Light Elf

The light elves are a race of magical creatures endowed with the power of the sun. They are the guardians of Alfheim, the world they share with the Vanir, and they are allies of the people of Midgard. They enjoy frolicking in the moonlight, whirling and dancing to the rhythms of nature. Their songs harmonize with the birds and trees as they celebrate seasonal changes and religious observances. Although they do not have wings, they can glide on windy gusts as if they did. Light elves are also masters of lore and posses innate artistic talent.

Graceful Waifs

The light elves are shorter than humans and have pale white skin. Most have white hair that almost glows, though some dye their hair in shades of lavender, indigo, verdant, or scarlet. They have very long ears, tapered chins, and large, enchanting eyes. They are unnaturally thin and appear very delicate. Light elves often dress in white robes or gowns. Golden jewelry adorns their fingers, wrists, and necks. When battle calls, they don silvery armor and carry long spears and elegant swords.

Patient and Calm

Light elves are pragmatic, patient and tolerant, bending in the face of adversity like a reed in the wind. They are slow to anger and rarely enraged. If one was to become angered, they would never show it. They are unconcerned with the daily petty squabbles that preoccupy other races. Light elves value their own calmness of spirit over winning a prideful feud with an associate.

Harmony and Peace

The light elves have a vast kingdom in Alfheim, the mystical land of fey and Vanir. Alfheim is a world of primeval forests, majestic mountains, and vast prairielands that stretch from one horizon to the other.

Most light elves have simple lives of subsistence, service, and worship. They enjoy benevolent rulers and bountiful harvests. Light elf culture reinforces their esteem for fine art and harmony. Although they are a peaceful race, they are capable of war and do not shrink from battle. The society of light elves is egalitarian, cooperative, and ordered with an elaborate legal code and hundreds of specialized professions. Large, extended families are at the core of light elf society. The eldest matriarch is often the head of the family.

Reluctant Heroes

Light elves are not a particularly adventurous or curious race. When a light elf decides to leave her home and face the unknown hardships of the worlds abroad, it is usually for a very good and noble reason.

Light Elf Racial Traits

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increase by 1 and your Wisdom score increases by 2.

Age. Although light elves reach physical maturity at about the same age as humans, their understanding of adulthood goes beyond physical growth to encompass worldly experience. A light elf typically claims adulthood and an adult name around the age of 100 and can live to be 750 years old.

Alignment. Light elves tend to be good and many are also lawful. Light elves always follow the Norse deities and favor the Vanir.

Size. Light elves range from just under five feet tall to nearly six feet tall. Regardless of your position within that in that range, your size is medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Arcane Lore. Whenever you make an Intelligence (History) check related to magic items, alchemical objects, or artifacts, you can add twice your proficiency bonus, instead of any proficiency bonus you normally apply.

Darkvision. Being a creature of light, your vision penetrates darkness. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Keen Senses. You have proficiency in the Perception skill. Trance: Elves don’t need to sleep. Instead, they meditate deeply, remaining semiconscious, for 4 hours a day. (The Common word for such meditation is “trance.”) While meditating, you can dream after a fashion; such dreams are actually mental exercises that have become reflexive through years of practice. After resting in this way, you gain the same benefit that a human does from 8 hours of sleep.

Fey Ancestry. You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put you to sleep.

Gliding. Although you do not have wings, you can float on the air as if you had gliding wings. You take no damage from falling (as if subject to a constant feather fall spell). While in midair, you can move up to 5 feet in any horizontal direction for every 1 foot you fall, at a speed of 60 feet per round. You cannot gain altitude with this ability; you merely coast in other directions as you fall. If subjected to a strong wind or any other effect that causes you to rise, you can take advantage of the updraft to increase the distance you can glide.

Light Bringer. You know the light cantrip.

Rhythmic Life. You double your proficiency bonus to all Charisma (performance) checks made to perform songs and dances.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write own racial language of elven as well as Germanic. Their language is melodic and harmonious, with lilting accents and soft consonants. Light elves have a deep wealth of literature, poetry, and songs that serve as entertainment and education.

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