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Ghostwise halfling
Ghostwise halfling1
  • Natural humanoid
  • Chondalwood
  • Methwood
  • Forest of Amtar
  • Various
  • Toril
  • Common
  • Halfling (Formerly)

Ghostwise halflings were the most uncommon of the three halfling subraces.



Ghostwise halflings look very much like their lightfoot cousins in stature. Not as nimble as their cousins, some Ghostwise tend be slightly stockier in build. When leaving their treetop villages, they tend to spend most of their time outside in the sun, giving them slightly tanned skins and a light brown hair. Since they rely so much on physical communication, every Ghostwise has their name tattooed in tribal symbols on a visible place on their body, and many opt to tattoo many other tribal symbols representing people and events in their lives.

Ghostwise halflings have the ability to communicate telepathically with any creature within 20 feet that speaks the same language.


Ghostwise halflings were generally very concerned (some might say obsessed) with family and clan. They do not experience as much wanderlust as the other halflings subraces.


Ghostwise halflings were very elusive and were generally isolated from the outside world. They often lived a nomadic life in clans. Those who left the clan often carried a token of some important natural feature in their clan's territory, such as a stone or a vial of water from a stream. Losing one's token was considered a sin and required an act of atonement assigned by the clan leader.


Many ghostwise halflings were barbarians. In the Chondalwood, some ghostwise halfling warriors became nightgliders, warriors who rode giant owls.


Like the other halfling subraces (lightfoot halflings and strongheart halflings), ghostwise halflings were one of the original tribes of the Lluirwood in Luiren. Around -100 DR, a ghostwise halfling cleric named Desva began leading the ghostwise in the worship of Malar and violence, performing savage acts on the creatures and other halflings of the forest. In -68 DR, the stronghearts and lightfoots allied against the ghostwise and battle continued for years until Chand of the stronghearts slew Desva in -65 DR. Most of the surviving ghostwise left Luiren for the Chondalwood, making an oath that they wouldn't speak until they had atoned for their savagery.