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[[File:HalflingCook.png|thumb|300px|A Halfling chef]]
  
'''Halflings''' are a race of small humanoids that live in a region of [[The Empire]] known as [[The Moot]]. They are roughly half the height of a fully grown man (hence Halflings) and are a peaceful and rustic folk, not naturally inclined to adventure or the ways of war. They have great fondness for the simple comforts of good food and drink, a taste which lends them a rather wide frame (though they are still delicate by comparison to [[Dwarfs]]). The Halflings do have their own [[Elector]] in the governing of The Empire, [[The Elder of the Moot]], a position that currently lies with [[Hisme Stoutheart]]. On occassion, Halflings are known to go to war with the rest of the Imperial forces and usually serve either in a catering capacity (where their great fondness for culinary pursuits can be exploited) or else as trappers or scouts, for Halflings are adept at moving through undergrowth undetected.
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'''Halflings''' are a race of small humanoids that live in [[The Moot]], a region of [[The Empire]].
  
In Halfling religion [[Esmeralda]] is the patron of hearth and home, and gave them the gift of cookery. <sup>1</sup>
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==Description==
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[[File:Halfling.jpg|thumb|239px|A '''Halfling''']]
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Halflings are roughly half the height of a fully grown man, and are a peaceful and rustic folk, not naturally inclined to adventure or the ways of war. They have great fondness for the simple comforts of good food and drink, a taste which lends them a rather wide frame (though they are still delicate by comparison to [[Dwarf]]s).
  
== Inspiration ==
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Halflings were one of the last races to be created by the Old Ones before their fall, and represented a desperate attempt to create a magically resistance race. As it turned out, Halflings are resistant to magic but at the cost of being inbred, stunted, and rather vulgar.{{Fn|1}}
Halflings are heavily inspired by the race of Hobbits in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, from their physical description through to their habits and abilities.
 
  
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Halflings have lived in the Empire longer than anyone can remember, and in the year '''1010 IC''', the Emperor [[Ludwig the Fat]] issued a charter granting them their own autonomous province. The Halflings have their own [[Elector]] in the governing of The Empire, the Chief Elder, a position currently occupied by [[Hisme Stoutheart]].
*<sup>1</sup> http://www.shadow-warriors.co.uk/Players%20Info.htm
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Halfling [[state troops]] are no more than a collection of country watchmen and game wardens. Halflings accompany [[imperial]] armies where they carry out the important role of foraging and provisioning.{{Fn|2}}. When they do fight they make able archers, and their ability to move quickly and undetected through thick undergrowth makes them effective scouts.
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The most popular deity of the Halflings is [[Esmeralda]], the patron of hearth and home, who in Halfling religion is said to have given them the gift of cookery.
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== Sources ==
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*{{Endn|1}}: [[Warhammer Fantasy Battles]] (2006), pg. 125
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*{{Endn|2}}: [[The Enemy Within (Supplement)]] (campaign volume 1, 1986), pg. 30
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*[[Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition)]], {{Cite This}}
  
 
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A Halfling chef

Halflings are a race of small humanoids that live in The Moot, a region of The Empire.

Description

A Halfling

Halflings are roughly half the height of a fully grown man, and are a peaceful and rustic folk, not naturally inclined to adventure or the ways of war. They have great fondness for the simple comforts of good food and drink, a taste which lends them a rather wide frame (though they are still delicate by comparison to Dwarfs).

Halflings were one of the last races to be created by the Old Ones before their fall, and represented a desperate attempt to create a magically resistance race. As it turned out, Halflings are resistant to magic but at the cost of being inbred, stunted, and rather vulgar.[1]

Halflings have lived in the Empire longer than anyone can remember, and in the year 1010 IC, the Emperor Ludwig the Fat issued a charter granting them their own autonomous province. The Halflings have their own Elector in the governing of The Empire, the Chief Elder, a position currently occupied by Hisme Stoutheart.

Halfling state troops are no more than a collection of country watchmen and game wardens. Halflings accompany imperial armies where they carry out the important role of foraging and provisioning.[2]. When they do fight they make able archers, and their ability to move quickly and undetected through thick undergrowth makes them effective scouts.

The most popular deity of the Halflings is Esmeralda, the patron of hearth and home, who in Halfling religion is said to have given them the gift of cookery.

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