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Are Shadar-Kai official in D&D 5e and which supplement can they be found in?

The Sea Elves and the Shadar-kai, originally published as playtest material in this Unearthed Arcana, were officially released today (May 29, 2018) as part of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes; the Eladrin ...
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How have the Shadar-kai changed over the editions and is there any consistency to be found in the lore between editions?

The Shadar-Kai were first introduced in the D&D 3.0 Fiend Folio. Let's walk through what we know about them from each editions. 3.0 Type: Fey (Extraplanar) In Brief: Also known as the Shadow Fey, ...
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What offspring would result from a high elf mother and a shadar-kai elf father?

Rules-as-written, they must pick one subrace of elf. Rules-based answer: Pick one or the other. According to Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, the shadar-kai are a subrace of elf. This excludes half-elf ...
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Are Shadar-Kai official in D&D 5e and which supplement can they be found in?

Yes, they are official. You can find them in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. You can also watch Jeremy Crawford describing them in this video.
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Are Shadar-Kai and Shadow Elves the same?

No official release for Shadow Elves The only elf subraces/kin to be officially mentioned are: High Elves High Elves of Greyhawk (PHB) Silvanesti of Dragonlance (PHB) Sun Elves of the Forgotten ...
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Do Shadar-kai retain their memory after their death and how do they resurrect (are they born as an infant or as from a Resurrection spell)?

We don't know, but can make some reasonable guesses. As is further expounded on here, the "Elves who serve the Raven Queen and are functionally immortal" lore of the Shadar-kai is new to 5th ...
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Are Shadar-Kai and Shadow Elves the same?

Shadar-Kai and Shadow Elves are not the same. Shadar-Kai are beings that hail from the Shadowfell, part of the Inner Planes, and Shadow Elves are located beneath the first layer of Ysgard, called ...
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Do Shadar-kai retain their memory after their death and how do they resurrect (are they born as an infant or as from a Resurrection spell)?

How the Raven Queen resurrects Shadar-kai is up to the DM in 5e Shadar-kai are a playable race, and their current game rules are found in Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse (p. 31), ...
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