do so in order to hide their Elven heritage and appear more human.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

While their senses are often outshone by their Elven ancestors they did inherit the ability to see in the dark for short distances, though they are unable to distinguish colors in the darkness.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Although their name can sway depending on their parents, especially if one is absent, half-elves are usually a respectful mixture of the two originating cultures. Typically inheriting the surname of their father.

Male: Randil, Terlion, Bridyr

Female: Sulhava, Xyryeth, Allyrra

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Half-elves generally read, write, and speak Common, Elven, and typically at least one additional language.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

Regardless of if they're raised in human or Elvish societies, half-elves find themselves not fitting in. Elves tend to consider them lesser and may accept them so long as they show a strong preference towards Elves and Elvish culture, but even so Half-Elves may only be considered half decent and that the other half is impure and unnecessary.

Humans tend to be more tolerable considering their frequent interactions with other species has become so commonplace that it helps build somewhat of an understanding. That said, humans often place far too much weight on one's shoulders, expecting them to be both an exceptional human and an exceptional elf, rather than accepting them for being an exceptional half-elf. This inevitable inability can cause the person being marginalized and considered as a failure to both species.

Dwarves simply look at them as Elves and treat them as such.

Half-elves find kindred in one another, as well as with tieflings who are a bit of a a half-breed themselves.

Despite their failings, they are generally considered very favorably. Their charismatic nature allows them to to find friends and companions in most civil societies.
Genetic Ancestor(s)
Genetic Descendants
Lifespan
180 years
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Their skin tones can come as any mixture of their parents. Though they do tend to inherit some of the pigment their Elven parent had.

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