A War of Whispers
The Akvari Confederation is a loose group of primitive Human and relatively peaceful Orcish tribes. While occasional small scale skirmishing occurs between tribes, they do band together for mutual defense against outside powers. They routinely fight off incursions from Hordeland, Vagyr, and Nausausion slaver parties. Occasionally some of the more vicious Orc Tribes will go raiding, but the other Orc and Human tribes will band together to stop them. While the Akvari are generally distrustful of outsiders, they do engage in trade with the Dwarves of Stoneheart. Easton and Westing have both opened some small trading posts but have had little success as the Akvari are fairly self sufficient.
The Akvari tribes are predominantly human, with about 15% being nature worshiping orcs. Inter marriage between tribes is common and half-orcs are not stigmatized. Their are also a few small gnomish and halfling communities, but oddly no elven communities. The majority of these tribes worship various nature deities, and generally reject technology and most forms of magic.
Rangers, Druids, and Barbarians are fairly common. Witches, Sorcerers, Fighters and Oracles less so. Wizards, Clerics, Paladins, Cavaliers, and Bards are unheard of.