When the Drow first explored the region now known as The Vanerinoi they discovered the Halflings already present throughout the tropical jungles of the islands. Small and quick, with unparalleled skills at boat-building, fishing and sailing, the small race were able to utilise their skills to become the pre-eminant traders between the Drow city-states and the other regions of Verenis. When Drow were overthrown, the Halflings continued their unique way of life on the islands of The Vanerinoi and trading between the regions of the Empire of Light in their trade-ship flotillas.


Languages: Common, Halfling Cant
Favoured Regions: The Vanerinoi (Island Halflings) and Coastal regions (Seaborn Halflings)
Female Names: Ala, Kerella, Emeilia, Dalana, Bella
Male Names: Denren, Gillen, Faran, Peren
Physical Description:
Halflings, as their name implies stand much shorter than humans, with males averaging 3ft7in, and females 3ft.5in. Halflings have ruddy, red-hued skin and have long ears, and brown or yellow almond-shaped eyes. Their hair, which is generally worn short, is brown or dark blonde. Both male and female halflings have long tufts of soft hair on their ears, along their arms and at their ankles and over their feet. Halfling clothing changes to suit their current location, but is always well-made and practical.

Racial Subtypes Standard Alternate Racial Traits Optional Alternate Racial Traits
Seaborn Ingratiating (replaces keen senses and sure-footed) Wanderlust (replaces fearless and halfling luck)
Island None Outrider (replaces sure-footed)

Random Starting Age

Adulthood Intuitive Self-taught Trained
14 +1d4 +1d6 +2d6

Aging Effects

Middle Age Old Venerable Maximum Age
30 45 60 60 + 2d10

Height and Weight

Sex Base Height Base Weight Modifer Weight Modifier
Male 3ft. 4in. 35 lbs. 2d4 x1lbs.
Female 3ft. 0in. 30 lbs. 2d4 x1lbs.


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