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Elves

Ümbria's nimble and wise race of mages, rangers, and druids

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

High Elves: Lighter skin tones, usually taller than Humans, tall pointed ears, straight hair, blonde/brown/black hair color.   Wood Elves: Mid range skin tone/tanned, usually the same or shorter than Humans, pointed ears, brown/black hair color.   Dark Elves: Grayish skin tones, usually the same height as Humans, tall pointed ears, straight hair, white/gray/black hair color.   Snow Elves: Light (almost white in some) skin tones, usually the same height as Humans, pointed ears, curly hair, blonde/white hair color.   Sun Elves: Draker skin tones, usually the same or taller than Humans, pointed ears, dark hair color.

Growth Rate & Stages

Live for around 400 - 500+ years. 5 stages of life: 0-9 baby, 10-19 child, 20-99 young adult, 100-349 adult, 350+ elder. (all in years)

Ecology and Habitats

High Elves: High Elves typically live in large ornate cities on Ümbria's surface. High Elves tand to stick close to or within these cities (often seeing going into the outside world as beneath their race) but many High Elves have left and made contact as well as allies with many kingdoms of Humans.   Wood Elves: Wood Elves tend to live in deep, heavily wooded areas such as forests or jungles. Many tribes of wood elves build interconected wooden cities within the forest/jungle canopy.   Dark Elves: Dark Elves typically live in stone cities based within the Underdark. These cities can made from cut stone or simply hollowed out rock structures found in the Underdark.   Snow Elves: Snow Elves live in in cold and snowy climates ranging from mountains to tundra and some even have lived on the Northern/Southern Wastes.   Sun Elves: Sun Elves live in very arid climates such as deserts.

Additional Information

Social Structure

High Elves: Trade between High Elves and Humans is highly profitable as Humans will pay much to obtain rare and beautify Elven weapons, armor, trinkets, clothing, furniture, books, potions, etc.   Wood Elves: Many wood elves are primarily hunter-gatherers with strong bond with nature and their tribe.   Dark Elves:   Snow Elves:   Sun Elves:

Facial characteristics

Tall pointed ears. Tall / long faces. Pronounced cheekbones. Thin eyebrows. Very little facial hair, if any.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Worldwide, in closer knit groups.

Civilization and Culture

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Common, Elvish

Origin/Ancestry
One of the many races created by the gods to populate Ümbria.
Lifespan
400 - 500 years
Average Height
5' 7" - 6' 5"
Average Weight
150-220lbs. male. 110-160lbs. female.
Average Physique
Lean but muscular.

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19 May, 2019 04:42

A great primer to my favorite fantasy race. You've done well. There's a spelling error under 'facial characteristics'. It should be 'Very little facial hair, if any'.   Otherwise, this was quite the wonderful read. I look forward to seeing what you do next.

19 May, 2019 06:40

Thank you!! I will say, I have not fully fleshed out my Elves as much as I want. When I started making the races I knew generally what I wanted from each and no idea for others so some of the races got basic place-holder text for the time being while I worked on other things. This article is next in line for additions / finishing I literally opened the tab today in prep for working on it when I get a chance lol (I have a bunch of tabs for things I need to do / reference and I close them as I work through them hahaha)

19 May, 2019 07:15

That is exactly what i'm doing. I recommend just jotting down the ideas you have, then revisiting them as you work through other ideas. For example, you may want to add a snow village of Elves, and this article will help you form it. But then the snow village will also help you flesh out this article. I consider articles like stone, and I am the sculptor chipping away.