Legacy of Swords
Halflings are the shortest of the humanoid races, standing an average of three feet tall. Their short size makes it hard for enemies to strike them, and easy for them to hide, but also means they’re comparatively weak. Due to their weaker nature in hand-to-hand combat, they have developed an innate skill with thrown or shot weapons that lets them strike back at those who would kill or oppress them.
Most halflings are quiet, peaceful folk; they prefer to live in idyllic pastoral areas where they can farm and raise animals. They get along well with most other races, particularly humans and gnomes. More than a few halflings leave their homelands to move to human cities, where they often become innkeepers, brewers, or bakers.
Halflings are well-known for their prodigious appetites. Despite being only half as tall as an adult human, a halfling can eat twice as much as a human can! As a result, halflings may become superb cooks, but most tend to be portly, if not extremely fat.
Halflings rarely become adventurers, preferring more sedate, safer occupations. Those with a desire for more excitement often become rogues (a profession for which their size and agility suit them), archers, or bards.