Hobbits

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Life Expectancy: 100 - 130 years 
Homeland: Adrasteia 
Average Height: 2'6" - 4'2" 
Average Weight: 35 - 100 lbs.
Preferred Classes: Artisan, Bard, Thief 
Classes this race can be: Any  
Preferred Alignment: Neutral 
Preferred Weapons: Daggers, Slings, Short Swords 
Aggression Level: Low 
Intelligence Level: Moderate 
Magic Rating: Low to Moderate 
Strength Rating: Weak
Weak Against: Physical Attacks, Dark Magic 
Strong Against: Elemental Magic 
Related Races: Dwarves
Allied Races: Humans, Elves
Enemy Races: Dragons


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Subraces

  • Common: As the name implies, the Common Hobbit, is the most common variety of the race. They are the smallest and shortest of the hobbit subspecies with browner skin. They do not grow facial hair. Skilled with their hands and feet, Common Hobbits prefer to live in hillsides and highlands.
  • Lowland: Lowland Hobbits are a less common variety of hobbits. Taller than the Common Hobbits, they are broader and heavier in build, with larger hands and feet. Disinclined to move once settled, Lowland Hobbits reside near bodies of water such as rivers or more, more commonly, swamps.
  • Tallian: Tallian Hobbits are the rarest variety of hobbit. They are the tallest and slimmest of the hobbit subspecies, tending to be fairer than their cousins. In good relations with the elves, they reside in the trees and woodlands of Great Tal, and it is rarely to find a Tallian Hobbit off the island. Of all the hobbit subspecies, Tallian Hobbits are the most adept with magic; namely elemental magic.

Physiology

Hobbits are an unassuming race distinguished from the other races of Adrasteia by their short stature. Even shorter than the dwarves, a hobbit may reach a height anywhere from two to four feet, generally averaging between three and four feet tall.

Hobbits largely resemble a human in their physic, sporting slightly tapered, 'elfish' ears, and round, jovial faces with bright eyes and rosy cheeks. While their hair is often curly, it ranges in colors from blonde to red, and brunette, though brown is by far the most common. From the ankles down, their large feet are covered in a coarse, curling hair that matches the color of their head-hair. Between the hair on their feet and their hardened, leathery soles, most hobbits never wear shoes.

They are both sharp-eared and sharp-eyed, considered to be good listeners with excellent eyesight. While tending to be fat, and disinclined to hurry unless necessary, hobbits are a nimble race and deft in their movements. Though they are a stout race, they are not so stocky as their dwarven relatives.

The average lifespan of a hobbit is about one hundred years, though it is not unheard of for them to live as many as three decades past this. Compared to a human maturing and being considered an adult at eighteen years, a hobbit matures to his or her adulthood when they reach the age of thirty-three. A fifty year old hobbit would only be considered to be middle-aged.


Psychology

Hobbits keep to themselves and are generally reluctant to wander from their Shire unless it is to trade their goods. They are usually a friendly, happy-go-lucky people who enjoy a quiet, peaceful life. However, if there is one thing a hobbit loves, it is a good story, and visitors traveling through the Shires are often welcomed with hospitality so long as there is a good tale to tell. As fond of gossip as they are, those tales might turn up a bit taller when repeated than they started out. They stray from conflict, sticking to a simpler, more enjoyable lifestyle of farming, eating, and socializing.

Society

Hobbit shires are such that the labors of the individuals benefit the whole of the community. The eldest of the hobbits form a council that makes the ultimate decisions in regards to the shire, with town meetings allowing for citizens to voice their opinions before the council as a whole.

Religion

Though not a particularly devout race that worships any god, hobbits celebrate harvests with festivals at the turn of the seasons. Though this is likely less a religious practice and done simply because they enjoy celebrations.

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