Wild Elf

Wild Elves are barbaric and tribal Elves living in the thick forests and open plains of Layonara. They are nomadic people and, unlike their cousins, they rarely stay in one spot for a long time.

They live in small tribes of 10-60 people led by elders, but still have no real hierarchy. Wild elves are rarely seen by other races due to their nomadic nature, hiding skills, and taste for solitude.

Wild Elves are close to the nature and believe it gives them everything they need. They do not build or buy; they scavenge and hunt. Wild Elves own very little and do not trade much, and thus have no real economy.

Their almost feral nature makes them dangerous enemies in combat and most are also great hunters. Other races consider Wild Elves feral savages, but outsiders have trouble understanding the wild elf way of living and worldview. Wild Elves travel the world completely free and use their own skills and wits to survive.

Wild Elves are a proud race. Even though other races consider them savages, they contend that they are the true elves, for the others have lost their primal elven essence in their attempts to control nature. They are hardy elves who can survive under harsh conditions. They respect their traditions and ways, but are not bound by them. They live by the words: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Fight as if you were to live forever." Wild Elves are generous to those they view as good and merciless to those they view as evil.

Physical description:
Wild Elves tend to have well-tanned skin and their hair ranges from black to light brown, lightening to silver white with age. They tend to be physically hardier than other elves but still maintain the elven elegance and grace. They're fond of decorative tattoos that also have practical purposes, such as depicting tales of their deeds. Wild Elves dress in simple clothing of animal skins and basic plant weaves and wield simple weapons such as spears and bows.

Relations with other races:
Wild Elves prefer to live alone without much contact to other races and even avoid them whenever possible. They share their surface-dwelling cousins' attitude about everything non-elven and the Dark Elves, however. They actively try to avoid conflict, but if something threatens the things they hold dear, they will go to war.

Most Wild Elves, due to their nomadic and barbaric nature, are Chaotic Neutral.

Kithairien is the patron god of the Wild Elves and they almost always worship him. They seek to become what he is as he was the first and the greatest.


Player characters must have a minimum intelligence of 12 to be fluent in another language.

Wild elven names are very much like those of other elves. They are given to the children by the tribe's elders and the names always bear a symbolic meaning.

Wild Elves are a nomadic race and thus it isn't uncommon for individuals or small groups to leave their tribe. Usually these are younger wild elves exploring the world out of curiosity or because the tribe's elders have sent them on a quest.


  • Wild elf is a subrace, please see the subrace system page for more information.
  • Use the Elf NWN standard race for character creation.
  • NWN syntax entered into Subrace Field:
    • wildelf
    • Wildelf
    • WildElf
  • Racial Qualities:
    • +2 Dexterity, -2 Intelligence (ESA +2 CON, -2 INT)