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Old 11-18-2001, 12:18 PM   #1
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Well what are the physical differences (besides pointy ears obviously) betweew humans and elves and then between drow elves and elves
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Old 11-18-2001, 12:35 PM   #2
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And I Know Drow Are Blue While Surface Elves are not
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Old 11-18-2001, 12:51 PM   #3
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Caine, drows are black. Anyway, humans tend to be more masculant, and built up more, while the elves are fragile and thin. Elves tend to be very silent and agile, and most elves have magical blood running through there vains. Elves have (some people say) a finer taste for art and structual buildings, while humans make simple structers. Can't name anything about the drow except they have magic resistance.
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Old 11-18-2001, 01:02 PM   #4
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Thanks Secret Master
But What of Half-Elves,And Of Internal Organs,Like Are Elven Hearts in different places,Do they have two kidneys? What? What? What?
Can Someo0ne give me a complete breakdown
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Old 11-18-2001, 01:57 PM   #5
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Drow always have white hear too.
I think their organs are in the same places since Drow elves used to be High Elves.

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Old 11-18-2001, 02:11 PM   #6
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Elves have certain abilities not accessible to most humans except through powerful magicks. They are aware that other races do not have these faculties, and they take great pride in knowing that they are the only mortal race blessed with them. However, most elves do not treat other races as inferior simply because they were born without these abilities; rather, they rejoice in their own uniqueness. The elves feel truly blessed.

Elves have extremely keen eyes. Although they are not as sharp-eyed as most birds of prey, their eyes are still sharper than those of the average human. In addition, their eyes have the ability to see further into the infrared spectrum, allowing them to function in most unlighted places. In most landbound elves, this sight extends only to a range of 60 feet. Aquatic elves, as described below, have an entirely different sort of sight.

Yet another difference between elves and the other humanoids of the worlds they share is that elves do not sleep in the typical sense, though they can enter that state if they desire. Instead, they gain their rest through a process known as the reverie. The reverie is akin to sleep, yet is very much unlike it. When elves enter this state, they vividly relive past memories, those both pleasant and painful. Like the dreaming of humans, elves have no control over which memories rise to the fore when they relinquish their bodies to the reverie. Occasionally, elves do actually dream, but this is not a frequent occurrence and mostly occurs only when they truly sleep.

Elves are keenly attuned to the world and its meteorological cycles. As such, they are less affected by extremities of temperatures than are many other races. The blazing sun of the desert and the chill of the arctic cause elves discomfort, but not nearly as much as such extremes do others.

Elves can withstand up to 100F with only mild discomfort. Likewise, they can remain clad in their usual clothes to a low of the freezing point of water and be only mildly uncomfortable. Below 32F, they suffer the same ill effects as anyone else, but until that point they feel little different. Above 100F, they suffer as do others but exhibit no undue stress until that temperature is surpassed. They lose no body water to sweat, nor do they need to lighten their clothing.

It has been surmised that this is why elves have pale skin and only rarely tan. Their resistance to the elements prevents much of the skin damage that other races suffer. Only those elves who are constantly exposed to the elements suffer even the slightest amount, and even then they do not tan as deeply as some humans and dwarves.

The elves' immunity to a range of temperatures does not extend to fire or snow, or anything that simulates these conditions. For example, an elf could not stick his hand into a fire and be undamaged, nor could he walk through freezing rain without effect. Neither are elves immune to spells that rely on fire, ice, wind, and other weather-related effects. It is only to natural temperatures that elves have even the slightest resistance. A cone of cold or a fireball has the usual adverse effect on an elf.

Despite their frail appearance and lowered Constitutions, elves have a remarkable resistance to ordinary disease. While it is not on a scale with the paladin's total immunity to nonmagical diseases, elves are only rarely afflicted by disease. Although immunity does not easily translate into game terms, the DM has the option of setting elven resistance to disease. Anywhere from 0% to 50% is acceptable and is unlikely to destroy game balance.

On the negative side, there are some purely elven diseases (which are, thankfully, very rare), to which all other races are immune. These include certain nervous disorders, some poxes, and other equally virulent diseases. Elves, although not necessarily ashamed of their afflicted, do try to keep those who are ill from the prying eyes of the rest of the world. They do not want the other races to think of ways to use these diseases against the elves.

Unless a disease is fatal, the effects usually fade simply with the passing of time, for elves have a strong regenerative ability. Scars (not wounds) on their bodies heal more quickly than they do on other races, eventually disappearing almost entirely. Such scars show up only under intense scrutiny or under harsh lighting conditions. This ability works only on scars; elves do not recover hit points more rapidly than any other PC race.

Their regenerative ability does not extend to regrowing lost limbs or organs, although some contend that the elves are the original creators of the magicks that enable this. Elves are, however, on the pioneering edge of creating artificial limbs to replace lost ones. In addition, elf crafters are working on ways to replace the more sensitive organs, such as eyes and ears, as well as the heart, stomach, and other internals.

Drow are typically shorter than other elves, and they retain the Dexterity common to elves. In all other respects, save their height and coloring, drow resemble their aboveground cousins.

Since drow females have greater power than males and are physically stronger and more intelligent as well, the drow have a difficult time believing that males can hold power in other societies. Thus, they do not believe that any threat mustered by males could seriously threaten the drow.

Sorry for the length. Most of this is straight out of the Complete Book of Elves. From what I have learned the basic physiology of elves is the same as humans and most other humanoids. The real outward differences are just that. variations of the same structure.

I hope this helped answer your question.
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Old 11-19-2001, 06:53 AM   #7
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Old 11-19-2001, 06:42 PM   #8
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Drow elves can see much better in the dark than normal elves. They're eyes are usually a different color than Drow. Drow use more magic(to survive in the underworld) than elves and summon demons.
 
Old 11-20-2001, 11:15 PM   #9
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out of that long post you failed to also mention one basic differince between Human and half elves to elves. Elves will never grow facial hair. Humans, and half elves can grow facial hair. not that its a big deal but oh well.
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