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{{Infobox Needed}}In the world of ''The Witcher'', the term '''quarter-elf''' refers to a person who has one quarter [[Elf|elven]] blood (whose parents are either one [[human]] and one [[half-elf]], or two quarter-elves). Only the pickiest about race consider them [[nonhuman]].
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{{Infobox Needed}}In the world of ''The Witcher'', the term '''quadroon''' refers to a person who has one quarter [[Elf|elven]] blood (whose parents are either one [[human]] and one [[half-elf]], or two quadroons). Only the pickiest about race consider them [[nonhuman]].
==Notable quarter-elves==
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==Notable quadroons==
 
* [[Yennefer]] of [[Vengerberg]]
 
* [[Yennefer]] of [[Vengerberg]]
 
* [[Goidemar]]
 
* [[Goidemar]]
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In Polish, aside from "ćwierćelf" (literally "quarter-elf"), Sapkowski sometimes uses the word "kwarteron", which translates as "quadroon", a word lifted from actual history, part of a [[wikipedia:hypodescent|hypodescent]] vocabulary developed to distinguish levels of either African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry, which is now considered offensive. However, likely because of the real-world connotations, the word was left out of the English translation of the books by [[David French]].
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*This term is lifted from actual history, part of a [[wikipedia:hypodescent|hypodescent]] vocabulary developed to distinguish levels of either African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry, which is now considered offensive.
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
<references />[[de:Kategorie:Rassen]]
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[[fr:Quart-elfe]]
 
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[[it:Quarteroni]]
 
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In the world of The Witcher, the term quadroon refers to a person who has one quarter elven blood (whose parents are either one human and one half-elf, or two quadroons). Only the pickiest about race consider them nonhuman.

Notable quadroons

Trivia

  • This term is lifted from actual history, part of a hypodescent vocabulary developed to distinguish levels of either African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry, which is now considered offensive.

Notes

  1. Later information dug up by Fenn would suggest that Fiona was actually Falka's daughter, not Riannon's. In this case, that means Adela would be 3/8ths elf while Fiona would be (at least) 1/8th.
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