Your race is the heart of your character. It is who they are at their core. Their thoughts, feelings, and upbringing are influenced by their race. This week we’ll be taking a look into the races of D&D and how they shape your character. Today we’ll be talking about Eladrin.
Eladrin are a sub-race of elves, though they differ so much from the base wood and high elves that it’s important to make a distinction. Eladrin are more in touch with the Feywild than their elven counterparts. The Feywild is a plane that is overflowing with magic, and the eladrin have taken that magic into themselves.
The effect of this is apparent when looking at an eladrin. Their bodies exude natural magic, and they take the form of whatever season fits their mood. A winter eladrin may take on a blue hue to their skin, while a summer one has golden skin and fiery hair. Autumn eladrin take on the falling leaves aesthetic, particularly in their hair, and spring eladrin look like they may be made of grass. Eladrin use their knowledge of the Feywild to use it as a shortcut for travel. This allows them to teleport a short distance very quickly.
When it comes to mindsets, eladrin can be very haughty. They view their connection to the elven god Correllon as something to set them above other races, including other elves. They love flattery, and lavish in it. Their mood can turn on a dime. If they sense the slightest slight against them, an eladrin can go from happy to seething in a second. It may be interesting to explore these ideas as character flaws that your character has to work with to abide by the group. Just don’t take it to far and offend anyone at the table!
Eladrin are pretty malleable in what class choices work best for them, but their charismatic nature and teleportation lends them towards a spellcasting style. Perhaps a warlock or sorcerer? Or even a rogue that uses their teleportation for infiltration. What character will you create? Will it be a eladrin, or one of the other races that we’ve covered? Let me know in the comments below. Until then, keep those dice rolling high!
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