Waterdeep Species in The Realm of Beardsgaard | World Anvil


Waterdeep elves, being part Night Elf, from the driest landlocked kingdom in the Realm, seem an unlikely species to come to exist. It is thought they sprang from Deep Elves who explored ocean caverns deep underground, far inland, into the deepest caves under the Svartalfheim mountains, one of the primary place you will find Waterdeep today, as well as under the mountains, off the the coasts and in the open oceans off Manegard, and occasionally beyond.   Depending on the bloodlines they come from, the could have two legs, a tail, or other combinations of appendages. They often live in small underwater settlements, but some find solitary life perferable.

Basic Information

Growth Rate & Stages

Waterdeep age stages take after whichever culture they are raised in, but all things being equal, they lean toward their elven side in this regard. They reach full size around 15 years of age, but are still considered in their youth until the age of 100, at 300 they are usually done with their procreation years, and are considered an elder at 1000 years old and beyond.
Legacy Beings take on traits of each of their parent species. A single Water Elemental far back in a long line of Night Elves will make for a present day Waterdeep with mostly Elven characteristics. That Waterdeep individual, however, would have had to have a Vanir or God in their family tree somewhere, as they are the only humanoid beings that can directly physically interact with an Elemental, much less procreate with them.   Choose which of your parent species you take after more, then take the Stats and Prime Traits of that parent species, and the Legacy Trait of the other parent species.  
Character Building: Dungeons & Dragons 5E
Generic article | Nov 15, 2023

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Genetic Ancestor(s)
Average Height
5-7 ft
Geographic Distribution

This species has multiple parents, only the first is displayed below.
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