On The Plains Of The Heartlands
Heartfordshire is most known for its halflings and its strict adherance to be neutral in all conflicts of the world. Nestled in the rolling plains on the southwestern edge of the continent known as The Heartlands, it is the largest halfling settlement in the world. Because of its consistent neutrality, it has become a large hub of trade for all races, with business becoming especially busy during wartimes. For a neutral area, they have a surprisingly large reserve army. It has been used only once, during the War of Giants when conflict broke out between Humans and Elves in Heartfordshire. The army pushed the battling sides out of halfling territory, but not without casualties. History says that the halflings won their only battle that day, but most would attribute their success to the confusion of the humans and elves in seeing halflings so readily organize and fight against them. Kings from both factions apologized profusely to the halflings for the conflict, and soon worked about a resolution that effectively brought the War of Giants to an end.