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Halflings are small humanoids renowned simultaneously for their simple agrarian lifestyle and their incredible bravery in the face of danger.


Halflings resemble humans in many respects, though true to their name, they are only half the size, being around 3 feet tall and weighing only an average of 40 pounds. Some halflings have pointed ears, though not all do. Their skin tones are akin to humans, as is their hair, though it tends to be wavy.



Halflings dwell all across the Dividing Plains of Tal'Dorei, and in the Mornset Countryside.[2]


Veth and Yeza - Stephanie Brown

Fan art of Veth and Yeza Brenatto, by Stephanie Brown.[art 2]

Halflings can be found in significant number all across the Dwendalian Empire and the Menagerie Coast, to the point that accommodations are often made for their stature.[4] The largest population of halflings is the town of Felderwin, originally founded by the Felder clan. Because of Felderwin's role as the Empire's breadbasket, halflings are closely associated with the simple, rural lifestyle. While halflings are nearly nonexistent within the Kryn Dynasty, a small population of halflings do make their home within Xhorhas. In the village of Charis nestled within the Lotusden Greenwood, these reclusive halflings live in harmony with nature, as well as the many dragonborn refugees from the ruins of Draconia.[4]


Some speculate that Avandra was responsible for the creation of the halflings.[4] According to another creation myth, The Allhammer accidentally created halflings when, after he sculpted the first dwarves, a little bit of remaining clay slipped from his hands and took the shape of the first halflings.[5]

The historical records of the Cobalt Soul assert that halflings along with Tal'Dorei's first humans journeyed from Issylra across the Ozmit Sea, colonizing the new land in peaceful harmony.[5]

During the Scattered War, the halflings of Tal'Dorei were divided: the Lightfoot Clan wished to remain neutral, while the Stoutheart Clan wanted to join the fight against the Kingdom of Drassig as they encroached on their lands. Following the War, these clans dissolved, and many halflings began to move into the human settlements that appeared across the plains. Others moved south to the Mornset Countryside and began a new existence there.[2]

Powers, abilities, and subraces[]

Halfling - Lotusden

Official art of a Lotusden Halfling, by adragonswinging.[art 3]

A halfling's nimbleness is one of their greatest assets, allowing them to dart between the legs of the taller folk to give them an edge in a fight. Halflings are renowned for their staunch bravery, as well as their considerable luck.

Lightfoot halflings[]

Lightfoots are the most charismatic of their kind, and have a knack for hiding, even behind other creatures.

Stout halflings[]

Stouts have the best constitution of halflings, and are even able to resist poison better than others.

Lotusden halflings[]

Halflings of the Lotusden use their wisdom to become in tune with nature, letting them easily pass through the underbrush of their home while leaving very little to trace. They also have a talent for druidic magics, able to do such small things as predict the weather or cause plants to bloom. More powerful Lotusdens can conjure plants from the ground to restrain their foes, and can magically cover the ground in razor-sharp thorns.

Notable halflings[]

Campaign One: Vox Machina[]



Fan art of Lady Kima of Vord, by Nadz Salvo.[art 4]

Between the campaigns of Vox Machina and the Mighty Nein[]

Campaign 2: The Mighty Nein[]



Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn[]

Exandria Unlimited and Campaign Three[]



  • Alma: Orym's mother and member of the Air Ashari.
  • Some members of the Volition looked like halflings or gnomes.[10]



  1. Depiction of a halfling from D&D: Player's Handbook, 5th ed., p. 26.. This page contains unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  2. Fan art of Veth and Yeza Brenatto, by Stephanie Brown (source). Used with permission.
  3. Official art of a Lotusden Halfling, by adragonswinging (source). Used with permission.
  4. Fan art of Lady Kima of Vord, by Nadz Salvo (source). Used with permission.

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