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The Littlefolk, Gnomes and Halflings, hail from the peaceful, partially isolated nation of Luthrern Vosh. For as long as they can remember, they have been close allies and friends to each other. Their races are not ones of conquests or expansion, and thus they have remained for the most part of known history amongst themselves; building a society of peaceful agriculture and advanced sciences.

At one point the Littlefolk met the Durgheil, who they befriended. Since then, Gnomes have expanded their understanding of the world and its magical properties, whilst the Halflings have explored and journeyed across the whole, wide world; establishing small colonies and settlements on almost every continent known to Tariel. Although they come from a land hidden beyond mountains, there is almost no place in the world where no one has heard of the Littlefolk and their cultures.

Despite their close connection to each other, there are no proven relation between Gnomes and Halflings in terms of their supposed creation or evolutionary development.
In fact, there is very little factual information regarding both of their origins, and it remains a constant question for which they seek to find a definite answer to, much thanks to their usual curious nature.
 
In terms of appearance, Gnomes and Halflings have some fairly distinct differences. Although both are short in stature, the Gnomes are taller than Halflings; seeming closer to the same height and appearance of a Dwarf, yet still shorter. Gnomes are also wider and possess broader bone structures than Halflings, who are thin and slender in comparison.

Gnomes also have thicker skin, much like dwarves. In a few ways, Halflings might look more like human children; except that Halfling males tend to distinguish themselves by having facial hair, and Halflings as a whole have long, almost elven-like ears. Their ears are generally pointed upwards, although there are variations where their ears have a slightly more horizontal angle.


Gnomes generally have larger, rounder noses, wider mouths with sharp teeth, and big, round ears. Additionally, gnomish eyes are "freakishly" large in comparison to other races, and as such they are often ridiculed because of it. The reason for such eyes seem to hail from their supposed subterranean origins.

Halflings typically live to the age of 70-80 years, whilst Gnomes live considerably longer, averaging 90-100 years of age.

HALFLING HEARTLANDERS

Heartlanders show noticeably warmer skin colours. Heartlanders are slightly taller than their Farlander and Summerfolk brethren, and their facial features are typically larger, such as larger noses, eyes and mouths. Heartlanders tend to style their hair in short to shoulder-length hair, where males fashion either groomed beards or clean shaves. Females enjoy intricate braids in their hair. Unlike Farlanders, Heartlanders are more likely to decorate themselves in strong, colourful clothing and wear extravagant jewelry.


A majority of Heartlanders sport brown, blonde or ginger hair, and their eyes are commonly blue, green or sometimes red. Their furry eye-brows are neatly kept, sometimes trimmed to the point where they aren't as easily noticeable. Some Heartlanders are heavily freckled, more so than Farlanders and Summerfolk.

HALFLING SUMMERFOLK

Summerfolk typically exhibit tan skin, sometimes to the point of being described as golden. They stylize themselves with long, well-groomed hair, braided and knotted fancifully. Males generally don't have long or large beards, preferring to remain clean-shaven, or at least closely cut. Females often decorate their hair with jewelry and other hair-ornaments, such as flowers and such.


Those of the Summerfolk are slightly smaller in stature than both Farlanders and Heartlanders. Their eyes are in the colours of sky-blue and golden, and their hair is almost exclusively blonde.

HALFLING FARLANDERS

Farlander skin is typically paler than their Heartlander and Summerfolk relatives, although they are also far more likely to exhibit a wider range of different skin colours. Farlanders are slightly shorter than Heartlanders, but they are also more physically fit and generally more muscular. Their hairstyles are extremely varied, much based on which part of the world they reside in, and will often adapt to fit the societal standards that they are surrounded by.


Farlanders are commonly brown or dark in hair, and feature hazel, gray and silver eyes. Unlike Heartlanders and Summerfolk, Farlanders don't generally pay too much attention to maintaining fashionable clothing or well-kept facial hair. Farlanders also seem to have longer ears than Heartlanders, although it is not all too noticeable most of the time.

