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  1. Hello. As some of you are aware I am going to win this months contest for having most modreqs completed this month. Not only am I going to be able to change Fireheart’s forum profile picture to what I want, I will also be able to change his discord profile picture. So this thread is here so that you, the people of LotC, can voice your opinion on what you believe his profile picture should be. The most upvoted ones I will add to a poll post at the end of the month, where i WILL choose the number one voted for option for his forum profile pic. I’m leaving the discord picture to myself. Rules: The picture can’t break server rules or community guidelines so obviously nothing graphic or super crazy. Below I will include a list I have created so far of my own pictures, let me know if you like any of them. 1: Bucket Baby 2: Bath Baby 3: Unpleasant to look at baby 4: Jiggly Trump 5: Melon baby 6: Mike Stoklasa 7: Rich Evans 8: Miniature Bill Clinton 9: Luigi Meme 10: Horse Baby 11: Very high quality Fallout meme 12: Chicken Little 13: Omar Grimmer’Lak’s pocket Admin 14: Tommy Pickles Please post any suggestions you may have!!!!!!
  2. [!] Halfling propaganda is found flying through the wind. HALFLINGS WILL WIN T’A WAR! ~Brandybrook halflings preparing for the Great Arcas Pumpkin Raid~ Congratulations me fellow halflings! Our Pumpkin Raid has been a massive success! Never before have we marched to so many places and given out so many cakes! We have tried our hardest to bring peace to Arcas, and have managed to lay the foundations of such peace with this here Pumpkin Raid! T’ere is still more work to be done, but we have proven ourselves capable of managing it! Thus, I declare that we give the bigguns one last chance ter surrender to our halfling ‘n biggun forces of PEACE ‘n LOVE before t’is ter late for ‘em! Hopefully all shall surrender ter t’a Pumpkin Raiders ‘n learn how ter live peacefully with all! Dear bigguns, ye have been defeated on t’a field of cake-eating once, ye will nay be able ter defeat t’a forces of PEACE once again! Surrender at once to Brandybrook’s superior Pumpkin forces, and you will be spared from having more cakes shoved down your face! ((message me on Discord with surrender terms, NotEvilAtAll#2321. We’ll give ya lots of pumpkins if ya do)) ~The Pumpkin Raiders muster forces in Sutica!~ ~The Pumpkin Raiders at the gates of Adria!~ ~The Pumpkin Raiders visiting Fenn, trying to spread peace!~ ~Tempting the High Elf bigguns with cake, love, and peace!~ ~Halflings ‘n peaceful bigguns disrupting the Curonian rally in order to spread the message of love!~ ~The Pumpkin Raiders at Krugmar!~ T’is war of madness shall be ended by t’a PUMPKIN RAIDERS! Submit now or forever more be plagued by war! -Daisy Applefoot, High Pumplar of Brandybrook. [!] The propaganda ends with the official seal of Brandybrook
  3. [!] Halfling propaganda is found flying through the wind. T’A GREAT ARCAS PUMPKIN RAID! ~An old Pumpkin Raid back in Axios~ Fer far too long has the evil hand of war held a firm grip over Arcas. T'is time for all peace-loving peoples to rise up against war and declare an Arcas-wide peace for all of eternity! Soon we shall march out o’ Brandybrook with our combined peaceful army of halflings ‘n bigguns ter protest the War of the Two Emperors and ensure that all o’ Arcas doesn’t burn down in the conflict! Now is the time for us to rise during the Great Arcas PUMPKIN RAID!!! Our Goals: We’ll march out of Brandybrook and travel all across Arcas, tellin’ all how to live peacefully! We’ll nay stop marching from city ter city until all promise to live in peace with all others! We shall bear no weapons but the humble shovel, wear no armor but the pumpkin, and bear no shields but cakes and cookies! How to join: Wear a pumpkin on your head, hold a shovel in your hand, and hand out cake and cookies to all you meet while spreading peace and love to all! Coordinate with the other Pumpkin Raiders fer maximum effect, and you’ll be successful in spreading peace ‘n nay time! When are we marching?: We’ll march on all of Arcas 2 months from now, and spread our words of peace and pumpkins ter all! ((2 PM EST, Saturday May 18th)) ~The infamous halfling weapon of mass-peacefulness~ Have supplies for the Pumpkin Raiders? Want to RSVP for the Raid? Contribute to the Great Arcas Pumpkin Raid with supplies or a promise to attend using t’a following format: Name: Will you attend the Great Arcas Pumpkin Raid?: Do you promise to be peaceful and nay harm a soul during the Pumpkin Raid?: Number of cakes you can provide: Number of pumpkins you can provide: Number of shovels you can provide: Long Live Peace! -Daisy Applefoot, High Pumplar of Brandybrook [!] The propaganda ends with the official seal of Brandybrook:
  4. AND TO THE MIRE, HE RETURNS ___________________________________ [!] A depiction of Kaer Glythen, the Aeldinic seat of House Grimm The war between the feuding Imperial Houses of Horen and Marna has claimed many lives as of recent, and families all throughout the two imperiums now grieved for lost sons and daughters - taken all too soon in the conflict. One such family is the noble House of Grimm, its members having learned of its patriarch’s death in the most horrible of ways; The Baron’s corpse was shipped to the stone-maken walls of Reza, confined to a wooden box devoid of any means to initially identify him. Eventually, however, upon reaching hold of Lady Grimm, authorities were able to properly identify the bloodied husk as her spouse - a man who had so chivalrously lived past his prime. As the family grieved together and sorted through the late patriarch’s belongings, a piece of parchment was found. On the paper lay dozens of crossed out lines of text, all discarded before the middle of the page. In there, a handful of lines remained, writing comparable to chicken scratch, though legible nonetheless. I remember my arrival upon Atlas hazily, though some memories do not escape me. The overwhelming fear of leaving my parents, and my eldest siblings, on their lonesome in Venerra. Thankfully, I had my sister Alana by my side throughout the voyage. Tempests raged about us as we ventured further into the murky waters, our vessel soon being consumed by a grey mist -- restricting our vision for a good while. In the days following, we could make out a jagged mountain ahead; Overjoyed, Alana and I leaped into the frigid waters and gradually arrived to Haeseni shores. As we made our way into the confines of Markev, we were greeted by our cousins, Emma Ludovar and her younger sibling, Jacob. My sister took the path of Chamberlain; I, on the other hand, pursued the path my father had always desired for me - knighthood. And so life went on for me: I had four beauteous children and a supportive consort. Alas, I write this for I have spent fifty-some years alive - Death encroaches, and rapidly at that. Should you find this and I’m deceased, my sole request is to be returned to my grand-nephew, William I of Venerra, where I am to be laid in our family crypts with my father Elias, my mother Selina, and my siblings. To the mire, I return. Credit to Axelu for writing the entire thing, I’m just here for the rep.
  5. ~The Great Applefoot Family~ The Applefoots are one of the newest families of halflings, having been formed by a merger between the Applebrook and Withfoot families when Madeline Applebrook and Harold Withfoot got married (becoming Madeline Applefoot and Harold Applefoot respectively) . The Applefoot family has provided the halflings with great leadership figures from the moment it was created, and it is claimed that the village can never go wrong with an Applefoot in charge, although that claim is still debated. ~The Applefoot Culture and Tradition~ The Applefoots are a simple folk, following all the cultural traditions of the halflings such as not wearing shoes, not using weapons, and not using minas (Mostly). On top of this, Applefoots usually drink to excess whenever possible, and are not ones to back down from a shogging match. From the Applebrook side of the family comes a deep love of orcharding, farming, brewing, and cooking, and from the Withfoot side of the family comes a love of chopping trees, smoking, and eating. With all of these tendencies, the Applefoots are both the ultimate producers of farm goods and the ultimate consumers. Due to this, it is rare to see an Applefoot without food in their hands. ~The Look of the Applefoot~ With a smidge of Dwarven genes coming from Harold Withfoot, the Applefoots stand a bit taller than most other halflings. In weight, however, the Applefoots are slightly less than the average, since the Applebrooks were well known for being slim around the waist. Their eyes are usually blue to blueish green, and their hair is either red or reddish brown. This is assuming that they aren’t a Druid like Harold is, and thus do not have a tree as their body. ~Applefoot Religion~ As for Religion, the Applefoots are a varied bunch. Harold Applefoot, the father of the Applefoot family, is a well-known Druid and worshipper of the Aspects, whereas his wife was a devout Knoxist for all her life. Daisy Applefoot worships the Harvest Spirits and Knox, whereas her sisters and brother are all Knoxists as well. There is no one religion of the Applefoots, and it's likely it will remain that way for centuries. ~Family Recipes~ Since all the old Applebrook and Withfoot recipes have been passed down to the Applefoot family, the Applefoots have a wide variety of foods and boozes to choose from. Here are a few Applebrook Porter: a booze produced with a secret ingredient that only the Applefoots know. It tastes deep and rich, and is very alcoholic. Withfoot Cider: an all around good cider to drink, produced from only the finest apples and a few other ingredients that are also heavily guarded secrets of the Applefoot family. The Applefoot Haggis: Produced by Madeline Applefoot, this haggis was a true masterpiece and can only be made by some of the top chefs in the world. While its recipe is not a secret, it is said that only an Applefoot can produce the haggis the way it was meant to be made. Pipes & Pipeweed: From the Withfoot side of the family came a vast knowledge of pipes and pipeweed. The majority of the halflings' pipeweed comes from the Applefoots, and the Applefoots also make most of the pipes they are smoked in. Bunny Beer: A lovely beer that combines the taste of carrots and melons with the sweetness and darkness of sugar and hops. Named “Bunny Beer” due to the carrots and the hop content. ~Family Heirlooms~ The Applefoots have few heirlooms to their name, sadly. The few that they do have are shrouded in mystery, dirt, or both. These Heirlooms await the day that they are discovered once more. Madeline's Cherry-wood Pipe: Said to be the best pipe ever made, this cherry-wood pipe produced the best smoke-rings, smoke-squares, and smoke-ovals ever seen. When Madeline died, her pipe was lost, presumably dropped into somewhere around the village of Dunshire, where it waits to be uncovered to this day. Rumor has it that Harold Applefoot has recently found the infamous Cherry-wood Pipe, although such rumors are not confirmed The Arcane Pumpkin: This Pumpkin was plucked straight out of the depths of the darkest, coldest, and perilous place in Axios by the ex-Elder Gerald. When Gerald died, the Pumpkin technically should've passed on to his close friend and associate, Merridolph Applebrook, who technically is a part of the Applefoot family ever since the two were merged. Since Merridolph Applebrook is dead and the Pumpkin was stolen, the Arcane Pumpkin's location is completely unknown. It may never be found again, but if it is, it would change halfling life forever. ~Current and Deceased family members~ Merridolph Applebrook, great uncle - DECEASED Harold Applefoot, grandfather - ALIVE Madeline Applefoot, grandmother - DECEASED Merry Applefoot, son of Madeline - DECEASED Carolina Applefoot, daughter of Madeline - PRESUMED DEAD Daisy Applefoot, daughter of Madeline- ALIVE Unnamed twin of Daisy Applefoot, daughter of Madeline - ALIVE ((not played)) Rollo Applefoot, husband of Daisy- ALIVE Almond Applefoot, twin daughter of Daisy - ALIVE Opal Applefoot, twin daughter of Daisy - ALIVE Rolando Applefoot, son of Daisy – DECEASED Liesl Applefoot, daughter of Daisy – ALIVE Ellie Applefoot , daughter of Daisy – ALIVE Unnamed, twin son of Daisy – ALIVE ((not played)) ~How to play an Applefoot~ Just message me or @dkink14 on the forums, and we'll be with you shortly! Alternatively, you can ping our Discords, which are NotEvilAtAll#2321 and dkink14#7136 respectively. Happy travels!
