The Half-Elf is a humanoid creature that is an inter-racial species between Elf and whatever else. Take Garvie of House Stallion for example. He is Half-Elf and Half-Human. They still live a long life, that's if they die of old age, they have half pointed ear tips, and are still quick. However, even if they are mixed with Humans, Humans still shame them. Even the Elves sometimes shame them because of their lack of full Elven Intellect.