DEEP GNOMES

Deep Gnomes are Gnomes of pale to grey skin, much credited to the fact that they mostly remain underground or generally just in an inside environment. They prefer short hairstyles, sometimes to the point of baldness (mostly in males), although they don't seemingly spend a lot of time grooming or stylizing themselves fashionably or cosmetically.


Their eyes are rounder than that of High Gnomes, commonly in the colours of grey, black or dark brown, whilst the colour of their hair is either black or brown. Most males are clean-shaven or prefer short beards, whilst females tie their hair in knots or braid them lengthily down along their backs.

HIGH GNOMES

High Gnomes have warmer skin than that of their Deep Gnome brethren. They enjoy a larger variety of different hairstyles and like to decorate themselves with jewelry and strong-coloured clothing. Male High Gnomes have neatly groomed beards and prefer to maintain them at medium length, often braided or by having twirled mustaches. Females braid their long hair in various, non-typical styles.


High Gnome hair colours range between light brown, golden and red. Their eyes are in the shades of blue, green and orange. High Gnomes are slightly taller and slimmer than Deep Gnomes, and their facial features aren't as large.

 

There are no historical documents of any kind that tell the tale of how the Littlefolk came to be. Since the majority of Littlefolk do not pay much faith to dedicated deities or, indeed, a greater pantheon of gods, there are no creation stories either. Gnomes and Halfling researchers spend entire life-times trying to find the truth to their origins.


The earliest history of the Littlefolk dates to a few centuries before the Durgheil found them. Like the Durgheil’s ancestors, the Halflings were nomads who walked the barren lands of Avanor, until they found the lush region of which they would name Luthrern Vosh (meaning “Lantern’s Home”, a mix between Gnomish and Half-folken). It is there that they met the Gnomes, who had arrived from below the earth, presumably fleeing from a greater foe which chased them away from their original home in the Underneaths. Details on these stories are still being excavated from ancient ruins found underground, though progress is slow due to the inherent danger of mapping out such a hostile world.


When the Durgheil found the Littlefolk, a bond between the three races was forged, and has not been broken since. Durgheil society integrated Littlefolk into their empires and Durgheil kings employed Gnomish and Halfling advisors. Trade was also established, which lasted until the last Durgheil Empire fell and the Littlefolk isolated themselves within Luthrern Vosh. The connection between the Durgheil and the Littlefolk was re-established some time during the Durgheil’s later expansion of the Underhalls.


In recent history, the Littlefolk began to interact with other races, most frequently the humans, whom had established new kingdoms not far from Luthrern Vosh. As centuries passed, Halfling expeditions spread throughout Avanor and Norrhan, eventually establishing settlements affiliated with Luthrern Vosh, including the island of Summerstone. Some Gnomes and Halflings also migrated to human cities. The most notable efforts of colonization saw the inclusion of the island of Summerstone into Luthrern Vosh's official territories.

HALFLING HEARTLANDERS

According to what little is known of their history, Halflings settled in Luthrern Vosh some thousands of years ago. There they made friends with the Gnomes a few centuries later, when the Gnomes fled the underground. Luthrern Vosh was also largely dominated by cave goblin and gremlin tribes at the time, but the combined alliance of the Halflings and Gnomes saw the region claimed by the Littlefolk. The nation of Luthrern Vosh continued to grow through the ages, eventually befriending the dwarves during the height of their Stone Empires, and eventually the modern human nations of this day.

Heartlanders are those of the Halflings who have remained in Luthrern Vosh the longest. They built a thriving nation for their people, and eventually, during the Age of Seas, Luthrern Vosh established several smaller colonies in the new world, which is when Heartlanders became an official subrace of Halflings to separate them from Summerfolk and Farlanders, as migrations to the various colonies saw their people split threeway. Heartlanders advanced their cities to focus on industrial ventures, much aided by their Gnomish allies, and have been key individuals on the forefront of technological advancements, which in turn has made Luthrern Vosh an important player in international trade agreements.

