Halflings trace their origins back to Ordmal‘s characteristic philandering with mortal women. This is why Halflings are sometimes called the “Sons of Ordmal.” Halflings managed to avoid much of the conflict in the Age of War due to Ordmal’s Shadow – where, legend goes, Ordmal himself erected a barrier to keep the great war from Halfling lands.
Halflings are short of stature, slightly pointed ears, and quite hairy feet. Their hair tends to be blonde to dark brown and their eyes may be brown, blue, green, or gray. There are actually two types of Halflings although not much fuss is made of the difference. Primarily, the only difference is skin tone – the Halflings in Asten, the Astenites, tend to have a dark brown skin tone while those in Tirwin tend to be of fairer skin. This is, of course, a generality and both types populate both regions.
Halflings, by nature, tend to have a happy-go-lucky approach to life. The Sons of Ordmal love to gamble, drink, smoke, eat good food. Though no other race will admit it, Halflings throw the best parties. Despite their looks, Halflings are, in general, quite deft and acrobatic and tend to be able to get out of most sticky situations their tricky nature gets them into.