Riots in Altier
Terallion had not been the first warden to return with news of the new threat facing Altier. Just a few weeks before, other wardens had returned with similar information. Faced with an existential crisis the aristocracy quickly issued a draft requiring all able bodied young men to enlist unless they could pay a fee of twelve gold pieces of, um, uh ... gold!
The protest among the lower class Altierians was initially meant to express anger towards the draft, however, it quickly turned into race riots against the the light skinned dark haired northerners. While few upper city dwellers saw the refugees as a problem, the majority of lower city inhabitants viewed them as parasites leeching off their already limited resources.
- by Charles VanMeter -