HALFLING SUMMERFOLK

When Luthrern Vosh began the colonization of Summerstone in the Age of Seas, the warm, sunny island's popularity grew rapidly throughout the nation. Many members of wealthy clans saw an opportunity to start up new businesses or simply just build new homes away from the otherwise busy city-life in the homeland. Additionally, many Halflings were needed to expand and build Summerstone's infrastructure, and maintain the orchards that were to be built there.


Summerstone eventually became the home of the Summerfolk. The island remained loyal to Luthrern Vosh and has been a part of the nation for centuries, but recent years have seen the populace speak of independence, credited to their ability to sustain their own populace without too many complications and without general aid from the homeland. Any coming revolutions or official efforts to become independent are most likely not going to happen, since most of the wealthier Summerfolk clans still hold close and important ties to Luthrern Vosh.

HALFLING FARLANDERS

Farlander history is heavily varied and can't be so easily defined. Since a Farlander is a Halfling who has been born outside of Luthrern Vosh and Summerstone, there are no definite historical references or records for that particular Halfling subrace. During the Age of Seas, the general population of Farlanders grew in the Steel Republics on Korasha, whereas they would previously have been almost exclusively living in Arganorhian nations.

DEEP GNOMES

Gnomes supposedly came from the underground, presumably from somewhere within the Underneaths. What little is known suggests that they were fleeing from something, which in turn led them to arrive on the surface. They came to the region which would later become Luthrern Vosh, where they met the nomadic Halfling clans and befriended them.


Deep Gnomes are those of the Gnomish people who remained underground or in the mountains. They did emerge to the surface in the beginning, but decided to build their settlements in locations where the sun wasn't so prevalent, most likely because they could never truly grow accustomed to the surface light. Throughout history, the Deep Gnomes have been the leading experts in technological advancements, much because of their need, or rather, fascination, of mineral mining. They created intricate, expansive cities within Luthrern Vosh's tall peaks and below the earth, where the majority of their people have remained to this day.

HIGH GNOMES

High Gnomes were those of the Gnomish people who decided to live in the surface, most typically alongside their newly befriended Halfling allies. Most High Gnomes became citizens of not only Halfling dominated settlements, but dwarven settlements as well. After the Stone Empires fell, the majority of the High Gnomes returned to Luthrern Vosh and have since either remained there or settled on Summerstone. Some High Gnomes established communities in foreign countries, specifically human nations in Avanor and Norrhan, but some were later created in Korasha, within the Steel Republics.

Historically speaking, High Gnomes are credited with some of the most important magical studies breakthroughs, since their people's general fascination with magic has made them leading researchers in the field, despite a majority not being magically gifted.

High Gnomes have since the first time they met the Halflings been integral citizens of Luthrern Vosh, and have helped develop the nation to the power it is today.
 

Littlefolk society (specifically in Luthrern Vosh) follows a republican rule where a national council of Gnomes and Halflings equally share seats and power. There are no monarchs or one ruler in Luthrern Vosh, as Littlefolk society focuses mainly on mercantilism, agriculture, magic and science. Each of these areas are governed by a smaller council, which themselves are part of a larger council known as the High Assembly, which itself is the governing body of the entire Luthrern Vosh nation. Smaller Halfling settlements are also ruled by a council, often dominated by Halflings, but can consist of Gnomish representatives as well. The size of these councils ranges from three to twelve seats, depending on the wealth, significance and size of the settlement in question.


Gnomes tend to belong to Houses, or, in simpler terms, large families. Halflings are more akin to calling their families clans, which can consist of several smaller families that typically swear allegiance to a leading family. Wealthy or renowned clans and houses hold the majority of power in Luthrern Vosh, as  well as in the various Halfling and Gnomish settlements throughout the world.

Typically, Halfling society is built on agriculture, forestry and herbalism, and thus also alchemy. The majority of Halflings in general Littlefolk society are also soldiers when compared to Gnomes. This makes it seem that Halflings are pawns to the Gnomes, but this is an incorrect statement. Both Gnomes and Halflings hold about just the same amount of rights and privileges. Gnomish society in itself consists of mining, magical pursuit as well as scientific research and craftsmanship.


