Halflings

The comforts of home are the goals of most Halfling’s lives: a place to settle in peace and quiet, far from marauding monsters and clashing armies; a blazing fire and a generous meal; fine drink and fine conversation. Though some halflings live out their days in remote agricultural communities, others form nomadic bands that travel constantly, lured by the open road and the wide horizon to discover the wonders o f new lands and peoples. But even these wanderers love peace, food, hearth, and home, though home might be a wagon jostling along an dirt road or a raft floating downriver. (PHB 26)

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Appearance

*Average height of 3 feet

  • Tend to be stout, averaging between 40 and 45 pounds.
  • Skin tone can range from tan to pale to ruddy.
  • Hair is usually a shade of brown and wavy to curly.
  • Eyes are usually brown or hazel.
  • Facial hair is limited, with few beards, but tends toward long sideburns and mustaches.
  • Tend to wear simple, practical, brightly coloured clothing.

Personality

Halflings are generally straightforward and practical. They do not display their wealth and are more concerned with meeting basic needs. They are generally known for their cheerfulness and hospitality. They place high value on family bonds, the comforts of home, and the security of community. They can be curious, and enjoy discovering new things. They are empathetic and generous, and hate to see anyone suffer. Halflings usually work well with others, and readily form loyal friendships with other races. They can become surprisingly fierce when their home, family, or friends are threatened.

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Organization

Halflings usually live in small, peaceful agricultural communities and are not known for building great empires or kingdoms. They tend to look to their elders for guidance, rather than any royalty or hierarchical system. Traditions are very important to them, and they often value hard work and loyalty above wealth and status. Some halflings will choose to live among other races, where their work ethic and loyalty will earn them a life of comfort.

Halflings

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