Night Elf (4e Race)
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"A race of Elves touched by the night sky in ways that allow them to move through space and time in unexpected ways."
|Average Height: 5'6 to 6'4|
|Average Weight: 125 to 240 lb|
|Ability Scores: +2 Intelligence; +2 Dexterity or Wisdom|
|Speed: 7 squares|
|Vision: Dark Vision|
|Languages: Common, Elven|
|Skill Bonuses: +2 Perception, +2 Insight|
|Cosmic Will: Night Elves gain a +1 racial bonus to their Will defense. In addition, they also gain a +5 racial bonus to saving throws against charm effects.|
|Trance: Rather than sleep, Night Elves enter a meditative state known as trance. You need to spend 4 hours in this state to gain the same benefits other races gain from taking a 6-hour extended rest. While in a trance, you are fully aware of your surroundings and notice approaching enemies and other events as normal.|
|Pupil of the Stars: You gain training in one additional skill of your choice.|
|Fey Heritage: You qualify as a Night Elf, an Eladrin and an Elf for purposes of qualifying for prerequisites (such as for feats or paragon paths).|
|Eladrin Weapon Proficiency: You gain proficiency with the longsword|
These elves, by same strange magic in their blood, have a special connection to the night. Some might say they are to Eladrin what Drow are to common Elves, only where the darkness of the Drow is the darkness of depth and death, the darkness of the Night Elf is the darkness of the infinite tapestry of the cosmos. They gain the ability to see in to the ethereal realm, and as a result gain a more true form of vision, seeing the world for how it really is, and not how it's projected to be. Night Elves can see in to other worlds and dimensions as well, and are granted the unnatural power to shift time and space around them, giving them incredible power. While Night Elves all strive to achieve a status of Godhood and divinity, few ever make it to this point, despite their unnatural arcane abilities. Night Elves are inherently Arcane creatures, but do not always follow the path of arcane magic, although most are heavily invested in to their religion and Gods.
Night Elves are not immoral, but often worship dark Gods in exchange for their powers, seeing it as a necessary sacrifice, and but one element to influence the world. Most are highly disciplined and very goal oriented, and their immortality and lack of aging means they can dedicate their entire lives towards particular goals. While elves naturally live long lives, Night Elves are essentially immortal, and may live for hundreds of years without Ask Night Elves constantly seek challenge and danger however, few make it past a millenia, but some are known to have lived for thousands of years.
Night Elves have a range of skin tones that can be brilliant white or black as the void, but always on a grey scale, as though their very skin were made from the Moon or a space rock. Their hair can be any colour, or even take on a variety of colours, mimicking the colour of nebulaes in which new stars are born. Their eyes, much like their hair, can be any colour, but usually they appear as a dark blue/purple interrupted by specks of brighter colours, appearing like stars against the dark sphere. Night Elves are about as tall, if not taller, than your average Eladrin. They usually sport the lean and limber build of their elf-in. Their unusual movement through spacetime means they can age much slower than even the longest lived elves, blessed (or cursed) with a long life that can span millenia.
However many Night Elves' fanatical devotions to their cause, leads to an early death, or the lack of any wisdom gained from their years of experience. Many more do branch off and become enlightened individuals, pursuing their own path.
Night Elf Feats
|Beauty of the Elves||You are wondrous and fair to look upon.|
|Elven Accuracy||You may replace a use of one of your racial encounter powers with the 'Elven Accuracy' power. In addition, you may take the highest of either result with this power.|
|Thinblade Accuracy||You gain proficiency with the Elvin Thinblade and a bonus to damage when you use your "Elven accuracy" power.|
Night Elf Utility Powers
|Dimensional Shift||Night Elf Racial Power|
|You have unusual control over spacetime, able to partially shift reality at their whim.|
|Effect: If you have partial concealment or cover, or greater, you may make a stealth roll to become hidden.|