Half elves, as their name implies, are the result of a joining between Elven and Human bloodlines. It is many the man captivated by the fey beauty of elvenkind, and many the elf seduced by the worldy and exotic ways of Humans. So it is that Half-Elves have always played a major role in bridging the gap between the two races cultures and indeed shaping the cultures of urban society across all of Aies Mara.
Some would say that Half-Elves usually are blessed with the best of both worlds, or in this case, of both races. While Half-Elves inherit a vaguely fey beauty and grace from their elven side, they also gain the ambitious and life seeking nature of humanity. They are even blessed with a part of the longevity of their elven bloodline, living up to 200 years and keeping their middle aged youth to the end. They are also known to be charismatic leaders and friends with the innate ability to make peace and mediate disputes. On the otherhand, like their human parent, and unlike their elven one, half-elves are easily swayed to or from the forces of evil and good.
A majority of half elf people live amongst humans in the urban centers of society, as they feel more at ease and welcome among their human counterparts. This, though not always so, is due to a variety of reasons; from elvish xenophobia to the acceptance of all the gathered races in major cities.