Chronicles of Eldrune
The longer lived elves, gnomes and dwarves races are slower to reproduce and as such slower to rebuild societies. Humans had bounced back from the ancient wars faster than the rest and as such were better able to withstand the blight. Non-humans are rare and always a curiosity. Halflings in particular were driven to the brink of extinction some scholars estimate the world hafling population to be less than twenty thousand approximately 1 in 80,000 mortals.