The Summer Empire
Alfar, People of the Woods
The People of the Wood are adapted to living among the towering trees that grow on some of the islands in the upper reaches. They have extremely short fur that blends into their skin from far away and thick, usually greenish or reddish hair, but both fur and hair are capable of changing colors to blend into their environment. Their eyes have slit pupils like a cats, and their feet and hands have long fingers and toes for climbing and swinging from trees. They receive a +1 bonus for climbing rolls and a +2 bonus to all Stealth rolls in natural settings. Skinthieves are very common among them, as are Wolf-Blooded and druids. Adepts and Sorcerers are extremely rare. They tend to be stereotyped as rustic, which has a certain amount of truth as the number of alfar who leave their forests is rather low. People of the Wood is specifically not a supernatural template.