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Official Races of Hollow
|Good Races of Hollow:||Centaur - Dwarf - Dryad - Elf - Feline - High Elf - Jersher - Minotaur|
|Neutral/Non-Aligned Races of Hollow:||Avian - Draconian - Dragon - Giant - Gnome - Half Elf - Hobbit - Human - Pixie - Seaborn - Troll|
|Evil Races of Hollow:||Drow - Fermin - Lycanthrope - Naga - Ogre - Orc - Preklek - Shadow Gnome - Undead - Vampire|
Half Elf Profile
Life Expectancy: 200-500 though this can vary dramatically. Homeland: Kelay Sage Average Height: 5-6ft Average Weight: 100-130 lbs (calculator) Preferred Classes: Ranger Classes this race can be: Race-Class Table Alignment: Any but tendancy to be Chaotic Preferred Weapons: Bow, Sword Aggression Level: Medium Intelligence Level: High Magic Rating: Moderate Strength Rating: Moderate Weak Against: Fire, Cold, Physical Strong Against: Nature Related Races: Elf, Human Drow High Elf Allied Races: Elf, Feline Enemy Races: Vampire, Drow, Undead
Half elves are descendant from Elves/High Elves/Drow and another race, most often human (though it can be a number of other races). On isolated occasions, a drow and an elf have been known to conceive. The slang term for one of these is "gray elf".
Generally speaking, half elves retain whatever traits were passed on between the host parents. Depending on the two races that intermingled to create the half-elf, it can be the average height of an elf or taller, or even shorter depending on the other race in their blood. Their ears tend to be shorter then an elves but longer then other races. Their skin color would also be determined by the parents traits: the descendant of a drow would have darker skin tones and lighter hair tones than one descending from a high elf. All half elves are sterile meaning they cannot in any way, shape or form mother or father their own children.
The mindset of a Half Elf is rather dependent on how the person was raised. A half-drow would generally have a tendency to dislike any brand of less evil elf, and vice versa, much in the same way that the base elven parents would act. Half Elves tend to offer a little more respect to other Half Elves than those of full blood or in fact of most other races, i.e. a high elf would show more disdain to a half elf than another half elf would. Half Elves are generally looked upon in society as 'Half breeds' and are treated, by most other races as such. Even the parenting races of half elves treat those of dual birth with a lack of respect.
Because of the wide range of means of being raised, half elves range across the entire good-evil spectrum; e.g. A half elf parented by a human and an elf would be more likely to fall on the side of Good than a half elf parented by a Drow and a human. However, birth is not the only thing that determines the alignment of a half elf.
Half Elf Society
Half elves are not accepted completely into any societies. Within Elven enclaves they are mainly treated with suspicion and as outsiders. They are never accepted into Drow society being either cast out or killed; this may explain why there is only a small proportion of Drow descended half-elves in Hollow. In fact it is probably within human society that half elves will have the best chances; Humans being the most accepting of the races.
It would be rare to have an entirely half elven society for the simple reason that half-elves do not have children. A group of half elves may come together and form an enclave of sorts, but as a general rule, such an organization would not last longer than a single generation.
Half Elves's & Religion
As a general rule, most half elves are aligned chaotically and so worship will generally be directed to Kanos if they follow the path of good, Cyela if they are neutral and Astrala if evil is the chosen path (though they can follow any alignment at all and therefore worship any deities).
If a half elf has an elven parent they may also follow the traditional structure of Elven worship. Many Elves especially druids have been known to worship Lauria. Elves are a religious folks but worship privately; many elves have two small shrines within their home, the first is for the worship of the natural order and balance and the second usually larger and more elaborate to worship their ancestors. Ancestor worship is very important to the long lived elves who can trace their family lines much more easily and often know the name of their grandsire hundreds of thousands of years earlier.
If a half elf has drow parentage then their worship is more likely to be towards Astrala. The treatment of half-breeds within Drow society is delivered only in two ways: Death or exile. Regardless of that half-breeds abilities or any feature, those two sentences are carried out without question. Therefore it is unlikely that any half elves will live in the Underdark.
Half Elf History
This sections has been created piecing together what little information could be found in the history section on the wiki and is subject to change. If any player has any ideas how this section could be improved please feel free to do so
Half elf history is very difficult to trace as; as stated above - enclaves of half elves are very rarely found. The history is therefore mainly reliant on the 'parent races' histories crossing paths.
The first half elves probably became present at the time when Elves and Human's first began to mingle and the elves began to teach humans magic. Before this time the humans were considered barbaric and were largely ignored by the elven population. Even then the introduction of a human into an elven enclave was rare, and the integration of an elf into human society was equally so. The number of half elves was therefore minimal.
During the war with the Vampire Lord Dante, when miles of the Sage Forest was torched and the elven race devastated, many elves found refuge in Human towns, causing the population of half elves to increase dramatically. Since then; many humans and elves have co-existed, leading to the population of half elves remaining at a fairly steady level.
Famous Half Elves
See Famous Players