"Flint squinted into the setting sun. He thought he saw the figure of a man striding up the path. Standing, Flint drew back into the shadow of a tall pine to see better. The man's walk was marked by an easy grace--an elvish grace, Flint would have said; yet the man's body had the thickness and tight musles of a human, while the facial hair was definitely humankind's. All the dwarf could see of the an's face beneath a green hood was tan skin and a brownish-red beard. A longbow was slung over one shoulder and a sword hung at his left side. He was dressed in soft leather, carefully tooled in the intricate designs the elves loved. But no elf in the world of Krynn could grow a beard... no elf, but... "Tanis?" said Flint hesitantly as the man neared. "The Same." the newcomer's bearded face split into a wide grin. He held open his arms and, before the dwarf could stop him, engulfed Flint in a hug that lifted hm off the ground. The dwarf clasped his old friend a brief instant, then, remembering his dignity, squirmed and freed himself from the half-elf's embrace." - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Walking in two worlds but truly belonging to neither, half-elves combine what some say are the best qualities of their elf and human parents: human curiosity, inventiveness, and ambition tempered by the refined senses, love of nature, and artistic tastes of the elves. Some half-elves live among humans, set apart by thier emotional and physical differences, watching friends and loved ones age while time barely touches them. Others live with the elves, growing restless as they reach adulthood in the timeless elven realms, while their peers continue to live as children. Many half-elves, unable to fit into either society, choose lives of solitary wandering or join with other misfits and outcasts in the adventuring life.
Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2, and two other ability scores of your choice increase by 1.
Of Two WorldsEdit
Diplomats or WanderersEdit
Relations to other races
Half-elves use either human or elven naming conventions. As if to emphasize that they don't really fit in to either society, half-elves raised among humans are often given elven names, and those raised among elves often take human names.