Shifters and Other Races
Shifters view members of other races with a great deal of suspicion. They have never felt like an integrated part of Khorvaire’s human-centric nations, and their self-reliant nature makes them slow to seek companionship or support from members of other races. Unlike the warforged, who hunger for interaction and contact with other races, shifters for the most part prefer to interact with fellow shifters. While shifters have no natural enemies on a racial level, they view the religions of humans with suspicion and view the creatures from the troubled Demon Wastes with growing concern.
Halflings, especially the rough and independent halflings who roam the Talenta Plains, get along well with shifters, seeing a kindred belief in the importance of relying on one’s own ability to survive. This bond is made easier on both peoples because of the great distance between the bulk of the shifter population in the Eldeen Reaches and the eastern plains that the halflings call home. The two races meet infrequently enough that they rarely have an opportunity for their relations to become strained. Halflings who have integrated themselves into the Five Nations
also get along well with shifters, filling the gaps in conversation left by the reticent shifters with their own musings, a situation that members of both races seem to find comfortable.
There is little organized effort to improve relations between shifters and other races, and most of the progress being made occurs in the form of individual shifters learning to trust and depend on adventuring companions of other races. As these adventuring shifters grow in prestige and power, they typically interact with influential members of other races, and more often than not the shifters slowly win the respect and admiration of those with whom they choose to interact.
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