Hoflanders are the descendants of the Keats and Velians that fled east after the Keatish Civil War. They settled in the wide plains and meadows where animal husbandry thrived. Accounts tell of settlers launching campaigns into the northern hills where trolls were said to dwell. But such was there skill in mounted combat that they were able to drive back the trolls to the desolate north. They are a proud, yet simple, people who put duty above all else.
Hoflanders are tall and lean, with golden or brown hair that is kept long, sometimes plaited, sometimes unbound. Their bright blue or green eyes have a piercing quality to them, and indeed they are said to have exceptional vision in the dark and can see long distances. Their faces are simple and rustic with mouths that are quick to laugh and lips use to smiling. Both men and women prefer bright colored garments and wear simple, almost uncouth, jewelry or decoration. The young men keep short beards, while the older men keep long, plaited beards.
All Hoflanders receive the following modifiers and bonuses.
Through the art of husbandry, Hoflanders have developed a patient and kind demeanor, but they are not the most learned of people.
Hoflanders are skilled warriors, often acting in small, quick groups. They favor speed over strength and rely on their horses to move them quickly.