Faerie Elf, Variant (5e Race)
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|A Vague comparison between Chaotic and Tranquil Faerie Elf Factions using Hades and Persephone from Greek Mythology|
A variant of this homebrew race: https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Faerie_Elf_(5e_Race) with some additional traits and lore bits created to expand upon the original race. We would certainly recommend checking out the original creators' race because it's equally as beautiful and fun! This is just a fun spin on this amazingly fun race!
Faeries of both factions are known for their otherworldly beauty that often leaves people in complete awe of them. Both factions have a pair of transparent wings of varying colors that allow them to fly. The wings vary in style depending on the fey ancestor or parent. Due to their fey nature, they have an extremely high tolerance toward manmade alcoholic beverages and can only get drunk on special-made wines made from ingredients that are close to nature.
Male Faerie Elves tend to be taller than the females of their race. With Chaotic Faction Elves being taller than Tranquil faction elves due to their way of life.
Tranquil Faction Males range in height from 3ft to 4ft and weigh 20 to 60 lbs. Females range from 2.5ft to 3.5ft and weigh 15 to 45 lbs. Tranquil Faction Elves are slender and dainty. Tranquil faction faerie elves tend to have vibrant eye colors of shimmering greens and blues and their hair color is any shade of blond or brown. The quickest way to explain them is dainty hobbit wood elves with pretty fairy wings.
Chaotic Faction Males range in height from 3.5ft to around 4.5ft and weigh between 25 and 75 lbs. Females range from 3ft to 4ft and weigh 20 to 60 lbs. Chaotic Faction Elves are robust and strong. Chaotic faction faerie elves have red, black, or deep blue eyes and their hair is usually black, white, or Grey.
A faerie elf is an extremely rare crossbreed of an elf and a fey. Due to how rare they are most tend to keep their societies and culture completely hidden from the public. Most people could go their entire lives without laying eyes on a Faerie Elf. However, from what little has been observed, Faerie elves are known to have extreme conflicts within their society. Due to how different their views of other races and cultures vary they have chosen to split themselves into two primary factions known as the Tranquil Elves and the Chaotic Elves.
Tranquil Faction Faerie Elves have a positive view of other races and are much more open and willing to develop friendships and bonds with those outsides of their race. A few have even been known to integrate into public society. If you've ever come across a Faerie elf and lived to tell the tale it was likely a Tranquil Faction Elf. However, where Tranquil Faction Elves are warm and inviting... Chaotic Faction elves are much less so. Their views of other races are very negative and their minds tend to lean towards violence rather than tranquility. They are more likely to try and bash your skull in upon first meeting. These faeries are more focused on their brute strength rather than magic.
Although they are an incredibly rare crossbreed, there is a relatively good amount of them in the world. Over the past 2000 years, they have developed a large city they call the Ambervale Grotto. The city is a beautiful place buried deep within a massive forest and is home to the family of the "The First Faerie Elf" who are treated and respected as Royalty. At the center of the city is the massive tree known as the Great Faerie Tree. The tree is said to have grown from the body of the first Great Fairy. The Royal Palace is a massive treehouse using the ancient tree as its base. The residents consist of mostly Tranquil Faction Faerie Elves, Elves, and Fey creatures. There are also some Chaotic Faction Elves that have chosen to live within the safety of the kingdom. There they work as Hunters, Blacksmiths and Guards. There they live in harmony with nature and each other. Although they are slightly wary of being involved with other nations of people they would never turn down the chance to help and the occasional traveling adventurer.
Due to their leanings towards evil, many Chaotic Faction Elves have found themselves banished from the the Ambervale Grotto. Most Chaotic Faction Elves have chosen to live a solitary lifestyle or live in small family settlements. They love hunting and are incredibly protective of their race, including the Tranquil faction elves. They hate other races due to the harsh discrimination their ancestors experienced due to their crossbred ancestry. Most aren't interested in following the rules of the kingdom and find it all to be rather silly and pointless. However, many of the chaotic neutral alignment have chosen to live within the kingdom working as hunters, blacksmiths and guards.
It is almost unheard of for a Tranquil Faction Elf and a Chaotic Faction elf to get along, let alone marry due to how different their beliefs are. However, there are some who have managed to put aside their differences for a chance of ending centuries old stereotypes.
Upon their deaths, they turn into beautiful trees. The forests surrounding their homes are the bodies of their deceased ancestors.