Halfling society also builds on the prospects of trade and general mercantilism. Many Halflings enjoy life in bustling cities, often those of other races such as humans. It is an ideal environment for wealth and prosperity; in more ways than by trade. Gnomes do not frequent the world as commonly and prefer to stay in their homeland. Halflings, on the other hand, are adventurous, curious of the world and greedy for loot and rewards. A vast majority of Halflings can be found throughout the world when compared to their Gnomish allies.


Gnomish society depends on the strength of knowledge, which is why a great number of their kind are often scientists or mages. The pursuit of how the world works and how magic affects it intrigues them and is a solid motivator for continued research. Some Gnomish settlements are established near mage towers or mountain labs, where they conduct a variety of studies, as well as crafts of scientific inventions. Gunpowder was first developed and used by Gnomes and Halflings, as was steam-powered machinery.


Littlefolk society is mostly peaceful and has survived many centuries without the threats of war or other outsider conquests. The common opinion of Littlefolk is that war is a distant thing, and thus they need not worry about it. War is something for the other races that does not concern the Littlefolk. Even so, Luthrern Vosh hosts a guarded military force, meant to safeguard its territories from not initial war, but various hostile goblin and gremlin tribes that have persisted in the region.

HALFLING HEARTLANDERS

Heartlander society is divided mainly in two; the countryside and the city-life. Heartlanders living along Luthrern Vosh's rolling, idyllic hills and tranquil woodlands are typically farmers of foresters, providing the communities they serve with bounties of harvest and herbal luxuries. Life outside of cities is for the most part peaceful and calm.


Those who live in the city are commonly much busier, set to work the various industries and factories that Luthrern Vosh cities are akin to possess. Cityfolk are more likely to enjoy various luxuries that come from trade with outside nations, and they are more likely to own various kinds of modern contraptions that are otherwise less affordable outside of Luthrern Vosh and Summerstone.


Every Heartlander belongs to a clan, which in itself is a gathering of smaller families, led by the most powerful family in that clan. These clans are typically quite large, and can host up to several dozens of families of various sizes. The most influential and wealthiest clans rule Luthrern Vosh and Summerstone, and Heartlanders are those who hold the most seats, comparatively to Gnomish Houses or outsider clans.


Heartlander architecture is quaint, and is often described as cheerful, which reflects the general identity outsiders give Heartlanders. Houses are generally built for comfort over practicality and are often spacious outside of cities.

HALFLING SUMMERFOLK

The society of Summerfolk is very similar to that of Heartlanders, although it is often described as being more "laidback", as it were. Summerfolk are mainly fishermen or orchard-keepers, but the majority of their foreign interests are governed by their mercantilism. Much like with Heartlanders, Summerfolk interests are high when concerning the prospects of trading, and so many of their people are merchants, sometimes more so than Heartlanders. 


The focus on high-industrial ventures is less common among Summerfolk. Instead they have a sort of love for the ocean, most likely because they live on Summerstone and its surrounding isles. As such they are fairly adept shipbuilders and sailors, something they show a lot of pride in being.


Summerfolk culture is similar to that of Heartlanders, though they noticeably have a sort of fascination with the sun and warm imagery. Most houses are decorated in bright, sun-inspired symbolism, and they often wear apparel with the same motifs. Summerfolk clans hold a majority of power in Summerstone, whilst a few are known to possess some noteworthy influence on the mainland.


Like Heartlanders, Summerfolk are members of clans, although theirs are a fair bit smaller. Most Summerfolk clans are dedicated to a certain craft or trade, and variety is not so frequent in this regard. Summerfolk clans are easily recognized due to their heraldic nature surrounding the imagery of a sun.


Summerfolk settlements are commonly small. However, structures are usually built tall, and so they take up less space in a town. Even so, most houses are, like with Heartlanders, focused mainly on comfort and aesthetic value.

HALFLING FARLANDERS

Farlanders have no solely defined culture or societal standard, since they generally just adapt to the local community they live in. Although, it is noteworthy that many Farlanders have a sort of insatiable wanderlust; travelling the lands and moving from town to town before they finally settle down. Farlanders are adventurous and enjoy the open road, vying to live a sort of nomadic life over establishing roots.


