|A Khoravar, Valenar and Aerenal Elf|
|Aliases||Aerenal, Khoravar, Valenar|
|Avg. Height||5'4" - 6'0"|
|Avg. Weight||130 - 170 lbs.|
|Homeland(s)||Aerenal; Valenar; Xen'drik|
|3rd edition rules|
|Creature Type||Humanoid (Elf)|
|Advancement||By character class|
|Ability Modifiers||+2 Dexterity, -2 Constitution|
|Source||Player's Handbook v. 3.5, pg. 15-16|
|4th edition rules|
|Creature Type||Fey humanoid|
|Ability Modifiers||+2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence or Wisdom|
|Skill Modifiers||+2 Nature, +2 Perception|
|Source|| Player's Handbook (4th edition), pg. 40;|
Heroes of the Fallen Lands, pg. 260
In Eberron, modern elves are split into many distinct cultures: the Aerenal, the Valenar, the Khorvaire elves, and the drow of Xen'drik. Each of these cultures participates in some form of ancestor worship, though each has a unique expression of this practice.
The Aerenal elves worship their ancestors as Deathless, lifeforms much like undead but kept alive by the positive energy of Irian. The Deathless serve as advisors and defenders and are considered by those who worship them to be divine as a whole, in the form of the Undying Court.
The Valenar elves focus their worship only on their Warrior ancestors. By emulating the deeds of these ancestors, they believe the spirits can live again. They do not resurrect their fallen or beloved as Deathless.
The Khorvaire elves are as diverse as the elf race as a whole. They divide themselves by nation or by Dragonmarked House and often follow the local customs. A few still hold their own race's beliefs in ancestor worship, but not to the same degree as the Valenar or Aerenal. Their half-elven descendents, the Khoravar, have formed a separate community.
The Drow don't worship their ancestors directly. Rather, they tend to hold to the preservation of their forebears' traditions. They believe nothing honors their ancestors more than by living as they did. Some Drow also worship the scorpion god Vulkoor, though some Khorvairian scholars suspect Vulkoor to merely be an aspect of The Mockery, a member of the Dark Six.