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Elf

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

Elves are warm-blooded, bipedal vertebrates with upright posture. The elven body consists of two arms, two legs, the torso, the neck, and the head.
  Elves' limbs are a tad longer on average than that of other sapient species; shorter limbed species such as dwarves or halflings are known to comment on how unsettling they find their willowy limbs to be.
  Elves have fine pointed ears, ranging in length from 10. 2 centimeters to 20.5 centimeters. Though these ears are stationary, vestigial muscles around the ears allow them to twitch to a significant degree, often times as an emotional reaction.

Genetics and Reproduction

Elf reproduction takes place via internal fertilization by sexual intercourse. Upon fertilization, gestation occurs inside the uterus. The average gestation period is approximately 930 days; elves require seven years to a decade to physically recover and be ready to bear children again. Elves very, very rarely undergo multiple births. Those that do tend to cause catastrophic damage to the bearer.
  Elves go into menopause around their 300th year, if they live that long.

Growth Rate & Stages

110- Physical maturity 175 - Middle age 263- Old 350 - Venerable 750- Maximum

Dietary needs and habits

Early elves were highly effective crepuscular ambush hunters and day foragers. Later they developed into a highly agricultural society, depending far more on plant life than meat.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

Fine, graceful assets.

Perception and Sensory capabilities

Lowlight vision.

Civilization and Culture

Naming traditions

Last names: Prefix: Ar-, A-, Ta-, Tau-, Ge-, Gem-, Gen-, Le-, Leo-, Vi-, Vir-, Vig-, Virg-, Li-, Lib-, Sc-, Sco-, Scor-, Orp-, Sa-, Sagg-, Ter-, Teri-, Ca-, Cap-, Capr-, Pri-, Pric-, Aq-, Aqu-, Aqua- Suffix: -ria if of an old High House

Beauty Ideals

Appearance is everything to elves; they have some of the highest beauty standards of any species.

Culture and cultural heritage

Elves place a high value on personally refining skills and attaining perfectionism. There's a heavy focus on lineage.

Common Taboos

Relationships with shorter lived races is frowned on, especially having children with them.

Interspecies relations and assumptions

Elves tend to view the other sapiens as lesser- either basically as children or at worst simple animals. Actual relationships with shorter lived races is frowned on, especially having children with them. Purely physical encounters are less frowned upon but that is highly dependent on the species of the non-elf in question.

Genetic Ancestor(s)
Genetic Descendants
Scientific Name
Magia antiquum sapiens
Origin/Ancestry
Verian, G'Ach, Sylvian, Lucroe
Lifespan
500-750 years (if contact with Vintae), 263 years (if no contact with Vintae)
Average height
1.9-2.0 meters
Average weight
58 kg
Average physique
Most elves are characterized as lithe, willowy beings- lean of muscle, if any. However, elves of many sizes exist.
Body tint, colouring and marking
Elves come in a vast array of colorations and pigmentations.
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