Half-elves have a mixed heritage of human and elf somewhere in their ancestry, and depending on the era they were born in, they were either a scornful bastardization of a pure race with a filthy one, or will be viewed as representative of the beautiful peace and co-existence that the races live in.
Half-elves have a difficult life, never the less. They are somewhat stretched between their parent’s blood. Socially, they mature faster than human children, but slower than “pure-elves.” They have a high appreciation for artistic athestics (that’s the elf in them) in comparison to their human counterparts, but fail to grasp the finer points of elven culture and social courtesies. They speak both the Quenya and Common tongues of their parents, but will always speak slurr-fully to a true-elf. However you dice it, Half-Elves often have a hard time finding a place that they fit in – unless amongst other half-elves, where the company understands each other’s hardships.