The Age of Legends
“Now, if we don’t be in possession of the map, we can’t find whatever is needin’ unlockin’. So what purpose would be served in locatin’ the key to whatever need be unlocked, which we can’t find, without first having found the map which leads us to what need be unlocked in the first place? Really, is it that hard to understand?”
Legendary nomads and infamous thieves, halflings have garnered themselves many a reputation. The only thing more alluring about the weefolk than their mysterious past is their undeniable heart.
These wandering travelers have not always been without a home. Long ago the halfling race had it’s time in the sun. They constructed a massive city, and there their people flourished and prospered. It is said that the towers were lined with gold and the streets were paved with silver, though these claims come from the halfling community at large, and as such the information is not totally trusted.
From what the verbal history of the halflings can tell, the city was not lost to war, but to natural disaster. Some cataclysm occurred, forcing the halflings from their homeland. The disaster ravaged the land and reshaped it. Some believe that this occurred during The Sundering of the Dwarves, when Hagan‘s anger with the dwarves caused the land to quake and tremble. Whatever the cause, the great city of the halflings was lost, and it’s people scattered to the four winds. It’s surmised by some scholars that the weefolk are not truly nomads, but merely pilgrims, searching for their fabled lost city. Whatever the truth is, the halflings are staying very tight lipped.
The race has shown itself to not only be terribly shrewd, but incredibly stealthy. With so many enemies afoot willing to take advantage of the tiny people, they grew to become deathly quite, and visible only when they choose to be. If a halfling doesn’t want to be found, more often than not it’s not. Entire caravans have vanished from sight, hidden and camouflaged to blend in with the landscape around them.
Halflings rarely grow to above three feet tall. Their hair and skin color is as varied as humans. They often dress in comfortable clothing, with various trinkets from their travels. Some gained as gifts, others… less legitimately “given”.