Stained Elf (5e Race)

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Stained Elf[edit]

A tall, hooded figure walks into the chapel, sitting down on a pew in the back. The church of Rao was seldom visited at this hour, but the half elf priestess was happy to offer the blessings of her faith. She begins to read scripture from her prayer book aloud, praising the name of her god, the lord of peace and reason. As she spoke the holy words, the hooded figure's silhouette began to give off a dim glow. He began chanting with the priestess, increasing in radiance with every spoken word. As the priestess drew the prayer to an end, she approached the hooded man and gave a blessing to him. As she did so, she saw in his eyes a comforting glow. She never would have believed that she would meet one of them: the Stained Ones.

Physical Description[edit]

Stained Elves appear very similarly to High Elves. With alabaster skin and proud postures and features, they appear very statuesque, just as the High Elves do. Unlike High Elves, however, Stained Elves are born with grey or blue arcane runes adorning their bodies. Their eyes tend to dimly glow, matching the vibrant colors of their iris.


Stained Elves are of the same lineage as High Elves, and as such, share much of their history. However, the Stained Elves are better known for their culture as arcane warriors. Their conclaves, found in secluded temples, are home to some of the most talented warriors known to the world.


Stained Elves are rarely encountered in common society as they prefer seclusion or the company of their own kind. When they are found among other humanoids, it is often because they are protecting a place of prayer or a bastion of study. Far more commonly, they can be found on the countryside, hunting down and slaying corrupt magic users.

Stained Elf Names[edit]

Male Names: Dyrran, Galvis, Errevan, Korris, Venris, Frennik

Female Names: Su-Valin, Hystra, Urassi, Lummis, Olanis, Nustili

Stained Elf Traits[edit]

Branded with arcane power
Ability Score Increase. Gain +2 to Intelligence and +1 to Dexterity
Age. Stained Elves grow to adulthood by age 20, but their aging slows considerably from that point on. They begin to grow frail by 700 years and tend to die by age 800.
Alignment. Stained Elves, unlike their more wild brethren, tend towards lawful alignments. It is also fairly rare to find an evil Stained Elf, though it is not unheard of.
Size. Stained Elves stand between 5'6" and 6'8" on average and weigh between 120 and 180 pounds. You are considered Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. Stained Elves have darkvision out to 60 feet, not being able to discern color in darkness.
Crystalline Focus. Unlike other elves, Stained Elves can not enter a trance and still require 8 hours to take a long rest. However, they are immune to charm, can not be put to sleep by magic, and have advantage on saving throws against the effects of madness.
Inborn Magecraft. Stained Elves may cast Magic Missile, once, as a 1st level spell. At 3rd level, Magic Missile may be cast as a 2nd level spell, and as a 3rd level spell by 5th level. Intelligence is the spellcasting ability for this spell. You regain the ability to cast Magic Missile in this way after a long rest.
Arcane Eyes. Stained Elves gain proficiency in the Arcana skill.
Weapon Training. Your upbringing included harsh and arduous training. You gain proficiency with the longbow, longsword, shortbow and shortsword.
Languages. Stained Elves can read, write and speak Common, Elven and one additional language of your choosing.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

5′ 8″ +1d12 120 pounds lb. × (2d20) lb.

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

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