Bretons are the human descendants of the Aldmeri-Nedic Manmer of the Merethic Era and are now the inhabitants of the province of High Rock. They are united in culture and language, even though they are divided politically, for High Rock is a fractious region. Bretons make up the peasantry, soldiery, and magical elite of the feudal kingdoms that compete for power. Many are capable mages with innate resistance to magicka. They are known for a proficiency in abstract thinking and unique customs. Bretons appear, by and large, much like other pale-skinned humans. They are usually slight of build and not as muscular as Nords or Redguards. Their Elvish ancestry is usually only detectable upon a closer inspection of their eyebrows, ears, or high cheekbones, though many individual Bretons appear to be more Nordic or Imperial than anything else. The great diversity in their appearance is to be expected from their politically fractured society, though their clothes, accents, customs and names are fairly uniform.
Bretons are the descendants of either an Aldmeri-Nedic or Aldmeri-Atmoran hybrid race of the 1st Era and are consequently termed as 'the mongrel race of Tamriel'. Their elven blood is heavily diluted, due to their ancestors intermingling with the Nordic population in Skyrim and High Rock. Bretons are sometimes called "Manmeri" as a result of the interbreeding, literally translating to 'man-elf'. Although their Aldmeri ancestry is shadowed by their appearance, they still inherit the magical affinity of their elven blood. Their physical features resemble their Nedic ancestors, including their pale skin tone and the obvious physical resemblance to Imperials/Nords, but some still inherit the frail, sharp appearance of the elves, along with the arrogance, and some do have slight points in their ears.
Your Breton character has certain characteristics in common with other Bretons.
Attribute Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 2, and your Personality score increases by 1.
Age. Your elven lineage allows you to live slightly longer than your human counterparts. Your average lifespan is 150 years.
Alignment. Bretons tend towards neutral good. Their feudal governments lend them a mix of freedoms and laws, depending on their station in life.
Size. Bretons take after their elven bloodlines and are typically more slender than your average human. They range from 5 to 6 feet tall. Your size is medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Breton Ancestry. You gain proficiency in Willpower saving throws and the Arcana skill. You also know one cantrip of your choice from the mage spell list. Intelligence is your spellcasting attribute for it.
Conjure Familiar. You know the spell find familiar spell and can cast it once with this trait. You regain the ability to cast it again when you finish a long rest.
Dragon Skin. Your skin thickens to become that of a dragon when harmed. When you are hit by an attack or targeted by the magic missile spell, you can use your reaction to cast the shield spell.
Once you use this trait, you must finish a short or long rest before you can use it again.
Magic Resistance. You have a natural ability to ward off the hazardous effects of magic. Whenever you are affected by a spell that deals damage, the total damage is reduced by an amount equal to your proficiency modifier.
Tool Proficiency. You have proficiency with artisan's tools (alchemist supplies).
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Tamrielic and one other standard language of your choice.