Environment: Varied, usually within human societies
Range: Scattered, rare (c1 tooltip)
Diet: Omnivore
Height (M 2d6)

Male: 5' - 6'
Female: 4'8" - 5'8"

Weight (3d12)

Male: 110 - 146 lbs
Female: 85 - 121 lbs

Skin, eyes, & hair: Combinations naturally occurring in humans, save for drow and aquatic elves, or the rare case of a grey elf parent
Lifespan: 120 - 605/90  [1]
Starting age: 55
Alignment: Any

Elf
Adult Middle Old Venerable
60 120 200 605+
Human
Adult Middle Old Venerable
18 45 60 90

Notes:

  • Elves can crossbreed only with man.
  • They are usually taller and more sturdy than an elf, and though their ears are pointed they are not quite as long.
  • Should a half-elf produce offspring with a non-elven mate that child isn't considered elven at all. They do not retain any elven abilities, either.
  • Should a half-elf breed with another elf the children are considered half-elf, even after multiple generations; the bloodline stays tarnished forever.
  • Due to their human blood a half-elf may, rarely, be capable of breeding with another race outside elf and man. However, if they are lucky enough to produce child, the elven blood never carries over and is lost.
  • There is roughly fifty percent chance a half-elf will take on characteristics from both parentage, though they almost always reflect their non-elven parent in eye and hair colour save within drow and grey elves.
  • High elves produce the most common half-elves due to their close relations with humans and their willingness to associate, and love, outside their own.
  • Half aquatic elves cannot breathe under water and only retain a tint of colour to their skin or hair.
  • Unlike other elves, drow are likely to produce a child who appears wholly drow, even after multiple generations. In the off chance this doesn't happen the half-drow child will have grey skin and their hair white with yellow, bleached colours. Drow will often kill the baby to remove evidence of its mixed blood.
  • Likewise, grey elves never accept half-elves into their society and the children, if not taken by the human parent, are abandoned. Grey elves are the rarest of all half-elves as they are the most unlikely to associate outside their own race and hold little love for other races. They resemble their human parent only, though shorter and paler in colouration. The only trait they truly keep from their elven parentage are the pointed ears.
  • Due to their skin and hair colour, and heavier build, sylvan elves are the easiest to pass as small humans.
  • Discrimination is experienced from both sides of their bloodline in most places, and a lot of half-elves are the product of war crimes due to the human fascination with elves and their otherworldly beauty.
[1]: For the world of Emarllain our half-elves more closely resemble Tolkien's in that they have the unique option to live amongst men. He or she must beseech the Gods and cannot turn back on this decision.

Typically, this is only granted for requited love and only after the half-elf has come of age. Once gifted mortality they age at the same pace as a regular human, and although their appearances are unaffected they also give up abilities they've inherited from their elven bloodline. He or she will pass on into the afterlife of the mortals, meaning that he or she must acknowledge the entirety of their sacrifice.