Dark Elves, are the ash-skinned, typically red-eyed elven peoples of Velox. “Dark” is commonly understood as meaning such characteristics as “dark-skinned”, “gloomy”, “ill-favored by fate” and so on. The Dark Elves and their national identity, however, embrace these various connotations with enthusiasm.
Dark Elves are noted for their skill with a balanced integration of the sword, and magic. In character, they are grim, aloof, and reserved, as well as distrusting and disdainful of other races, with the exception of dwarves, whom they view as the closest allies the Dark Elves have.
Dark Elves distrust and are treated distrustfully by other races. They are often proud, clannish, ruthless, and cruel, from an outsider’s point of view, but greatly value loyalty and family. Despite their powerful skills and strengths, the Dark Elves vengeful nature, age-old conflicts, betrayals, and ill-reputation prevent them from gaining more influence. Those born in their homeland of are known to be considerably less friendly than those who grew up in and around Ironhaven.
30ft (or 6 squares)
Ability Score Modifiers
+2 Dex, +2 Int, -2 Chr
Dark Elves speak, read, and write Common and Elven. Dark Elves with high Intelligence may choose additional languages from the following : Aklo, Dwarven, Goblin, Terran, Ignan, Nyxian, and Undercommon.
Dark Elves are immune to magic sleep effects and gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws made against enchantment spells and effects.
Dark Elves can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Dark Elves gain a +2 racial bonus on concentration checks made to cast arcane spells defensively.
Dark Elves gain a +1 bonus to the DC of spells they cast that have the language-dependent descriptor or that create glyphs, symbols, or other magical writings. They also gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against such spells. Dark Elves with a Charisma score of 11 or higher also gain the following spell-like abilities: 1/day— arcane mark, comprehend languages, message, read magic . The caster level for these spell-like abilities is equal to the user’s character level.
Dark Elves are proficient in the hand crossbow and the short sword.
Perception and Stealth are always class skills for Dark Elves.