Humans and elves sometimes wed, the elf attracted to the human's energy and the human to the elf 's grace. These marriages end quickly because a human's life is so brief (compared to an elf 's life span of hundreds of years), but they leave an enduring legacy -- half-elf children. The life of a half-elf can be hard. Most find places for themselves eventually in human lands, but some feel like outsiders all their lives.

Physical Description

Half-elves range from under 5 feet to about 6 feet tall and weigh from 100 to 180 pounds. Half-elf men are slightly taller and heavier than half-elf women. A half-elf reaches adulthood at age 20 and can live to be more than 180 years old.


Half-elves share the chaotic bent of their elven heritage, but, like humans, they tend toward good and evil in equal proportion. Like elves, they value personal freedom and creative expression, demonstrating neither love of leaders nor desire for followers. They chafe at rules, resent others' demands and sometimes prove unreliable, or at least unpredictable.


Half-elves raised among elves follow elven deities, principally Correlon Larethian. Those raised among humans follow Ehlonna.

Racial Traits
  • Medium: As Medium creatures, half-elves have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.

  • Half-elf base land speed is 30 feet.

  • Immunity to sleep spells and similar magical effects and a +2 racial bonus on saving throws vs. enchantment spells or effects.

  • +1 racial bonus on Listen, Search and Spot checks: A half-elf does not have the elf 's ability to notice secret doors simply by passing near them.

  • +2 racial bonus on Diplomacy and Gather Information checks.

  • Favored Class: Any. When determining whether a multiclass half-elf takes an experience point penalty, her highest-level class does not count.