Altmer

To Imperials, the haughty, tall, golden-skinned peoples of Summerset Isle are called High Elves. The Ayleids referred to them as Salache, but they call themselves Altmer, or the “Cultured People”. In the Empire, “High” is often understood to mean proud or snobbish, and as the Altmer generally personify these characteristics, the “lesser races” generally resent them. Altmer confidently consider themselves, with some justice, to be the most civilized culture of Tamriel; the common tongue of Tamriel is based on Altmer speech and writing, and most of the Empire‘s arts, crafts, laws, and sciences are derived from Altmer traditions. However, the Altmer’s smug self-assurance of superiority can be hard to bear. The Altmer are the most strongly gifted in the arcane arts of all the races. They are among the longest living and intelligent races of Tamriel, and they often become powerful magic users, having centuries in which to practice their art. Some Altmers’ incredibly strong minds make them naturally immune to all kinds of paralysis.

  • Ability Scores
    • +2 Intelligence
    • +2 Charisma
    • -2 Strength
  • Skill Bonuses
    • +4 Spellcraft
    • +2 Knowledge (Arcana)
    • +2 Knowledge (Planes)
  • Racial Traits
    • +5 Magicka
    • Resist Disease 25%
  • Racial Powers
    • Highborn: Magicka Regeneration Rate x25 for 10 rounds, beginning on the round of activation, 1/day

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