The minor territories peopled by the Halflings of the far west have been driven from their lands by the expansion of the Altannian Regency. While even under a century ago Halflings and Humans co-existed peacefully at a distance, the Altannian incursion and “reclamation” of alleged Altannian lands have pushed Halfling Human relations to a break. Though minor battles were fought to protect their homes from the colonization of Humankind these were ultimately futile and costly to the native Halflings. Without an organized military Halflings put up little resistance to the advance of Humanity. Most Halflings have been forced to choose between assimilation into Altannia colonies as third class citizens or mass flight ever eestward into unknown wilds.