- On Neverwinter Nights
- Next Generation
Halflings, among the other small races, are normally known as The Children of the Earth. Many consider this a simple reference to the origin of dwarves, gnomes, and halflings, but these races know the words go far beyond that.
Strongheart halflings are far distant from their lightfoot halfling cousins who opted to settle near mountainous regions. Brought together as a race by dwarven traders, Strongheart Halflings are stout and healthy halflings that appreciate the way of the warrior and family life.
Strongheart halflings are known to be the warmest of races. They treat most with a smile and a good story, and perhaps some ale or cider. They tend to their families with great responsibility and vigilantly maintain their clan and its surrounding areas. Many confuse Strongheart halflings with young dwarves, for their love of battle is remarkable and many legends of Strongheart Giant Slayers have been assimilated into dwarven folklore. They tend not to wander the lands as much as their lightfoot cousins, thus many settled strongheart clans are known around Layonara. The Fiercerock Clan is thought of as the strongest and most important clan, having settled a long time ago in the township of Stone.
Strongheart halflings are not only thicker than lightfoots, but they are also taller, and consequently are often mistaken for small dwarves. Many stronghearts are able to grow beards, and those who do are held in high regards within a clan. The women tend to be more settled than normal and grow wide hips that bear many children. "The larger the family, the stronger the clan" is a true Strongheart saying.
Relations with other races:
Stronghearts have a very stable trading tradition, especially with their dwarven brothers, as they like to call each other. They normally trade a lot with their lightfoot cousins, trusting them to spread strongheart goods across the world. They get along and trade with humans, although they do not appreciate the rapid spread of their cities as much as dwarves do. They barely have contact with elves, and when they do, they have little in common to share. And as far as giants are concerned, to a strongheart, the only good giant is a dead giant.
Strongheart halflings respect the laws settled by the authorities of the lands they are in, and they keep utmost respect in their dealings with dwarves. As such, most of them tend to be Lawful Good.
Stronghearts are very religious halflings, never missing an opportunity to celebrate and praise the couple that brought them here. They pray to Deliar every time they trade and truly worship him as The Protector. They love Prunilla for the gift of hearth and strong families and pray to her before every meal and during many family events. Many Strongheart clans have shrines to Vorax and Dorand to pay respect to their dwarven brothers.
Strongheart clans learn the language of those they trade with. As such they know the common language and they all strive to learn the dwarven trading language. They appreciate the halfling language and use it in their homes and among themselves.
Player character strongheart halflings do not receive the ability to speak dwarven at character creation unless it clearly defined in the submission biography. Player characters must have a minimum intelligence of 12 to be fluent in another language.
Strongheart names are a strange combination of dwarven and hafling names. Common male names are Borki, Kasius, and Andrus. Female names are Jayla, Drasa, and Galgata. Their last names are always their clan name.
Strongheart adventurers are normally those warriors sent to explore distant lands to meet other halfling and dwarven societies. Many also tend to go on adventures to train in battle before returning ready to defend their clans. But in many cases a strongheart's life is simple and based entirely upon his homeland.
- Strongheart halfling is a subrace, please see the subrace system page for more information.
- Use the Halfling NWN standard race for character creation.
- NWN syntax entered into Subrace Field:
- Racial Qualities:
- +2 Constitution, -2 Wisdom (ESA +2 STR, -2 DEX, +2 CON, -2 WIS)