Half-elf-athas.jpgBorn from two worlds but welcome in neither, half­ elves struggle to find their place in a hostile land. Humans and elves rarely share trust or affection, but they travel many of the same roads on Athas, and sometimes romance follows. However, the children of unions between elves and humans are rarely happy. Half-elves typically face intolerance and prejudices throughout their lives. A tribe of elves might go so far as to cast out a female elf who bears a half-elf child , letting the desert dispense with the object of their shame. Humans care less about elven ancestry, but most assume that half-elves are every bit as clever and dishonest as their elven forebears.

Use all the half-elf traits as described in the PHB® with the following changes:

  • Age. Half-elves have lifespans comparable to humans. They enter adulthood in their late teens and usually live less than a century.
  • Size. Half-elves are usually taller than humans, ranging from 6 to 6½ feet tall. Your size is Medium.
  • Fey Ancestry. You don’t have this trait.
  • Survivor. You have proficiency in the Survival skill.
  • Languages. You can speak Common. You cannot read these language unless a background gives you that trait.



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