The Light in the Darkness
Slang and customs
Many Handed Ones: Elven derogatory term for humans. Elves sometimes view the short lived overly aggressive creatures (humans) with disdain, seeing the attempt to fit so much activity in such a short period of existence as distasteful. Extends to humans talking and emoting too much.
Hin: Halfling term for themselves. Halflings do not actually like the term ‘halfling’ but are such a congenial bunch of people that they rarely complain. Every now and then a group of Halflings will go rogue and turn militant, attacking the heck out of the shins and kneecaps of offending bipeds over 4feet tall (writer ducks as angry Halfling, er Hin, slings a rock at his head).
Dead cats: Goblinoid creatures hate cats with a passion. Scholars are not sure why, though some speculate that both Magubliyet (god of goblins) and Gruumsh (god of orcs) have a strong dislike of the creatures. It is considered good luck for orcs or goblins to kill a cat and dead cats often become playthings. This fear of cats is not shared by humans or the other ‘good’ races, but the idea of a dead cat has managed to become a symbol of a dire threat or warning.