More than any other race, the half-elves
have grown in population since they first came to exist on Habololy. The
first half-elves lived soon after elves and humans first came into contact
and they learned that their races could produce an offspring. Since that
time, elves and humans of all types have mated and produced half-elven
The Half-Elves do not have a culture or nation of their own.
They mingle with the humans and elves that they live with and become part
of that culture. They are generally accepted by most nations. More often
than not, a Half-Elf will live with his or her human parent. That trend
has come about more because of the life span of the Half-Elf, which is
closer to that of a human, than anything else. There are exceptions to
acceptance. The Drow and Desert elves will usually eliminate any of the
half-elven bastards, as will the Umanin.
The typical Half-Elf will be easy to pick out upon a close
look. Their ears are not as dramatically pointed as an elf’s. Their
height and weight vary, but they can resemble the tendencies of either
parent. Hair and eye color can be any that either parent might have had.
The Half-Drow are the only truly distinctive Half-Elves, as their skin is
ashen in color.
Half-Elves can be found in every profession and are known to
worship nearly every religion and cult.
Half-Elves share many
of the same traits. There are some differences depending on what type of
elf was a parent to the Half-Elf. The type of human does not seem to
matter accept in appearance.
All Half-Elves are medium-sized
All Half-Elves have a base speed of 30 ft.
All Half-Elves receive a +2 bonus on any saving throw against a
All Half-Elves receive a +1 bonus
to all Listen, Spot, and Search skill checks
Half-Drow have 30 ft. darkvision. Half-Desert Elves have only normal
vision. All other Half-Elves have low-light vision.
Half-Elves may have any favored class
Half-Desert Elves receive a +1 bonus to Intelligence and a –1 penalty to
Half-Elves may select at most two elven racial feats based on the ones
available to their parent’s type of elf.