Do Half-Elves Reverie?

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Do Half-Elves Reverie?

Postby AoWhijun on Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:23 am

I was thinking one day about this and when I tried looking around for it, I couldn't find anything concrete.

I also asked Prufrock and he couldn't find anything concrete from what he had. He did mention that Half-Elves are immune to sleep like Elves are, so that maybe a basis that they do enter reverie (am I even using this word correctly).

So, in the world of Mythos, do Half-Elves sleep or reverie?
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Postby Corellon Larethian on Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:10 am

Half elves sleep.

The Reverie is unique to pure elves and is directly tied to their unimaginable (to humans) life span, as well as their unique mental capacities for concentration and communion.

Similarly, half elves do not have the elven ability of "manifestation" as they lack the elves' connection to the earth and nature.

The elven immunity to Sleep spells is less a function of Reverie than of their natural resistance to enchantments in general, a benefit that half-elves DO inherit.

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Postby AoWhijun on Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:56 am

Hm...well this is coming from the Corellon himself.... :D
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Postby Flidais on Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:52 am

Pretty heave two cents then perhaps. :)
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Postby TheNahga on Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:54 pm

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Postby Prufrock on Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:31 pm

Yeah, it seemed to be a grey area to me. I guessed not but the book explains why Elves are immune to sleep on the basis that sleep is utterly foreign to them. Since half elves are wholly immune to sleep too I thought well maybe.

The combination of the Reverie and manifestation gives elves a deep sense of self, giving them a secure identity. As they are intimately attuned to their own lives, wants and needs they are not easily mislead about their goals.

Also notable about the reverie(by this book not necessarily on Mythos) is that it is a major reason why elves try to live happy full lives: they have to relive their past every night, and they don't get to chose what part of it. It is possible for memories to be taken from those who should not or cannot bear certain memories and placed in another, truly noble individual. Some elves hold entire tribes sorrows so that the innocent may enter the reverie in peace.
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Postby AoWhijun on Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:30 am

*Sigh* Half-Elves are such an interesting race. Too bad they're kinda overlooked, IMO.

Just a thought. If half-elves did reverie, they would probably have to live bad memories over more often than elves, right? The normal life that a half-elf would lead would be troubled anyway (human vs elf) and the shorter lifespan would probably mean ones life would be more concentrated with bad memories. That would be hell. More like a curse to a half-elf. I'm starting to like the idea, especially for Alvin.

But, if half-elves don't reverie, then meh, whatever. Just wanted to know because there are times when Alvin is resting by a tree or something and I don't know whether to have him sleep or reverie. He does get lost in thought though for hours on end (as many of you might have noticed).
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Postby LordJacknife on Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:41 pm

Prufrock wrote:Also notable about the reverie(by this book not necessarily on Mythos) is that it is a major reason why elves try to live happy full lives: they have to relive their past every night, and they don't get to chose what part of it.


Hell, I live my RL for that reason mostly. Dreams are amalgams of what we see in RL. :D

And I do often forget that Jacknife can't sleep. I think I confused a few people by him babbling about waking up.

But then again, with the number of times Jacknife has died in his recent past.... *smirks* I'd rather sleep/dream then meditate/relive all that too.
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