The Reign of Darkness
From time to time, a particularly handsome or beautiful human with courage and grace may walk among the elves or eladrin unscathed. A few humans have even been accepted as equals in some elven tribes or eladrin courts.
Half-elves are the rare children of these unusual men and women and their elf or eladrin partners. The elves and eladrin regard such offspring as one of their own while humans tend to be suspicious of half-elves, referring to them as bewitched or as changelings.