Elves

Moon Elves

Moon Elves are the most common sort of elves in Faerun. Also called silver elves, they have fair skin (sometimes tinged with blue) and hair of silver-white, black or blue. (Humanlike colors are rare, but possible.) Their eyes are blue or green, with gold flecks. They are the elven subrace most tolerant of humankind and most half-elves are descended from moon elves.

Regions: Moon elven domains can be found in the woodlands of the Dalelands (in Cormanthor), Evermeet, the High Forest, the North, Silverymoon, and the Western Heartlands, Everska, on the western edges of Anauroch, is the strongest elven domain remaining in Faerun.

Racial Abilities: Moon elves have all the elven racial traits listed on Page 22 of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook except as follows:

  • Automatic Languages: Elven, Common, home region. Bonus Languages: Auran, Chondathan, Gnoll, Gnome, Halfling, Illuskan, Sylvan.
Sun Elves

Sun elves are less common across Faerun than moon elves because most live on Evermeet, where nonelves are not allowed to tread. Also called gold elves, they have bronze skin, hair of golden blond, copper, or black, and green or gold eyes. These are seen as the most civilized and haughty elves, preferring to remain separate from humankind and other nonelven races.

Regions: Aside from Evermeet, where they are most common, sun elves can be found in the woodlands of the North, Silverymoon, and the Western Heartlands. The realm of Everska is home to a number of powerful sun elven families.

Racial Abilities: Sun elves have all the elven racial traits listed on Page 22 of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook except as follows:

  • +2 Intelligence, +2 Charisma, -2 Constitution: Sun elves value study and contemplation over feats of agility. They have forceful personalities, despite their arrogance.
  • Automatic Languages: Elven, Common, home region. Bonus Languages: Auran, Celestial, Chondathan, Gnome, Halfling, Illuskan, Sylvan.
Wood Elves

Wood elves are a reclusive and almost feral cousin of the moon or sun elf. Also called green elves, they have coppery skin tinged with green, and brown, green, or hazel eyes. Their hair is usually brown or black, with blond and coppery-red occasionally found.

Regions: The High Forest is home to many wood elves. Smaller communities can be found in the forests of the Dalelands (especially Cormanthor), the Great Dale, the North, Tethyr, and the Western Heartlands.

Racial Abilities: Sun elves have all the elven racial traits listed on Page 22 of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook except as follows:

  • +2 Strength, +2 Dexterity, -2 Constitution: Wood elves are strong but slight, and tend to be less cerebral and intuitive than other elves.
  • Nature Attunement: Wood elves receive a +2 racial bonus on Climb, Stealth, and Survival checks. This replaces the Elven Magic racial trait.
  • Automatic Languages: Elven, Common, home region. Bonus Languages: Chondathan, Draconic, Gnome, Goblin, Gnoll, Sylvan.

Elves

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