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- THE ELVES -
Elves, as they grow older, tend to perceive time as passing faster. This is a simple matter of arithmetic: A decade for an elf of two hundred years is almost no time at all; merely five percent of their lifetime, a twentieth of it. A decade for a human of forty years, someone who is nigh passed their prime for that race, is one fourth of their entire life. An enormous amount of time. This is why elves tend to be, and often are, so distant and disconnected from most things. Because of their disconnect with most things, it is common to see Elves living in human cities as much as they live in their own.
[ PHYSIOLOGY ]
HEIGHT: Elves boast superior height compared to other common races. Males range from 5’10ft to 6’5ft. Females range from 5’6ft to 5’11ft.
WEIGHT: Males fluctuate between 135lbs and 170lbs. Females vary between 120lbs and 140lbs. These weights could increase or decrease based on muscle mass, diet, health, and/or height.
BUILD: Elves are traditionally very tall, very lean, and very delicate. It takes great effort for an elf to build muscle and body mass. Faces tend to be very chiselled and many sport high cheekbones.
EYES: Eye colours tend to be a shade of blue, green, hazel, or brown for the common Elves. Silver Elves have bred carefully enough to cultivate silver flecks in their eyes, whereas Forest Elves have increased amounts of grey eyes. It is common to see Moor Elves with purples, indigos, and black. (Note: Subculture eye colours will not show up in elves outside of the sub-cultures.)
SKIN: Skin tones of Elves varies as much as with Humans, though is often dependant on cultures, if any. Forest Elves can have darker and more tanned skin, whilst Moor Elves range from light grey to pitch black in tone. (Note: Moor Elven skin will not show up outside of the Moor Elven subculture.)
HAIR: Hair colours are varied, from brown, blond, black, or red. Moor Elves sometimes boast white hair whilst a Silver Elf could have the titular trait of silver hair. It is uncommon, but not unheard of, to see an Elf with facial hair. (Note: White and Silver hair will not show up in Elves outside of the subcultures.)
OTHER TRAITS: Elves have exceptional hearing, able to hear softer sounds and those of greater distances due to their elongated and pointed ears. Additionally, Elves age at a much slower rate, generally not looking to age more than the mid twenties until they reach around the age of two hundred and fifty where the signs of aging continue.
LIFESPAN: On average, an Elf will live to around three hundred years old. Because they age much more slowly, they are not considered a mature adult until roughly twenty years old.
PREGNANCY: The gestation period for an Elven pregnancy is one year, with the ovulation cycle a yearly occurrence. Elven pregnancies are considered the rarest of all races, generally happening years apart.
LANGUAGES: Elven. (Any other languages are dependent on subcultures.)
[ CULTURES ]
The Moor Elves
The Silver Elves
The Forest Elves