Sea Elves Ethnicity in Cerilia | World Anvil
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Sea Elves

Aquatic elves, also called sea elves, were water-breathing cousins to land-dwelling elves. Although they were of the same subrace, aquatic elves from the Great Bay had a different appearance to those from the Sea of the Golden Sun. The former had deep green skin, mottled and striped with brown. The latter had blue skin with white stripes and patches. Some other aquatic elves had pale silver-green skin. Both groups were robust and tall with long limbs. Their thick skin gave them protection from the cold of deep water, keeping them comfortable at just above freezing temperatures. Their fingers and toes were generally about twice as long as a human's and had thick webbing between them. Their most distinctive feature was the gills visible in their necks and over their ribs. Compared to other elves, aquatic elves had deep voices and were larger and heavier.   Aquatic elves could have eye colors including turquoise, white, black, blue, green, and rarely silver. Their hair was usually thick and somewhat stringy, and some aquatic elves had a rough hair texture. It could be blue-green, emerald green, blue, black, silver, or even occasionally red. Warriors clipped their hair short, but other aquatic elves wore it long and flowing. Females in particular sometimes grew their hair up to 4 feet long.   Aquatic elves were isolationist by both their nature and the physical location of their settlements, although they were not quite as reclusive as the wild elves. Their trust did not extend far beyond their clan and others of their kind, and their communities were very tightly-knit. They couldn't understand why the surface elves did not realize that community and alliances meant survival, whereas rivalry, individualism, and factionalism meant death. However, despite being extremely cautious, they were also extremely curious, and aquatic elves near the shore would often spend a significant amount time secretly observing the land-bound races.   Their main export is in cultivate kelp, coral, and pearls. They pride themselves in cultivating perfect pearls. Flawless in ever way and used in the best magical items.   Sea elves themselves are a cultural export for traders to pirates.


Major language groups and dialects

Auran and Elvan.

Art & Architecture

Sea elven temples have specialize in mosaic artwork in their buildings and temples.


Beauty Ideals

Sea elves with blue skin and light pink or purple scales are seen as the prettiest or most desired colouring.
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