The Stockwood Scrolls
While the lightfoot halflings value the experience of travel and the sight of new lands and peoples, the stronghearts of the South of Faerûn are a more organized, orderly, and industrious race. They build to last, and fiercely defend their homelands against threats that their lightfoot kin would simply flee. Northland humans familiar with the easygoing ways of the lightfoot halflings are surprised to learn that some halflings are capable of a warrior tradition and aren’t afraid to show a hint of arrogance or confidence in their own abilities and strengths. Strongheart halflings enjoy athletic contests and value exceptional skills of all kinds.
While in ages past the lightfoot halflings left to travel the world, the stronghearts mainly stayed behind in their southern nation of Luiren, ancestral home of the halfling race. Although that realm was destroyed when the ocean levels rose during the Spellplague, it is slowly being rebuilt.