Lunar Elf

Lunar elves are an offshoot of shadow fey and are quite rare, and their births are typically regarded as an auspicious omen. If the origin of the shadow fey is mysterious, then that of the lunar elves is even more so. Always born under the light of the full moons, these shadow fey seem saturated with its light. Lunar elves are identical in appearance to shadow fey except their skin glows in the dark, and they have luminous silver eyes. While lunar elves can learn to suppress this glowing effect, moments of strong emotion tend to reveal their true natures. The horns of lunar elves tend to be long, spiraled, and pearlescent.


Lunar elves who wish to remain in shadow fey high society adopt names typical of the shadow fey.

However, the lunar elves who choose to embrace their differences instead name themselves after the stars, which are so rarely seen through the dreary shadow sky. They consider this adoption of celestial names to be a true symbol of independence.

Example Names: Aldebaar, Belline, Caropa, Celene, Lestra, Mintella, Quogel, Solaris, Tollub, Virgesh.


Lunar elves are a subrace of elf. They enjoy the base elven racial traits along with the following subrace traits.

Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 1.

Alignment. Although they have a malevolent reputation, the shadow fey are not inherently evil. They tend toward chaotic neutral, though every variation exists.

Luminous. You emit bright light in a 15-foot radius and dim light for an additional 15 feet. You can choose to suppress this effect to only dim light in a 15-foot radius, to suppress it completely, or to activate it at any time without expending an action. (This effect has a level equal to your proficiency bonus, and if any of its area overlaps with an area of darkness created by a spell of the same level or lower, the spell that created the darkness is dispelled.)

Moon Child. When in darkness, dim light, or a shadow large enough to cover your body, you can cast the moonbeam spell. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to your Wisdom modifier (minimum 1), and you regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest. Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for this spell.

Shadow Fey Weapon Training. You have proficiency with the rapier, shortsword, shortbow, and longbow.

Sunlight Sensitivity. You have disadvantage on attack rolls and on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight when you, the target of your attack, or whatever you are trying to perceive is in sunlight.

Language. You can speak, read, and write Elvish and Umbral.

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