However, some Farlanders do eventually settle, and while most typically live in human towns, some do establish settlements consistent of Halfling and sometimes Gnomish inhabitants. These settlements are usually smaller colonies founded by Luthrern Vosh, and as such are more or less affiliated with Littlefolk culture in general.


While Farlanders do possess the concept of clans, most are not members, preferring to keep to smaller, independent families, and in some cases they just decide to go on with their lives alone; separating their familiar ties completely.


Most Farlanders can be found in Arganorh, although there is a large population of Halfling Farlanders in Korasha, within the Steel Republics. Farlanders who settled there are a more prominent part of the various Republics' culture and society, and possess more influence there than they do in Luthrern Vosh or on Summerstone.

DEEP GNOMES

Deep Gnomes are very isolated, preferring to live amongst their own kind. They mainly live in Luthrern Vosh's mountains or below in underground settlements and outposts, where they build communities dedicated to mining and crafting. The majority of Deep Gnomes are excellent craftsmen, developing technologies that seem impossible on paper. Their settlements are heavily ingrained with machinery, and so they have a large workforce of engineers to maintain their towns and mines.

Interactions with surfacers are not necessarily rare, although it is unlikely that one would find a large community of Deep Gnomes living on the surface with other races. Instead they enjoy the underground, carving out large networks of tunnels that they eventually, over enough time, convert into thriving towns. Due to the expansive nature of the Underhalls, Deep Gnomes often find their way into these  tunnels when they dig their own mines. A few Deep Gnome outposts have been established as far as in western Avanor's Underhalls.

The general sense of Deep Gnome society is often described as grey and tasteless, since Deep Gnomes pay less attention to exciting or impressive aesthetics, and instead focus on practicality and efficiency. As such Deep Gnome society is very work-focused and puts a lot of weight on being precise and efficient. The heavily industrial nature of their society is very evident almost every aspect of their day-to-day lives. An exception to their disinterest in decorative endeavors is their clear fascination with precious minerals. Deep Gnomes have many artistic symbols depicting gems and various other shiny metals, which they incidentally integrate into their homes.

HIGH GNOMES

The majority of High Gnomes can be found in Arganorh, with a few smaller communities in Korasha's Steel Republics. Unlike Deep Gnomes, High Gnomes are more frequently seen outside of Luthrern Vosh and often visit other nations. Luthrern Vosh has a large population of High Gnomes, who live alongside their Halfling allies in cities and in the countryside, The majority will be found living in cities, as High Gnomes prefer the bustling city-life. They manage much of the industrial aspects of Luthrern Vosh, and they are typically quite adept at working machinery.


However, most High Gnomes find more interest in magical studies. They hold a fascination for anything arcane and strange, vying to study the various magical phenomenons of the world around them. There is a healthy population of High Gnome mages in Luthrern Vosh, as they have, since before the founding of the Convocation of Mages, held and controlled their own mage colleges. As such much of High Gnome society is centered around magic, even though many of their kind can't ideally control or use magic.


High Gnomes often  hold higher seats of power in all things political, although the majority of their kind are typically just craftsmen. They share a similar fascination of gems just as Deep Gnomes do, and so High Gnome crafts are often centered around jewelcrafting or glassmaking.


Their architecture is similar to that of Halflings, much in due to the fact that they have lived alongside them for so long. In many ways High Gnomes act and appear similar to Halflings in culture. Their houses are generally bright and decorated.

 

Both races of the Littlefolk consider each other equals and allies, and thus their relations are solid and haven’t changed much for thousands of years. A Gnome might feel he is more intelligent than a Halfling, and a Halfling might feel he is more free-spirited than a Gnome. However, this doesn’t stop them from working together in harmony.


Halflings enjoy the company of most races, as they are curious about them. The difference in physical size bothers them little, although the same can’t necessarily be said for the other races in return. Over the many centuries since the first Halflings began to explore the outside world from Luthrern Vosh, Halflings have become a common race in human and dwarven cities, thus they integrate well with these races.


