Elves, Dusk (3.5e Race)

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Dusk Elves[edit]

Dusk elves are the descendants of a grand and lost civilization, one that arguably precedes any other. They are one of the three original elf subraces, (the other two being the drow and the wild elves) and from them came vast magical marvels and works of freedom and goodness. They invented some of the oldest spells, and they were the first to form the traditions of the bards and duskblades. However, eventually the dusk elves greed for magical might overwhelmed them. Their wizards made dark pacts with demon lords and formed the first warlocks, gaining even more arcane power. What happened afterward is unclear, but one thing is certain. The dusk elves destroyed themselves and their nation, and the last remaining dusk elves sought refuge with their few remaining elven allies. thus the descendants of the dusk elves survive to this day, in a shattered and ruined form.


Dusk elves are rather quiet but can also speak forcibly and commandingly. They also have a gift to draw a startlingly large amount of information from a target just from one conversation. They look upon other races with subtle amusement and bitter sarcasm. They possess a natural grace and confidence.

Physical Description[edit]

Dusk elves are generally about 5' 7" and weigh around 112 lbs with males. The females are roughly 5' 5" and weigh around 100lbs. Most often their skin is dar grey colour, with tints of blue, purple, brown and green. Their hair is more often a deep blue or darkened purple. Some Dusk elves even have silver streaked through their hair. The eyes of a Dusk elf are generally black. In some instances, a Dusk elf has been seen with golden, white or even silvery irises. Like all elves, a Dusk elves ears are pointed.


Dusk elves are the only known elf subrace to have dealings with both the surface elves and the drow. They are slightly arrogant toward other races.


Dusk elves tend toward neutrality and chaos.


Dusk elves no longer have lands of their own, but often live among other elves (including drow.) Some still live among the haunted ruins of their lost civilization.


Dusk elves worship their own deity, Kesd Lesve, a deity of chaos, luck, and magic. However, many dusk elves also worship another elf deity, or none at all.


Dusk elves speak elven, common and undercommon. They also try to learn as many other languages as possible.


  • Male: Crest, Kandle, Zair, Daevian, Eiodel, Nialo, Dayskar, Kjajj, Rafter, Caezat.
  • Female: Kinneste, Aris, Qinasa, Cena, Delalia, Verralsa, Taerine, Rain, Iliona.

Dusk elves often have normal elf names as well, or object names.

Racial Traits[edit]

  • +4 Intelligence, -4 Strength, +4 Charisma. Dusk elves are more charismatic, tougher, and are more intelligent than average elves, but are more reckless and impatient.
  • Medium Humanoid with the Elf subtype.
  • Dusk elves base land speed is 40 ft.
  • Darkvision: out to 60 feet. A dusk elf can see perfectly in total darkness out to 60 feet making it easy for them to associate themselves with Drow.
  • Unearthly Grace (su): as long as a dusk elf wears light or no armor, they may add their Charisma bonus to their AC.
  • Immunity to magic sleep effects, and a +3 racial saving throw bonus against enchantment spells or effects.
  • +2 racial bonus on Bluff, Sense Motive, Intimidate, Move Silently, Hide, Spot, and Listen checks.
  • +2 racial bonus on Will saves against illusions.
  • Dusk elves take an additional 1 point of damage from Cold Iron weapons.
  • Automatic weapon proficiency with the short sword, longsword, rapier, ranseur, longbow and shortbow (including composite shortbow and composite longbow).
  • Any dusk elf who passes within 5 ft of a secret door is entitled to a Search check as though actively searching for it.
  • Automatic Languages: Elven, Common, Undercommon. Bonus Languages: Giant, Draconic, Gnoll, Sylvan, Goblin, Orc, Dwarven, Abyssal, Infernal, Celestial.
  • Favored Class All.
  • Level Adjustment: +1. A dusk elf with one level in a class is effectively a 2nd-level character.

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Dusklf Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
100 years +4d6 +6d6 +10d6
Table: Dusk Elf Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
160 years 254years 350years +4d% years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Dusk Elf Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 5' 7" +2d6 112lb. 15 ×(1d6)lb.
Female 5' 5" +2d6 100lb. 10 ×(1d6)lb.

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