Races of the Long Vigil.   Posted by Storyteller.Group: 0
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Mon 18 Jun 2018
at 03:39
Races of the Long Vigil
An elf is a member of one of the longest lived species on Azeroth known for keen perception, grace, and great spellwork. Elves were once believed to be the first race to awaken on Azeroth.

Elven Traits
Ability Score Increase. Your Agility score increases by 2.
Age. Although elves reach physical maturity at about the same age as humans, the elven understanding of adulthood goes beyond physical growth to encompass worldly experience.
A high elf typically claims adulthood around the age of 60 and can live to be 750 years old.
A night elf claim adulthood and live up to five times said age (adulthood at 300 and live up to 3,750 years old). Until the World Tree was destroyed, the Night Elves were immune to aging effects.
Affiliation. Each sub-race is inclined to its own affiliations ever since the great War of the Ancients.
Size. Kaldorei are imposing in stature, males being on average 7 feet tall. Male Kaldorei are very muscular, with broad chests and shoulders, indicative of the strength that lies within both their minds and bodies. Female night elves are lithe and curvaceous, yet still muscular and strong.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. Accustomed to twilit forests and the night sky, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Nature Resistance. You have advantage on against natural poison and poison damage, and have resistance against electricity damage.
Mystic Senses. Whenever you make any check related to the origin of magical items, lore, or spells, you are treated as if you are proficient in the Arcana skill, and add double your proficiency to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.
Keen Senses. You are proficient with the Perception skill.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Elven. Elvish is fluid, with subtle intonations and intricate grammar. Elven literature is rich and varied, and their songs and poems are famous among other races. Many musicians learn Elven so they can add Elvish ballads to their repertoires.

Subrace. Ancient divides among the elven people resulted in two main sub-races: highborne and common kaldorei.

Highborne (Quel’dorei)
he Highborne (or quel'dorei, meaning "children of noble birth" in Darnassian), were the upper class and a sect of the ancient night elf civilization composed of the favored servitors of Queen Azshara. The Highborne were largely responsible for the War of the Ancients, and most of those Highborne who had allied with the demons and survived the war were turned into satyrs or naga. Those that allied with the Kaldorei Resistance before the last battle of the war found themselves as second class citizens, forbidden from delving into the deep secrets of the Arcane. Many of these elves chose to join the Druids in order to find peace in their addiction.
Although to this day there are surviving Highborne, they are not treated as nobility by modern night elf society, and in practical terms the caste ceased toat the end of the War of the Ancients.
Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 2.
High Magic. You know the Prestidigitation cantrip and can cast it normally (caster level equal to your character level). When you reach 3rd level, you can also cast Detect Magic as a spell 1st level spell. When you reach 5th level, you can also cast the Mute spell as a 2nd level spell.
Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for these spells, and you use your mana pool for these abilities (even if you are not normally a spellcaster). While you use such abilities (and after using them for one hour), your eyes glow a pale blue.
If you can already cast such spells (and have a sufficiently high caster level), they are always prepared for free.
Arcane Legacy. The highborne are uniquely attuned to magic. You can choose one of the below abilities.
  • You suffer no reduction to the number of spells you can prepare (to your maximum spell level), and gain +2 mana points above the normal maximum.
  • You add an additional cantrip to your High Magic ability, chosen from the mage spell list.
  • You gain the suffused arrows hunter talent. You may only take this if your first level is a hunter.

Extra Language. You can speak, read, and write one extra language of your choice.

Night Elf (Kaldorei)
Ability Score Increase. Your Spirit and Stamina scores increases by 2.
Mask of the Wild. You can attempt to hide even when you are only lightly obscured by foliage, heavy rain, falling snow, mist, and other natural phenomena.
Shadowmeld. When you are in dim or dark light, you gain advantage on Stealth checks.
Elven Combat Training. You have proficiency with the longsword, longbow, rapier, and shortbow.

Male Names. Ilthilior, Mellitharn, Khardona, Andissiel, Mardant, Tanavar.
Female Names. Keina, Deliantha, Meridia, Freja, Alannaria, Nevarial.
Family Names. Moonblade, Glaivestorm, Proudstrider, Oakwalker, Nightwing, Staghorn.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:36, Sat 23 June 2018.