The desert elves of Gaeleth were bred from the wild elves, millennia ago, by the Dharveil. The Dharveil were high elves that ruled a kingdom with absolute power, and wanted only elves to guard them, and serve in their military. Using magic and more conventional breeding programs that spanned millennia, the Dharveil created their specially bred elves for the deserts that surrounded the Dharveil kingdom.
The desert elven males average six feet, ten inches in height, and tend to mass at close to two-hundred ten pounds. Females tend to average six feet, six inches in height, and mass at close to one-hundred eighty pounds. Both males and females are heavily tattooed, usually in a theme or pattern that also acts as camouflage.
The desert elves tend to be surly and reclusive, rarely interacting with other races unless they have to.
Desert Elf Base Racial Features
All of the following are base racial abilities for the desert elves of Gaeleth.
Ability Score Adjustments: +2 Strength, +2 Dexterity, -2 Intelligence, -2 Charisma.
Size: Desert elves are Medium size.
Speed: Desert elven base speed is 35ft.
Proficiencies: Desert elves are proficient with the longbow, spear, and scimitar.
Low-light Vision (Ex): Desert elves can see twice as far as humans in low-light conditions.
Immunities (Ex): Immunity to magic sleep effects.
Skill Bonuses: Desert elves receive a +2 racial bonus on Hide, Move Silently, and Spot checks.
Automatic Languages: Common, Elven. Bonus Languages: Al Fahiman, Ogran.
Favored Class: Ranger. A multiclass desert elf's ranger lass does not count when determining whether an experience point penalty applies.
All of the following are class features of the desert elven racial class on Gaeleth.
Ability Score Adjustment: +2 Strength.
Nimble Armor (Ex): Desert elves increase the maximum Dexterity bonuses and armor check penalties on all armor by +1.
Pass Without Trace (Sp): As per the spell, once per day; available at 1st-level, and cast as a sorcerer of the desert elf's total character level.
Warhammer: +5% Strength, +5% Agility, -5% Intelligence, -5% Fellowship. Free talent: nightvision.