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Altoria has good relations with the Ogre Kingdom of Qabara. They have long standing treaties and trade agreements with the Qabarian Qatchah. The Qatchah has an embassy in Paramount City. Ogres do not pay Altorian taxes unless they have been within the borders of Altoria for more than one full year. Most Ogres take a yearly vacation in Qabara.

They are on good terms with the Elven communities of the area. They don't bother the elves and the elves don't bother them. Elves do not claim residence in Altoria and therefore are not subject to taxation. Those living in Altorian towns have only their non resident visa fees to pay.

The Altorians have traditionally not meddled in the affairs of the Dwarves. They have some trade with the dwarven strongholds but no official treaties. There are so few dwarves living outside of their strongholds that the subject of whether or not they can be taxed has never come up.

Orcs have always been well tolerated and respected by the commoners. Orcish settlers are becoming more commonplace in the southern reaches of the country. Many Orcs of Altoria are native born citizens. Most Orcs don't approve of the Altorian attempts to expand the kingdom's holdings into the Wildlands. The official view of the Altorian government is that the Wildlands are unclaimed. Orcs who live in the Wildlands don't see it this way.

Altoria has treaties and trade agreements with the Kingdom of Magoria. In their dealings with the Magyars, there has always been some conflict. The Altorians do not condone slavery, and although they trade with Magoria, they have uneasy diplomatic relationships. The Magorians right to bring slaves into Altoria is a matter that is frequently debated. The official rulings are sometimes unclear, and subject to change without notice.

The contact with the Dark Elves is even less cordial. There have been many bans on Dark Elven trade through the years. The common people rarely have contact with dark elves and superstitions abound. Recently this uneasiness escalated to all out war, following the death of a Dark Elf official in the town of Haefen. The Elven communities are also at war with the Dark Elves.

Glimmers and Rovers are common in Altoria. Their nomadic way of life makes it difficult to keep track of just how many there are. Officially, as long as they pay their taxes, they are to be tolerated. They decry the unfairness of the commerce taxes and the road tolls, usually finding some way to avoid paying either. They seldom own land and are rarely present when taxes are due. Most officials prefer to ignore them.

Because most of the lands currently in Altoria are already under the rule of one noble or another, the Regents have been trying to expand the borders of Altoria into the unsettled Wildlands to the south. New settlements, under the flag of Altoria, have been established in the Wildlands. These lands, not claimed by any gods recognized by the Altorians, are considered to belong to no one. The people living in these lands often feel differently, but they are weak, and their gods have little power. No one speaks in council for the goblins or the fae, but there are some that uphold the Orcish claims to this territory.

It is not likely that a King or Regent would attempt to get the people of Altoria to follow him to war with the other established surface kingdoms. There is no historical precedent for this. Toran gave the lands of Altoria to them; they lay no claims to the lands of the followers of other gods, the priests are clear on this point. Altoria has maintained good relationships with Qabara, Magoria, and the Elven and Dwarven kingdoms. It would take a strong king, trusted by his people, to make any significant territorial expansions into lands claimed by other kingdoms.

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