Halflings are not numerous in Dortin, but neither are they rare. Halflings are the most widely accepted of the nonhuman races and can live, work and operate largely without hostility in most, but not all, the neighborhoods of Dortin. However, most still live in their own neighborhood, the burrows of Treetown and nearby Surfers’ Beach. Socially, Halflings are often middlemen, acting as intermediaries when people of differing races do business, helping humans avoid the appearance of impropriety. Being seen as too close to halflings still carries a stigma, however. See The Player’s Introduction for special benefits that apply to Halfling PC’s, to compensate for the risks of playing such a character. Suitably disguised, a Halfling can pass for a Dwarf and vice versa.