The Wolf Rider
There was once a Kuduk who came into a village, riding a large wolf. The Wolf Rider taught the village how to domesticate the wolf to serve the Kuduk people, as mounts, servants, guardians, protectors, companions, and family. When the Big Folk came, those descendants of the Wolf Rider and his companion are what allowed the Kuduk people to be their partners- not their slaves. The descendants of those early wolves are the Halfling hounds that continue their legacy to this very day.