Phoenix Rise: From the Ashes
Halflings are the decendents of Fae who chose to forsake their immortality and remain on the surface world when the rest retired to Faerie. They are often called the Children of Aevisa although this description is misleading; they, like all of the Sylvan folk are the children of Malvena, however they chose to remain with Goddess of Grain when her mother departed Avarda.
Halflings have lived with humans for most of their existance and for the most part their cultures have homogonized. However Halfling farming communes have sprouted up in the countryside throughout history. The halflings in these villages are the closest thing to an autonomous society of halflings that have ever existed.
Most Halflings, even those who live in the cities, hold a special place in their heart for Aevisa.