Of Kings and Men
“The Elves are a fair and human-like race that originated in lands to the further west of the continent of Erdon. They spent long years in chains and under the command of Orcs and Gnolls. Many escaped and set up small communities that later made contact and invited the Humans to slaughter their enemies.
After their liberation, they attempted to integrate into human society, but had great trouble and eventually left human lands to dwell in forests and mountains in lands that were barely inhabited and barren.
They are disliked in the Clan Lands, for they are considered aloof, arrogant and unappreciative of their Human saviours. They are distrusted by most people and contact with them is avoided. This feeling is mutual.
They are very rarely found in Human Lands, but mostly in villages, forest communities, trade quarters, or serving as scouts and archers in human armies."
Note that the Elves presented here are the most common variety of Elves – Wild Elves. It is also possible to pick from Wood Elves, Grey Elves and High Elves.
- +2 Dexterity, –2 Intelligence
- Humanoid (Elf)
- Medium: As Medium creatures, elves have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
- Elf base land speed is 30 feet.
- Immunity to magic sleep effects, and a +2 racial saving throw bonus against enchantment spells or effects.
- Low-Light Vision: An elf can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. He retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
- Weapon Proficiency: Elves receive the Martial Weapon Proficiency feats for the longsword, rapier, longbow (including composite longbow), and shortbow (including composite shortbow) as bonus feats.
- +2 racial bonus on Listen, Search, and Spot checks. An elf who merely passes within 5 feet of a secret or concealed door is entitled to a Search check to notice it as if she were actively looking for it.
- Automatic Languages: Common and Elven. Bonus Languages: Draconic, Gnoll, Goblin and Orc.
- Favored Class: Ranger. A multiclass elf’s ranger class does not count when determining whether she takes an experience point penalty for multiclassing.