Faerie elves tend to keep to themselves and tend to hide from other outside sources. This is mainly due to the harsh discrimination and prejudices their ancestors have experienced throughout the years. Their settlements are buried deep within forests and caves and they have a strong sense of family. They tend to have a hard time developing new relations with others, especially if they're neither fey, elf, or faerie. The ones who do leave the villages tend to be brave adventurers determined to prove the old ways are over.
Faerie Elves traditionally don't have gods who they worship. However, there are some who choose to look towards the gods for support on certain matters. A Tranquil Faerie might look towards gods like Eldath(Goddess of Peace) or Mielikki(Goddess of Forests). A Chaotic Faerie might look toward gods like Malar(The God of the hunt) or Shar(Goddess of Darkness and Loss).
Faerie Elf Names
Faerie Elves tend to take their name after elf or fey names. It's recorded that some Faerie's names are of exotic plants.
Faerie Elf Traits
The Beautiful and Mischeivious Good and Evil Faeries
Ability Score Increase. Charisma score is increased by 2.
Age. They reach adulthood at the age of 100, from that point on they live easily for 750 years. Upon reaching adulthood, thanks to the fey blood that runs through their veins they become ageless.
Alignment. Those of the Tranquil Faction always lean towards Good Alignments(Lawful Good, Neutral Good, Chaotic Good). Those of the Chaotic Faction always lean towards Evil Alignments(Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil, Chaotic Evil). You are never True Neutral.
Size. Unlike most elves Faerie elves range from 3 to over 4 foot tall but have slender builds and weigh very little. Your size is Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet and your flying speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. Accustomed to twilit forests, dark caves, and the night sky, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light.
Fey Ancestry. You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can't put you to sleep.
Fairy Wings. You have a pair of light, transparent wings that grant you a fly speed of 30-feet allowing you a certain degree of flight. However, these wings can only fly up to a height of 30 feet, any higher and they fail until you are 30 feet above the ground again. You lose your flying speed until you complete a short or long rest if they are directly exposed to water.
Proficiency. Due to living in nature all your life and having to learn how to hide, you are proficient in Stealth and Survival.
Creature Type. You are considered a fey creature for the purposes of spells and traits.
Languages. Faerie elves can speak, read and write Common, Elvish, and Sylvan.
Subrace. Tranquil or Chaotic Faerie Elves. The subraces of the Faerie Elves are determined by the faction they were born into.
The "Good" Fairies, known for their gentle nature.
Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score is increased by 2.
Fairy Light. You constantly emit this pure, soothing, gentle aura of light that gently brightens the area around you up to 5 ft unless you are wet, sleeping, or emotionally compromised. As a bonus action, you can spread the field of light around you shedding bright light in a 10-foot-radius and dim light in an additional 10-foot-radius. This light lasts for up to 10 minutes before dissipating. Dispels magical darkness. You must finish a short or long rest before you can use this trait again.
Tranquil Magic. The typical tranquil faerie focuses more on their mind rather than their strength. You know one cleric or druid spell per spellcasting level as you level up. Use your class spellcasting ability for it, but if you don't have one, apply Wisdom modifier instead.
Tranquil Haven. Blessed by the gods, you are resistant to Radiant damage. Additionally, starting at the 4th level you become immune to Radiant damage.
Unearthly Grace. Due to your Fey Ancestry you were born with natural armor that is equal to 13 + Wisdom Modifier.
Proficiency. Tranquil Faction Faerie Elves are most at peace while surrounded by nature. Due to living in lush forests all their lives, you are proficient in Nature.
The "Bad" Fairies, known for their hostile nature.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score is increased by 2.
Fairy Darkness. You constantly emit this aura of darkness around you that dims the area around you for up to 5ft unless you are wet, sleeping, or emotionally compromised. As a bonus action, you can spread the field of darkness around you, heavily obscuring the area in a 10-foot-radius and lightly obscuring the area for an additional 10-foot-radius. This darkness lasts for up to 10 minutes before dissipating. Dispels magical light. You must finish a short or long rest before you can use this trait again.
Chaotic Blades. The typical chaotic faerie focuses more on their brute strength, rather than magic. For years you spent time honing your skills to cut down anyone who might be in your way. You have expertise with one of the following: the longsword, shortsword, shortbow, or longbow.
Chaotic Peril. Used to the forces of death and decay, starting at the 4th level. You are now resistant to Necrotic damage.
Chaotic Armor. Due to your Fey Ancestry you were born with natural armor that is equal to 15 + Dexterity Modifier.
Proficiency. Chaotic Faction Faerie Elves are known to be violent and evil. Due to the darkness that emits from your body, you are proficient in Intimidation.