Elves Species in Taeva | World Anvil
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The Elves are a race of humanoids native to the lands of central and southern Imera. Once the rulers of a great mage empire, the Elves now live in various distinct kingdoms, but remain united through their shared reverence for magic. Thanks to their innately magical nature (the result of a supposed ancestral connection to the Fae Realm), as well as the many advances made by their ancient empire, the Elves remain one of the most influential races in Taeva.

Basic Information


Normal to slender humanoid build, two arms and legs, hands with four fingers and a thumb on each hand, feet with five toes on each foot, and pointed ears.

Biological Traits

Elvish physiology is more mutable than that of most of Taevas races, and is greatly influenced by what kind of magic they're exposed to. This trait is responsible for the various Elf subtypes found throughout Taeva.

Genetics and Reproduction

Elves babies take on average 9 months to fully gestate.

Growth Rate & Stages

Infancy: 0-3
Child: 4-12
Adolescent: 13-17
Young adult: 18-30
Adulthood: 31-199
Elder: 200+

Dietary Needs and Habits

The Elves are omnivorous.

Additional Information

Social Structure

Within Elvish society, those with very little or no magical ability are treated as low class peasants, while those with exceptional magical ability are treated as nobility.

Facial characteristics

Females tend to have softer facial features than males, males are capable of growing facial hair.

Average Intelligence

Above average

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Elves are all but guaranteed to have the ability to use magic, and can learn it at a faster rate too. They are also capable of sensing if magic has been used in their presence recently.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Elvish names tend to be melodic and roll off the tongue, though there are a few with a harsh sound to them
Male: Runien, Illerian, Kaedis, Arbane, Vaeril
Female: Lidia, Araine, Faele, Naesala, Tsarra
Surnames: Camihre, Aedius, Grayahl, Ilimaer, Naevyre

Beauty Ideals

Aside from a healthy physique, the Elves consider a high intellect to be attractive.

Gender Ideals

While there are exceptions, men are expected to be strong and confident leaders, and women are expected to be calm and wise.

Courtship Ideals

It falls on the man to make the proposal.

Relationship Ideals

The Elves are monogamous, and marry for life. Given their long lifespans, Elves are very careful in their selection of spouses.

Average Technological Level

The Elves make extensive use of Magitech, as well as various enchantments.

Common Dress Code

Elvish clothing is commonly light and made from cloth, is colourful, and often has at least minor embellishments.

Culture and Cultural Heritage

As the descendants of a people that were renowned for their skill with magic, the Elves place great value on magic. How much value they place on magical ability varies among the different Elf subspecies, with High Elves placing the greatest worth, and Wood Elves valuing it closer to how most other races do.
300 years
Average Height
Male: 5'10" Female: 5'7"
Average Weight
Male: 72kg Female: 61kg
Average Physique
Slim to lean
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Elves skin tones, eye colours, and hair colours vary among the various subtypes of their race. All Elves can (and often do) adorn their bodies with markings.
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