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Spontaneously descended from [[Human Race & Physiology|human]] peoples in pre-Celtic Britain as many as [[Neolithic Period|14,000 years ago]], when Britain was still part of mainland Europe, the halflings scattered in small tribal groups throughout the west coastlands facing the Atlantic. Over the next three millennia, with the development of agricultural techniques, these people shifted and migrated progressively eastward following rivers into what became known as Doggerland. However, the halfling culture that formed there in what is now the North Sea was flooded between 6500 and 6200 BCE.
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Click to enlarge.  Shows latitude 62.96° to 72.50° north; shows longitude at bottom of map between 1.94°W and 19.34°E.  The orange line on the left of the map indicates 0° Greenwich; the orange line at the upper right indicates 30°E. Hexes are [[20-mile Hex Map|20 miles]] in diameter. Numbers on the left and right indicate distance from the North Pole in hexes.
  
Halfling peoples continued to move east, making alliances with the [[Gnome Race & Physiology|gnomes]] of Scandinavia and acting as friends. Today, halfling settlements — notably [[Shire of Dal|Dalshire]] overlooking Skagerrak, [[Shire of Ox|Oxshire]] overlooking the Gulf of Bothnia, [[Mayoralty of Breen|Breen]] on the Greenland Sea and the [[County of Archangel|Archangel]] on the White Sea.  Each of these lands are pleasant and peaceful, if somewhat out of the way.
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== Land ==
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The map depicts the whole of [[Thane of Nanbrun|Nanbrun]], with parts of [[Mayoralty of Breen|Breen]] ([[Shire of Moreland|Moreland]]), [[Kingdom of Denmark & Norway|Norway]] ([[County of Nordland|Nordland]], [[County of Nor-Trondelag|Nor-Trondelag]], [[County of Sor-Trondlag|Sor-Trondelag]], [[County of Troms|Troms]]), [[Kingdom of Sweden|Sweden]] ([[County of Angermanland|Angermanland]]), [[Principality of Ulthua|Ulthua]] ([[Thann of Finnemar|Finnemar]], [[Thann of Laponia|Laponia]]) and [[Kingdom of Vastenjaur|Vastenjaur]] ([[Earldom of Fieldland|Fieldland]], [[Earldom of Knollslan|Knollslan]]).  The map is named after the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lofoten Lofoten Islands] located on the coast of Nordland.
  
== Appearance ==
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== Peoples ==
 
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The map includes [[Gnome Race & Physiology|gnomish]] populations in Fieldlan, Knollslan and Nanbrun; a [[Halfling Race & Physiology|halfling]] population in Moreland; an [[Elf Race & Physiology|elvish]] population in Finnemar and Laponia; and human populations in Angermanland, Nordland, Nor-Trondelag, Sor-Trondelag and Troms. Despite the mix in populations, these peoples have learned to live together in relative harmony. The humans are the most recent newcomers, having settled the Norwegian Sea coast some 800 to 1000 years ago.
Half as tall as a human, halfling have an average [[Height & Weight|height]] between 2 ft. 8 in. and 3 ft. tall. Not as stocky as [[Dwarf Race & Physiology|dwarves]], they still tend to be stout, with delicate ears. They do not grow but a wisp of beard, and almost wholly on their cheeks, but their lower legs and feet are considerably more hairy than that of a human. Their feet are unusually leathery, so that they are comfortable walking along a roadway or in fields in their bare feet — but this is not thick enough for adventuring in a true wilderness.
 
 
 
They have thick hair that ranges from ginger and russet brown, to jet black, wheaten and flat white — even platinum blonde. A white colour is considered more attractive among their people, where as ginger and brown are most common. Eye colour is various shades of brown, with cases of chartreuse green and silver grey occurring. Skin colours are bronze or honey coloured browns, with a very slight tinge of yellow.
 
 
 
== Advantages ==
 
 
 
Player characters choosing this race gain a +1 dexterity and a -1 strength.
 
 
 
Halflings are limited to only three classes, [[Druid (class)|druid]], [[Fighter (class)|fighter]] or [[Thief (class)|thief]]. Their height greatly limits their choice of weapons, so that most of their race prefer short swords, daggers, slings and [[Spear (weapon)|spears]]. They are very effective with a sling, receiving a +3 [[Roll to Hit|to hit]] with this weapon.
 
 
 
Their hardiness permits a +1 [[Saving Throws|saving throw]] against [[Poison (substance)|poison]], wands, staves, rods and magic spells for every 3½ points of [[Constitution (ability stat)|constitution]]. A halfling with a constitution of 12 would have a +3 saving throw against these attacks.
 
 
 
Halflings also possess [[Infravision|infravision]], being able to see in the dark with relative clarity.
 
 
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[[Sheet Maps]]<br>
[[Bestiary]]<br>
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:East: [[Map B.02 - Lapland|Lapland]]<br>
[[Character Race Options]]<br>
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:NEast: [[Map A.01 - Greenland Sea|Greenland Sea]]<br>
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:NWest: [[Map A.12 - High Greenland|High Greenland]]<br>
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:West: [[Map B.18 - Iceland|Iceland]]<br>
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And from Wikipedia:<br>
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:[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway Norway] / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden Sweden]

Revision as of 05:36, 21 August 2020

B.01 - Lofoten.png

Click to enlarge. Shows latitude 62.96° to 72.50° north; shows longitude at bottom of map between 1.94°W and 19.34°E. The orange line on the left of the map indicates 0° Greenwich; the orange line at the upper right indicates 30°E. Hexes are 20 miles in diameter. Numbers on the left and right indicate distance from the North Pole in hexes.

Land

The map depicts the whole of Nanbrun, with parts of Breen (Moreland), Norway (Nordland, Nor-Trondelag, Sor-Trondelag, Troms), Sweden (Angermanland), Ulthua (Finnemar, Laponia) and Vastenjaur (Fieldland, Knollslan). The map is named after the Lofoten Islands located on the coast of Nordland.

Peoples

The map includes gnomish populations in Fieldlan, Knollslan and Nanbrun; a halfling population in Moreland; an elvish population in Finnemar and Laponia; and human populations in Angermanland, Nordland, Nor-Trondelag, Sor-Trondelag and Troms. Despite the mix in populations, these peoples have learned to live together in relative harmony. The humans are the most recent newcomers, having settled the Norwegian Sea coast some 800 to 1000 years ago.

See Also,
Sheet Maps

East: Lapland
NEast: Greenland Sea
NWest: High Greenland
West: Iceland


And from Wikipedia:

Norway / Sweden