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Game News Solasta Kickstarter Update #5: The Halflings of Solasta

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Sep 11, 2019 at 12:14 AM.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    The Solasta: Crown of the Magister Kickstarter campaign did well over the weekend and has now raised over €85k. On Friday the game's free demo was updated with two additional camera modes, addressing the most frequent complaint players have had about it. The first significant Kickstarter update this week is another lore update, this time introducing the halflings of Solasta. They come in two types - the original dark-haired and insular Marsh Halflings, and the more adventurous seagoing Island Halflings. Oh, and have I mentioned that they're semi-amphibious?

    Origins and History

    The halflings have always had an affinity toward water. Very few folk from other races know, for example, that our young are born in water and are amphibious for the first part of their lives.

    According to legend, the halfling race began in the great marshes of Olme Fen, where the marsh halflings still live. The name “Olme” is fen dialect for “home,” and is pronounced in a very similar way.

    The Manacalon Empire of the elves could not conquer the fens, and the Cataclysm, while it certainly caused some problems, harmed the halflings far less than other races. Because of this, some scholars snidely claim that halflings have no history, because they never did anything except hide in the fens. In fact, the halflings have a history that is just as rich as that of any other race. While halfling history will not be found in elven chronicles or dwarven archives, every halfling knows enough history to keep telling stories for as long as the food and drink last.

    The Marsh Halflings

    The fens of the north-east are home to a large halfling population, most of them making a living from fishing and fowling just like their ancestors have from time immemorial. The marsh halflings, as outsiders call them, seldom travel far from their homes, but they can claim, with good reason, to know every reed and every sinkhole in the few miles round about. They have little curiosity about the outside world and many visitors find them unwelcoming, but they themselves would say that they mind their own business and wish others would do the same.

    The Island Halflings

    Not all halflings were content to mind their own business, though. As far back as history records, young and venturesome halflings have found easy employment on the boats and ships that ply the rivers and seas. In the earliest times, some would make their fortunes and return home. Many more remained out in the world, though, founding halfling quarters in many ports and settling the southern islands from which their race takes its name. Even the might of the Imperial elven navy was not equal to their seamanship.

    Appearance

    The halflings call themselves “folk,” a word which has been borrowed into the Common tongue for people in general. “Halflings” is a name given by other races: first the elves, who called them leathaine (“half-people”), and later by humans. This is because a typical halfling is about half the height of an elf or a human, though elves and even humans are a little thinner in proportion. Skin, hair, and eye color are very similar to those of humans. Marsh halflings tend to be slimmer than island halflings, as well as being paler of skin and darker of everything else.
    In other news, the campaign has also achieved some of its social media stretch goals, unlocking Iron Man Mode among other things. One of the next rewards is an additional exclusive item for Kickstarter backers, so you may want to check that out.
     
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  2. CRD Learned Patron

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    Hopefully they fund the project. I want to see what can come from the head and founder of endless games

    His 4x games were pretty good and innovative.
     
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  3. lukaszek the determinator

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    Delterius how do you feel about mini chad race?
     
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  4. Hamlet Barely Literate

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    Halflings should be either cannibals or annoying child-like kleptomaniacs.
     
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  5. KeighnMcDeath Learned

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    Darksun vs Krynn? The latter being Kender (or halflings with elf ears and ever-loli faces. Lil loli Cannibal Keptomaniacs. First they steal your keys to your room, then they ambush you at night and rape you, then they eat you and take your stuff. Maybe they sacrifice your soul to their dark gods to make sure they still look like lil loli freaks.
     
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  6. Zed Duke of Banville Arcane Patron

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    Gerald Brom, illustration of halflings in the Dark Sun Campaign Setting Box Set


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    Larry Elmore, illustration accompanying an article about the kender of the Dragonlance campaign setting appearing in Dragon Magazine #101
     
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  7. dawcio Learned

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    They're taking the hobbits to Isengard.
     
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  8. HoboForEternity In every buttons you press Patron

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    bring it to japan and they will make them legal lolis
     
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  9. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Halflings aren't contaminated like gnomes are.
     
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  10. GentlemanCthulhu Educated

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    What the fuck is a halfling anyways? I do get Gnomes and Dwarves, but what's a halfling? A human/dwarf hybrid? No comrades, that's not the case. The "authorities" might want you to believe that breeding outside your race can result in childbirth, but a human impregnating a dwarf will not result in a halfling, just as fucking a horse does not result in a centaur. Don't be cucked by the anti-human agenda. The races are not genetically compatible. Anybody who tries to tell you otherwise is THEIR agent and must be executed.
     
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  11. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    so where do centaurs come from

    #destroyinglibs
     
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  12. lukaszek the determinator

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    if you expect such hybrid to suddenly have hairy feet then sure...

    or since they are water based, maybe they got fins instead? Hairy fins? true chads indeed
     
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  13. KeighnMcDeath Learned

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    Just very big bearded oysters...... with TEETH!

    Total man-eaters.
     
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  14. ArchAngel Arcane

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    From the lab of course.
     
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  15. Dedup Savant

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    Aren't those muls?
     
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  16. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Any man below 6'4 is a halfling
     
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  17. Myzzrym Tactical Adventures Developer

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    Well shit.
     
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  18. Darkzone Arcane

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    The halflings are from indonesia.... Yes really that is the truth. Homo floresiensis also named Hobbit. But since they were stupid, with only a quarter size of the normal homo sapiens brain, the humans fucked them up or they died due to a volcano eruption.
     
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  19. GentlemanCthulhu Educated

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    Explains why the people from around there are so thick-brained. I know, i've seen them.
     
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