Elves are aloof and mysterious, much like the natural forces they consider themselves to be the living extensions of. Quick-witted and light on their toes, there are very few Elves who don't have a trace of mischief -- whether benign or otherwise -- sparkling behind their eyes. Many older Elves genuinely dislike Humans for their past tendencies to upset the schemes of the Elven peoples and, indeed, the Human race's shorter lifespan no doubt adds friction to the relationship between the races. Where Elves can lay down plans that span decades, Humans rarely have the patience for such gradual progress. Their frustration is both amusing and annoying to the Elves.
The Elf figurine speaks in a voice light in tone, yet deep with age and wisdom: "Elven am I. Not as bulky as the Dwarves and not as strong as the Humans, but faster than both and smarter. Speed and agility are ours, both in the mind and the body. We are children of the living world: all the sides of nature define us, from the hard beauty of the snowy wastes in the mountains to the lush silence of the deepest, darkest forests. When all the other races have dwindled and died, the light of the Elvenkind will remain."
You regard the Elven form: A shade taller than the Human, it is willowy and graceful, aesthetically pleasing. The eyes sparkle with light-hearted joy, and a civilized air surrounds the Elf, a vital aura of age and refinement.
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Racial minimum and maximum heights by gender:
|Minimum Height||Maximum Height|
|Male||6 feet||7 feet|
|Female||5.5 feet||6.5 feet|
|-3||tiny||6' 0"||5' 6"|
|-2||short||6' 2"||5' 8"|
|-1||slightly below average||6' 4"||5' 10"|
|0||average||6' 6"||6' 0|
|+1||slightly over average||6' 8"||6' 2|
|+2||tall||6' 10"||6' 4|
|+3||very tall||7' 0"||6' 6|
Average lifespan: 350 years
Maximum lifespan: 450 years
Many historic Elven figures are reputed to have lived much longer.
Average gestation period: 8 Elanthian months
Elves have an amazingly difficult time procreating, even with another Elf. Once pregnant, it's not unusual for Elves to miscarry.
Elves can conceive children with the following races:
- Elf - difficult
- Dwarf - very difficult
- Elothean - very difficult
- Kaldar - difficult
- Human - difficult
- Halfling - very difficult
- Rakash - difficult
According to The Elven Folk, the children of an Elf and a non-Elf are born completely resembling either an Elf or the non-Elf race; there are no Half-Elves. If the child is born the race of the non-Elf, it will also possess the lifespan of that race, which is a source of grief for mixed-race couples.
Points of Interest
Elf Verbs A list of verbs that provide special messaging for Elves.
Elven Clans Elves tend to hail from clans that reflect specific physical characteristics.
- Elven Folk (book)
- Everyday Elven (book)
- Marriage Among the Elves, Volume 1 (book)
- Marriage Among the Elves, Volume 2 (book)
- Marriage Among the Elves, Volume 3 (book)
- Marriage Among the Elves, Volume 4 (book)
- Marriage Among the Elves, Volume 6 (book)
- Marriage Among the Elves, Volume 7 (book)
- Marriage Among the Elves, Volume 8 (book)
- Marriage Among the Elves, Volume 9 (book)
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