Elf Species in Strathnora | World Anvil

Elf

Elves are a long-lived people with strong ties to both Arcane and Primal magic, depending on their heritage.
  Originating from the continent of Bar-Oinur, the Elves sought an alliance with the Dragons due to their powerful magical abilities. They willingly became the Military of the Dragons against the other sentient species of Strathnora, leading to great wars and destruction.
  Eventually, they betrayed the Dragons when it became obvious that they were seen as lesser instead of equals, joining the other races in their fight against them. This led to a loss of a great deal of their original culture, something that was only exacerbated by the destruction of their original Capital city of Afil'Quah. Now, even after centuries have passed, many elves are seen as refugees and outcasts due to their people's use in the Dragon's armies that fought against the other races.

Basic Information

Anatomy

Humanoid, with sharp pointed ears and eerily beautiful faces, elves range in size depending on their Heritage.

Biological Traits

Elves can live between one to three hundred years.
They can range in height from five to sevent feet.
They commonly weight between fifty to eighty kgs.
Their skin tones range from deep earthy browns and greens to pale whites and even blues.   All of this depends on their Heritage, of which there are numerous.

Genetics and Reproduction

Elves reproduce incredibly slowly, with only one child being born to a pair every couple of centuries.

Growth Rate & Stages

Elves mature physically at about the same rate as Humans up until their early twenties, at which point they begin to age incredibly slowly, at about one year for every ten human years.

Ecology and Habitats

Elves can live in a variety of environments depending on their Heritage, from dense forests and jungles, to sprawling cities.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Elven diets vary greatly between Heritages, with some eating almost exclusively meat, while others only consume fruits and vegetables, and others still being omnivorous.

Behaviour

Elves are solitary by nature, usually preferring their own company over that of others. This means that most Elven settlements are small, though there are exceptions.

Additional Information

Social Structure

Elves live in a cast based society.   Much of their history was lost or destroyed due to the Dragons, and they are always searching for more about it.   Elven Mothers and Fathers are often seen as the leaders/most important people in a community due to their low birth rates.

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Elves were once used as the foot soldiers and slaves of the Dragons during the Dragon Wars due to their high magical power and natural abilities.

Facial characteristics

Often described as eerily beautiful, they have perfectly symmetrical faces that never grow beards.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Primarily found on the Elven Continent of Bar-Oinur, they are also present on the continent of Eagos.

Average Intelligence

Elves are incredibly smart, though usually only due to their long lives allowing them to learn for a great amount of time.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

All Elves are capable of seeing clearly in low-light environments.

Civilization and Culture

Beauty Ideals

Elves view perfection and balance of magic and nature as the true forms of beauty, and will often adorn themselves in flowing robes with enchanted crystals floating around them, or cover themselves in moss and beautiful living flowers.

Gender Ideals

There is very little difference between a male and female Elf.

Courtship Ideals

Elves more often than not have arranged marriages to attempt to breed the most powerful offspring they can to make up for their lack of numbers. This is especially true inthe higher casts of Elven society.

Average Technological Level

Elves tend to stray away from technological advances, preferring to focus on magic and enchantments.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Elven, Sylvan

Common Dress Code

Long flowing robes adorned with magical gems or living plants.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

Elves tend to view themselves as better than other species, be they sentient or not, with few exceptions. It takes a lot to get an Elf to trust or accept a person of a different species, but once they have, they will often view them as an Elf of a lower cast, better than non-elves, but still below them.   The only exceptions to this are Gnomes and the Fey, the former of which they view as equals, and the latter as betters.
Elf01 by Paizo
An Ancient Elf Artist
Elf02 by Paizo
A Woodland Elf Druid
Average Physique
Elves tend to be slender and frail looking, though can be deceptively strong.
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