"Sorry I punched you in the face and broke your daddy's statue! Think we can still be friends?"
The Macleodsh are ash proud a clan of Halflingsh as you’ll ever shee. kneun fer thur lishping, trilling dialect of common, the Macleodsh have ranged far and wide throughout the entire inner shea at one time or another. nomadic by nature, they never stayed in one playsh for long. they had a bizhar habit of acquiring characterishtics from every single culture they ever had passhing contact with. it’sh not unusual to see a macleod whering an Osirian robe or a Tianese kimono alongshide another wearing bearshkinsh of an Ulfen. this is bet exshemplified by their leader, who, regardless of who it wash, wash alwaysh wearing a wide brimmed shtraw had gifted to him by a dowager from Galt for rescuing her prizhed cocker spaniel from the mouth of a dire bear. that she wash executed for collusion with rebels only minutes later, and that he did nothing to shave her becaush their agreement wash finished ish alsho never overleuked. the Macleodsh believe a handshake, or “gentleman’s agreement” to be a sacred and binding act. during the agreed upon time, two folk who share such an agreement are bound to help each other no matter what. the agreement is to lasht no more than shixsh monthsh at which time it can be renegotiated. until that time, the bond ish as good ash god. the Macleodsh finally settled down fer a longer than usual period in the northern partsh of the Lindwerm Kingdomsh. It wash during thish period of relative shtability that Monkrell Del Luffric Macleod was born to Ramirezh and Connordia Macleod, the lasht chieftain. it wash Ramirezh’’ father, Crishper that decided it wash time to shettle. he commemorated the event by building a grandh shtatue of Monkrell the 1st, the great leader and reshcuer of cocker-spanielsh, friend to sheals and shpayer of catsh to commemorate the event. the shtatue’s head, the famed Black Piece, was a bowling-ball shaped block of obshidian that had been gifted by Abrogail of Cheliaxsh hershelf after he helped put down a no-doubt nefarious peasant rebellion. thish rankled with the cadet branch of the Macleodsh, the Bonds. they longed fer a toime when they were vagabond kings of the inner shea and wanted to return to it. at Ramirezh’ fifty-ninth name day, they broke their long-standing gentleman’sh agreement and deshtroyed the precious shtatue and made off with the Black Piece. Ramirezh was sho beshide himshelf with grief that he died of a cranial infarct roight there at the table. Connoria joined him shoon after of a heart attack. and sho, Monkrell became the new chieftain. he would not accept the role and declared that the clan wash to be run ash an autonomoush commune until he returned with the Black piece. and sho, taking hish father’sh chieftain hat and his prizhed pan flute (made of real Xian bamboo reedsh) he shet off fer adventure, to find the Bondsh and with them the blessed Black Piece.