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Sun Elf

( Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, p. 15)


Size: Medium
Base speed: Land 30
Strength: +0
Intelligence: +2
Dexterity: +0
Wisdom: +0
Constitution: −2
Charisma: +0
Level adjustment: +0
Space: 5 feet
Reach: 5 feet
Automatic languages: Common , Elven , Home Region
Bonus Languages: Auran , Celestial , Chondathan , Gnome , Halfling , Illuskan , Sylvan


Sun elves are less common across Faerûn than moon elves, because most live on Evermeet, where nonelves are not allowed. Also called gold elves, they have bronze skin, golden blond, copper, or black hair, and green or gold eyes. These are seen as the most civilized and haughty elves, preferring to remain separate from nonelven races.


Aside from Evermeet, where they are most common, sun elves can be found in the woodlands of the North, Silverymoon, and the Western Heartlands. The realm of Evereska is home to a number of powerful sun elven families. The sun elf entry on Table 1-4: Character Regions (FRCS, p. 30) describes the scions of sun elven families.


Unlike statet in the Player's Handbook, characters in the Forgotten Realms almost always have a patron deity. See FRCS p. 39 for more details.


Racial Traits

Sun elves have all the elven racial traits given in Chapter 2 of the Player's Handbook (pp. 15) except as follows:

  • +2 Intelligence, -2 Constitution. Sun elves value study and contemplation over the feats of agility learned by most other elves.

Also appears in

  1. Races of Faerûn

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