Nerathi halflings, in their own tongue Telhesi, the ‘Wanderers’, have had a somewhat unfortunate reputation in the Nerathi Empire as liars, cheats, swindlers and thieves. Their nomadic lifestyle, and laxity towards the law, has put them frequently at odds with the established order. It is these same traits that have made them invaluable in recent years. While the other races attempted to rebuild fallen cities, the Halflings did what they had always done, traveled from place to place in their wagons, and on their barges, and, because no one else was doing it, they carried news and cargo between the survivors. They now provide much needed trade services throughout the region, which doesn’t mean they won’t ask an exorbitant price for a perfectly ordinary pot while citing its ability to produce soup on a daily basis.