Let's start with eight mostly-wrong rumors about other cultures you can hear on the streets of Fellport.
|The elves of Alfinwald consider human flesh a delicacy.
|Fellport lets the rich get away with murder. They say, "Justice has an open hand."
|The Barbary Coast contains nothing but savagery: orcs, pirates, and brigands.
|Mountain dwarves and giants hate each other, a legacy of numerous wars.
|The Okulari traditionally train archers, mounted scouts, and merchants.
|The clans of Dunhill grow restless. Beware of a third Unification War.
|The Nelendi Kingdom is just a few water-breathing elves acting powerful.
|The Ionian Republic attacks Fellport because Ionians hate non-humans.
1 - The forest contains critters that will eat you, just not elves. Eating the flesh of sentient beings is generally frowned upon.
2 - In Fellport, many imprisonment penalties can change to a simple fine. The proverbial open hand refers to mercy, not grift.
3 - Many orcs live on the Barbary coast, but only a small percentage of the population live by raiding and stealing.
4 - Many dwarves still hold a grudge against all giants, but stone giants are fairly common, and make great mercenary miners.
5 - Solo merchants who become horse raider rogues with bow and cutlass are still a mythical Okulari cultural ideal.
6 - Sure, some clans hate each other and fight, but the Dunhill Confederacy now self-balances so a full war isn't likely.
7 - Several underwater cities with thousands of water-breathing inhabitants is a hoax? Humans just love a conspiracy theory.
8 - Ionia still has racial prejudice, sure, but it wants Fellport back because it has the biggest harbor around. Follow the gold.