Gnomes are less frequent in the outside world, and thus their interaction with other races is mostly limited. Gnomes might think of other races as inferior or unintelligent, and thus they do not blend well with them. Gnomes are more accepting towards Dwarves, and to a degree they also enjoy the company of humans.


Both Halflings and Gnomes have no inherent enemies. However, they do think less of goblinoids; mainly because wild goblins frequent their lands, and because most goblins are seen as inferior and extremely savage. Gnomes consider goblins to be dumb beasts unworthy of any form of intelligence or existence. Gremlins infest the underground, and are often engaged in hostile encounters with the Littlefolk.

HALFLING HEARTLANDERS

Heartlanders rarely interact with outsiders except for when on trading or diplomatic expeditions or when outsiders come to Luthrern Vosh to conduct similar business. Heartlanders are of a majority loyal to their local communities and as such prefer to remain in Luthrern Vosh, which is why they are rarely seen outside of their nation, and thus also rarely interact with other races. They have some close relation to dwarves of the Stoneborn, due to their close proximity to Heartlander lands.


Heartlanders are generally neutral in their opinions of other races, although there is a exception when it comes to goblinoid races. With local wild goblin and gremlin tribes still infesting parts of their lands, Heartlanders willingly display an open hatred for these primitive communities. In fact, Heartlanders are generally quite civil, and thus might show some contempt towards races that are typically considered to be tribal or generally primitive in their societies.

HALFLING SUMMERFOLK

Summerfolk show no real hostility towards other races, even goblinoid ones, since Summerstone has no local enemies that threaten the Summerfolk. Their only considerable enemies are those that act as pirates, of which there are generally a varied gathering of different races, and thus there is no reason for the Summerfolk to despise any one race because of this.


However, Summerstone is still a fairly isolated set of islands, and the Summerfolk rarely interact with anyone except for their own people. Every now and then they might interact with human traders who move between Arganorh and Korasha, but otherwise the Summerfolk mingle mostly with themselves and have shown little interest in involving themselves with the affairs of outside races. In fact, they can also be said to generally show no interest in interacting with their own people, namely the Heartlanders and Farlanders.

HALFLING FARLANDERS

Farlander Halflings are the only Halflings who frequently interact with races that are not of Littlefolk origin. Being a far-spread people that typically travel the world and mingle in cities of other races, Farlanders have grown to learn how to live among other races by adapting to their local communities and societies. Notably though, Farlanders commonly adapt the views of other races, and as such are more susceptible to develop some particular views and feelings towards other races, depending on the local race they are surrounded by.

It is likely, however, that other races don't treat Farlanders with much respect, since they are, after all, Halflings and are often looked upon with oddity, depending on which part of the world they live in. Some communities are more accepting towards Farlanders, whilst others sometimes despise their presence. Oddly enough, as a Halfling race, Farlanders don't necessarily share the same resentment  towards their peers, and are quite happy to make new friends wherever they choose to go, as long as it stands as a possibility.

DEEP GNOMES

Deep Gnomes reside underground and prefer to limit their ventures up to the surface. As such, they have little to no interaction or interest with other races, sometimes even their own kind and friends, such as Halflings and their High Gnome relatives. They do, however, live closer to dwarves than any other Gnome or Halfing kind, and so they conduct some trade and general interaction with the Stoneborn dwarves. In many cases they also share territories, and often live alongside each other in each of their respective settlements.


The Deep Gnomes have one particular enemy, namely Gremlins. Gremlins infest the underground, and so they often engage in hostile encounters with Deep Gnomes, who compete with the Gremlins for territory. Gremlins often send raiding parties that lay waste to Deep Gnome settlements, which only aids to further cement the hatred Deep Gnomes feel for Gremlin-kind.

HIGH GNOMES

High Gnomes frequently engage in diplomacy, trade and general interactions with other races, since they are the more outgoing and more easily approachable of the two Gnomish peoples. Many High Gnomes can be found outside of Luthrern Vosh, mingling in the communities of other races, and particularly so those of human and dwarven nature.  High Gnomes are considerably friendly, and so they have an easier time developing positive relationships with outsider races.

