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by Marco Dalmonte English translation by Gary Davies

Usamigaras - Magic, healing, guile, travel, messengers, thieves
Mother Nature (Djaea) - Natural balance, respect of life and the environment, survival of living races, druidism
Coberham - Halflings, magic, blackflame, mysteries, knowledge
1. The hin that founded the community of Leeha came from the Empire of Nithia, to which they had been sold by the orcs that ruled over Shaerdon during the Imperial Nithian age. In the moment of maximum expansion under the reign of the Pharaoh Tokoramses V known as the Traveller (X century BC), Nithia settled a colony even in the Great Bay, populated with halfling slaves and Antalians. Because of the great distance, of repeated invasions of frost giants and of the entropic corruption that was spread in the heart of the empire however, the contacts with the Nordic colony was lost at about the end of the VIII century BC, and the halflings escaping the massacre they witnessed in the actual area of Leeha, to the mouth of the White Bear river, trying to survive to the rigid Nordic climate allying with the superstitious humans. Centuries later, after the fall of Nithia, the halfling slaves who stayed in Soderfjord were almost exterminated by the invasion of the kobolds in 490 BC (fated that touched instead to the underground gnomes of Falun), and lived for over a century in semi-nomadic conditions among the fjords of Soderfjord and the arid plain to the north of Alasiya, trying to escape the raiders from both parties. Only the arrival of Usamigaras, on his path to Immortality, again gave confidence to the survivors, which were united under his guide and took to the sea directly to the north. Following the signs of his patron of Usamigaras, Coberham, who wanted to place all the hin under the protection of the Blackflame, the halflings therefore arrived in the Great Bay and founded the stronghold of Leeha, subsequently welcomed all the dispersed cousins and giving their sacred relic that would protect them in the future.
2. The cult of Usamigaras is naturally most widespread among the Leehan hin, since he represents the saviour of both the groups that founded the county, those that with guile, magic and bravery had reason of the climate and of the hostile position and succeeded to form a strong community and lasting to the end of the IV century BC.
3. There is a druidic cult of Mother Nature that the hin developed from their moment of liberation from the Nithians, which peacefully coexists with the cults of Coberham and Usamigaras, to which the halflings have been entrusted before the appearance of the Blackflame. Some halfling druids are occupied by all that or by the community, preoccupied to respect the surrounding environment and not waste the few and precious resources which are available to the seven halfling communities gathered around the stronghold of Leeha.
4. The halflings of Leeha also worship Coberham as supreme keeper of the Blackflame, the most important halfling relic.