The Lightfingers family may not be renowned throughout the land, but that doesn’t stop them from thinking they should be. A clan of Strongheart halflings based in Red Larch, a small village north of Waterdeep, the Lightfingers built a reputation for some of the finest crumblecakes in the region. When Bryn and her hotheaded brother Belamy came of age, however, they scorned their family’s baking traditions for a more perilous road: That of the adventurer.
Bryn Lightfingers trained among the rangers of the Ardeep Forest until she and her band were chased out by the Eldreth Veluuthra. She used her wilderness skills to survive on her own until her brother Belamy approached her about joining an adventurers’ guild known as the Order of the Burning Dawn. While she shares her brother’s tendency toward a quick temper, her curiosity and open mind made her a valuable member of the Order. These days, most consider her leadership material, as long as she can keep her Lightfingers attitude in check.
Halflings: Halflings (or “hin,” as they call themselves) are practical folk who maintain their good spirits even in the face of dire circumstances. They avoid putting themselves in dangerous or difficult situations and try to keep a carefree attitude and positive outlook.
History does not record exactly where the first halflings appeared, but it is thought to be somewhere south of the Shaar. Few halflings were seen in the Western Heartlands until the years immediately following the Hin Ghostwars, and most of these were wandering lightfoot halflings. Since then, halflings have become a familiar sight in numerous human communities, and certainly on the roads that crisscross the distances between the great cities. Most of the halflings that Faerûnians encounter are of the lightfoot subrace, but the strongheart are not unknown outside their native lands.
Many halflings live among the Big Folk. They are resourceful and quick, fitting into dwarven, gnome, elven, and human societies wherever they can, often leaving little or no impression on their neighbors. The halflings prefer it this way, so they can live their lives as they want without interference.