The Chronicles of Etinerra
Shortchange? Is that a comment on my height?
The Doom came, and with it a blight that struck Balto’s father’s orchard in Valenia. The littleling family took sanctuary in the West with his uncle, who ran a shop in the village of Stouton, and Balto with his brothers learned how to run a business. But Balto, who’d gotten very good at scrounging to supplement the family income, grew restless. He was not meant to be a shopkeeper! East for adventure, and his destiny!