In ancient times, the halflings of Iomandra were nomadic river-folk. They plied the rivers between the elf, dwarf, and human nations, trading goods and information. Like many races, they were conquered and enslaved by the dragonborn until they finally won their freedom. Then the continents sank, and the halflings traded their riverboats for larger seafaring vessels. Although some halflings have settled on island shores, a great many ply the Dragon Sea, trading goods and information as their ancestors did millennia ago. If you play a halfling, here are some things to remember:
- You bear dragonborn no ill will for the crimes of the distant past. All of that is best forgotten.
- You are probably the most likeable and adaptable person you know.
- Humans would be dangerous if they didn’t bicker and complain so much.
- As a halfling adventurer, you can join the Deeplantern Guild, amass sufficient treasure to buy a ship, chart the rivers of the Hollowdark, explore new islands, draw the most complete map of Iomandra the world has ever seen, or lift the spirits of your adventurous colleagues.