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The Peregrin Family

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    One of the oldest Halfling families, the Peregrins, were founded by Kenwise and Lobelia Peregrin in the realm of Anthos. The two halflings were completely devoted to properness, raising their only child, Andwise Peregrin, up to be religiously devoted to proper ideals.  The family lived together in happiness for some time before tragedy struck; Kenwise and Lobelia went missing as the people of the time raced from the land towards the safety of Athera, where Andwise spent time recovering from his losses. With the help of Fumble Willowbottom, Andwise became one of the land’s finest tinkers, wasting the time away in his laboratory working on all sorts of odds and ins.
    Andwise spent this time in relative peace, keeping to himself while he honed his skills before once again being forced to migrate to the new realm of Vailor, where his life, and the family really began to take off.  There, working with Larry Shortoak, he worked himself up from the position of deputy sheriff, to sheriff, and before long he was elected Thane (also known as simply the mayor during this time).  His reign was hotly contested; some thought his devotion to properness was admirable as he took extreme measures to keep the race in check, while others thought these measures were too much.  Either way, he helped run the community for some time, helping found and run the town of Willow Hollow, where he met a lovely halfling named Berylla Boffins. The two were soon wed, though this did not last long. After about a month into the marriage Berylla gave birth to quadruplets. Her body gave out under the strain and she died in childbirth, leaving Andwise with three newborns as well as one stillborn child.
    Andwise brought the children up to the best of his abilities with the help of Larry Shortoak, the children’s uncle figure. They were raised to be as piously devoted to properness and Knox as Andwise, a trait that still runs in the family to this day.  The family lived in happiness for a while; however, as Andwise lost his position as the Thane of the halflings the family soon began to believe the race was instilling too much trust in the likes of Bigguns.  More and more halflings seemed to disparage the traditions that had held the group together for so long and this frustration came to a climax at the death of their father.  Upon Andwise’s death one of the children Mirabelle split off from the community, running away into the wilds to try to stay loyal to what she deemed as ‘proper.’ Andwise’s only son, Rupert, fell out of the traditions and became increasingly improper after the death of their father much to his sisters’ dismay. The third child, Milly, stayed in hopes of reintegrating these ideals into Halfling culture.  Milly soon became an elder in the town of Reedsborough. She devoted years of her life to managing the upkeep of Reedsborough, including the town’s orphanage. This, too, was not to last and she soon joined her sister’s burrow in the wild, the two cultivating a garden and family largely separate from the rest of the community. 
    Little was known as to what happened to the family during this time period, and still is.  The Peregrines, and a select number of halflings from the local orphanage, all but disappeared from the worlds of both the bigguns and the Halflings’ until centuries and worlds later, when their descendants slowly began to trickle into the halfling settlements once more. 

 

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Cultures and Traditions

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The Peregrins are avid believers in the importance of halfling tradition and proper teachings, being known to sometimes go too far in their pursuit for achieving it.  However, this is driven by love and care for the protection of  Halflings as a race and their belief that they hold a special place in the world. There is very little else they take seriously, unless you consider drinking and tinkering.  Many of the family members fall into what could only be described as chaotic good, being wild little creatures who love to party and make others happy, very rarely missing out on the opportunity to partake in shogging or pumpkin raids. Andwise had been a very gifted shogger himself, bringing many titles home to the Peregrin family. 
Though they are generally a kind family they do harbor a strong distrust of bigguns and outsiders in general. Milly, for example, had been assaulted by a high-elf when she was very young in an act of pure malice, the biggun going so far as to break her arm. This memory of Bigguns has stayed with the family ever since, being passed down as a scary story throughout the generations. However, they are also a very curious family, having a streak of mad scientists who have exploded the family burrow on more than one occasion.  Andwise instilled his love for tinkering in his children and this tradition has been passed down loyally from parent to child ever since.

 

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Religion

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The Peregrins are also a very pious family, worshipping Knox as the one true god of the Halflings and rebuking anyone who may say otherwise.  They have been devoted to him since his discovery and try to spread his ideals wherever they go.

 

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Appearance

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The Peregrins are small, even for Halfling standards, rarely reaching over 2’10.  The family also has an affinity for green and brown shades, those colors being the most prevalent in Peregrin wardrobes. While tinkering, however, many Peregrins can be found wearing shades of gray or black, as to avoid oil stains on neat white clothing. Many Peregrins can also be found sporting a pair of the patent  Peregrin protective goggles (PPPG) used in their various experiments and inventions. They may also tend to be on the paler side, spending much time inside working on their various creations. This may not stand true for every Peregrin, depending on their tendency to wander the family gardens or partake in outdoor shogging tournaments.

A large number Peregrins sport a head full of curly orange hair, much like Andwise, but some may be born with blonde or light brown locks due to Berylla’s bloodline. Dark hair colors are very uncommon within this family, but are not entirely unheard of, as the family has been known to take in lone halflings. As for eye color, due to being from a long unfettered line of halfling blood, the Peregrins are more prone to heterochromia than most. More often than not,  Peregrin children are born with one eye blue and one eye green. 

 

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Family Recipes

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The Peregrins are very famous for their recipe for a fine lamb dinner that is often adorned with gravy or pineapples, depending on the season.

 

They are also known for making their famous Peregrin Lemonade which is occasionally spiked with alcohol, but not always.

 

Finally they are known for baking a rare dish of mashed potatoes that is mixed with a top secret alchemical ingredient and then topped with a thin layer of bacon pieces.
 

 

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Family Members

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Alive

Iris Lyra  Peregrin – TakeMeT0TheFae

Onelia Evangeline Peregrin – Josie_Exotic

Monkey Taurin Peregrin – FakeNotic

James Ashfoot Peregrin - Clockyyyyyyy

Lordin Brandygin Peregrin - Oats

 

 

Dead

Kenwise Peregrin

Lobelia Peregrin

Andwise Peregrin

Berylla Peregrin

Rupert Peregrin

Milly Peregrin

Mirabelle Peregrin

 

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