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The Hesperides

Relations with the Old World

The Hesperides has generally positive relations with their ancestral forbears. With the Theocracy in particular they take a lot of religious direction from as they have a large population of the new god’s followers there.

Relations with Port Hope

Relations here are generally good as it was only recently that Port Hope and the Hesperides had shed blood with each other to free themselves from the yoke of Andorrian tyranny. However they are now somewhat suspicious of their neighbours though, as with many of them being of Andorrian descent there are people who would think them to be secret traitors.

Relations with the Black Iron

Relations are also relatively good between the Black Iron and the Hesperides. However a bit of trade tension has begun as due to the Hesperides location, it has often been proven more difficult to ship cargo down to Hesperides than Port Hope, which means that it is often Hesperides which receives the lower trade priority in the new world.

Relations with Saurians

Relations with the Saurian tribes that occupy the Verdant Expanse have slowly become more and more tense. First beginning with several innocuous border spats between Saurian elders and colonists trailblazing deeper into the forest, it quickly escalated to raids against each other, as mercantile companies became involved and started using their own private forces to enforce their land claims. Now there seems to be little hope of avoiding escalating violence as the growing population in the Hesperides ever pushes its borders outwards.

Relations with the Jotuns

Thankfully based upon their location deep in the jungles, by and large the people of the Hesperidins have been largely left alone. However talks have begun about broaching trade talks with the giants, something that the Black Ironers would decidedly be opposed to.

The Black Iron

Relations with the Old World

As with Hesperides, they also generally maintain very good relations with their Valksbourg cousins, as well as their dwarven kin. Much trade happens between the two and interestingly many dwarves have also begun to slowly migrate over to the New world, perhaps eager to claim untapped veins of ore, and mountains for themselves.

Relations with Port Hope

Relations with Port Hope are fairly strong as they are also good trade partners. It has been tossed around that there may still be Andorrian sympathizers but that idea has been rejected due to the blood that they have shed together.

Relations with the Hesperides

Relations with the Hesperides have been quite rocky since the end of the revolutionary war. Due to its remote location and difficult conditions usually it is overlooked for trade simply as a non profitable venture. The council has decided however that at least some of their goods should try to make their way down, but with their poor relations with the Saurians it might not be too much longer before the supply of ironwork going to the south soon runs dry.

Relations with Saurians

The people of Black Iron have relatively little contact with the Saurian people besides beyond the occasional trader. As such there is very little general opinion of the Saurian people.

Relations with the Jotuns

Relations of the Jotuns have been decidedly terrible. Talks broke down immediately during initial encounters when the Jotuns saw the size of their diminutive neighbours and immediately decided that those who dwell in the Black Iron were ripe for the taking. As such a history of raids and skirmishes has blighted relations between these two peoples, with outlying villages being favoured Jotun targets for loot and slaves. The army of Black Iron has worked hard to make the area safer but they are far from making any sort of progress.

Port Hope

Relations with the Old World

Relations with the old world and Port Hope are perhaps amongst the trickiest to deal with. Due to its strong Andorrian heritage those in Port Hope are polarized between wanting nothing to do with its old tyrants, or wanting to reestablish communication with them, something which would offend its neighbours to the north and south. Despite this though, Port Hope still attempts to maintain as open of a trade relation as it would be allowed to the old world.

Relations with the Hesperides

Port Hope generally pities the Hesperides as it receives little to no trade from Black Iron to the north. While currently both are trading prosperously, it seems that the paranoid attitude is starting to sour relations between these two cities.

Relations with the Black Iron

Relations with Black Iron are generally very good as much trade and communication flows between the two of them. The blood shed together has greatly eased their current relations. It also helps that the majority of the trade Black Iron conducts is with Port Hope, which it readily exports elsewhere.

Relations with Saurians

While pressure has been exerted on the Saurians, thankfully it has remained relatively peaceful as the Saurians are currently living on land that is considered uninhabitable. However increasing populations are putting a strain on local food sources, something the local Saurians aren’t too fond of.

Relations with the Jotuns

Relations with the Jotuns are relatively non existent as it is rare for them to send any of their raiding parties that far south into the swamps.

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