[attr="class","sub-text"]lifespan: 1 to 5 centuries
[attr="class","temp-text"]Halflings formed first by Humans coupling with other races: to the Fairies, Elves, Vampires-- all but Ghouls. Gradually, other races intermingled with one another, creating other Halflings such as Elves/Vampies and Fairies/Demons. Some Halflings were the cause of experiments, likely due to the curious nature of Vampires into creating better feed, although, Halflings only taste much worse, in most circumstances. Most of the other races find Halflings repulsive due to the combination in races, along with a weakened state of power. Due to issues of genetics, the only Halflings to survive birth are usually those either half Elf, or half Fairy. There are NO cases of Halflings being any part Ghoul, along with the combinations of Demon/Angel, Demon/Vampire, or Vampire/Angel. Ghouls that are Halflings would only desire to eat themselves, as their Ghoul counterparts would try to do to any other race. [break] [break] Key Facts: [break] - Looked down upon by most of the other races [break] - There are NO part Ghoul Halflings [break] - NO Demon/Angel [break] - NO Vampire/Angel [break] -NO Demon/Vampire [break] -NO female Witch Halfings
[attr="class","temp-text"]Halflings were the result of races mingling with one another, along with a number of experiments Vampires undertook in search of a new and better blood supply. The last remains of Human are found in some Halflings, sharing all blood except that of Ghouls. Ghouls are noted to be unable to pair with another race due to wanting to the urge to eat their own flesh, killing themselves. [break][break]
Because of the origins of Vampires and Demons, they were unable to physically pair with Angels. They are also unable to pair with themselves, due to the necessity or lacking of the races' blood to their diets. As an example, should the mother be a Vampire and require the other races as feed, the child will follow these desires and be born based on the mother's intake of various blood.[break][break]
It can be noted that halfings can also be "mutts," having ancestors from multiple different races. Although these halflings have multiple ancestors, their race can only ever be considered two races total due to genetic inheritance. This means that it is possible to have a human halflingprovided that the human was a parent half Human Halfling or older. [break][break]
(Side note for you genetics nerds out there... Races in Pavane are very genetically similar and all genetic differentiation is due initially to the CLLU1 and CLLU2 genes, which possess the alleles CLLU1a and CLLU2a respectively. CLLU1 type genes were found in humans and angels while CLLU2 genes were found in fairies and elves. The genes are interchangable and express codominance, so a CLLU1a, CLLU1a creature would be an angel, while a CLLU1a, CLLU2a creature would be an angel/elf halfling. Demons and vampires then have the same basic genotypes as angels.)[break][break]
Halflings usually inherit the combat abilities of their respective races to a smaller degree. Again, these abilities are rather varied, as they can be any number of combination of the characteristics of the other races. Typically, halflings show less combat prowess than the other races for their lack of specialization and often underwhelming hybrids of the other class' powers.
Living in a dystopian society, seven mystic races are trapped due to their own selfishness. Tensions rise between the races and the different social classes, leading up to the constant struggle for power, with no end in sight.
4/11 - With the Ghoul Purge complete, Pavane's fear shifts from the goddesses towards the Council. Check out the aftermath here to get an understanding of the current situation in the plot.
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