The wisdom of their elders is as much a respected commodity among Halflings as is comfort. Tradition holds that once a Halfling gentlemen has reached his later years that he be given the title of Gaffer and join his peers in the community workshop where they are free to tinker away, making small improvements where they can about the settlement, and on occasion, inventing some sort of helpful contraption. The Great Warlock saw the benefit in keeping the Halflings traditions alive, and in the case of the Gaffer’s, an opportunity to expand and help in his arcane research.
With the wealth of celestial knowledge unlocked from the captured Great Wyrm, The Gaffers workshop has grown into a great guild of highly inventive engineers, finding ingeniously creative ways to use the Archanical fuel for machinery the likes of which the surrounding shires had never before seen.
The Halfling Gaffers serve as Aldermen for the town of Wollockshire, highly respected by the young folk and able to sway their opinions around the management of the town. As the Great Warlock works closely with the Gaffers Guild to create the wondrous devices that have sprung up around the town, the Gaffers are one of the main mechanisms that he uses to quell descent amongst the population. Due to their constant tinkering with Archanical Devices and Archanical Vehicles, the Gaffers are a dab hand at repairing, or unmaking, machinery.
Please note these are draft profiles for the Reign of Arcane: Rise of the Halflings module, and that the final profile may differ from what is displayed here.