Thirdling (5e Race)

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Thirdlings are children of humans and halflings. They aren't very common, but those that are what they are make themselves known. No race has any quarrel with these people, as they are the best of the short-lived races, unlike the Dwelves. Thirdlings combine the best of both worlds, at the cost of some weird looks and different treatment based on what they are.

Physical Description[edit]

Thirdlings are about halfway between humans and halflings; too tall to be a tall halfling, too lanky to be a tall dwarf, but too short to be a short human. Somewhere in between lies the Thirdling. They can be easily picked out of a crowd. However, once you get to know a good Thirdling, you'll see that they're a good blend of halfling and human. Ambitious and hard-working, but never too busy for their family and remembering the necessities of life that other races seem to forget. Many people call thirdlings their best friend.


Thirdlings come from an island in the far northeast, known as Eyja. Eyja has been isolated for a long time due to the cold climate. As such, many years went by without external interruption. Three races lived on this island, for the longest time: The Ghostwise Halflings, the Dwarf Clan Gr, and a human tribe. After many years, the humans and halflings, with their numbers dwindling, came together and mated to create the first Thirdlings. Thirdlings have been named by the rest of the world when they were found living on Eyja.


Thirdlings live on the island Eyja in the northeast. After many years of isolation with only humans, dwarves and halflings, some breeding between races occured and Thirdlings came into being. They live like half-elves, fitting into one race or another's society, never on their own.

Thirdling Names[edit]

Thirdlings use either human or halfling naming conventions but usually settle somewhere in between. Not quite as many names as a halfling, but not just a first and last, like humans.

Thirdling Traits[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and two ability scores of your choice increase by 1.
Age. Thirdlings usually live as long as humans, so they rarely live past a century.
Alignment. While halflings are usually lawful good, humans can be anything. Thirdlings lean towards good alignments, neutral and lawful specifically.
Size. Thirdlings are taller than halflings but shorter than most humans. Your size depends on your subrace.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.


The subraces of Thirdling are based on the height and build of your Thirdling. Both subraces will live side by side without any difference to how they interact with others, just how they look, act, and what traits they get from their heritage

Tall Thirdling[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 1
Size. Your size is Medium
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 ft.
Brave. You have advantage on saving throws against being frightened.

Short Thirdling[edit]

Size. Your size is Small
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 ft.
Lucky. When you roll a 1 on the d20 for an Attack roll, ability check, or saving throw, you can reroll the die and must use the new roll.
Nimbleness. You can move through the space of any creature that is of a size larger than yours.

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