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Types of Elves
There are, as mentioned befor, many types of Elves. But the categories used by Wizards in
their Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance settings are the most common ones. Roughly taken
there are 10 groups of elves:
1. Aquatic or Sea Elves.
These Elves live beneath the watery surfaces of many of the world's great seas, breathing
as easily below water as their cousins do above water. Most Aquatic Elves tend to be
greenish of skin and hair with webbed hand and feet. Sometimes they resemble mermaid like
creatures, but not nearly always.
2. Avariel elves.
These winged Elves used to live in many of the mountain regions of the world, but these
days they are almost extinct due to wars with Dragons and other mountain dwelling powers.
This group of Elves was banished to the subterranean Underdark after the Kinslaying which
divided the Elven races. The Drow are the only Elves that are inherently evil -chaotic
evil. They live in great cities under the Surface and are to most Surface dwellers as bad
a sight as the very demons from the nine hells.
A well known Drow is of course Drizzt Do'Urden (Dark Elf Triology/Icewinddale/etc) but
also his close kin and the sub-characters in his stories. Figures such as the Archmage
Gromph Baerne or the ever popular mercenary-king Jarlaxle.
These are originally Forest or Wood Elves that have the ability to change into wolves at
will. Unlike true werewolves they keep their sanity and mind when they change and they do
not change into unthinking killers therefor. Though most scholars see the Lythari as so
far different from 'normal' Elves that they take them as a separate race not really akin
anymore to Elves.
5. Moon Elves (or Silver Elves)
These are the most common type of Elves found. They typically have gray to silver hues of
hair though some might sport ravenblack as well.
A well known Moon Elf, for example, is the Crimelord Elaith Craulnober. (Songs and Shadows
series/City of Splendor:Waterdeep)
Pale elves that live in the High mountain regions of the world. They worship Tarsellis
Meunniduin, the Lord of Mountains. They are reclusive (even more so than 'normal'
Elves)and usually led by tribal priests known as "Peakwardens".
I don't know much about these Elves aside from the fact that they left this planet for an
extraplanar realm with the mysterious yet typically elven name Sildëyuir. Oh, and they
aren't in anyway related to Vulcans, I heard :/ So no Spock as well known Star Elf, I
8.Sun Elves (Gold elves)
Sun elves are primarily found upon the island of Evermeet and because of this, they are
less common across the rest of Faerûn. With bronze colored skin, gold, blond or black
hair, they are also called gold elves. Sun elves are less physically fit than their
The only ones I recall are Craulnober's ex-girlfriend (whose name I forgot) and the Gold
Elf that made Arylin Moonblade's youth miserable (whose name I also forgot).
The most reclusive of all the elves, the wild elves pride themselves on their isolation
and skill at keeping hidden. Their skin tends to be brown and they have similar colored
hair which lightens with age. All other Elves see them as their somewhat barbaric
Wood elves are a reclusive race, preferring to live in, obviously, woodlands and thick
forests. They place more emphasis on strength than learning. Wood elves are considered by
other elven subraces (particularly the austere sun elves) to be boisterous and hedonistic.
Again.....these are the types of elves you can play. If you know of any other type of
elves then you may ask me. If I say yes then you may play it.
Name: Whats their name?
Age: How old are they? (Elves age until 25 then their appearance stops aging and can live
up to 200 years old. Once they start getting up to 200 they start to feel older and what
Sex: Are they a male or a female?
Race: What type of elf are you?
Class: Knight, mage, guardian, rogue/thief, or any other class you can think of.
Orientation: What is their sexuality?
Occupation: Whats their job? If none type 'unemployed'
Their Story: Whats their background?
Personality: What are they like? What do they like? Etc.
Pic: Should be anime.....you can do real people to. Try not to do famous people. If you
can't find an elf then just do a pic and say they are an elf.
Name: Amaranth(Never dying flower)
Race: Dark Elf
Orientation: Straight as far as she knows
Their Story: She was a loving daughter of two dark elves. Her life was perfect. Until
light elves came and killed her family. Ever since then she vowed to help the Drows kick
the high elves out of power and take control of their realm. She holds hatred for the
light elves. Will she succeed or fail? Will teenage hormones change how she feels on
Personality: Kind at times, violent, loves blood and gore, horror movies, and pain. Gets
hurt a lot. Loves to fight especially with light elves who think all is good. Gets
frustrated and stressed easily.