Politely called ‘lively’, the Pech (also known as Halflings) are a peaceful race who did not have much contact with the rest of the Seven Kingdoms. They were happy to remain on their island, self-sufficient and abhorring combat until an invading fleet of Minotaurs laid waste to their farms. The forces were repelled by Dwarves and Human allies, leaving the remnants scattered amongst the Seven Kingdoms all the Halflings have had to rebuild their nation. Scarred by the recent events, some Halflings have become even more secluded, others have started to learn the ways of combat, their curiosity has become their best tool in learning about new and different ways.The Term “Halfling”
The most common term for the Pech is ‘Halfling’, dubbed by Humans upon their first meeting. Originally this derived from ‘half-man’ and ‘half-woman’, still seen as a racial slur. The term Halfling was reclaimed by the Pech and is used by them, but is still seen as an insult by the more fundamentalist Halflings.