“You will note that they do not refer to themselves as half-humans.” – Vadania Galanodel, Valenar’s elven envoy to the Treaty of Thronehold, in discussion with her human counterpart from Breland.
Children of Khorvaire; Khoravar
Half-elf are one of the common races. They descend from elves and humans but have since become a new unique race, distinct from both their elven and human ancestors. Half-elves refer to themselves as “Khoravar” and are found throughout the continent; though many can be found in Valenar, where the elves of Aerenal settled on the continent of Khorvaire and began trade with the resident humans.
The half-elves heirs of House Lyrandar bear the Mark of Storm. Lyran and Selavash were the first of the half-elves to develop the dragonmark of Lyrandar 2000 years ago, during the time of Karrn the Conqueror. The two half-elves told others of their race to embrace their culture, calling them Khoravar, or “Children of Khorvaire”, referring to their origin on the continent.
House Lyrandar is a powerful house and their development of elemental airship technology with the aid of the Zilargo gnomes and House Cannith has only enhanced their prestige.
Raincallers Guild: provides weather-manipulation services for agriculture, as well as building dams, irrigation systems and resevoirs to limit the sometimes erratic effects of natural forces.
Windwrights Guild: provides shipping services via its airships and waterbound vessels.
The half-elves of House Medani bear the Mark of Detection, giving them various powers of divination. The dragonmark was discovered by House Cannith during the War of the Mark, 1500 years ago. The Medani half-elves had been secretly using them for some time, but were convinced to join the other Houses.
Warning Guild: provides services certifying mercenaries and anticipating attacks for those in power.