The Haerlanders are the descendents of the Keats and Velians who fled south after the Keatish Civil War. They settled in the wild deciduous forests that stretched from south Keatland to the coast. The settlers encountered many strange and fell things in the untamed woods, of which many stories have told, but more have been lost. Their beginning is one that is wrought with great sorrow and toil, for families were turned against one another and many perished in the settling of the Greatwold.
Haerlanders are typically short, though slender and quick-footed. Their faces are long and their lips thin and sad. Whatever their color, Haerlanders' eyes are always bright and keen. Blue and green eyes are the most common. They prefer their hair loose and natural with simple decoration. Red is the most common hair color among the clanns of the Bearwold, but their western-kin have darker colored hair.
All Haerlanders receive the following modifiers and bonuses.
Haerlanders are slender and swift, but due to their exclusivity they don't get along with most people.
Haerlanders survive on what the forest provides, but mostly the wild beasts of the land. It is for this reason that Haerlanders often choose to be hunters and trappers.