Half Fey

When humans first found their world invaded by these pointed-eared humanoids, racism quickly followed. Most human communities openly hated the other races. A war broke out but most human communities harboring these feelings turned to xenophobia and became the first bastions. Others that didn't expand with technology either turned in on themselves or were destroyed by predators, as those communities had no allies to turn to (Baruch Malkut being the notable exception). Most human echan civilizations flourishing did so by declaring no ill will to their new neighbors. Initial friction faded slowly with the long-lived races. Laudenia and chaparrans still hold the humans in distrust and seldom communicate with them. Tenenbri avoid everyone altogether equally. Only damaskans and gimfen embraced their new fellow inhabitants.

As mentioned earlier, Humans seldom refer to the fey descendants by their given names (chaparran, limshaun, tenenbri, etc), opting for the more common terms (elf, dwarf, gnome, etc). As predicted, most fey races find these terms derogatory. Damaskans embraced the term as their own, resulting in them referencing themselves as elves. Thus, the term half-elf often comes into place when regarding the crossbreeding of any fey species with a human. Most halfelves embrace the term even if they are with a species that finds the term insulting. Not all do and those born from the rarer species like tenenbri, chaparran, and laudenian often find their lives difficult.

Thankfully, this problem does not occur with damaskans who embrace their children, regardless of who they are. This resulted in a heavy migration of half-breeds to these cities, increasing their population. Limshau found greater numbers of immigrants considering the heavy populations of chaparrans and laudenians on Canam. Gimfen half-breeds occur more rarely.

Because a half-elf results only from bonded parents, raising one is a blessed affair. The child often grows in a family in love, despite the feelings of the community. Half-elves rarely encounter abuse within the family. They rarely abandon their loyalties. Only acts of fate can result in a half-elf not having a normal childhood.

This, of course, assumes both parents are good. Evil parents can commit whatever atrocities they want to their children.

Personality: Half-fey, as humans, develop their personality more from how they are raised rather than what their racial stereotype denotes. Ones raised in open and welcoming cultures like Limshau grow similar to the other members of the city.

Physical Description: Half-fey share the most dominant characteristic of their fey parent. Their ear size is half of the human size and the fey parent. They are also between their parent's heights. Their skin tone is always the darker of tones. Magic often times force usually submissive genes into dominance when humans and fey breed. Blond hair will sometimes surpass black, blue eyes over brown. Thankfully, the fey parent filters out genetic defects or inherited disease. Human physical features not seen in elves (like freckles) often pass on though baldness and obesity seldom do. Half-fey may grow beards, regardless of their fey parent.

Relations: Half-fey don't develop nations or communities on their own. They either remain in their communities of birth or venture to others if they are not accepted. Because a halffey is usually birthed in loving couples, if the culture forces the halffey out, the entire family usually leaves as well. This happens more in chaparran, tenenbri, and laudenian cultures. In others, the half-fey usually finds acceptance. The most obvious examples of this occur in Limshau, possessing the largest ratio of half-fey on the entire planet, as well as scattered gimfen communities. Their acceptance in human echan cultures depends on said culture's opinion of fey.

Alignment: Because of the way most are raised, many half-fey encounter pleasant upbringings. Thus, very few are evil. Following law or chaos depends more on their fey heritage than anything else.

Locations: Half-fey live wherever elves live, if that race allows them of course. In xenophobic cultures like Laudenia, half-fey are outcast, forced to fend for themselves. The parents often leave before the birth, as bonding with humans in Laudenia results in expulsion. In more accepting cultures like Salvabrooke and Limshau, half-fey are welcomed with open arms. In human circles, feelings towards hybrids depend on how the community responds to integration. Some fearing the fey ostracize the half-breeds as much as the laudenians do. Half-fey rarely attempt entry into bastions. It's never advised.

Religion: Again, religious beliefs of half-fey depend entirely on the parents.

Languages: Half-fey have no language of their own.

Names: Half-fey names depend on how their family raised their child. They may adopt one fey's name trend or combine elements of their human and fey parents together.

Adventures: Half-fey often let the winds call them to the open country. Though longer lived like their fey parent, they still desire to seek adventure like their human progenitor.

RACIAL TRAITS

  • Medium: As medium creatures, half-fey have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size. This is regardless of their fey parent's stature.
  • Half-Fey base land speed is 30 feet.
  • 4 extra skill points at 1st level and 1 extra skill point at each additional level.
  • Low-Light Vision: A half-elf can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. He retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
  • Elven Blood: For all effects related to race, a half-elf is considered an elf.
  • Automatic Languages: Half-elves receive both parents’ natural tongue free.
  • Favored Class: Any. When determining whether a multiclass half-elf takes an experience point penalty, his highestlevel class does not count.
  • Avoided Class: None

In addition, the half-fey inherits the following abilities dependant on the parent:

  • The half-fey inherits the fey parent's attribute alterations (penalties and bonuses).
  • Half human/half tenenbri gain their human parent's eyes. They lose blindsight.
  • Half-fey breeding with another half-fey produces another half-fey, using the fey hybrid chart to determine the elvish traits emerging. Half-fey breeding with a pure-breed fey brings on another half-fey, same as mentioned before. A half-fey breeding with a human brings another human into this world. Though they may have certain inherited traits from their elvish parent (eye and hair color), they are still totally human.
  • Sleep: Half-fey sleep like normal humans and don't gain elvish sleeping benefits. However, they do require only 5 hours or sleep a night.
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