Half-elves are the offspring of a human and elf parents. Half-elves tend to take more after the elves in appearance but more after humans in their personality and temperament. Half-elves come almost exclusively from the kingdom of Yuan-Karth where humans and elves inter-mix as equals. There are a small number that have taken to the merchant life of the Piryyna and an even smaller number that have left to live with the snow elves of Yskilian.
Half-elves typically speak common, the native language of humans. Though most also speak Elven there are very few who learn to write it unless they take up the magical arts.