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I wish I had my old tobacco pipe.

Halfling Men are only found in Gullykin Village in Baldur's Gate and the Enhanced Edition. Some are found wandering around within the village while others are found inside some of the burrow homes or in the Temple of Yondalla and Alvanhendar's Fine Wines building. A few carry items that can be pick pocketed and they all carry 1 gp if you're really hard up for some gold.

There's a total five different creature "types" that are found in the village and each type has their own specific dialogue.


HALFG3[]

It's a quiet day and you have found me at home, strangers. Can I assist ye in any fashion?

This halfling man is found in the basement of generic burrow home 2. He will engage the party in dialogue that focuses on the hospitality of halflings and how it is rude to be insulting his home and hearth with threats of thievery.

It is amazing how trusting you small folk are. With your door left open you are an easy mark for thieves.

Who would have the gall to steal from the small folk? None but the basest of villains, or rudest of fools. All others are welcome in hearth and home.

Well, friend, why don't you join me by the hearth? I have an extra pipe that you could use. I have a feeling though, that you adventuring types never have time for relaxation.

— charmed


HALFG4[]

Wow, are you going to the Firewine ruins? You must be brave an' stuff. I wanted to go there someday, but Nanna wouldn't like it.

This halfling man is found on the ground floor of generic burrow home 2. From the dialogue it seems that he may be a little younger than the other halfling men in the village. He will engage the party in dialogue that focuses on adventuring and treasure.

Your Nanna sounds wise. Best you wait until you can take care of yourself before you set out on your own.

Yeah, Nanna knows a lot about everything. I'll stay here till I'm strong like you, then go traveling. I hear of lots of wonderful places from the merchants and caravans. You better go. Nanna will get nervous if she sees you talking with me.

When charmed, he'll give you a Potion of Invulnerability.

I wish my Nanna would let me go out with you. I wish, I wish... Aw, she'll never let me go. Before you go, how 'bout I give you somethin' to help you out. I know it's really valuable, 'cause Nanna keeps it all locked up. I kinda borrowed it for a while, but now I want you to have it. Here ya go. Come back soon and tell me 'bout all your adventures.

— charmed


HALFG5[]

Hail and hello. Welcome in my home you are... for now.

This halfling man is found in the basement of generic burrow home 3. He will engage the party in dialogue that focuses on his dead brother and his dislike of wanderers.

You seem a bit hesitant. Why should you bear me any grudge?

I bear all of your type a grudge. The rest of the village may think it unkind of me, but you fool dungeon rats are the reason I no longer have my brother by my side. He followed a group not unlike yours, and wound up dead in some dank hole. I suppose I canna hold you responsible for his choices, but that doesn't mean I have to enjoy your company. My apologies.

Well, friend, why don't you join me by the hearth? I have an extra pipe that you could use. I have a feeling though, that you adventuring types never have time for relaxation.

— charmed


HALFG6[]

Well, hello there! Welcome to mine home, fellow wanderers! How could I turn you away when we share a common spirit? I'll wager none of the village understands you as I do.

This halfling man is found during the day on the ground floor of generic burrow home 4. From the dialogue it seems that he may be a little older than the other halfling men in the village. He will engage the party in dialogue that focuses on his traveling days of the past.

My thanks for your hospitality, but how do you claim to know me so well?

How indeed, but for having been there myself! Ahh, it was the grand old days when I roamed the land, stirring up trouble as I went. Swung a blade with the best, I did! Of course the rest of the village thought me mad... MAD, for leaving house and hearth! They just could not understand, but they welcomed me back when the rigors of the road left me somewhat aged. Still, what a grand time it was! Stay by my fire and mayhaps sometime we shall swap tales of daring-do over a mug or three! Just not right now. I am a mite tired and need my rest.

When charmed, he'll give you a sling.

I think it would be inhospitable of me not to aid you in your future adventures. I have a little knick-knack from the old days; something you might find of use. Take this sling; it doesn't look to be much, but trust me it's come in handy more than once.

— charmed


HALFGU[]

Firewine be an elven trading town destroyed in a fool's duel some two hundred odd winters bygone. Ask the rubble if it cares who the winner was.

This halfling man is found wandering around the village (×6) and inside the Temple of Yondalla and Alvanhendar's Fine Wines (×2). He will engage the party in dialogue that focuses on the Firewine Ruins and the halflings relative indifference to them. There is no opportunity to reply to any of his statements.

Aye, we choose to leave the ruins be. Who is more the fool, the man who sits idle in his old chair enjoying the sunshine, or the man who labors long for a fine new chair that he might sit in someday?

He doesn't have much to say when charmed.

Not much to tell friend. Most of my day is spent on my porch taking some puffs off the old pipe. Mayhaps you'd join me?

— charmed

Two of his statements result in Journal entries in the quest section under the title The Firewine Ruins:

The Firewine Bridge is all that is left of an elven trading town that was destroyed over two hundred years ago.


There are kobolds in the Firewine ruins, but they seem more organized than is typical of their race.
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