With their gifted grace and slim features, Elves appear hauntingly beautiful when compared to other races. Male and Female Elves are more slender than humans, weighing only 100 to 160 pounds and can stand over 6 feet. Males Elves are only marginally heavier and taller than females. Elves typically have light or no facial hair and little body hair with long pointed ears and sharp features. Their eyes are naturally piercing, and they can see quite well in dim and dark conditions. Blessed with keen senses, they are highly perceptive and spot things frequently missed by other races.
The TranceUnlike the other races of Erenel, Elves don't sleep. Instead, for four hours each night they enter a meditative like state, during which they remain semiconscious, as their mind "floats in the Trance: Plane of Eternal Glade and connects with Al'Madoon in his subconscious state. It is here in the Trance where an Elves spirit is taken after they die. The spirit must be granted admission to once again walk with their ancestors and revel in the Creator's psyche. Elves who believe in peace after death spend their long lives atoning while others may follow the path of Elturel or look for another means of life after death.
Civilization and Culture
An Elf is considered a child by other Elves until their hundredth birthday. During their first century on Erenel, they are given a one syllable child's name. On their hundredth birthday and the declaration of adulthood their child's name is extended and more responsibilities awarded.
Children Name Examples: Ael, Cael, Cy, Gael, Nim, Sai
Adulthood Names: Aelwynn Caelador, Cyennal, Gaelindann, Nim'eral, Saiveliss
Birth of the ElvesAl'Madoon created the Elven race, full of otherworldly grace in his image. After carefully sculpting and molding his prized creation, Al’Madoon breathed a portion of his own magical being into their souls. The creator looked down on his fully realized masterpiece and for the first time since the beginning, took a full rest. Al’Madoon rested for centuries before opening his eyes once again. Upon waking, the Creator was horrified with what he saw. His masterpiece, the Elves, had used his blessing to subject the world of Erenel to their whim. Crazed with power one Elf stood mighty and defiant above all. Elturel the Fallen.
Elturel the FallenElturel the Fallen was the first to be granted breath by Al’Madoon during creation. The mad but charismatic Fallen Elf had manipulated, murdered and forced his way to not only the title, King of the Elves, but King of Erenel. Worse yet, Elturel had grown in such strength his power almost rivaled the Creator. Al’Madoon would not allow Erenel to be thwarted by an evil he accidentally fostered. It was then that the Creator would sacrifice his being and bond with the world he loved. Elturel was aware of the danger facing his kingdom and in a violent attempt to stop Al’Madoon attacked his Creator. In a bright flash of light Al’Madoon and Elturel collided as Al’Madoon’s celestial form exploded. Erenel, caught in the sudden eruption of celestial force, became suspended in a time lapse. Centuries of advancement, powerful artifacts, and sprawling kingdoms would fade away. Eventually, the time lapse ceased and the races opened their eyes for what felt like the first time. In the wake of Al'Madoon's sacrifice, a new world bonded to their creator and its inhabitants now search for answers.
- Elves reach adulthood around the age of 100 and can live to be 500 years old.
- Average Height
- 5ft - 6ft
- Average Weight
- 100 - 160 pounds
- Related Myths
NolimonElves typically keep to themselves out of shame or stubbornness for their past transgressions. However, humans are an adaptable and curious race. Many of which seek out Elf homesteads in hope of gaining enlightment from the time before the Era of the Bonded One (EoBO). These humans are "enlightened" from a distinct rune etched on their back or shoulder during the infamous Ritual of Iswa and become Elf-Like. Humans who successfully complete the Ritual of Iswa are known as Nolimon. Their bodies become more graceful and elegant. Theirs ears lengthen and they began to feel a natural affinity to the bond similar to Elves though not as prominent.
Elf TraitsYour Elf character has a variety of natural abilities common with your ancestry. You will also pick one of the available sub races below. Elf 5E Racial Traits
DarkvisionAccustomed to twilight forests and the night sky, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Keen SensesYou have proficiency in the Perception skill.
TethersenseYou can feel a warm aura whenever one or more magical objects are within 5 ft of you. You can also cast the identify spell, requiring no verbal or material components, once per long rest. If you are not otherwise a spell caster, you do not learn the name or details, but you do gain a general understanding of the effects.
TranceElves don’t need to sleep. Instead, they meditate deeply, remaining semiconscious, for 4 hours a day. After resting in this way, you gain the same benefit that other races do from 8 hours of sleep.
Languages. Common, Elvish
Sub RacesElves are divided into three main subraces: Moon Elf, Sun Elf and Wood Elf. Choose one of the subraces presented below.
Moon ElfMoon Elves are the most impulsive, with a strong distaste for complacency or isolation. Moon Elves longed to be on the road, traveling and exploring the untamed wilderness that lay between cities and nations.
Moon Elves have pale skin with a bluish tint. Their hair runs the gamut of human colors, but most have hair of silvery white or various shades of blue. Their eyes are typically blue or green.
Moon Elf 5E Racial Traits
Weapon TrainingYou have proficiency with rapiers, shortswords, and hand crossbows.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write one extra language of your choice.
Sun ElfSun Elves or "Golden Elves," have a reputation for being arrogant. Sun Elves believe the other races, even other Elves, are subordinate to them in skill and significance. Some Sun Elves reject this way of thinking, but it is common enough to where many races avoid Sun Elves for their attitude.
Sun Elves have glowing bronze skin. Their eyes are often metallic gold or silver, and their hair is black, metallic copper or golden blonde.
Sun Elf 5E Racial Traits
CantripYou know one cantrip of your choice from the wizard spell list. Intelligence is your spell casting ability for it.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write one extra language of your choice
Wood ElfWood Elves are the most common sub-race of Elf in Erenel and tend to be hardier than their cousins. Most Wood Elves are more forgiving and cautious with their past transgressions but prefer to stay among their kind or follow a nomadic lifestyle.
Wood Elf skin tends to be copperish in hue, sometimes with traces of green. Their hair trends toward browns and blacks, but it is occasionally red or copper-colored. Their eyes are green, brown, or hazel.
Wood Elf 5E Racial Traits