Blood Elf, 2nd Variant (5e Race)

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Blood Elf[edit]

Physical Description[edit]

Physically identical to high elves, blood elves tend to wear gold and red to remind themselves of their race's terrible losses. Many bear painted runes or mysterious tattoos on their faces, arms and shoulders for warding off demons or celebrating significant kills or simply to look intimidating — something high elves would never do. They also adopted hairstyles that went against the norms of high elf society. Blood elf males typically have slender, muscular, and athletic bodies. They possess long pointed ears, acute senses and keen sight in the darkness. Blood elf females possess the same characteristics, albeit typically sporting a slim elven physique. Like all elves, blood elves are considered highly attractive by the standards of most mortal races.

History[edit]

Cut off from the powerful energies of the Well of Eternity and no longer immortal, many of the high elves died from exposure or starvation during their long journey. Using a vial of sacred water stolen from the first Well of Eternity, the high elves created a fount of mystical power at a convergence of powerful ley energies in Quel'Thalas. They named this fountain the Sunwell, and its potent arcane magic fed and strengthened all high elves. The power of the high elves grew, and they cast an enchantment on the forest that would keep them bathed in eternal springtime.

Society[edit]

Blood elves are perhaps the most magically-attuned race on Azeroth. Even more so than their high elven brethren, because blood elves have dared to delve into the darker arts. It is integral to society.

Blood Elf Names[edit]

The blood elves have the same names as high elves.

Blood Elf Traits[edit]

A race of magical imbued elves.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1, and Dexterity or Intelligence score increases by 2.
Age. Reach physical maturity at about the same age as humans, but can live to be more than 1,000 years old. Blood Elves are considered to be mature starting at the age of 10.
Alignment. Most blood elves tend to align toward Chaotic or Lawful depending on their goals.
Size. Heights range from just over 5 feet to over 6 feet tall and most generally have slender builds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.
Darkvision. 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.
Blood Elf Weapon Training. You have proficiency with melee martial weapons that deal slashing damage.
Higher Education. You gain proficiency in History, Investigation, Insight, Nature, or Religion.
Ageless Elegance. Like most elves, you are immune to natural diseases and have advantage on Persuasion checks when trying to charm.
Languages. Common, Elvish

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 2″ +2d6 90 lb. × (2d6) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)


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