Halfling Player Character Backgrounds

Caravan Halfling

The caravan halflings travel the highways and byways of the Empire of the Dwarves in great, four wheeled wagons. They trade in small goods and offer their craft expertise to the communities that they visit. Despite the valuable services they provide, many communities view the caravan halflings as thieves and vagabonds (partially due to the reputations of their cousins, the dusk halflings). They can be found in any part of the Empire of the Dwarves, but are never in any one place for too long.

Physical Description: Slender and short, caravan halflings tend to have brown or blond (rarely black) hair and blue or grey eyes. Their skin ranges from pale to deeply tanned.
Average Height (m/f): 3’1”/2’11”
Average Weight (m/f): 35 lb./33 lb.

Background Traits:
Type: Humanoid (Halfling)
Size: Small. +1 Combat bonus; +4 bonus on Stealth checks; -1 penalty on Toughness saves; carrying capacity ¾ that of a Medium sized character; often move at 2/3 the speed of a medium sized character.
Ability Adjustments: +1 Dexterity, -1 Strength.
Bonus Feats: Lucky, Talented (any 1 Craft & Sense Motive).
Favoured Feat: Elusive Target
Starting Language: Imperial Common (then Caravan Tongue, then any other)

Common Descriptive Backgrounds: Artist/Musician, Caravaner/Itinerant Worker, Craftsman/Craftswoman, Criminal, Mystic.

Dusk Halfling

The dusk halflings are the descendants of some caravan halflings who chose to settle down and live in the cities of man (during the time of the Lands of the Warlords). Although they were initially afforded a respectable place in society (for their crafts and skills) they soon became relegated to being a sub-class within the cities and were forced to live within ghettos (if not the sewers). Forced to the outer by society, the dusk halflings took to crime. They can be found in any of the major settlements of the Empire of the Dwarves, particularly those that date back to the Lands of the Warlords.

Physical Description: Slender and short, dusk halflings tend to have brown or black (rarely blond) hair and blue or grey eyes. Their skin ranges from pale to deeply tanned.
Average Height (m/f): 3’1”/2’11”
Average Weight (m/f): 35 lb./33 lb.

Background Traits:
Type: Humanoid (Halfling)
Size: Small. +1 Combat bonus; +4 bonus on Stealth checks; -1 penalty on Toughness saves; carrying capacity ¾ that of a Medium sized character; often move at 2/3 the speed of a medium sized character.
Ability Adjustments: +1 Dexterity, -1 Strength.
Bonus Feats: Lucky, Talented (Climb & Jump).
Favoured Feat: Elusive Target
Starting Language: Imperial Common (then any other)

Common Descriptive Backgrounds: Artist/Musician, City/Town Dweller, Criminal, Farmer, Soldier.


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Halfling Player Character Backgrounds

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