Half-Elf (Greyhawk 4E)

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Greyhawk for 4E

There are no crossbred races in Greyhawk. Half Elves are not strictly a crossbreed between human or elf, tough many of them carry a bit of elven blood. Instead, they are humans who have been infused with the essence of the Feywild. Sometimes called changelings or feytouched, they are not completely at home in either world.

Half elves are descended from humans who stumbled into or lived in close proximity the Feywild. Some have ancestors who moved to the Feywild seeking new lands, others were abducted as slaves or victims of trickery. Some are human children raised by fey foster parents. Once in this strange new world their human sensibilities failed to help them, forcing them to develop a wider range of skills and a more fantastic mindset. Yet they keep their human forebear's appreciation of and ability to exploit wonders. A half elf is rarely fazed by the amazing sights of the Feywild, but they are more impressed by them than most fey, who take such things for granted.

Half Elves have their own communities or live on the fringe of human or eladrin settlements. Their settlements are usually outposts, safe havens in the wilderness relying on their position for safety, either hidden or in inaccessible places. Sometimes such settlements grow into towns or small cities, but they rarely develop the might of human castles or the grandeur of eladrin palaces. Half-elves often mind inns, trading outposts, ports of call, mountain cabins, lighthouses, and other wayfarer settlements. Many half-elves are merchants, being more practical than fey and less hidebound and parochial than humans.

In the Feywild, Half Elves live on the ultimate frontier; always exploring, always willing to adapt, but also trying to bring civilization with them wherever they go. Their settlements are little havens of civilization and tend to adopt humans coming to them singly or in small groups, there is always a need for more reliable folk.

In the mundane world, half-elves tend to live on the fringes of human society, either on the frontier or in the melting pot of big cities. Here they provide safe and comfortable places for fey to visit, sometimes on the frontier, sometimes a quiet corner even in bustling human cities. Their fey blood calls out to them, making it hard to settle permanently, and they often move about or at the very least seek stories of distant lands.

Greyhawk half-elves are shorter and lighter than normal in 4E:

Height: 4'7"-5'11" (140-180 cm)
Weight: 84-228 lb. (40-100 kg)