They do, however, despise races that are goblinoid, or simply just primitive and uncivilized. In some parts of the world they have made poor friends with elvenfolk, often because of conflicting philosophies and theories on magic. High Gnomes who study magic commonly consider themselves to be experts, and weigh their own expertise on the subject as more substantial than that of other races.
 

Gnomes are characteristically identified as intelligent and clever in their way of speech and being. They are also known to be rather arrogant and rude. This is not necessarily intentional. Gnomes are typically very curious and scientifically minded, yet socially awkward when interacting with races uncommon to them. This is a trait they may not notice most of the time, as their interest in science and magic rules out any enthusiasm to learn social codes or conducts. Feelings may not be a Gnome’s strongest ability. Because of this, Gnomes are referred to as cold creatures made of stone.

When it comes to Halflings, their interests are similar to Gnomes, yet their ability to interact with other races is vastly more improved. Halflings are described as cheerful, colourful and extremely curious beings; sometimes to the point of being annoying. Unlike Gnomes, Halflings are typically big-hearted and intrigued by nearly everything around them; especially when it comes to other races. Halflings are smart, yet not as intelligent as Gnomes. They are often described as foolish, witty and tricky; everything is often a game to them. Also, they are commonly recognized as potential thieves due to their extremely curious nature. Halflings tend to steal items they might like; which comes from their general interest in accumulating wealth and status.

In another separation from Gnomes, Halflings find greater interest in the agriculture and the excitement of large cities. Many Halflings set out on a life of adventure and exploration to experience the wild world itself.


Both Gnomes and Halflings are not usually violent in nature. Any forms of conflict are preferably solved through peaceful means. However, there are several outfits of Halfling warriors and enforcers; often assisted by Gnomish mages or Gnomish inventions. Violence and anger often comes through extreme verbal means, but physical violence can almost be just as bad.


Like the dwarves, the Gnomes and Halflings do not worship any organized religion or faith. However, they don’t revere the Stones either. Instead, Gnomes and Halflings generally follow science, mercantilism, industry and agriculture. They have no reason to worship deities, and instead put their efforts into non-religious factors. Of course, there are exceptions by the minority; a fair few Gnomes and Halflings worship deities, and the majority of these are most likely Halflings. Their deity of choice is usually Ogmes, God of Invention and Discovery. This is a choice of worship that has quickly grown larger over the last century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Gnomish names are short and blunt, but their titles are long and arduous. Titles often replace their surnames and hold some meaning to something they might have done in terms of research, invention or general contribution; of which are typically rather trivial most of the time. Gnomes are given a name at their birth, but will change it later when they come of age; often to something more suiting to them. After they have had their name changed, they begin working towards a title.


Halflings, on the other hand, keep their original names their entire life. But they do not inherit their parents’ surnames. Every Halfling surname is unique to them. They prefer long colourful names that are often enough difficult to pronounce or just bothersome. A Halfling name doesn’t have to make sense, as their process of naming their children depends wholly on how festive or fun the name is. However, Halflings do belong to Clans, and will often identify themselves by which Clan they belong to.

 

Gnomes speak Gnomish, whilst the Halflings speak Half-Folken. Gnomish is comprised of runic letters. To outsiders, Gnomish is very similar to Durghan (Stonetongue), which is the runic language which originates from the Durgheil. However, there are enough differences to separate the two. Gnomish runes build on cleaner curves and pronunciations, whilst Durgheil is inherently blockier. Gnomish both sounds and appears as very crude, but is richer in words than most languages in the world.

Half-Folken, when spoken, sounds very melodic, almost like it was made to befit songs rather than speech. The written form is similar to elvish, but less refined and much sharper.


Both Gnomes and Halflings also speak Durghan because of their close and long relations with the Durgheil. Another language the Littlefolk know is Common, although it is far more frequently spoken and written by Halflings rather than Gnomes. Because of a few encounters with orcs in the past, a fair few Littlefolk know a little Orcish as well. Gnomes of higher rank in their society have a tendency to learn several other languages; not necessarily in any particular order or relation to each other.