Half-Elf

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Half-Elf (“tel-lathlan”)

Half-elves (called “tel-lathlan” in Low Elven) do not live apart in their own cultures. Instead, they may or may not be accepted among either their human or elven parent’s culture, depending on the society in question. Generally, surface elves accept them, but rapid development marks the half-elf, since he outstrips his childhood friends and joins the ranks of adults before he is ready by elven standards. However, should such a coupling take place between a dark elf and a human, both the parents and unborn child would be immediately put to death.

In human cities and towns, people regard the half-elf as an exotic curiosity or an unwelcome outsider, depending on the location. Eldorans look poorly on anyone other than themselves, while Reanaarians generally do not consider race a factor in determining a person’s worth. Most half-elves have the curiosity, inventiveness, and ambition of the human parent, along with the refined senses, love of nature, and artistic tastes of the elf parent.

The half-elves of Tellene stand anywhere from under 5 feet to about 6 feet tall, making them taller than all elves but the gray elves. Female half-elves are 2 or 3 inches shorter than the male, but this still puts them on par with male high elves. Average weight for a male is 130 to 160 pounds, and around 20 pounds less for a female. Eye color is usually green, but skin and hair color varies considerably, depending on parentage. A mixed Fhokki/high elf child is likely to have pale skin and blond or auburn hair, whereas a Svimohz/wild elf offspring possesses very dark skin and hair.
Gender: Base Height: Height Mod.: Base Weight: Weight Mod.:
Male 4'7" +2d8 (inches) 100 lbs x (2d4) lbs
Female 4'5" +2d8 (inches) 80 lbs x (2d4) lbs
Adulthood: Middle Age: Old: Venerable: Maximum:
20 yrs 62 yrs 93 yrs 125 yrs +3d20 yrs

Half-elves are naturally friendly towards all races because of their in-between status. They get along best with humans and elves, since they share some heritage with those two races. They are friendly towards all other races, though they share a certain bond with the other half-breeds: half-orcs and half-hobgoblins. However, unlike their half-breed cousins, half-elves find life much easier.

As a race, the tel-lathlan do not posses any lands unto themselves. Instead, they can be found in any human and elven city, and many other places throughout Tellene. Similarly, they do not have a language unto themselves, and thus speak the language of whatever culture in which they were raised. Often this means that half-elves speak Low Elven and at least one human language. Since half-elves do their share of wandering, many often speak other languages as well.

In terms of religion, half-elves are not likely to become followers of any one religion, but they are likely to venerate The Watcher, Risk or the Raconteur over the other gods. Half-elves most often display a mixture of beliefs.

Half-elves are natural adventurers, as they never really have a home. Their elven heritage makes them able wizards and sorcerers, and their human half makes them extra versatile. Half-elves generally choose all classes with equal frequency, with slightly more choosing arcane disciplines, and fewer choosing the paladin or cleric.

“Am I unhappy being both human and elf? No. I can only be miserable if I think myself so.”
– Aladis the fletcher

Half-Elf

DANgerous Kalamar 4 Kallak