The Stone Ears was a Merchantile Order. A Shrewd and charismatic bunch that are experts in trade and a little bit of diplomacy.
They were the ones that made friends with the Halfings and their Guardian.
They made Short Ears town to commemorate their friendship. The Halflings
went there to trade, socialize, and just have fun with their friends.
The town was soon then conquered by the Dracieans. And then the Stone Ears
led the Halflings to escape the town and seek shelter elsewhere.
It is unknown how much the town had changed ever since the Dracieans took over.
But no Halfling or High Elf can no longer come back to their home there.