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Height Speculation

Medieval European male humans on average 1.7 meters (about 67 inches) tall.
My estimated human heights could range from 48in to 84in (1.2192m to 2.1336m) for either sex.
Empyrean elves could range from 54in - 90in (1.3716m to 2.286) tall.
Py,rai elves are the same as Empyrean excluding antlers in terms of height.
Dunir dwarves could range from 30in to 50in (0.762m to 1.27m) tall.
Nikua are the same as Dunir.
Vek orcs could range from 66in to 102in (1.6764m to 2.5908m) tall.
Ren,kai orcs could range from 60in to 96in (1.524m to 2.4384m) tall.
Sometimes Tulnar could descend from giants, Tulnar height could range from 30in to 120in (0.762m to 3.048m) tall.

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  • edited January 12
    Chonkers wrote: »
    Medieval European male humans on average 1.7 meters (about 67 inches) tall.
    My estimated human heights could range from 48in to 84in (1.2192m to 2.1336m) for either sex.
    Empyrean elves could range from 54in - 90in (1.3716m to 2.286) tall.
    Py,rai elves are the same as Empyrean excluding antlers in terms of height.
    Dunir dwarves could range from 30in to 50in (0.762m to 1.27m) tall.
    Nikua are the same as Dunir.
    Vek orcs could range from 66in to 102in (1.6764m to 2.5908m) tall.
    Ren,kai orcs could range from 60in to 96in (1.524m to 2.4384m) tall.
    Sometimes Tulnar could descend from giants, Tulnar height could range from 30in to 120in (0.762m to 3.048m) tall.

    Very interesting. a lot of elves and dwarves generally come from celtic/nordic mythology if that is anything to go by. I think Orcs are roman mythology? but i could be mistaken. That could give some insight to min/max heights in relation according to mythos.

    Interesting take, that's for sure!
  • AvrossAvross Member
    edited January 13
    I think your ranges are too broad.If the ranges for humans were 1.5m-2m, it would be very good already.
  • Am eager to see how tall the not-bent-spined Orcs and the Tulnar variants will end up being. I *think* Orcs were planned to be the tallest.

    Yours truly always makes my toons as tall as they can be, when it's an option. Makes the toon stand out more, during player-hosted events - and I'm hoping to host many, MANY events, once settled into the game.

    Will be making a "branchler"-Elf as my main toon, as tall as can be and with the largest branchlers possible.



  • DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    I'm still very curios to see a current Dünir standing next to a Kaelar in-game.
  • I just hope Intrepids elves do not follow the common take on elves being taller than humans. s:

    I very much hope they'll either be the same height or shorter than humans (as they are in most DnD universes). :]
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  • I just hope Intrepids elves do not follow the common take on elves being taller than humans. s:

    I very much hope they'll either be the same height or shorter than humans (as they are in most DnD universes). :]

    I don´t know if elves are shorter than humans in most d&d worlds. In the PHB they are, but in FR (Older lorebooks) they have about the same height. In Dark Sun they are taller, in Pathfinder they are taller. In many other settings they are taller, like in Tolkien. In Iron Kingdoms they are taller, in World of Warcraft they are taller.

    There is no right answer here. I think they will be about the same height.
  • I just hope Intrepids elves do not follow the common take on elves being taller than humans. s:

    I very much hope they'll either be the same height or shorter than humans (as they are in most DnD universes). :]

    Have never been a fan of fantasy wherein elves have EVERY advantage, over humans: taller, 2-3+ times the lifespan, more agile, more accurate, etc.

    Am definitely of the mind that elves should at least be a tad shorter than humans.



  • I just hope Intrepids elves do not follow the common take on elves being taller than humans. s:

    I very much hope they'll either be the same height or shorter than humans (as they are in most DnD universes). :]

    Have never been a fan of fantasy wherein elves have EVERY advantage, over humans: taller, 2-3+ times the lifespan, more agile, more accurate, etc.

    Am definitely of the mind that elves should at least be a tad shorter than humans.




    originally, elves were shorter than humans x_X
  • Speculated height for a shortened version of elves, 42inches to 78inches (1.0668m to 1.9812m) tall.
  • Dygz wrote: »
    I'm still very curios to see a current Dünir standing next to a Kaelar in-game.

    dead or alive? :wink:
  • Am eager to see how tall the not-bent-spined Orcs and the Tulnar variants will end up being. I *think* Orcs were planned to be the tallest.

    Yours truly always makes my toons as tall as they can be, when it's an option. Makes the toon stand out more, during player-hosted events - and I'm hoping to host many, MANY events, once settled into the game.

    Will be making a "branchler"-Elf as my main toon, as tall as can be and with the largest branchlers possible.




    I accidently read that as bachelor-elf... I was like " what in the the fuck kind of events are they planning to host..." LOL
  • Avross wrote: »
    I just hope Intrepids elves do not follow the common take on elves being taller than humans. s:

    I very much hope they'll either be the same height or shorter than humans (as they are in most DnD universes). :]

    I don´t know if elves are shorter than humans in most d&d worlds. In the PHB they are, but in FR (Older lorebooks) they have about the same height. In Dark Sun they are taller, in Pathfinder they are taller. In many other settings they are taller, like in Tolkien. In Iron Kingdoms they are taller, in World of Warcraft they are taller.

    There is no right answer here. I think they will be about the same height.

    Thus the "common take" comment! :] In 5e (and 4e?) elves have been shorter, but you're absolutely correct that they were taller during 3-3.5e (and hence taller in PF1/2e :( ) ... I am unsure about earlier editions.

    Either way, I think you might be right - and same height is all good to me! As long as I don't have to be (much) taller!

    ... In other words, as long as we dont get a GW2 norn situation (shortest possible norn is still much taller than the tallest human), I think I'll be fine! 😁
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  • We all go minimum height for PvP-purposes though, right?
    This link may help you: https://ashesofcreation.wiki/
  • NiKrNiKr Member
    edited January 15
    daveywavey wrote: »
    We all go minimum height for PvP-purposes though, right?
    Why do you think I'm gonna be a dunir? >:)
  • ILLPeonUILLPeonU Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    As long as my nikua is smaller than a large bush I can hide in I'm good :)
    "Don't Pee in the Wind"
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  • I typically choose the shortest height i can be when it comes to games cause it gives the illusion of running faster :P since your lower to the ground :D



  • Veeshan wrote: »
    I typically choose the shortest height i can be when it comes to games cause it gives the illusion of running faster :P since your lower to the ground :D

    it's funny because it's true lol
  • DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Dygz wrote: »
    I'm still very curios to see a current Dünir standing next to a Kaelar in-game.

    dead or alive? :wink:
    I would love to see a dead Kaelar.
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