Blood Elves

Basic Information

Biological Traits

They are strongly resistant to magic. The Blood Elves also have innate magic available to them. They can cast Farie Fire at will, They can also cast Darkness and Vampiric Touch multiple times before they need to rest.

Genetics and Reproduction

Live berth with a twenty four month gestation period.

Dietary Needs and Habits

The Blood Elves are an omnivorous people. The Blood Elf diet is high in meet intake including the flesh of other sapient and intelligent species.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

Blood Elf eyes range from Ice blue to a dark red. Purple is the most common

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Velidan of Keldan

Average Intelligence

Above Average level of intellegence of the land of Ravos. All are taught the skills of stealth.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Blood Elves can see in magical and natural darkness without a light.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Common Male Names:   Alraesh, Baelaeus, Cae'daras, Inlath, Railan, Vyneas,Yatrezaen   Common Female Names:   Azaewae,Kelvia, Laevea, Per'thaes, Saenair, Talzaia, Zanise

Beauty Ideals

Blood Elves seek physical perfection and if a child is born with deformity they are sacrificed. If a Blood Elf becomes deformed or crippled they are outcast and often hunted for sport.

Gender Ideals

Females are all powerful and men are slaves

Courtship Ideals

Most courtships are based around improving status of their houses. If a Blood Elf wants a sexual plaything they will either take on a consort or a pleasure slave. Many Blood Elves will offer themselves physically to creatures of the lower planes to have children born of both worlds and these children are held in high regard.

Average Technological Level

The Blood elves have attained advanced weaponsmithing capabilities as well as high magical applications to technologies.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Common, Undercommon, Elvish and most speek some form of abyssial or infernal.

Common Etiquette Rules

All Blood Elves show submissiveness to those of higher status.

Common Dress Code

Always masked. Blood Elves tend to dress in silks and leathers made of animals or other races as a sign of status.

Culture and Cultural Heritage

Matriarchal society males are nothing more than cannon fodder and chattel for breeding. Slavery is common among the Blood Elves and the keeping and taking of slaves is highly encouraged. The other aspect of society is the nature of Power. For those with power will control those with less. When looking at the social structure of their cities is the individual houses. The 13 ruling houses of a city rule the city the houses below are always looking to move up in the power structure. If a house can eliminate the house above them they will rise to that rank if they can keep it. They must also strike in a way that can be kept discrete. This power structure of houses is copied within the families of the houses. Assassination is common in this culture.

Common Customs, Traditions and Rituals

Coming of Age:

Blood Elves coming of age in a noble house are sent on the bloodletting. Young elves are to hunt down and kill a slave or captured noble of another house and kill and skin them returning after they have feasted on the flesh of the slain and wearing a garment made of the slain skin.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

The Blood Elves hate everyone

"it is said that the only reason the Blood Elves have not conquered the world is their continued inter house warfare and seeking of status among their dark gods."
— Balthas sage
Origin/Ancestry
Dark Elves
Lifespan
1000-2000 years. Many do not reach this age due to the nature of inter-house and family conflict
Average Height
6'0-6'6
Average Weight
120-200 lbs
Average Physique
Most Blood Elves have slender, muscular bodies. Males tend to be shorter than females. Like all elves the Blood Elves seem to have an unnatural grace and beauty.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Bone white skin
Religion;   The Blood Elves worship a four dark gods Khaless the Patron of the Blood Elves and most important of their gods. Aaldir typically worshiped by the warrior class, and Umtix by blood elf assassins. There is a small sect warshiping The Morrigan in her guise as Our Lady of Blessed Murder