are simply the result of the union between an Elf and
a Human and have no unique cultural alliances beyond
those of their parents. They are treated with some disdain
by Humans, however, and quite a bit of distaste by Elves
(both light and dark) since they are not of pure Elven
blood. They'd certainly have better familial prospects
in the Human Empire, as most Elves wouldn't have much
to do with a Half-elf.
Those Half-elves who are lucky enough to be born outside
both of the Human and Elven Empires may enjoy a childhood
with more dignity, however, it is important to remember
that there are generally no more than one consecutive
generation of Half-elves in a family. (Half-elves in
Elanthia are rare and if, for instance, a Half-elf joins
with a Human, their offspring would be three quarters
Human and one quarter Elf. Such a child would probably
be considered a human.) There is little opportunity
for the development of a true Half-elven culture. Instead,
most live as a pariah within the Human or Elven cultures.
Players of Half-elves may choose for
their character to be a pariah of any of the Human cultures,
as well as any of the Elven Houses (including Faendryl.)
|pariah of Ta'Vaalor
||The Vaalor elves are
intolerant of half-elves and may often react violently
in their distate at the mixing of human and elven
|pariah of Ta'Nalfein
||The Nalfein as a culture look upon half-elves
as tools to achieve their own ends.
|pariah of Ta'Ardenai
||The Ardenai elves often
serve as emissaries to other races. As a result,
their tolerance of half-elves is higher than most
|pariah of Ta'Loenthra
||The Loenthra elves have little esteem
for the "lesser" races, including elves
who have been poluted with inferior human blood.
|pariah of Ta'Illistim
||Similar to the Ardenai,
the Illistim Elves are more tolerant of half-elves.
This is largely due to the scholarly traditions
that pervade the culture. None-the-less, as with
the Aredanai, half-elves remain second class citizens.
|pariah of Ta'Faendryl
||The Faendryl have no tolerance for half-elves.
Most half-elves born in Faendryl culture are killed
upon birth, making half-elven Faendryl very rare.
|pariah of Selanthia
do not discriminate between Elves. Elves are elves
whether they are Faendryl or Ardenai or half-human.
None are looked upon favorably. In fact, discrimination
against the elves is codified into human law.
|pariah of Aldora
|pariah of Chastonia
|pariah of Honneland
|pariah of Estoria
|pariah of Hendor
|pariah of Allace
|pariah of Trauntor
|pariah of Seareach
|pariah of Torre
|pariah of Jantalar
|pariah of Talador
|pariah of Mestanir
|pariah of Bourth
|pariah of Vornavis
|pariah of Highmount
|pariah of Oire
|pariah of Riverwood
|pariah of Dragach
||As a whole the sylvankind are far more
accepting of half-elves than any other related culture.
While half-elves are unable to participate in certain
aspects of the culture, they are not pariah.
See also: Half-elf
Dogma & Theology, History
of Elanthia, History