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Half-elves are featured in Dungeons & Dragons and related material.

Half-elves, as their name implies, are the offspring of humans and elves. Unlike Elrond and his twin brother Elros in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, half-elves do not have to "choose" between the human and elven worlds but are a subrace unto themselves, blending the features of human and elf. Half-elves look like elves to humans and like humans to elves (hence their elven description as "half-human"). They do well with elves, humans, gnomes, dwarves, and halflings, a social ease reflected in racial bonuses to the Diplomacy and Gather Information skills. In the case of conflicts between elves and humans, however, each side suspects a half-elf mediator of favoring the other. The drow despise them, referring to them as 'Mongrel half breeds'.

The main character of the initial Dragonlance series, Tanis Half-Elven, is a half-elf, as befits his name. In the Dungeons & Dragons Eberron campaign setting, half-elves consider themselves a separate people from humans and elves both and "breed true"; they bear the dragonmarks of Storm and Detection.

Half-Elves have curiosity and ambitions like humans but they have sense for magic and love for nature like their elven parents. To humans, they look like elves and for elves they looklike humans. Their skin is paler than human skin and they are taller and bigger than elves. Half-Elves have long ears like elves. They live about 180 years.

While creating a character, you can choose any class for half-elf. Half Elves like humans do not get attribute bonuses and decreases, so they don't have favored class. Naturally, they have Low-Light vision (Elves have darkvision), immunity against sleep and partial skill affinities for spot, search and listen (Elves have full Skill Affinities for same skills).

Like elf, a half-elf can become Arcane Archer.


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