After the Earning, a war which claimed too many of the lives of Althura’s goodly peoples, the Halflings settled their clans into families. The founding Halflings families are the Whitefog, Sapsunk, Tigglespring, Huffstrutter, Gillybottom and Burblebog. These families, lead by the Whitefog family, settled the Land of Three Tears and eventually City Forest and Halfhand Fields as well. Each family holds a seat on the council which governs the Halflings, except the Whitefogs who hold two. The founding family of the first Halfling city of Hidden Bog, the Whitefog family is akin to royalty. The Sapsunk family lives in the city of River Bend, a prosperous trade city. Tigglespring is nearby in Rivers City, where many Halflings make their home and live in a community. Huffstrutter Halflings control the Halfhand Fields and are some of the best riders in Althura. Families Gillybottom in Waterhedge and Burblebog in the Cattail District help the Whitefog family in the Land of Three Tears. Halflings run the river trade in Althura, they are a key connection between the Elven and Iman kingdoms. Nearly as adaptable as Humans, Halflings have found homes in places all over Althura.