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Strongheart Halfling

( Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, p. 18)


Size: Small
Base speed: Land 20
Strength: −2
Intelligence: +0
Dexterity: +2
Wisdom: +0
Constitution: +0
Charisma: +0
Level adjustment: +0
Space: 5 feet
Reach: 5 feet
Automatic languages: Common , Halfling , Home Region
Bonus Languages: Dwarven , Gnoll , Goblin , Halruaan , Shaaran


Three major subraces of halflings dwell in Faerûn: the lightfoot halflings, the rare ghostwise, and the strongheart halflings of Luiren in the south. Like the rock gnomes, many halflings live among Big Folk in the human lands. They are resourceful and quick, perfectly at home among the sprawling human lands or living apart in their own settled communities.

The halflings' name for their race in Faerûn is the hin, although most accept "halfling" with a shrug and a smile.

While the lightfoot halflings value the experience of travel and the sight of new lands and peoples, the stronghearts are a more organized, oderly, and industrious race. They build to last, and fiercely defend their homelands against threats that their lightfoot kin would simply flee. Northland humans familiar with the easygoing ways of the lightfoot halflings are surprised to learn that some halflings are capable of a warrior tradition and aren't afraid to show a hint of arrogance or confidence in their own abilities and strenghts. Strongheart halflings enjoy athletic contest and value exceptional skills of all kinds.


Stringheart halflings make up most of the population of the land of Luiren. They are uncommon in other lands. The strongheart halfling entry on Table 1-4: Character Regions (FRCS, p. 30) describes a strongheart halfling from Luiren.


Unlike statet in the Player's Handbook, characters in the Forgotten Realms almost always have a patron deity. See FRCS p. 39 for more details.


Racial Traits

Strongheart halflings have all the halfling racial traits given in Chapter 2 of the Player's Handbook (pp. 15) except as follows:

  • Strongheart halflings gain one extra feat at 1st level, because they have a strong drive to compete and many opportunities to practice their skills.
  • Strongheart halflings do not receinve the halfling racial +1 bonus on all saving throws. They have not experienced the same kind of adversity that the lightfoot halflings have survived.

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