Artentum is an imperial elvish town nestled in a valley between the dwarf-lord mountains. Its inhabitants have remained separated from other elves for a sufficient time that they are considered by some to be a minor elvish subrace. Artentum’s purpose is to serve as a reserve of imperial elvish citizens should some disaster befall the rest of the empire. Accordingly, its interconnection with the rest of the empire is minimised: It pays no tax and receives little to no import.
Artentumi elves as player characters
Artentumi elves are generally shorter and stockier than their High Elf or Wood Elf counterparts. Their resemblance to their dwarf neighbours is often remarked on by visiting outsiders. The men often grow prolific facial hair, and style it in the more intricate dwarven fashions. Artentumi homes are carved into the rock of the mountain face, rather than constructed of the valley’s precious wood. Artentumi share their cousins’ affinity with nature and wildlife, but skew more towards cultivating extravagant blooms out of mosses, lichens, and the straggly trees and flowers that cling to mountain faces.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
Elf Weapon Training. You have proficiency with the longsword, shortsword, shortbow and longbow.
Acclimation To Altitude. You are always acclimatised to high altitude and breathe normally there regardless of how long you have spent at that height. You add your proficiency to the number of minutes you can hold your breath before you begin suffocating.
Mountain Movement. Mountains, cliffsides, hills and slopes do not count as difficult terrain for you and you can climb at your movement speed. You can always long jump up to the length of your strength score regardless of whether you did a run up or not.
Calloused Back. Most adult Artentumi have hardened, calloused backs from rolling down the slopes of their caldera home. You have +1 effective AC against melee attacks made by enemies other than the enemy you last attacked in combat if more than one opponent is within 5 feet of you.