Sun Elf

Sun Elves keep to themselves, perhaps even more than the other elven races. Nevertheless, they can be found throughout Layonara, although most of them live on Voltrex.

They are ruled by noble Houses and greatly value tradition. Sun Elves do everything the "elven" way, and consequently, their lore and art is still somewhat narrow, as they do not even bother to look at lore and art of other races.

Sun Elves believe that they are the true defenders of Elven art, lore and magic. Because of this, they look down on all other races, and somewhat on their other Elven cousins as well. They strongly believe in tradition and are very conservative.

Sun Elves are staunch isolationists. Even when they live in a larger city, they tend to group together in their own little enclave.

Physical description:
Taller and leaner than most of the other elven races, the Sun Elves are a beautiful race. Their skin has a copper or bronze hue, and their hair is blond, copper, gold, or black.

They dress in simple garments of green and blue that seem inconspicuous at first, though a closer glance reveals the garments are made of exotic materials with exquiste cuts. These garments are subtly embroidered with patterns that seem simple, but are quite complex when one attempts to follow them.

The same goes for their jewelry: simple, but exquisitely made.

Because of their focus on art and lore, they are not the strongest or hardiest of elves. They even tend to look down on combat, seeing it as a very crude way to settle conflicts.

Relations with other races:
Sun Elves tend not to concern themselves with the affairs of other races too much, as these are rather insignificant to them. Only relationships with other elves are important and meaningful (excepting, of course, their reviled cousins, the Dark Elves). However, Sun Elves have been known to act as diplomats, advocating the Elven side in conflicts.

Alignment: Mostly Lawful Neutral

Religion: Ilsare and Aeridin


  • Common
  • Elven

Player characters must have a minimum intelligence of 12 to be fluent in another language.

Sun Elves are named during a Naming Ceremony that takes places during the first dawn after the birth of a child. Their last name is the name of the House they are born to, such as Morningbreak and Sunbeam. Their first name is given by the cleric that performs the naming ceremony.

  • Female names: Elenya, Luthiën, Nessa, Celebriänn
  • Male names: Eldiflan, Celahir, Hoslivisir, Findarïto

Sun Elf adventurers are few, as they tend not to care much about the other races of the world and their dealings.


  • Sun elf is a subrace, please see the subrace system page for more information.
  • Use the Elf NWN standard race for character creation.
  • NWN syntax entered into Subrace Field:
    • sunelf
    • Sunelf
    • SunElf
  • Racial Qualities:
    • +2 Intelligence, -2 Constitution (ESA -2 DEX, +2 INT)