Born heroes and leaders who combine the best features of humans and elves.
Descended from elves and humans, half-elves are a vital race in which the best features of elves and humans often appear.
Play a half-elf if you want...
- to be an outgoing, enthusiastic leader.
- to be charismatic hero equally at home in two different cultures.
- to be a member of a race that favors the warlord, paladin, and warlock classes.
Physical Qualities Edit
Half-elves tend to be sturdier of build than elves but more slender than most humans. Half-elves have the same range of complexions as humans and elves, and live elves, half-elves oftern have eyes or hair colors not normally found among humans. Male half-elves can grow facial hair, unlike male elves, and often sport thin mustaches, goatees, or short beards. Half-elves' ears are about the size of human ears, but they are tapered, like the ears of their elven ancestors.
Half-elves usually adopt the dress and hairstyles of the society the spend the most time with; for example, a half-elf raised among a barbaric human tribe dresses in the furs and skins favored by the tribe and adopts the tribe's style of braids and face paint. However, it would not be unusual for half-elves raised among humans to seek out articles of elven clothing or jewellery so that they can proudly display signs of their dual heritage.
Half-elves have life spans comparable to humans, but like elves they remain vigorous well into old age.
Racial Traits Edit
Ability Scores: +2 Constitution, +2 Charisma.
Speed: 1.5 m per round.
Skill Bonuses: +2 Diplomacy, +2 Insight.
Dilettante: At 1st level, you choose an at-will power from a class different from yours. You can use that power as an encounter power.
Dual Heritage: You can take feats that have either elf or human as a prerequisite, as long as you meet any other requirement.
Group Diplomacy: You grand allies within 10 meters of you a +1 racial bonus to Diplomacy check.
Playing a Half-Elf Edit
Half-elves are more than just the combination of two races - the combination of elven and human blood produces a unique race with qualities all its own. The share some of the natural grace, athleticism and keen perceptiveness of the elves, along with the passion and drive of humans. But in their own right, they are charismatic, confident and open-minded and are natural diplomats, negotiators and leaders.
Half-elves like to be around people, the more diverse the better. They gravitate toward population centers, especially larger settlements where members of many races mingle freely. Half-elves cultivate large networks of acquaintances, as much out of genuine friendliness as for practical purposes.
Half-elves Characteristics: Accommodating, adaptable, charming, confident, gregarious, open-minded.