There are few recorded deeds of Hobbits until late in the Third Age of Middle-earth, which is just the way Hobbits would prefer it. They are a simple, quiet folk, preferring to dwell in hillside holes in and around the area known as The Shire. Most Hobbits enjoy the peaceful endeavours of farming, eating, and gift giving, rather than concern themselves with the dangerous affairs beyond the Shire. Hobbits, although small in size relative to the other races, are sturdy of body, determined in their actions, and capable of the grandest of deeds. Their small frame belies a toughness and spirit of a skillful adventurer in the lands of Middle-earth. In these dark days, it's the unassuming Hobbits whose humble skill with word and action will have great impact in the War of the Ring.