No race is quite as carefree as the Hoblings. These small folk are known for their love of good food, songs, friends, and family. They are fun-loving, enjoy mischief, pranks, and usually hold tight to the belief that other races are simply too serious. Hoblings age half as fast as humans and several have lived as long as 130 years old.
No ancestry is quite as carefree as the Hoblings. These small folk are known for their love of good food, songs, friends, and family. They are fun-loving, enjoy mischief, pranks, and usually hold tight to the belief that other ancestries are simply too serious. Hoblings age half as fast as humans and several have lived as long as 130 years old. The settlement of Hoblings in the Oasis from their former homes in Tyrra has been successful over the past few decades. Their people can be found around the towns and countryside of the Oasis in small communities.
Costuming & Makeup
There are no costuming requirements for Hoblings.
Hoblings have fur on the backs of their hands and the tops of their feet. Since this fur is the only distinguishing feature of Hoblings, both sets of patches must be visible at all times. The fur may be attached to the tops of boots or gloves.
May purchase Resist Disease (2 Build).
Start with Disarm Traps, Pick Locks for free.
+2 damage with Thrown Weapons.
Culinary Arts Masteries are 1/2 cost.
-5 to Max Body.
May not purchase 2-Handed Edged or Blunt.
May not purchase Polearm.
New Hobbleton (Hobling):
Named after their former home in Tyrra, this community of Hobling families have settled in the countryside around the town of Solace within the Oasis. Their hillside burrows are close to their fields where they grow lush crops and have famously splendid parties. Most people residing around Solace (whether Hobling or not) are typically invited to such parties and always seem to leave with a full belly and a story to tell.
Legends & Folklore
As a carefree and familial people, it is quite a thing when a Hobling decides to leave their family and go off adventuring on their own or with other groups of people previously unfamiliar to them. The community tends to have quite a bit to say about these “unlucky” adventuring Hoblings and often give wicked glances and speak ill of them when they are gone. However, the natural curiosity and carefree nature of Hoblings shines through when their adventuring kin returns. The community can’t wait to hear about what sights and treasures their family members have seen during their travels. They are welcome back to their community in short order and typically a feast is thrown in their honor upon their return. Really, any excuse for a feast!
Hobling society is very familial in nature. A Hobling may travel and settle down somewhere else until they begin their own family. They are typically known by their family name and town of origin. Once they begin a family, their new hometown becomes the town they are known by.
Hoblings are known for living in comfortable underground burrows on hillsides where they spend most of their lives. Hoblings have a notorious love of fine food and drink. Hobling chefs are held in high regard and cooking is held as a noble profession (some call it an art). No Hobling has ever been heard of skipping out on a lavish feast or party. This seems to be a cultural imperative for these small folk. In short, with a little coin in their pockets and food in their bellies these carefree and silver-tongued small folks are a cornerstone of the culture of leisure in the Oasis.
Due to their gifts for trade and love of food Hoblings spend their daily lives in pursuit of the pleasures in life they know best. The stigma of being greedy is easily acquired by a Hobling from other people who are not used to the Hobling culture. Hoblings certains can be greedy when it comes to food and coin and they often get into trouble during their quests for a full stomach or filled coin purse.