Torchbearer: Halfling Thain

It's not all cooking and riddles and lurking around in the shadows. The thain is the military leader of the halflings and is a well-respected figure in the community. But what happens when you fail your duty and your village is torn apart by marauding monsters?

Raw abilities: Distribute 8 points between Will and Health; neither stat may have a rating lower than 3 or higher than 5.

Skills: Fighter 3, Cartographer 2, Commander 2, Sailor 2, Scout 2, Steward 2

Trait: Hidden Depths or Grandiose—As a Thain, you’re the most military-minded of a mild and gentle people. In times of trouble, you’re expected to take charge and protect your shire from danger. This kind of responsibility can go to a little fellow’s head; your courage, if perhaps not your wisdom, knows no bounds.

Weapons: Any weapon except the crossbow, two- handed sword, halberd, polearm and lance.

Armor: Leather, chainmail, helmet and shield.

Level benefits

Note: Descriptions of the level benefits may are found under human warrior and halfling burglar.

Level 1: Halflings may wield any weapon except two-handed swords, halberds, polearms, crossbows and lances. They may wear leather and chainmail armor. They can also use shields and wear helmets.

Level 2: Choose either Stone Thrower or Abstemious

Level 3: Choose either Stubborn or Skirmisher

Level 4: Choose either Cool-headed or Plucky

Level 5: Choose either Companion or Helpful