FLINT SQUINTED INTO THE SETTING SUN. HE THOUGHT he saw the figure of a man striding up the path. Standing, Flint drew back into the shadow of a tall pine to see better. The man’s walk was marked by an easy grace-an Elvish grace, Flint would have said: yet the man’s body had the thickness and tight muscles of a Human, while the facial hair was definitely Humankind’s. All the Dwarf could see of the man’s face beneath a green hood was tan skin and a brownish-red beard. A longbow was slung over one shoulder and a sword hung at his left side. He was dressed in soft leather, carefully tooled in the intricate designs the Elves loved. But no Elf in the world of Krynn could grow a beard….no Elf, but… “Tanis?” said Flint hesitantly as the man neared. “The same.” The newcomer’s bearded face split in a wide grin. He held open his arms and, before the Dwarf could stop him, engulfed Flint in a hug that lifted him off the ground. The Dwarf clasped his old friend close for a brief instant, then, remembering his dignity, squirmed and freed himself from the Half-Elf’s embrace. -Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Dragons of Autumn TwilightWalking in two worlds but truly belonging to neither, Half-Elves combine what some say are the best qualities of their Elf and Human parents: Human curiosity, inventiveness, and ambition tempered by the refined senses, love of nature, and artistic tastes of the Elves, some Half-Elves live among Humans, set apart by their emotional and physical differences, watching friends and loved one's age while time barely touches them. Others live with the Elves, growing restless as they reach adulthood in the timeless Elven realms, while their peers continue to live as children. Many Half-Elves, unable to fit into either society, choose lives of solitary wandering or join with other misfits and outcasts in the adventuring life.
Of Two WorldsTo Humans, Half-Elves look like Elves, and to Elves, they look Human. In height, they’re on par with both parents, though they’re neither as slender as Elves nor as broad as Humans. They range from under 5 feet to about 6 feet tall, and from 100 to 180 pounds, with men only slightly taller and heavier than women. Half-Elf men do have facial hair, and sometimes grow beards to mask their Elven ancestry. Half-Elven colouration and features lie somewhere between their Human and Elf parents, and thus show a variety even more pronounced than that found among either race. They tend to have the eyes of their Elven parents.
Diplomats or WanderersHalf-Elves have no lands of their own, though they are welcome in Human cities and somewhat less welcome in Elven forests. In large cities in regions where Elves and Humans interact often, Half-Elves are sometimes numerous enough to form small communities of their own. They enjoy the company of other Half-Elves, the only people who truly understand what it is to live between these two worlds. In most parts of the world, though, Half-Elves are uncommon enough that one might live for years without meeting another. Some Half-Elves prefer to avoid company altogether, wandering the wilds as trappers, foresters, hunters, or adventurers and visiting civilization only rarely. Like Elves, they are driven by the wanderlust that comes of their longevity. Others, in contrast, throw themselves into the thick of society, putting their Charisma and social skills to great use in diplomatic roles or as swindlers.
Excellent AmbassadorsMany Half-Elves learn at an early age to get along with everyone, defusing hostility and finding common ground. As a race, they have Elven grace without Elven aloofness and human energy without Human boorishness. They often make excellent ambassadors and go-betweeners (except between Elves and Humans, since each side suspects the Half-Elf of favouring the other).
Half-Elf NamesHalf-Elves use either Human or Elven naming conventions. As if to emphasize that they don’t really fit into either society, Half-Elves raised among Humans are often given Elven names, and those raised among Elves often take Human names.
Ability Score IncreasesYou can choose 2 Ability scores to increase by +1 (from your Human Heritage).
Age20 (Young Adult, like Humans), 50 (Adult), 250 (Average), 400-500 (Old).
AlignmentAny Alignment, but tend towards CHAOTIC, Neutral & Good.
Size5-6ft (Average), You look more Human, you can grow facial hair and have the pointed ear Elven trait, Weight 130lbs (Average). Your size is MEDIUM.
Fey AncestryYou have ADVANTAGE on SAVING THROWS against being CHARMED and MAGICAL SLEEP.
Elven TranceYou can enter a trance like state instead of sleeping, A 4 Hour TRANCE is the same as a LONG REST (8 hours).
LanguagesYou can speak, read and write Kelldorian (Common) and choose the Human language of your Birth (Example Gondonian-GONDONIA).
Skill VersatilityYou gain PROFICIENCY in 2 SKILLS of your choice (From Human Heritage). There are four Half-Elven Subraces
SubracesHalf-Elosi, Half-Pelosi, Half-Talosi, and Half-Drow
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Half-Elves in the World of Kelios
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