Humans and elves sometimes marry each other and cross-breed.. a human is attracted by the beauty of an elf, while an elf is attracted by the energeticism of the human. These marriages are usually short-lived, because while elves live up to 900 years, the human life is so short (the longest human lifespan is 160 years, but most humans live up to only 70-80 years). However, the most obvious product of their marriage still remains: the half-elven child.
Life of a half-breed human-elf can be tough. If socialized among Wood Elves, High Elves or Dark Elves, he/she will quickly notice that he/she is more energetic than the others, and grows up faster. On the other hand, if fostered by humans, he/she can notice that he/she is much more isolated than the others, more sensitive/emotional, may need to put less effort to look good, less ambitious and ages much slower.
Many Half-Elves have gotten sick of this though socialization, and after the conclusion of the Demonic Invasions (during which Half-Elven population boomed, due to the situational cohabitation of Elves and Humans during sieges), a many have decided to start their own country. Hence the Principality of Artaburro was born, a state built by the Half-Elves or the Half-Elves.
The breeding pattern of humans and Elves goes like this:
- Two half-elves child will be always a half-elf, pure half-elf. If a half-elf and a "quarter-elf" (human with half-elf parent) breed, the result is usually a half-elf too.
- A half elf's and a human's child will be a human (unless at least one of the grandparents was a half-elf), but may inherit some elven traits.
- A half elf's and an elf's child will be an elf.
- A half elf's and an orc's child will be an orc.
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