Spread out in various settlements throughout Malia, Halflings tend to live in the shadow of the larger races, making their livings as best they can. Native almost nowhere, they nonetheless do have many small villages, usually involving tunnels digging into hills or other features of the earth. Halflings are strong-willed, creative, and sharp-tongued, perhaps out of necessity rather than nature. They take great pleasure in being underestimated, because it usually means that they’ll be able to get away with more than they would otherwise.
Halflings generally have two distinct stages to their lives: youth, and then elderly. Young Halflings are reckless and adventurous. They feel immense wanderlust at all times, and strive to find their place in the world, possessed with boundless curiosity. After a certain age, however, the inquisitive fire in a Halfling dies, and he becomes quite content to sit at home, eating, drinking, and resting.