  6. [!] A flier is pinned to the Brandybrook Notice Board. or found flying through the wind. We’re havin’ ah Beach Party! ~The beautiful beaches of Brandybrook!~ Fer too long have us halflings nay swam ‘n t’a wonderous sea that lies to our south! Thus, we ought to have a wonderous party centered entirely around it just as we had an entire festival centered around the Dinkle river! What: A party filled with swimming ‘n games by the sea! Where: Within’ Brandbrook, by t’a sea! When: Close ter t’a end of this Elven Week and the beginnin’ o’ the next! ((3 PM EST, Sunday May the 5th)) Please remember ter wear appropriate clothin’ ter t’is Beach Party! Anybodeh seen showin’ ter much skin will beh kicked out o’ the village! -Daisy Applefoot, High Pumplar of Brandybrook. [!] The flier ends with the official seal of Brandybrook
  7. This thread is fairly self-explanatory. If you have any screenshots of your adventures in LoTC that you’d like to share with people, just put them all in this thread (along with a short description if you wish). I’ll start by putting some screenshots of the Festival of the Applefoots held in Dunshire on December 16th. Gathering in the Tavern to drink some free booze Playing the Halfling sport of Shogging (Harold Applefoot won the tournament, I think) Hunting for edible Truffles in the No-Booze Forest. Sadly, Hearth Underson brought some booze into No-Booze Forest, causing the Sky-Gods to get angry and spite us all with heavy rain and thunder. Trying to wait out the rain in the Applefoot Burrow (It didn’t work, the roof was too leaky and we ended up leaving and braving the rain regardless) Drinking in the Rosenyr Tavern after fleeing the rain in Dunshire. (We were supposed to be having a feast, but the rain put an end to our ability to gather supplies, so we just went elsewhere) Here’s some other unrelated Screenshots to help kick this off: The Belvitz Technology Expo in celebration of the Belvitz-Holm railway
  8. [!] A note is pinned to Brandybrook’s notice board BANISHED! ~A crude drawing of the Dark Elf in question~ T’is Dark Elf, Athos Corrin, the idiot cousin of Ithelanen twice removed on the mother’s side, is BANISHED from Brandybrook fer the murder of Reginald Von Bearington the Third. While the bear may have tried to maul some of our friends, ‘is deadly treamen’ of t’a bear even after ‘t was made docile is inexcusable an’ thus oi mus’ banish ‘im as punishmen’. If yeh see t’is Athos Corrin elf within’ Brandybrook, please tell ah Elder ‘er the Thain right away! -Daisy Applefoot, High Pumplar of Brandybrook. [!] The note ends with the official seal of Brandybrook
  9. Gathering by the docks, awaiting the beginning of the Tournament. The first shogging match between Rollo Applefoot and Apollo (Rollo wins!). The shogging match between Daisy Applefoot and Liesl Applefoot (Daisy wins!). The match between the losers of the first two matches (Liesl wins!). The arrival of the Forest Dwarves. The match between the winners of the first two matches (Rollo is disqualified for cheating!). The match between Daisy and Liesl that determines the winner! (Liesl wins!). Giving Liesl Applefoot the prize! Fishing in Dinkle River! The arrival of Arugula, the Squid Lord! Fighting the squid with the power of fishing hooks! Shogging with the Squid Lord. Kerraline must face the squid alone!
  10. [!] A piece of paper would be mailed to anyone interested in the Brandybrook Shogging Night. Brandybrook Shoggin’ Tournament is comin’ soon! ~Daisy and Cherry begin preparations for the Brandybrook Shogging Tournament~ Since ‘t has been ah while since the original notice went out, I feel it is necessary for me ter remind everyone who signed up for the Tournament that the event will take place in but a few Elven days! The prize is the same; a golden shovel and 1,000 minas for the best shogger of all, and the time, location, ‘n all other details remain t’a same ter! ~Time and other matters~ What: A shogging tournament + drinking night! Where: In Brandybrook, the home of the halfling race! When: Close to the end o’ this Elven Week! ((3 PM EST, Sunday the 21th of April)) Who is invited: Everyone who doesn’t cause trouble! ~Current Roster~ ~Rollo Applefoot @Tha_Mystery_Man ~Daisy Applefoot @NotEvilAtAll ~Harold Applefoot @dkink14 ~Apollo @Georgios ~Zkrew-Luz’Raguk @NoZaku ~Kasfer @Archipelego ~Aiden @Archipelego ~Liesl Applefoot @Nonival Aneh las’ minute signups can beh done with the following format: Name: Race: Tell us more about yourself: Why do you want to win this Tournament: Long Live Brandybrook! -Daisy Applefoot [!] The mail would end with the official seal of Brandybrook ((Original post:
  11. [!] A page of paper is nailed to the Brandybrook Notice Board or found floating about in the wind. Brandybrook Shogging Tournament! ~The docks of Brandybrook~ Earlier t’is year, we tried ter do some shogging with a bundle of bigguns. Sadly, they were too busy jokin’ around ter actualleh play the game correctly! Since all of us halflings were left disappointed by the lack of shogging, we ought to have an entire party focused on shogging in order ter set thin’s right! Contents: ~Time and other matters~ ~Drinking in the Toady Traveler Tavern!~ ~Shogging Tournament in Dinkle River~ ~Darts & Fishing!~ ~Time and other matters~ ~How to get to Brandybrook from the Cloud Temple~ What: A shogging tournament + drinking night! Where: In Brandybrook, the home of the halfling race! When: Close to the end o’ this Elven Week! ((3 PM EST, Sunday the 21th of April)) Who is invited: Everyone who doesn’t cause trouble! Drinking in the Toady Traveler Tavern! ~The halflings gather in the Toady Traveler Tavern~ We’ll be brewin’ the best of boozes fer ye to drink, nay worries! All the booze will be provided at NO COST ter ye, ‘n free food will be provided to help wash it all down! Spend this time to chat with those ye’ll be shogging against later! ~Shogging Tournament in Dinkle River!~ ~Shogging with weird bigguns~ Onto the main event! This will be a shogging competition where the person who comes out on top wins a very nice GOLDEN SHOVEL to serve as a trophy, as well as a small prize of 1,000 minas that the monks keep shoving down our throats! Please sign up for the Shogging Tournament with the following form: Name: Race: Tell us more about yourself: Why do you want to win this Tournament: Below is t’a official guide ter Shoggin’. ~Darts & Fishing~ ~Fishing during the Brandybrook River Festival~ After t’is all beh done, we’ll play some Darts and quietly fish until we all get bored and go home! Here be the rules fer darts: Long Live Brandybrook! Praised be Lord Knox! -Daisy Applefoot [!] The page ends with the official seal of Brandybrook
  12. [!] An advertisement is found flying in the wind. History o’ Dunshire book is finished! ~A sneak peak of the book!~ The long awaited sequel to my mother’s “Pendle to now” is finally out! This 50 long book discusses everything that happened within the halfling village of Dunshire! In order to get your own copy, just send me a bird ((jumperhand3)) or come visit Brandybrook to see it in our library! -Daisy Applefoot
  13. Ultimate Guide to the Halfling Race Contents: ~The origin of the Halfling culture ~How to Halfling ~Halflings, what are they? ~Should I play a Halfling? ~How to create a Halfling ~How to talk like a Halfling ~How to join the Halfling village ~How to build a Halfling burrow ~Things to do as a halfling ~The Halfling Festival ~How to Shog ~How to build Halfling villages (Coming soon) ~Other cool Guides The Origin of the Halfling Culture Halflings first came to LOTC as a sub-race of the Humans when sub-races were added to the server during Aegis. They were short with thick-soled hairy feet, fun-loving, and nearly impossible to predict. The first Halflings lived among Human settlements, making a living through thievery and adventure, staying true to their Human sub-race roots. However, one day three Halflings known as Len, Kipp, and Gimblo set out to create the first Halfling village Aegis had ever seen: DUNWOOD! Dunwood soon became the center of the Halfling race, although it was not without competitors. The villages of Thistledown and Greenshire were also founded and had their own populations, leadership, parties, etc. Facing all of these rival villages and the loss of some prominent Halflings, Dunwood soon fell into a state of prolonged inactivity. The village stayed empty for a good while, until one day Petyr (drplat) decided to revive the village with LotC’s most well-known festival ever: DUNFEST! Dunfest brought activity and life back to Dunwood (as well as plenty of people just there for the fireworks), and helped guarantee that the village culture of Dunwood would persist for years to come. The culture of Dunwood was roughly as follows: -Living in circular buildings surrounded by dirt, called “burrows” -Not using swords or other weapons unless absolutely necessary. -Living off of farm produce primarily instead of mining, smithing, lumberjacking, etc. -Being kind to one another, and valuing fun and enjoyment over conflict and intense character building. -Not wearing shoes or hoarding excessive amounts of materials/coinage in one’s burrow. Some time passed, and after 2.0 came to LOTC and the village of Branborough was founded, the halflings took on newer characteristics. Many ex-Undead players flocked to the halfling race after the end of Aegis, yearning for an end to all the conflict and strife they roleplayed constantly as Undead. This led to the supposed “Halfling Golden Age” and firmly set halflings as a sort of “vacation race” to serve as a break for those tired of the rest of LOTC. From there onwards, Halflings have waxed and waned in activity and hilarity. Many Halfling villages, such as Willow Hollow/Reedsborough, Mapleshire, Dunshire, and Gimblewood had stable roleplay and loads of fun, whereas others either only had activity for short periods of time or fell into long droughts of any meaningful content. Currently, the Halflings live in the village of Brandybrook next to Aegrothond under the leadership of their Thain, Rollo Applefoot. How to Halfling Halflings, what are they? ~Merridolph Applebrook, a Halfling from Pendlemere~ “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” -J.R.R Tolkien Height: Halflings are the smallest race in all of Arcas, ranging from 2 feet 6 inches tall to 3 feet tall. Due to this small size, Halflings make for excellent thieves and poor hand-to-hand fighters. Appearance: Halflings strong, thick, and hairy feet that protects them from harm as they walk barefoot. Their hair ranges from dark browns and reds to light blondes, and almost never sticks up straight. Their eye colors are the same of humans, except that Heterochromia is very common in halflings, with Heterochromia being where the two eyes have different colors. Clothing: Halfling clothes are usually simple wool-cloth or leather garments made by fellow Halflings designed to fit their small stature. Green and Yellow are common colors, followed by brown and the dull white of undyed cloth. Overalls are common in Halflings who farm frequently, and more adventurous Halflings might wear simple capes and hoods. Aging: Halflings are usually around 3 feet tall and have very hairy feet. They grow to maturity at the age of 33, live to 150, and show signs of old age after around 100-120. However, many Halflings artificially increase their lifespan through Druidism or other methods. Characteristics: 1: Halflings love eating food, often eating more than characters twice their size! 2: Halflings love to drink alcohol and smoke pipeweed. Most Halflings build up a strong alcohol tolerance from an early age, and thus beating a Halfling in a Drinking Competition is no easy feat! Meanwhile, pipeweed is just a simple crop similar to tobacco but with less negative health effects. 3: While shunning violence in most situations, Halflings can be quite dangerous if cornered! Nobody wants to face an angry midget with a big stick, of course! 4: While more adventurous/non-village Halflings love to steal from bigger races, Halflings rarely steal from other Halflings. 5: For unknown reasons, Halflings prefer to fight with Shovels whenever forced to fight. For village Halflings this is symbolic of their desire to return to a peaceful life, whereas for Halflings outside of Halfling villages this is due to the desire to whack things real hard with the shovel! 6: Halflings almost never wear armor, partially due to the non-existence of Halfling-sized armor, but also due to Halflings’ peaceable nature. 7: Halflings shun on the use of locks and the hoarding of resources, instead preferring a more open and sharing community. Should I play a Halfling? Halflings aren’t for everyone. Those who enjoy more violent characters will be disappointed in the small size of Halflings, and those who like getting rich will not enjoy the more communal lifestyle of Halflings. However, Halflings still manage to appeal to many by providing things other races cannot. Halflings are never at war, host frequent parties and celebrations, and never cease to amaze with their frequent antics! To re-state Petyr’s words on whether or not you should play a Halfling: Some points to Note: If you really enjoy PvPing, a halfling is probably not for you. If you rage or have a temper, being a halfling is not for you. If you want to be a Mary Sue or be a super duper badass, halflings are not for you. If you get really bored really quickly, halflings might not be for you. If you want to mine, halflings might not be for you. If you are too serious, halflings are not for you. HOWEVER: If you enjoy farming, drinking, fishing, and laughing, be a halfling. If you are tired of powergamers, poor RPers, or just tired of conflict, be a halfling. If you want some peace and some good friends, be a halfling. If you are drawn to short and weak races like hobbits and gnomes, be a halfling. If you like the sound of an Irish accent, be a halfling. If you want a community that is more focused on fun over items, be a halfling. If you've always wanted to live in a hobbit burrow, be a halfling. How to Roleplay a Halfling Roleplaying a Halfling is a unique experience on LOTC. No other race is as short, and no other communities party in such copious quantities. In spite of these differences, halflings are not that difficult to roleplay, and anyone can pull it off with minimal practice and a good bit of pipe smokin’! How to create a Halfling 1: Read up on Halfling lore! A quick glance at this Guide and the wiki page should be plenty! 2: Get a skin! This can be an unused skin from Planetminecraft, a skin you made yourself, or a skin you got a halfling skinner to make for you! Halfling skins aren’t that hard to make, and many non-Halfling skins can be turned into Halfling skins by removing all armor, making it barefoot, and adding in more Halfling-like attire like overalls, for example! 3: Get a name! This can be done by stealing the name of a lesser known hobbit from Lord of the Rings, mashing together some random nature words until you get something that sounds cool (“Stump Mossbranch”, for example), or by visiting https://chriswetherell.com/hobbit where you can generate both male and female Halfling names for free! 4: Create your persona and start RPing! How to talk like a Halfling While no two halfling accents are alike, most share a few common characteristics 1: Don’t use T in the middle or end of a word, replace it with an apostrophe instead. Example: “Tha’s terrible! Translation: “That’s terrible!” 2: Don’t use H at all, unless it’s combined with another consonant. Replace them all with apostrophes as well. Example: “‘elp me! Me ‘airy fee’ be on fire!” Translation: “Help me! My hairy feet are on fire!” 3: Replace -y with -eh if you feel like it, although this is not required. Example: “The mos’ vereh nice ta’ers always be slimeh!” Translation: “The best potatoes are always slimy!” 4: When drunk, sleepy, or otherwise impaired, replace the letter I with “oi” or “o” wherever it seems appropriate. Example: “Oi nay b-beh drunk! T’is os ‘ow oi normalleh speak! Moind yer manners!” Translation: “I’m not drunk! This is how I normally speak! Mind your manners!” 5: -ing turns into -in’ in most accents. Example: “Runnin’, jumpin’, swimmin’, these be me favori’e thin’s!” Translation: “Running, jumping, swimming, these are my favorite things!” 6: Add in your own extra flairs! Many halflings like to replace “the” with “t’eh” or “t’a”, or turn “my” into “me”, “mah”, or “meh”. The more it sounds like something a country bumpkin would say, the better! Example: “Buh wha’ abou’ t’eh droid a’’ack on t’a wookies?” Translation: “But what about the droid attack on the wookies?” How to join the Halfling village 1: Create a Halfling character, duh! (See “How to create a Halfling”) 2: Go to the Halfling village. Sometimes the location of the Halfling village is a secret, and sometimes the Halfling village is right in the open for everyone to see! Whatever the case may be, you’ll eventually find the village is you ask and look around a bit! Check the forums to see if its location is put there, and try to contact the Halflings themselves on the forums if you are still confused! 3: Find an Authority Figure within the village. This is easier said than done, as the Halfling leadership isn’t online all the time (They have to sleep as well ya know)! If none of the Halfling leadership is online, try to find the village’s noticeboard to see if any OOC contacts are listed. If they are, then contact the leadership via the Discord, Skype, Forum Profile, etc. that is listed to try and be online at the same time. 4: Do whatever is required in order to get a home! Normally Halfling burrows are free, but that hasn’t always been the case! Back in Dunwood new Halflings had to fill out some fancy paperwork before being able to live there! Hopefully you will be able to get your burrow in no time flat! How to build a Halfling burrow There are many different ways to make a Halfling burrow. I shall list a few guides below: Here is Petyr’s guide to making burrows way back in Asulon And here’s Larry’s guide to more modern burrows And here’s my own guide on how to make burrows in RP And here’s Faldo’s guide to making burrows Things to do as a Halfling 1: Have parties! You can never party too much as a Halfling! Ideally there should be at least one event, party, or festival every weekend, but if there isn’t one you can easily plan your own! ((See: How to plan Halfling parties)) 2: Fishing, farming, baking, brewing etc. Of course, not every day can be a party, so every Halfling character should have some personal activity they can perform when things are quieter. Whether or not you want to roleplay these activities or do them out of character is up to you. ((For brewing, if you screenshot the roleplay of your booze-making, you could get the Moderators to rename bottles for you)) 3: Small talk, small adventuring. As with all races, the majority of Halfling roleplay consists of relaxed chatter between characters. However, Halfling roleplay is more interesting when there’s a sense of direction and light-hearted urgency to it. If you ever get bored when chatting with your pals, you can simply invent some non-existant problem that has to be solved, be it evil gnomes stealing all of the booze, or chemicals in the water turning all the frogs gay! 4: Event builds within the village! Halfling villages are usually filled with small secrets that can be used for more interesting roleplay. Some secrets contained within Halfling villages include… ~A giant chicken protecting its lair! ~Tunnels filled with rats underneath the fields! ~A secret passageway to the edge of the world! ~Secret shrines to the Pumpkin Lord! ~A toilet that flushes you into the dark realm of Arugula, the evil Squid Lord! The Halfling Festival ~The Dunshire Harvest Festival~ Halfling Festivals are always massive events, drawing large numbers of players to the Halfling village for a good ol’ time! There are several features in common with Festivals, although almost every Festival is unique in some way! Common features of Halfling Festivals: 1: Shogging, Darts, Pie Eating, and other games. Halflings love playing fun little games! For instance, Shogging, a common halfling sport played on two logs, is a part of almost every Festival! Pie-Eating is also common, as Halflings are fond of food and often wish to turn it into a competition! Darts are a bit less common, but still fun nonetheless! 2: Drinking! If there’s anything Halflings love more than food, it’s booze! It’s not uncommon for Halflings to drink an entire barrel of booze in one sitting! Due to this, massive amounts of booze are consumed in practically every Halfling Festival worth writing home about! 3: Another main attraction! While drinking and games may appeal to many, many Halfling Festivals go beyond this! Some Festivals include massive events like Pig Races, Boat Racing, Scavenger Hunts, and entire adventures as the main attraction for the Festival! How to Shog Shogging is a very common Halfling Sport that most Halflings wish to master. Here are the basic rules: 1: Begin with one person on each log. 2: The goal is to knock your opponent off of their log without falling off of your own! 3: No jumping from one log to the other! Stay on your own log! 4: You must wear a pumpkin on your head and use a shovel to try and knock your opponent off. 5: No finding extra holes through your pumpkin! (Don’t use third person camera or hide your user interface to avoid the pumpkin penalty!) Some tips and tricks: 1: It’s useful to sneak so that you don’t fall off by accident. 2: However, you can suddenly stop sneaking to rapidly move forwards to catch your opponent by surprise! 3: Playing defensively is usually better than playing aggressively, but sometimes being aggressive can pay off! Other cool guides: The Halfling Information Mega-Thread (which this thread is replacing) An unofficial Halfling guide to Hosting Guests (still relevant) Halfling Activities Guide (outdated, but great for inspiration!) So you want to be a Halfling (outdated) The Official Halfling Guide (Outdated but still good!) Why you should be a Halfling (Outdated but an excellent read!) That’s all for now! I’ll keep on adding to this guide until I am satisfied with it. It’s just that I wanted to post it sooner so that new Halflings wishing to live in Brandybrook may see it!
  14. [!] A flier is found nailed to the Brandybrook Notice Board, or found flying in the wind. Brandybrook Writing Night! ~The Library of Brandybrook~ After finishin’ up a poem for the Brandybrook Library, I realized that we don’t have any good books in our library yet! We’ve been focusin’ too much on farming, fishing, ‘n drinking to settle down and write/read good books! Thus, we should have a big ol’ Party where we do nothing but read, write, chat, and maybe drink a bit to help clear our minds! Should be similar to the Dunshire Writing Night held back in Dunshire, except with more booze and a nice view of the Dinkle River! What: A party in Brandybrook where we write, read, and share our favorite stories and poems! Where: In the Halfling village o’ Brandybrook, which is just next to Aegrothond and across the water from Vira’ker! When: Very soon, I hope! Maybeh just a few months from now! ((3 PM EST, this upcoming Sunday on April the 7th)) Long Live Brandybrook! -Daisy Applefoot [!] The flier ends with the official seal of Brandybrook
  15. [!] Sounds of laughter and eating are heard from the Applefoot family burrow. Afterwards, a journal entry of Daisy Applefoot is found floating through the wind, apparently having been ripped out from the rest of the journal. An Unexpected Party! ~The spontaneous feast~ What began as but a simple journey to Brandybrook to Sutica turned into a whirling adventure of many faces and many places! After finding new friends on our journey, Biggun and Halfling alike, we went back to Brandybrook to feast! Paul Oakstump joined us, providing most of the food, and another random biggun came by to fill the last seat as well! The Applefoot pantry was picked clean, right down to the bone! T’was a wonderful feast! Unexpected, yet splendid nevertheless! -Daisy Applefoot
  16. [!] A free form poem is nailed to the Brandybrook Notice Board Dandelions Dandelions. Old as Aegis, yet young as a newborn, Covering every hill and knoll since the dawn of time, Dandelions are peculiar things. Some remove them, thinking them plain, Others cherish them, letting is flourish in large fields Like rows of flowers in lieu of crops, Turning the lands from green to yellow. Like Rosenyr wines, Dandelions age From simple yellows to silky whites and grey, Turning the fields and prairies into fields of cotton. Unlike wines, there is no consumption. Only observation. The fine petals of the Dandelion, turned white and soft, Fly far away in the wind, sowing another field. Like magic crops that seed and harvest themselves. Branborough was filled with Dandelions, Their petals filling the air with warm snow. Petyr probably liked them, And you will like them too. It’s not like they take “no” for an answer. -Daisy Applefoot
  17. Gathering in Brandybrook, waiting for the Festival to begin Lining up for the Swimming Competition! The Swimming Competition in action! Shogging on the Dinkle River! Lining up for the Surfing Competition! The Surfing Competition! (It didn’t quite work out as planned due to lag) Fishing on the Dinkle River! All in all, it was quite a fun Festival, and I’m glad that I decided to run it! I hope Brandybrook has more fun events like this in the future!
