There are many amongst them, however, who have a great passion for mountaineering. Young Halflings, inspired by their Gnomish compatriots, experience a type of wanderlust called "the Yondering." Normally this translates into a love of hiking, walking and mountain climbing, "Just to see what there is to see," they say. Occasionally the Yondering produces great travelers and adventurers, some of whose tales could hardly be believed by even the most seasoned adventurers. The Yondering has never led to the great territorial expansion of their nation, because it always ended back at home and hearth. The great Halfling ideal is to retire to write their memoirs on large estates purchased with the fruits of their adventures. Like Gnomes, Halflings are respected citizens of Sunterranse, and there are many who are considered amongst the heroes of Independence.
Hobbits were overlooked by the Elites of the Old Order as too small to be a threat. They were utterly unprepared for Hobbitish notions of democracy, justice, fairness and just "not being such a bother to others," to speed the abolition of slavery in much of the Mazari and spawn the Sunterranse Federation. Today, the elites of the Old Order no longer regard Hobbits, or their decency, as "non-threatening."
Pass the butter cakes please.
Because they tend to acknowledge the strengths of others, what Hobbits lack in stature, they more than make up for in common sense. Hobbits appear, then, to be relentlessly positive about other races, sometimes to the point of seeming Pollyanna and naive. Even their Gnomish kin make jokes, but, while other races believe the jokes, Gnomes have long known not to underestimate the real power of Hobbitish decency.