In those days of our tale there were still some people who had both elves and heroes of the North for ancestors...
Though you were raised among Men, one of your parents is of the Elven race (most likely a Silvan Elf). You do not receive the Choice of the Peredhil; you are mortal-born, though you might live for as much as twice the normal lifespan of your Mannish parent (this long-livedness fades within a few generations). You might be seeking revenge for a murdered parent. You might want to carry on a legacy of service to a higher cause. Or you may prefer a life on the road to the sidelong stares and whispers of your neighbors.
Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Stealth
Feature: Child of the Dusk
You find yourself at greater ease under moonlight or starlight, or among the shadows of a forest. Yours senses seem keener, your motions more sure and graceful.
Elf-blooded heroes tend to project an inner strength and nobility that goes beyond their physical appearance. Elves sense this inner light and recognize the dual nature that it represents. The Elf-blooded understand what it is like to be an outsider and can relate to others who feel out of place.
. . D8 Distinctive Quality
- Elusive. When you choose not to be seen you can be as evasive as a fish in muddy waters.
- Fair. You are considered beautiful by most people, even by those not belonging to your folk.
- Fair-spoken. You have a pleasant speaking voice that puts your listeners at ease.
- Keen-eyed. The keenness of your eyesight surpasses that of most others.
- Lordly. You project a dignity that arouses of reverence and respect in others.
- Quick of Hearing. No sound escapes your attention.
- Robust. You are blessed with vigorous health, and seldom suffer from ailments or diseases.
- Wary. You are always mindful of your surroundings, and observant of the speech and behaviour of others.
. . D6 Speciality
- Elven-lore. The memories of three ages of the world. Elven-lore preserves recollections of deeds and places lost to the Old lore of other races. You are also versed in the High-Elven tongue of the Elves beyond the Sea.
- Minstrelsy. Song and music was always present in your home, and you were encouraged to take part.
- Old lore. You are learned in the traditions and legends of bygone days. Much of your knowledge was passed down from the stories told to you by your parents.
- Rhymes of Lore. You have learned various verses that pass on knowledge from both of your peoples.
- Shadow-lore. You are aware that there is a shadowy thread unifying most of what is malicious, dark and terrible in Middle-earth, and that the thread is thickening year after year.
- Woodwright. You are skilled at carving wood to create useful tools or beautiful objects.
. . Hope
- I can set an example of strength through the unity of our peoples.
- My actions can bring pride to the legacies of my parents.
- The bonds of family and friends can see us through the darkest of times.
- I do what I must to protect both of my peoples.
- The hardships and triumphs of my family have prepared me to face my destiny.
- The pride and traditions of both of my parents will live on through me and my children.
. . Despair
- I have never been fully accepted by many of my kinsmen.
- My failures bring shame to my family.
- The Shadow fractures our friendships and alliances.
- I can never do enough to stop the darkness.
- My doom is to fight to the end, having accomplished nothing of worth.
- I will never find acceptance. It would have been better if I had never been born.