Iron and Leaves
The halflings live mostly in Burrow, Old Town, and Twisp, tucked between Queen’s Wood and the city of Concord. It’s a series of bucolic little halfling villages that the great troubles of the world seem to pass by, Rumor has it that there is some sort of blessing or magic at work keepign the towns safe.
Halflings are rare, though not unheard of, outside of their villages and Concord. They have the smallest population of any of the races welcomed in the Empire.
The curious thing about the halflings’ origin is that so many humans, elves, icons, and yes, halflings, seem to care about it. Races like the elves and dwarves, and even the humans, have their own creation myths, but they seldom come up in daily life and are generally regarded as extremely ancient history. Halfling origin stories, on the other hand, are both widespread and diverse. It’s generally agreed that halflings are younger than the other races. But that’s where agreement stops.