We are a high immersion roleplaying kinship. This means we immerse ourselves within the world as our elven characters as realistically as possible (within reason of course). Think of it as method acting for roleplayers. This page is provided as a guide on Elven Roleplay and General RPing to assist in your immersion.
No matter how you may roleplay, you may find the information useful as a beginner or a seasoned roleplayer. Those wishing to join this kinship should study this guide and see how closely they fit.
The below information was gathered mainly from two websites* and heavily edited to fit our perspective. While it is based on lore as we see it, it should be regarded as a translation into words of the intuitive feel one should have for Tolkien's elves, not biblical gospel with cited chapter and verse displayed. This is OUR interpretation of Tolkien Elves. If you find it disagreeable to your way of RPing an elf, then move on.
Finally, this guide is presented as exactly that, a guide. We do not expect every elf to fit this understanding perfectly.
We highly recommend reading Elven Life Cycle & Elven Characteristics from TolkienGateway.net . That website is generally regarded as a lore accurate place to learn.
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Rolplaying an Elf
Final note on roleplaying an elf.
It should be obvious by now, if you read all the above, that elves are not like us humans. That's what makes RPing an elf in Middle-Earth a wonderful and challenging experience. If you want to RP being an elf, set aside your human expectations. Elves are different. The people who truly RP elves best have an instinctual understanding of the above guide and know how to add a personal touch to it without crossing human lines. That doesn't mean that if you're new to it, you won't pick it up and do it well. There are natural elven RPers out there just waiting to pop into existence. If you're drawn to it, heed the call. We encourage it. The best way to learn is by doing. Study others, read this guide, ask questions, practice, learn, and repeat. It's fun and different. You'll find it mentally stimulating to think outside your human existence and imagine being in the skin of an immortal being. You certainly won't find the people who RP elves like the above guide at the Prancing Pony. There's a distinct difference between just saying you're an elf, and actually understanding what it means to RP one.
(sometimes from an elven perspective)
*Large chunks of this was taking from:
http://www.grey-company.org/TelRuid/rp/playing.html (This site has been down since about the end of Jan 2018)
Also information from: