Year 1331-What was ONCE the land of the halflings and a nation onto itself, has now been absorbed by its neighbors, Calica and Zartinia. After the fall of Isorn’t, the Halfling nation, destitute and ravaged by the war, begged to be absolved of any war crimes committed by their kin and the remaining bounty of their land was split between the North and South victors along the line of the Yomeron River. Many halflings are divided on the issue of patriotism, now that 250 years have passed. Some pledge allegiance to their newer states, seeing the benefactors of Zartinia and Calica as fast friends. Others have formed a small underground movement of halflings, claiming to bring back the glory days of their race and re-claim their lands. However, many remain simple farming folk who just want to work hard and have quiet lives-although they pay higher taxes to the states of Calica and Zartinia-a “luxury” tax for farming the fertile lands closer to the life bringing Yomeron. Many halflings have also scattered throughout the land, trying to prosper in different areas of Nevermore- popular occupations for the more adventurous types include sailors (aka piracy in the Sian Republic) and spies or hired help for the more nefarious folk of the land. Because of this, many people who meet halflings outside of their home states regard them as somewhat untrustworthy folk.
1081-The Meadowlands is a peaceful halfling country, known for it’s lush farmlands and quiet communities. Unfortunately, it’s location (directly between the warring countries of Calica and Zartinia) means that the Meadowlands are often grounds for battle. The halflings are very resentful of both races, and try to isolate themselves as much as possible to stay out of the conflicts. During the War of the Nations, the halflings began as allies to Calica, but turned on them when Isorn’t revealed his true nature. Isorn’t promised the halflings wealth and better farmlands and equality. Also emerging was a great Halfling champion, a blackguard who promised to bring his oppressors down, no matter the cost.