Desert-Elves (the Shar'ii)
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The Desert-Elves, or "Shar'ii," in their native tongue, are a variant of Wild-Elves.


Desert-Elves dwell in the endless desert, burned dark by the sun, toughened by the swirling sands, and given strength and speed by the constant wind.

Because of a long and bitter history of warfare with the Vilzari, most desert-elves are extremely mistrustful, if not openly hostile, toward humans.

Thousands of years ago, the Desert-Elves evolved from their Wild-Elf cousins when several elven tribes migrated far to the south into the vast Sea of Sand.

Appearance


The Desert-Elves have dark brown skin, deep brown or jet-black hair, and bright eyes of either green, or grey, or gold. Both males and females stand usually about six-feet tall, and have a slender, almost emaciated build.

Despite their frail appearance, Desert-Elves are quite strong.

Habitat


Most Desert elf communities are found in remote, underground desert caves, always centered around a source of water.

These elves consider water the "essence of life" and accordingly, will defend their water supply with a berzerker-like frenzy.

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RPG Guidelines


All Desert-Elves gain the following feat automatically.

Desert Runner: Some elves thrive in the deepest deserts, forever roaming across burned and parched lands.Elves with this racial trait receive a +4 racial bonus on Constitution checks and Fortitude saves to avoid fatigue,exhaustion, or ill effects from running, forced marches, starvation, thirst, or hot or cold environments. This racial trait replaces the elven magic racial trait.