Like humans and gnomes, halflings are not native to the world. However, in stark contrast to gnomes, halflings love hearth and home. The halfling people make it their business to enjoy the simple pleasures of life as much as possible. Halfling villages are places revelry, where every occasion becomes an excuse for the whole village to celebrate.
Halfling homes are open and welcoming to outsiders, but the reverse is not often true. A halfling’s idea of the enjoyment of life is often at odds with human ideas of wealth and property. Humans, more often to jealously horde their wealth from strangers than give it, do not reciprocate a halfling’s generosity often leaving halflings outside of their homes destitute.
Such is the halfling’s reputation for being thieves, for despite the halflings’ generosity and care-free attitude, their lifestyles are extravagant by human measures and they rarely have a coin to their name. A halfling’s desire for personal enjoyment is often so strong that they rarely give a care to lawful ownership of property.