Optimistic and cheerful by nature, blessed with uncanny luck and driven by a powerful wanderlust, Halflings (or The Vale Folk) make up for their short stature with an abundance of bravado and curiosity. At once excitable and easy-going, Halflings like to keep an even temper and a study eye on opportunity, and are not as prone as some of the more volatile races to violent or emotional outbursts. Even in the jaws of catastrophe, a Halfling almost never loses his sense of humor.
The Vale Folk are inveterate opportunists. Unable to physically defend themselves from the rigors of the world, they know when to bend with the wind and when to hide away. Yet a Halfling’s curiosity often overwhelms his good sense, leading to poor decisions and narrow escapes.
Though their curiosity drives them to travel and seek new places and experiences, Halflings possess a strong sense of house and home, often spending above their means to enhance the comforts of home life.
Halflings rise to a humble height of 3’. They prefer to walk barefoot, leading to the bottoms of their feet being roughly calloused. Tufts of thick, curly hair warm the tops of their broad, tanned, feet. Their skin tends towards rich almond color and their hair toward light shades of brown. A Halfling’s ears are pointed, but proportionately, not much larger than those of a human.
Halflings are often referred to as “The Vale Folk” due to their holdings in Melnys Vale, near The Rift and south of the Saelfsidhedal (or “Elf Lands”). Here they have a few independent townships with no central government. Many of the folk leave the Vale to eke out a living in human lands.
Most Vale Folk pride themselves on going unnoticed by other races—which has lead to many Halflings excelling at thievery and trickery. If noticed, most go out of their way to be forthright and friendly with “larger” races. Halflings live well with humans and respect the Elves and Dwarves. Only Half-Orcs are generally shunned, due to that race’s violent and intimidating nature.
Alignment and Religion
Halflings tend to be loyal to friends and families but are often forced to scrap and scrounge in a world where most folks are far bigger than they. As a result, most Halflings tend to be Neutral.
Halflings tend to favor gods that value small, tight-knit communities—be they good or evil. They are also large believers in the power of comfort. The only true god of the halflings is Rosaela. Otherwise, halflings will worship the gods of the communities in which they live (human or elven).
Their inherent luck coupled with their insatiable wanderlust makes the Vale Folk ideal for lives of adventure.
Male : Albo, Antal, Benold, Boram, Evan, Jamir, Hodo, Hugold, Kaleb, Lem, Miro, Sumak, Tobo
Female : Adra, Anafa, Bellis, Benina, Etune, Everwisa, Filiu, Haldia, Lissa, Marra, Mila, Rillka, Sistra, Yamyra