Hey fellows I have a question to the lore masters at hand:
What do we have on the origin of Hobbits? And I don't mean their petty family trees and customs, but what they actually are and how they came into being?
We know about the first and second born and adoptives (dwarves). A Hobbit is counted to the second born, but shows some qualities of a dwarf actually. I mean for real, even a master of knowledge like Sauron didn't ever hear of Hobbits before. So what is a Halfling? And if yes, how?