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DUNMER (Dark Elf)

The Dunmer, also known as Dark Elves, are the ash-skinned, typically red-eyedelven peoples of Morrowind."Dark" is commonly understood as meaning such characteristics as "dark-skinned", "gloomy", "ill-favored by fate" and so on. The Dunmer and their national identity, however, embrace these various connotations with enthusiasm. In the Empire, "Dark Elf" is the common usage, but among theirAldmeri brethren they are called "Dunmer". Their combination of powerful intellects with strong and agile physiques produce superior warriors and sorcerers. On the battlefield, Dunmer are noted for their skill with a balanced integration of the sword, the bow and destruction magic. Dunmer live two to three times as long as humans; with a 200-year-old Dunmer being old and a 300-year-old Dunmer being very, very old. In character, they are grim, aloof, and reserved, as well as distrusting and disdainful of other races.

Dunmer distrust and are treated distrustfully by other races. They are often proud, clannish, ruthless, and cruel, from an outsider's point of view, but greatly value loyalty and family. Young female Dunmer have a reputation for promiscuity in some circles. Despite their powerful skills and strengths, the Dunmer's vengeful nature, age-old conflicts, betrayals, and ill-reputation prevent them from gaining more influence. Those born in their homeland of Morrowind before its devastation were known to be considerably less friendly than those who grew up in the Imperial tradition.


Most Dunmer have red, glowing eyes with skin tones varying from somewhat greenish and the more common gray to the occasional light blue. They are known to be strong, intelligent, and quick, however, are also said to be ill favored by fate. Both male and female Dunmer have a height similar to most of the human races. This means that they are generally taller than their Bosmer cousins and shorter than the Altmer.


DUNMER TRAITS                                                         

Your Dunmer character has a variety of natural abilities common with all other Dunmer.

    Attribute Score Increase. Your Agility, Intelligence, and Strength scores increase by 1.

    Age. As all elves, Dunmer are long lived, maturing at the same rate as humans, but possibly living longer than 300 years.

    Alignment. Dunmer tend to be neutral with a propensity for chaos. They have rejected many of the traditions that were set before them, while adopting their new customs of their own.

    Size. Dark Elves have average builds, and their height is between 5 and 6 feet tall. Your size is Medium.

    Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

    Ancestor Guardian. As a reaction, you gain

advantage on saving throws against spells that deal damage until the start of your next turn. You can use this trait a number of times equal to your Endurance modifier (minimum of 1). You regain all expended uses at the end of a long rest.

    Ashlander. You have a natural resistance to fire damage.

    Dunmer Combat Training. You are proficient in Long Blade, Marksman, and Short Blade.

    Skill Proficiency. You gain proficiency in the Athletics skill.

    Languages. You can speak, read, and write Tamrielic and Dunmeri.

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