  18. Hello my name is Ragnar Thorns- I am on the search for people who are wanting to end the regime of Renatus The Reason Why I want the imperial regime to end is because. They have gone to far sitting on there arses and drinking and playing chess there children are incredibly snobby ,scummy, and spoiled they don't even pay the servants nor do they pay the legionnaires. This is why they need to end the only thing that they I have seen is put up some towers. If anyone is interest please contact me either through bird Discord:ImTheOgDaddy#6527
  19. [!] A simple sheet of paper can be found flying through the wind. T’a River Festival! ~The waters outside of Brandybrook and Aegrothond~ T’is just be ah friendly reminder that the Brandybrook River Festival be beginnin’ soon! In but a month from now, the first ever Halfling Festival of Arcas shall take place! So please try ter attend if ya can! What: Ah massive party in the Village o’ Brandybrook, all themed around the nearby Dinkle River and t’a Sea! Where: In Brandybrook, of course! Just take the side path on yer way to Aegrothond! When: Just a month frem now! ((3 PM EST, Sunday the 24th of March, which is TOMORROW!)) New Activity, SURFING! ~Odo Stronfoot surfin’ some rad waves dude!~ Instead of doing Bumper Boats (Which proved to have technical difficul’ies!), we’ll beh doin’ SURFIN’ instead! In order to surf properly, just do what you’d normally do for a boat except try to move ‘t while standing up instead of sitting down! The person who can ride waves the longest distance without falling off wins! Long Live Brandybrook! Lord Knox bless us all! -Daisy Applefoot. [!] The paper ends with the Official Seal of Brandybrook
  20. ((Created on mobile, sorry for lack of formatting)) [!] Scraps of paper are found near the Cloud Temple and in Brandybrook. “Brandybrook River Festival! ~Opal Applefoot building a boat~ Us Halflings have labored long ‘n hard finishing our work on Brandybrook! Now tha’ t’eh worst be far behind us, let us celebrate with the biggest party Arcas will ever know, making good use of the nearby river o’ course! What: A massive party in the village o’ Brandybrook, all centered ‘round the wonderous Dinkle River we border! When: Soon! ((3 PM EST, Sunday the 24th of March)) Where: In Brandybrook, which is near Aegrothond! The Festival will contain: -A swimming race! First to reach teh mouth o’ Dinkle River wins! -Bumper Boats! -Free drinks and food in the Toady Travels Tavern and the nearby docks! -A fish eating competition! -Some quiet fishing down by the sea ter finish ‘er off! Please remember ter show up! If t’is is anything like the last one, it’ll beh realleh fun! -Daisy Applefoot.”
  21. The Jade Riders The Jade Riders are a broad group of rangers and adventurers alike who oppose threats to the natural world and help others survive in dangerous environments. A Rider might help a small village prepare for a brutal winter, or aid a Kingdom in a deadly war. Riders may protect a town from an onslaught of malicious foes or simply aid in the construction of a new settlement. Members of the Jade Riders know how to survive, and more importantly, they want to help others do the same. They are not opposed to civilization or progress, but they strive to prevent civilization and the wilderness from destroying one another. Members of the Riders are spread far and wide, generally in isolation or small cadres. Survival in a harsh world also demands great fortitude and mastery of certain fighting and survival skills. Beliefs: The natural order must be respected and preserved. Forces that seek to upset the natural balance must be destroyed. The wilderness can be harsh. Not everyone can survive in it without assistance. Goals: The Jade Riders goals are to restore and preserve the natural order, keep the elemental forces of the world in check, keep civilization and the wilderness from destroying one another, and help others survive the perils of the wilderness. Creed: Allies: Aragrad (Yves Aragon) Ranks: Ranger Division General Rider: Myriil Thuridan Rider Captain: (N/A) Rider Of The Mark: (N/A) Senior Rider: (N/A) Rider Of The Wild: (N/A) Junior Rider: (N/A) Scout: (N/A) --------- Every Rank From Here Up Is A Rider --------- Trainee: (N/A) Diplomatic Division Party President: (N/A) Elder: (N/A) Scholar: (N/A) Diplomat: (N/A) Envoy: (N/A) Emmisary: (N/A) ----- All Ranks From Here Up Are Diplomats ---- Junior Trainee: (N/A) Dress Code: Ranger Division The Jade Riders - Ranger Uniform Each colored cloak varies depending on the rangers environment (White for snow, Green for forest or plains, Yellow/Beige for desert, Orange for red desert or mesa, Blue for water etc.) The color of your belt/undershirt varies depending on rank (The solid white spaces on the skin are for your skin [skin, eyes, hair etc.]) Belt Ranks: General Rider: Green Rider Captain: Black Rider Of The Mark: Gold Senior Rider: Purple Rider Of The Wild: Red Junior Rider: Blue Scout: Brown Initiate : White Diplomat Division: Diplomat’s have no set dress code at this time Out Of Character Rules Don’t be a jerk to ANYONE, be they a Rider or not. Don’t purposely or through inactivity provoke someone. Being active is not mandatory but it would be appreciated. Dress code in not mandatory but appreciated These rules are subject to change in the future Rider Code Of Conduct All people of any race, gender or sexuality are welcome in the Jade Riders. Discrimination will not be tolerated. You must renounce fealty to any organization or national order if the laws of said order conflict with those of the Riders Comitting acts of violence against nations to aid another nation is strictly prohibtied unless the Riders have voted to help Riders who reveal sensitive information or align themselves with a specific nation against another nation will be banished from the ranks without prior warning All Riders must train in the basic skills of a Ranger: bowmanship, swordplay, animal behavior studies, flora and fauna studies, and basic diplomacy. Illiterate recruits will be taught to read and write before they are inducted. One must not intentionally harm any animal, plant, or person not actively threatening one’s