High Elvish Upbringing
You were raised in one of the few remaining high elvish settlements in the world, or in an elven district in a city, enough so that you were predominantly raised by elves. High elves are sometimes called silver elves. They refer to themselves merely as “elven.” High elves place a high emphasis on artistry and view both arcane magic and swordplay as high art. The fusion of the two, bladesinging, is something that the high elves developed.
Taking this background confers the following:
High Elven Weapon Training. You have proficiency with the longsword, short sword, and rapier.
Cantrip. You know one cantrip chosen from the wizard spell list. Your spellcasting ability for this cantrip is intelligence.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Elvish. Elvish is a musical language of varying tones and soft consonants. Knowing Elvish is often seen as a mark of distinction and culture among human civilizations.