Kender are an offshoot of Halflings that are so different that they can’t quite be categorized as a subrace. They live primarily in the Empire of Rathsia. Before Humans came north to the Loveletter Desert and the Gilded Sea, Kender ruled the islands and the coasts of the Gilded Sea. Each Island was considered an sovereign nation and the islands were called the Island Confederation. Eventually the Rathsian Empire formed, and set its sights on the Islands. The resulting war was a blood bath.
Now Kender have begrudgingly assimilated into the Empire, most serving as little more than slaves. Kender though, have an unnatural talent for thievery however and thus make an easy trade in theft and piracy. They are utterly fearless and unbelievably resourceful.