I am Winterwolf, an officer of the Guard of the Citadel a roleplaying kinship on the Imladris server. I am a rather experienced roleplayer and Tolkien fanatic, knowing my fair share of the lore and world of Middle Earth.
In my kinship roleplays I have reached a point where the child of two of my characters (a man and an elf) is revealed. The child's name is Aduial (Dusk or Evening) and she is approximately forty/sixty years old and as such is not matured. She lives in Imladris, raised by the elves as one of their own.
I have found this from 'Morgoth's Ring, Laws and Customs of the Eldar.'
"The Eldar grew in bodily form slower than Men, but in mind more swiftly. They learned to speak before they were one year old; and in the same time they learned to walk and to dance, for their wills came soon to the mastery of their bodies. Nonetheless there was less difference between the two Kindreds, Elves and Men, in early youth; and a man who watched elf-children at play might well have believed that they were the children of Men, of some fair and happy people. For in their early days elf-children delighted still in the world about them, and the fire of their spirit had not consumed them, and the burden of memory was still light upon them."
Should Aduial be bright and happy as this suggests?
How should I roleplay her?
Note: My elf character is the daughter of a Sindar and and one who's race is not quite certain, though he is though to be an Avari (One who refused the journey to Valinor)