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Races / Half-Elf

Alignment : good, neutral
Ethos : lawful, neutral, chaotic
Max Stat : str: 19 int: 21 wis: 21 dex: 22 con: 19
Classes : warrior, ranger, paladin, thief, ninja, cleric, monk, invoker, battlemage, bard, blademaster

History

Known by many names, some more offensive than others, those beings created by the marriage of human and elven genetics are most commonly known by the simple term, "half-elves." The product of interracial love, these individuals tend to bear many striking similarities to both races, inheriting many of the best, and perhaps most distinguishable traits of either species.

Whether these individuals appear more like their elven or human kin is largely dependent on random genetics, though it has been said that those born from human fathers are likely to have greater fortitude, while if they are born to elven fathers, they are likely to be leaner and more graceful. Overall though, there is no proven method of determining how similar a half-elf is going to be to its forebears.

One of the more remarkable traits of the half-elf is that their blood often yields some of the best traits of each race, regardless of what is created physically. They have inherited a sense of curiosity and creativity from their human ancestors, and a love of nature and appeal for the aesthetics from their elven blood. They are more dextrous and intelligent than most humans, but are also sturdier and more physically stable than most elves. Half-elves also

have retained the ability to see unaided in the dark and are most resistant to the affect of charm. Due to their curiosity, half-elves are also quick to learn the skills of their trade.

Often referred to as half-breeds and other demeaning slurs, most half-elves are brought up by their human parents, as the vast majority of pure elves see them as abominations. However, despite any misgivings about their conception, the elves grudgingly grant their half-human kindred solace in their religious sects and guilds, and acknowledge that despite their mixed blood, half-elves often are some of the most dedicated to both their crafts and ideals.

Usual Height

Between elves and humans; approximately 5 - 6.5ft

Hometown

Any of the major cities

Religion

Half-elves, like those of their ancestors that are humans, often find themselves too diverse to associate with one particular religion. Because half-elves do not, as a race, subscribe to any one particular belief or tenet,

and merely seek acceptance (especially early on in their lives), they tend to wander to whichever group will take them in.

Physical Features

Similar to their ethical beliefs, half-elves are far too diverse to sum up in brief. The mixing of their blood tends to yield a vast array of physical attributes, ranging from half-elves that could be mistaken for their fairer skinned, pointy-eared kindred, to those that look like they could walk into a tavern and sit between any two humans without anyone being the wiser. One trait that does tend to be fairly consistent is almost a perfect mixture of the almond eyes of an elf with the rounded orbs of a human, to create eyes that are oval-shaped. True half bloods also tend to have slightly pointed ears, however less long than a true elf's. An elf with human blood from a few generations removed would still be considered half-elven by the pure blooded elves, even if this heritage is not readily visible. However a human with only a little bit of elven blood would simply be considered a ,perhaps a bit more slender than usual, human.

Society

Because of their random and scattered inception, half-elves tend to lack a strong sense of community. They associate with each other, and often show great hospitality to those that share similar history with them; however, they simply are not prominent enough to have established their own separate society. Instead, they simply do their best to fit into whatever lives they can make for themselves.

Relations

Half-elves, again, have little to no real society for themselves. As such, relationships with the other denizens of Aabahran are formed on a truly personal level. In the case of a half-elf that is nigh indistinguishable from either a human or a pure elf, they may be treated accordingly by the other races. But, for the most part, their presence in the world is what they make of it.


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