What to do if you failed in your one role as your peoples’ protector? Become a murder hobo…
Raw abilities: Distribute 8 points between Will and Health; neither stat may have a rating lower than 3 or higher than 5.
Skills: Fighter 3, Cartographer 2, Commander 2, Sailor 2, Scout 2, Steward 2
Trait: Hidden Depths or Grandiose—As a Thain, you’re the most military-minded of a mild and gentle people. In times of trouble, you’re expected to take charge and protect your shire from danger. This kind of responsibility can go to a little fellow’s head; your courage, if perhaps not your wisdom, knows no bounds.
Weapons: Any weapon except the crossbow, two- handed sword, halberd, polearm and lance.
Armor: Leather, chainmail, helmet and shield.
Halfling thains get a mix of warrior and burglar benefits.
Level 1: Thain—Halflings may wield any weapon except two-handed swords, halberds, polearms, crossbows and lances. They may wear leather and chainmail armor. They can also use shields and wear helmets.
Level 2: Choose either Stone Thrower or Abstemious
Level 3: Choose either Stubborn or Skirmisher
Level 4: Choose either Cool-headed or Plucky
Level 5: Choose either Companion or Helpful