The Ashen Empire
These diminutive humanoids came to be around the same time as humans. During those times, they lived in harmony with the humans. However, once the Emperor came to power, he exploited the relative weakness and stature of the halflings and enslaved them. As a result, nearly all halflings in Goree are slaves. However, those who find themselves escaped or bought out often find themselves on roads to adventure, struggling to reclaim their lifestyle of comfort and peace.
The diminutive stature of the halflings makes them ideal Rogues.