Cheerful cousins of the Gnomes, the River Halflings are based along the many rivers of Lordathob, running trade up and down stream on their brightly-painted barges.
Good relations with the Dwarves, who dislike water, and are happy to let the Halflings take up this trade niche.
The Gnomes rather look down on the Halflings, as unambitious and dull-witted. In fact the River Halflings are rather brighter than most give them credit, and make surprisingly sturdy warriors. Most barges have escorts of warriors who ride up and down river banks on large dogs, or occasionally even wolves, protecting the boats from attack.Magic-users are rare among the Halflings, although an increasing number are choosing to follow the Druidic path.