Greetings Chroniclers and welcome to the Character Codex!
We're working our way through all 77 race/class combinations in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. We're showing off the Halfling Barbarian and Bard today. If you've missed any previous entries you can catch up HERE!
Now, I know, I'm skipping ahead by doing halflings, but I have a reason. After halflings then we'll do half-elves, half-orcs, and finally humans,
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Here come the halflings!
First up is the Halfling Barbarian. Halfling Barbarians have become a bit more common in the last decade or so with several tabletop RPGs having these wild halflings roaming deserts and plains. So I went in a slightly different direction and made her a sea reaver. I grew up on Dragonlance and there were sea barbarians in that setting. They were pirates, but more like actual pirates and less like swashbuckling Jack Sparrows. It was nice to see these barbarian pirates show back up in Pathfinder.
For her design I wanted her to wear flowing clothes that could breathe well on the open water. Also, halflings on Chronicle, called Caun, love bright colors, scarves, sashes, and patches. So I had to toss a few on her. She's very utilitarian in design. More function, less flash than other pirates. Her harpoon is actually a medium-sized one handed harpoon.
Next up is the Halfling Bard. The Caun of Chronicle are nomadic and they keep their history in stories and in song. Most Caun can tell a good story or hum a nice tune, but Caun Bards are something special. They are masters of their trade and one of the few classes of Caun that the dwarves of Jaxstein will allow into the dwarven capital.
As I mentioned previously, Chronicle's halflings love color. Patches and scarves add accents and this guy has already begun to accessorize his performance outfit. The green hair comes from their fey blood. We'll get more into that in the coming weeks. But one of the key differences between Caun and regular halflings is that they are fey, giving them that odd social disconnect that so many fey have.
That's it for this week! Next week we'll take a look at the divine side of halflings with the Halfling Cleric and Druid.
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