Under certain circumstances, a marriage between a human and an elf will give rise to a unique progeny, the half-elf. These mixed-breed children can have a hard time fitting in anywhere, their natures placing them on a firm middle ground between two very different cultures. Their ardor, curiosity and ambition is unparalleled among their elven cousins, but are thought to be unusually reserved and graceful when among human company. Among elves, these folk would reach maturity at an astounding rate, often times before learning the intricacies of elven culture. Among humans, however, the half-elf would find themselves to be more aloof than their peers, taking longer to mature. A half-elf will usually find a place for themselves within human lands, but some may feel like outcasts their whole lives.
Half-elves are free spirited and flighty, often prone to bouts of wanderlust. They claim no lands as their own, but settle down wherever they are welcome. The rare cross of human energy with elven grace makes them very easy to get along with, and ofttimes prove to be great ambassadors. They are graced with the refined taste of their elven parentage, while still maintaining a human curiosity and ambition.
Half-elf men might stand from under 5 feet to around 6 feet tall, with women being only slightly shorter. To an elf, the half-elf would look undoubtedly human, and a human would have an easy time noticing their elven features. Usually fair and smooth skinned, half-elf skin colour can and will vary depending on parentage. Their eyes are the brilliant green of their elven parent, however, the colour may vary depending on generation. A half-elf will reach maturity at 20 years old, while they can live to be more than 180.
Half elves claim no lands of their own, though they find themselves welcome in human cities and elven forests. Sometimes they will form communities in larger cities.
Depending on where they are raised, half elves follow either elven gods, principally Corellon Larethian, or if raised among humans often choose Ehlonna, goddess of the woodlands.
Half-elves find it easy to get along with most races. A fast friend among elves, humans dwarves gnomes or halflings, their sprightly mix of grace and ardor makes them good company. Perhaps it is because of their shared human parentage, but some half-elves are discomforted by half-orcs.
Half-elves are swayed more towards the chaotic end of the spectrum by their elven heritage, but, like humans, tend towards good and evil in equal measure. They do not love leaders or followers, and place a lot of value on personal freedoms.
Half-Elf names depend on where they were raised either in an Elven Culture or a Human Culture.
Half-elves find themselves drawn towards adventure, as it would seem that their combined heritage pushes them to wander and explore. They often end up with unusual jobs and even more unusual company. The life of an adventurer comes easily to them.