Half-Elf

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Half-Elf
The half-elves of the Fenian Triarchy are a notable and influential minority, having formed their own communities and institutions after several generations of breeding true with other half-elves. They get along easily with both the humans as well as the fey, and have had a history of arbitrating disputes between the disparate groups that find themselves in one another’s company.

Half-elves have a culture of lightheartedness; they laugh easily and long. Though troubles are by no means unknown to them, they tend to accept bad news with a perfunctorily elaborate curse before continuing with their day. A half-elf is difficult to truly offend and, when insulted, will give as good as he can get. Even when under the influence of drink, half-elves tend to be friendly drunks.

Amongst the half-elves of the Triarchy, glibness and clever speech are among the highest virtues. The ability to banter easily and retort quickly is respected highly, and few will advance in their community that lack this ability. To practice this skill, young half-elves often congregate in public places for insult contests, where they entertain the public by throwing complicated gibes at each other.

Though they do not currently have any significant ties to an elven nation, having become homogeneous within the Triarchy, half-elves still celebrate some ancient elven holidays. This is done to honor their heritage, but also because the traditions have taken on a tone of public entertainment. Even humans, fey, and lizardfolk join in the celebrations with funny-sounding elven names. Most of the meaning of the customs and games has faded into obscurity, but few seem to care. The holidays have become traditions in their own right, and not something willingly changed or given up. The emergence of the nearby City-State of Iluriel, known to some secretive traders, has created a curious buzz among the Triarchy’s half-elves.

Half-Elf

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