World of Warcraft: Recurring Nightmares
Description: For more than ten thousand years, the night elves, or kaldorei (Children of the Stars), have been bound to nature, shaping their culture into what it is now. Modern night elf society was founded on the very grounds of protecting nature, signified by their connection to the world tree and the goddess Elune. The far-reaching and ancient legacy of the kaldorei has shaped them into a race of very self-sufficient and self-conscious individuals, who often display strong streaks of isolationism. Although individual night elves may have faltered, for thousands of years the race has stood strong against any who would threaten their world and the lands they revere.
Appearance: Night elves are imposing in stature, males being on average 7 feet tall. Male kaldorei are very muscular, with broad chests and shoulders, indicative of the strength that lies within both their minds and bodies. Female night elves are lithe and curvaceous, yet still muscular and strong. The race’s prominent eyebrows, long pointed ears and natural aspects imply a feral grace. Skin tones range from pale white to blue or even ruddy red, and their hair ranges in color from bright white to woodland green to lustrous black.
Faith: The night elves worship, revere and honor many beings, but above all stands Elune, the moon goddess. Her priestesses are the leaders of the night elf military, and her high priestess is the official head of the night elf nation, ruling from the Temple of the Moon in Darnassus. The night elves also worship their ancestors. This worship takes the form of offerings, traditionally rice cakes that are blessed in the Temple of the Moon. Some night elves, especially the druids, also have a close kinship with the Ancient Guardians.
Names: Night elf names always have a special meaning. First names derive from an elven word or the name of a famous hero having a totemic or ancestral connection. Surnames are indicative of a family line and often date back millennia.
- Male Names: Illthilior, Mellitharn, Khardona, Andissiel, Mardant, Tanavar.
- Female Names: Keina, Deliantha, Meridia, Freja, Alannaria, Nevarial.
- Family names: Moonblade, Glaivestorm, Proudstrider, Oakwalker, Nightwing, Staghorn.
+2 Dexterity, +2 Wisdom, -4 Charisma: Night elves are agile and have an innate connection to nature, but they tend to be distant and aloof.
Medium: Night elves are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Normal Speed: Night elves have a base speed of 30 feet.
Night Eyes: Night elves can see in the dark up to 60 feet. Additionally night elves are dazzled as long as they remain in an area of bright light.
Nature Wardens: Night elves gain a +1 racial bonus on Knowledge (nature) and Perception checks. Additionally night elves treat moon glaves and moon swords as martial weapons rather than exotic weapons.
Quickness: Night elves gain a +2 dodge bonus to Armour Class.
Shadowmeld (Su): A night elf may enter Shadowmeld number of times per day equal to their Wisdom modifier (minimum 1). When in Shadowmeld the night elf gains a +10 circumstance bonus on Stealth checks as long as they remain stationary. Any movement will end Shadowmeld.
Touch of Elune (Su): Night elves gain a +2 racial bonus on all saving throws made to resist death effects, saving throws against negative energy effects, Fortitude saves made to remove negative levels, and Constitution checks made to stabilize if reduced to negative hit points.
Languages: Night elves begin play speaking Common and Darnassian. Furthermore, night elves with high Intelligence scores can learn Dwarven, Gnomish, Orcish, Thalassian, and Ursine.
Favoured Classes: Alchemist, Barbarian, Bard, Cavalier, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Ranger, Rogue.