Half-Elves are in an interesting place in society; often bastard-born children from a man and his elfin slave. They therefore turn out one of two ways; accepted by his father but never gaining the respect of society; or being rejected by both and harbouring hatred for the father or race.
These two kinds are most easily identified by the presence or lack thereof of tattoos. Half-Elves have the passion and drive of humans, but the natural grace of elves. They have a comparable lifespan to humans. Often half elves are enslaved, for they are seen as being just as worthless as pure elves.