The smallest and humblest of the races, halflings often go unnoticed in the grand scheme of things. It is this obscurity that is also their strength, for fate often turns on factors that go unnoticed until the last moment. It is in these moments, when the whole world seems to hold its breath that the halflings arise to greatness. From the fields and hedgerows, from the alleyways and burrows, from garden and shadow, the little folk emerge to fulfil their destinies.
Unlike many of the other fantasy races, the halflings are not a composite from built from different mythologies, but spring from a small handful of clear sources. Halflings therefore have a rich, coherent background to draw from, but lack the varied breadth of other races. Every halfling adventurer, regardless of class, will find their place in this book. The naive but determined adventurer, the beguiling trickster, the lethal assassin, the cryptic fortune teller, the master chef, the wise old crone, the undetectable thief; all these halfling archetypes and more can be found within its pages.