The Gate-Stones of Lunestriel
The Grof were among the original races that called Lunestriel their home before the arrival of the Dowmarii, which means “Portal-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. The Grof are of the Lomarii, meaning “Lunar-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. While the elves and humans are relatively new to Lunestriel, the Grof are an old race.
Grof are very short humanoids, standing at 2’0" to 2’4" feet tall and weighing 20 to 30 pounds. They have greenish-brown skin and sharp, elfin ears. Grof have ridges on their foreheads and fine white hair on their heads, which makes them appear old. They have three digits on their hands. Their feet have three toes in front and one behind. They live very long lives, on average somewhere around 900 years. Despite this, they are a race few in number, due to low fertility rates. They reach adulthood at around age 60.
Intelligent and agile even in their old age, grof are very resilient. But because of their size, they are not very strong. They are reclusive and though highly intelligent, don’t speak much. They enjoy simple and healthy living. They have a close bond with nature and enjoy living in the wilds, where nature is pure and they can breathe fresh air. The live in tribes led by a council of the wisest among them. They are patient and never act hastily.