The World of Itock
Halflings were a fun and carefree people, until the Four can to Ethorica. After their homes were burned and they were almost hunted to extinction, the short folk changed their outlook. Now they are a harsh and fierce people. They have rebuilt their villages but are wary of strangers. They will go out of their way to help one another.
While not openly hostile with other races, Halflings don’t trust them and generally stick to themselves as they blame the other races for their near eradication. Occasionally one may form a bond with an outsider; in this case they defend their new found friend as fiercely as if they were of the same blood.