“Dodera is a dark place to visit. High taxes, low tolerance for anything out of the ordinary, and racial prejudice beyond much of what you see anywhere else breeds a mean, fatalistic streak into the population. Match that with power-hungry rulers, and travelers find themselves in unfriendly territory, at best. Anyone seen as suspicious will soon not be seen at all, as they will quickly be rotting in some dungeon somewhere.
The main cities are either used for oppressing other races, built around wars, or filled to the brim with ‘conscripted’ warriors and workers. The fact that racial tolerance is nonexistent here only increases the quiet despair each traveler senses as they move through this land.”