Elves have lived in Khorvaire for generations in small towns. When humans first migrated to Khorvaire the two races instantly hit it off and the elves quickly offered the humans their protection and were welcomed into their communities. Elves that have migrated to Khorvaire within the last 500 years have a significantly different culture to those who have lived in Khorvaire for several generations, with the Khorvairan elves finding they have much more in common with humans then they do with the elves of Aerenal.


Elves are a bit shorter than humans, ranging in height from under 5 feet to just over 6 feet and weigh between 100 to 145 pounds. Their skin tones range from pale white or a bluish white to a dark bronze or copper complexion, while their hair ranges from blonde to black and green or blue. Their eyes are typically a gold, silver or black colouration.

Elves from Breland

Elves have lived amongst humanity for generations, with elves who are alive today remember a time when the dragonmarked houses didn’t exist and the Church of the Silver Flame had yet been created. They are keenly aware of the great cost of the Last War as they saw Galifar rise up to the great kingdom it once was only a century ago and how much has been lost during the Last War and since. Those elves who live in Breland can trace their ancestry back to it’s founding only a few elven generations ago.

Elves from Aerenal

Elves have lived in the island nation of Aerenal for millenia, since they escaped the clutches of the giants of Xen’drik and escaped to this sanctuary. Here the prominent religion is the Undying Court, where the spirits of elves remain on the island of Aerenal itself. However it is the elves who call themselves the Tairnadal who responded to the call of Breland during the Last War. The vast majority came to the aid of Cyre but some came to the aid of Breland. Believing themselves to be the reincarnated soul of a legendary elf that was either famous or infamous. The Tairnadal seek to emulate that elf’s life the best way they can and so their motives for coming to the aid of Breland varies dramatically. Some came simply for coin, others for honour while some have less noble motives. Many of the Tairnadal elves chose to go back home to Aerenal after the Last War ended. But others chose to remain in Breland on their quest to recreate the life of a legendary elf.

Elf Racial Traits

Elves gain the following racial traits.

Ability Score Increase. Your dexterity increases by 2; either increase your Intelligence or Wisdom by 1.
Size. Elves range from under 5 to over 6 feet tall and have slender builds. Your size is Medium.
Keen Senses. You have proficiency in the Perception skill.
Fey Ancestry. You have advantage on charm saving throws and cannot be put to sleep by magic.
Trance. Elves don’t sleep. Instead they meditate deeply, remaining semiconscious for 4 hours a day. While meditating you can dream after a fashion; such dreams are actually mental exercises that over the years have become reflexive.
Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence bonus increases by 1.
Speed. Your base movement speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. You can see up to 60 feet in dim light as if it was bright light. You can see up to 60 feet in darkness as if it was dim light. You see the world in shades of grey and cannot perceive colours.
Elf Weapon Training. You have proficiency with the longsword, shortsword, longbow and shortbow.
Cantrip. You know one cantrip of your choice from the wizard spell list. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability score for it.
Languages: Elves begin play speaking Elven, Common and 1 other language of their choice.


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