self, the Riders, or the balance of nature. Rangers seen breaking this rule are subject to verbal warnings, imprisonment, and banishment, in order of number of offenses. These rules are not to be bent in any way shape or form These rules are subject to change in the future **(To apply, copy and paste this form into a reply below. Being accepted on this forum DOES NOT mean you are a Rider, you must first pass the Initiate Training Process)** Application For The Jade Riders Ooc Information Minecraft Gamertag (Required*): Real-Life Age (Required*): Nickname (Optional*): Prefered Pronoun(s) (Required*): (He/Him, She/Her, They/Them etc.) Roleplay Sample (Required*): Ic Information Characters Full Name (Required*): Current And/Or Former Titles Held (Required*): Race (Required*): Sub-Race (Optional*): Sex And Gender (Required*): Training Known (Optional*): Training Wanted/Needed (Required*): *“By signing this document, you agree to the above laws and any the General, Captain and Senior Rider see fit of adding. You agree to renounce any title that conflicts with the goals/code and will uphold peace and balance between the natural world and society”*
  22. [!] A scrap of paper is found on the ground with a few footprints smeared into it. The Toady Traveler’s Happy Hour! ~The Halflings gather outside of The Toady Traveler, excited for the drinking to come~ Us halflings have been hard at work creating the village of Brandybrook for us to live in! We’ve been working so hard that we all deserve a break! Thus, The Toady Traveler will be hosting a MASSIVE drinking party to help us all cool down and chill out! So please come on down and have fun drinking with us! The booze is on us! ~The inside of The Toady Traveler~ What: A big ol’ drinkin’ party! Where: In the new halfling village of Brandybrook, inside of The Toady Traveler Tavern! When: Close ter t’eh end o’ t’is elven week and the beginnin’ of the next! ((3 PM EST, this upcoming Sunday the 10th of March)) How do I get ter Brandybrook?: Just head to Aegrothond and instead o’ going ter the main city jus’ take the side path! Long Live Brandybrook! Gloreh ter t’eh wee folks! -Daisy Applefoot [!] The scrap of paper ends with the official seal of Brandybrook.
  23. [!] A scrap of paper is nailed to the Dunshire Noticeboard or found flying about in the wind. The Twentieth Annual Dunshire Drinking Night! ~The Halflings enjoy their first Dunshire Drinking Night over 40 years ago!~ Twenty is a large number. Yet in spite of that largeness, we’re going to be celebrating the 20th Dunshire Drinking Night! Let us all drink and be merry! May the 20th Dunshire Drinking Night bring smiles to every face! Where: ’n Dunshire o’ course! D’ya think I’d be pulling your leg? When: Two months ‘er so from now, which is 2 days for ye Elves readin’ t’is ((3 PM EST, Sunday the 17th of February)) What will we be doin’?: Drinkin’ FREE BOOZE ‘n the Drunken Duck tavern! Directions to Dunshire: Long Live Dunshire! -Daisy Applefoot, High Pumplar of Dunshire
  24. [!] A scrap of paper is nailed to the Dunshire Notice Board, or found flying about through the wind. Nineteenth Annual Dunshire Drinking Night! ~A delivery of books to the Library on Melon Street~ The last two Dunshire Drinking Nights were amazing successes! Ne’er before have I seen so many halflings an’ bigguns ‘n Dunshire all drinking and laughing at once! Thus, we ought to have yet another one to keep this amazing streak going! Let us drink and shog once more! Contents: ~Time and other matters~ ~Drinking in the Drunken Duck Tavern!~ ~Shogging on Dunshire Lake!~ ~A message from the Thain~ ~Time and other matters~ ~How to get to Dunshire from the Cloud Temple~ Where: In Dunshire, the home of the halfling race! When: Close to the end o’ this Elven Week and the beginning of the next! ((3 PM EST, Sunday the 10th of February)) Who is invited?: Everyone who doesn’t cause trouble! ~Drinking in the Drunken Duck Tavern!~ ~The Drunken Duck Tavern is well stocked with booze!~ All of the booze will be 100% free! Drink as much of it as you can hold down! Here’s what we have in stock: ~Brandybuck Brandy: The oldest booze currently being served! Dates back quite a few centuries frem what we can tell! ~Applebrook Porter: The classic dark porter that’ll get your tastebuds tinglin’! ~Forest Ale: A simple ol’ ale brewed from simple ingredients found around Dunshire! ~Pumpkin Ale: Ale made from pumpkins, the recipe having been kept alive for generations ~Withfoot Hard Cider: A fermented apple juice that will sweeten your day! ~Bunny Beer: Beer made from carrots and melons, filled with plenty of hops that gives it its name! ~Spiked Eggnog: Sorry, we do not carry non-spiked eggnog for those too young to be drinkin’! ~Carrot Ale: Tastes like Carrots, Wheat, and more Carrots. A simple booze for a simple folk. ~Gin: Stolen Borrowed from the good bigguns at Belvitz. This one is sure to tickle your taste buds! ~Various boozes from Rosenyr: We got our hands on some fine wines and other drinks from those fancy talkin’ people, so if ye like that we’ll have some fer ye! ~Etc.... There will also be free food provided, to help wash down all of the drinks! ~Shogging on Dunshire Lake!~ ~The shogging that took place last Dunshire Drinking NIght!~ During the previous Dunshire Drinking Night, everybody started shogging after the pie-eating contest had been completed. It was such a blast that we shogged for a day and a half straight! Thus, I think we ought to do that again! The rules for Shogging: ~Two players with Shovels in hand and Pumpkins on their heads try to knock the other off of their log. ~Only wooden shovels may be used to knock opponents off! Anything else is too dangerous! ~No jumping between logs! ~No findin’ extra holes in your pumpkin’! ((don’t use third person)) ~First person to fall off loses the round. ~Best out of three wins! ~A message from the Thain!~ ”Rollo was here” -Rollo Applefoot, Thain of Dunshire. This ‘as been yer Dunshire Drinking Night awareness poster! Long Live Dunshire! -Daisy Applefoot, High Pumplar of Dunshire [!] The poster ends with the Dunshire Rabbit, official seal of Dunshire.
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