Shadow Elves, also known as Qweldint, are typically shunned by all other Elven races, and usually turn to Ravis at some early point in their lives. They have a dull black or grey sheen to their skin, all Shadow Elves have black hair and black eyes. Shadow Elves cast very dim shadows which is why they are most often called the "Shadowless". Shadow Elves have no major civilizations. Shadow Elves are often disliked by all other prime races and usually return the feeling. Most Shadow Elves lean to the Lawful side of the ethical compass, as they usually develop a code of conduct while living in solitude. Most Shadow Elves also lean to the Evil side of the moral compass, taking advantage of situations that further them. Good aligned Shadow Elves are rare indeed, and usually have a hard time gaining the trust of those around them. 

 

  • Abilities: +2 Int, +2 Wis -2 Con: While more cunning than the other Elven offshoots they lack the physical heartiness of other races.

  • Medium: Shadow Elves are medium creatures and have no bonus or penalty due to their size.

  • Normal Speed: Shadow Elves have a base land speed of 30 feet.

  • Improved Darkvision: Shadow Elves can see up to 120’ in darkness.

  • Immune to sleep effects: Shadow Elves require the same amount of rest as Wood Elves and are likewise immune to magical sleep effects.

  • +2 Racial Bonus to saving throws against supernatural and spell like abilities.

  • Shadow Elves Cast spells with the Shadow descriptor at +1 level.

  • Shadow Guard (Su): Once per day as a standard action a Shadow Elf can call upon the plane of Shadows to conceal their location. This functions as a Blur  spell with a caster level equal to the Shadow Elves character level. This effect lasts for 3 rounds or until the Shadow Elf dismisses the effect as a free action. This effect does not work in an area illuminated by daylight or a Daylight spell. A shadow elf can use this ability 1 additional time per day at 10th level.

  • Naturally Distained: A Shadow Elf has a racial -2 penalty on all Diplomacy checks.

  • Automatic Languages: Common, Shadowelven

  • Additional Languages: Undercommon, Elven, Infernal, Orc, Goblin, Draconic