Friday, January 17, 2014

Elves of the Otherworld

The Elves of Agartha are not like those of Tolkein's Middle Earth.

The Elves of Agartha are mysterious alien beings from the Otherworld, also known as Fairyland, Tir-na-Nog, and Elfland. The Otherworld is a parallel plane of existence, one of the seven sources of magic. The Otherworld is a realm of pure thought and energy, metaphor and imagination, emotion and meaning, a creative force and the source of light and life force in our world. In their native state, elves are beings of pure spirit, ethereal, composed of luminous energy and vitality, lacking physical form or spatial boundary.

When they cross over into our world, Elves must assume a physical form. When they do so, many of their material attributes are expressed as metaphors of their meaning. They often possess blood made from sap or honey and hair of leaves or moss. Their skin and eyes are usually pale in color but this, too, is variable and eccentric.

The following tables help create differentiated and unique elves for use in my Dungeon Crawl Classics campaign.

Features

  1. Pointed ears
  2. Antlers
  3. 1 Horn
  4. 2 Horns
  5. 4 Horns
  6. Prongs
  7. Hare-lip
  8. Cranial Ridge
  9. Pointed Teeth
  10. Long Tongue
  11. Tree branches
  12. Pointed Head

Skin

  1. Chalk White
  2. Light Grey
  3. Pale Amber
  4. Charcoal Grey
  5. Chocolate Brown
  6. Coal Black
  7. Pale Green
  8. Pale Pink

Hair

  1.  Green
  2. White
  3. Black
  4. Grey
  5. Amber
  6. Purple
  7. Red
  8. Blue
  9. Bald
  10. Ivy leaves
  11. Feathers
  12. Moss 

Eyes

  1.  Red with black pin-point
  2. Black orbs
  3. White with black Pin-point
  4. Brown orbs
  5. Amber with black pin-point
  6. Green with black pin-point
  7. Amber orbs
  8. Milky White orbs
  9. Grey with black pin-point
  10. White with green iris
  11. White with purple iris
  12. White with red iris
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