This book is primarily a study of armor found throughout the history of the Halfling race, but it is liberally laced with whimsical tales and anecdotes. At first glance these stories seem to just fill the extra pages between the serious discussions. And for most other races it always seems
so. A Halfling reader, however, sees a link between the stories, the armor and the patterns. There is a powerful logic in the sequence of the items shown in the book that, for the most part, only Halflings fully understand. The tales focus on individuals making their way through huge
conflicts. The humor is often about a foe of a larger race tripping over a loose boot strap or an agile opponent finding that his Halfling foe is even quicker. In every case the focus of the story is the armor, and in every case the reader learns something valuable about its fashioning or adornment.
Of course, in every case the reader is also amused and entertained, for what good is a book if it doesn't entertain?
The patterns in this book can be copied many times, but eventually they will wear out and you can tell that if you use the patterns enough you will
need to replace the book.
To create pattern for tailoring armor templates based on these patterns you will need this book, a large bottle of ink, a roll of plain parchment, a quill and a compacted backpack to hold the patterns you will make. You'll also need a book binding to do the
If you wish to use the patterns to make molds you'll need a kiln to work in as well as a high quality firing sheet, sculpting tools, a huge block of clay and a compacted backpack to hold the molds when you're done.