Character Races

  • Drow
  • Dracon
  • Sidhe
  • Fey
  • Halfling
  • Dwarf
  • Gnome
  • Elf
  • Half-Elf
  • Human
  • Ogre
  • Minotaur
  • Sahuagin

Half-Elf

Half-Elf

Half-Elves are the result of a cross-breeding between a Human and an Elf, the only interracial pairing that can successfully produce offspring. Half-Elves possess the strength of a Human and the agility of an Elf, and fall somewhere between the two in height and weight. They are readily accepted in either Elven or Human society, but because of their unusual heritage Half-Elves are unable to reproduce.

While they can see in the dark and resist magical control like their Elven ancestors, Half-Elves also inherit Human versatility and can be trained in most classes. They seem to regenerate faster and are less likely to get sick than either Elves or Humans, most likely because of their genetic diversity.

Roleplaying a Half-Elf

On his seventeenth birthday, Davkas was allowed to leave the monastary for the first time. Mounted on a horse and adorned in full armor, Davkas cheerfully listened to the clanking of metal on metal as he rode down the trail. He was allowed to leave the grounds and explore the surrounding forest his whole childhood, but he never dared venture into the nearby town. Orphaned at a young age, Davkas had no relatives to take care of him. A large, monastary took him in, teaching him the ways of holy combat.

Now, as he was becoming a man, he was been given his first task. There is a group of goblins living in an underground cave that had been terrorizing the countryside. Eager to put his training to the test, Davkas volunteered to chase away the evil little creatures. The idea of holy magic came easily to him due to his human father and his comfort in the surrounding terrain and solitude from his elven mother. As he continued off the trail into the forest, excitement filled his soul. A long career as a hero was beginning and he could not help but be a little nervous.

Half-elves are a roleplaying story waiting to happen. They're half-human, half-elf which is evidenced in their physical and magical ability. Like the elves, they can see in the dark and they also can heal quicker due to their strange genetic make-up. The main thing, when considering making a half-elf roleplaying character, is the idea that half-elves are the natural outsider. They don't belong with humans, as they mature slower and aren't as physically strong as their human family.

That being said, they're bigger and quicker to mature than their elfin family, providing them with a feeling of being "different" no matter which side of their family raises them. That may be why most adventurers in the world of Alyria are half-elves. They have left their homes, perhaps searching for a feeling of belonging somewhere in the outside world. Whether your character finds it is completely up to you. As with humans, you are not hindered at all by class-choice, as they have all options but Shaman open to them.