The Shortwicks

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The Shortwicks are a clan of Halflings and one of the 16 clans that make up the Swiftfoot Nation. The Swiftfoot Nation is like no other. It has no physical geography and its population is nomadic. Each of the 16 clans controls one of the major regions of Pythia. The Shortwicks lay claim to Agartha. There are many rumors about them and much regarding their traditions and behavior is uncertain. They are known to be talented entertainers and traders and even more talented as thieves and tricksters. The Shortwicks typically try to stay on the move but, being that there are only few cities in Agartha, they generally keep pleasant relations with at least one faction in each city state. Some rumors indicate that the Shortwicks also possess a secret knowledge of a powerful form of illusionary magic but this is unverified. They travel in decorated wagons called Vardos that are often enchanted to be able to do many different things and are commonly pulled by many different beasts. While some dislike the Shortwicks others welcome when they come to visit because they are excellent traders and often travel selling rare wares, spices, and salt. Others like the Shortwicks because of their storytelling ability or for the entertainment they provide. The Swiftfoot Nation relies on a Matriarchy based Council with each of the 16 families normally being ruled by the oldest or most powerful women in the family. This women acts as both the local ruler of the family and also as a representative to the Swiftfoot Nation Council. The Shortwicks are no different.
Shortwick.emblem.jpg The sigil of The Shortwicks

The Shortwicks

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