Hatred of Ferrets
Halflings are a pastoral people who live on the plains of Iomecia. They are about half the size of normal humans, but well-proportioned. They traditionally live in self-sustaining directly democratic farm villages, with the homes surrounding a communal gathering place in a circle. They worship Iluvatar, a being who they view as the supreme being who created the World, though other races dispute this. Iluvatar is not known to be an Ascended, and halflings generally don’t worship the Pentad. They rarely adventure but some strike out into the world as wanderers and curiosity-seekers. Some halfling villages are devastated by weather, raid, or other circumstance, forcing the population into human towns and cities; this can give rise to conflict but often leads some of the younger halflings into the adventuring life out of desperation. Halflings are known for riding large St. Bernards as war-dogs.