Elf: Racial Deformation

When aging, elves become frailer than their youthful selves, forcing them to more sedentary lives and into the roles of mental leaders for their families. Unlike most other races that wrinkle and lose affinity with their bodies, the skin of elder elves seems to gleam against the moonlight, smoothened like soft cotton over the ages. Their hands become almost extensions of their souls granting them almost wraith-like extremities.

Elven hair grows silver as it ages, but to further baffle the understanding by others, it also grows extremely strong and firm. Their famous Silver Stringed Bows for example, are made from nothing else but the body-long silver hair from aged elves. Finally, in their last days of life, elves go blind; their eyes becoming perfect white pearls.

Most elves are born in the forest, grow up in the forest, and eventually die in the forest. As such, their affinity with nature is strong. While many elves are not expected to be forest tenders or druids, they all respect their homes to a religious degree; thus, the forest returns their favors.

Embracing the tender contact with the forces of nature, elves opt for keeping in line with traditions. Rarely do they succumb to the lust of destruction, except for their dark elven counterparts. Their mild mannered outlook grants them great diplomatic ability as they constantly seek a balance amongst all.

Perspective in life comes from having experienced things a multitude of times. These experiences give them a condescending personality when dealing with others. After all, who knows better than the one that has seen something a dozen times more than those who have not? This assumption makes elves seem arrogant in the eyes of others, and they do little to disguise their pompous manners.

Elves are often considered outsiders to the world, which offers them little favor in the mirth most other races share; elves being the subject of many a joke. Elves are serious creatures that do little for the sake of whimsical entertainment. The festivals they hold are simply to celebrate traditions in many shapes and forms.