Into the Burning Wastes
Unlike the parents of muls, elves and humans are often attracted to each other. Half‐elves are typically the unwanted product of a casual interracial encounter.
“People are no good. You can only trust animals and thebottle.”
―Delmao, half‐Elven thief
|ST: 10 ||HP: 20 ||Speed: 5.5 |
|DX: 12 ||Will: 10 ||Move: 5 |
|IQ: 10 ||Per: 10 |
|HT: 9 [-10]||FP: 10 ||SM: 0|
|Dodge: 8||Parry: n/a||DR: 0 |
Advantages: Attractive [4pts]; Acute Vision 1 [2pts]; Night Vision 1 [1pts]
Disadvantages: Social Stigma (Minority Group)[-5]
Suggested Advantages: Beautiful [8 more pts]; Ambidexterity [5pts]; High Manual Dexterity [5pts}; Silence [5pts]
Suggested Disadvantages: Impulsive [-10pts]; Secret [Varies]
Personality: Half‐elves are notorious loners. Many Athasians believe that half‐elves combine the worst traits of both races, but the most difficult aspect of half‐elves – their lack of self–confidence – comes not from their mixed origins but rather from a life of rejection from both parent races. Half‐elves try in vain to gain the respect of humans or elves.
Physical Description: Averaging over six feet tall, half‐elves combine Elven dexterity with human resilience. Bulkier than elves, most half‐elves find it easier to pass themselves off as full humans than as full elves, but all have some features that hint at their Elven heritage.
Relations: Humans distrust the half‐elf’s Elven nature, while elves have no use for their mixed–blood children; Elven traditions demand that such children be left behind. Human society gives half‐elves have a better chance of survival, but even less kindness. Half‐elves sometimes find friendship among muls or even Thri‐kreen. Half‐ elves will cooperate with companions when necessary, but find it difficult to rely on anyone. Many half‐elves also turn to the animal world for company, training creatures to be servants and friends. Ironically, the survival skills and animal affinity that half‐elves developed to cope with isolation make them valuable beast handlers in human society.