Shifters have long been found in the wild regions all over the world. In spite of its best efforts, the Draconic Empire was never able to really harness the power fo the shifter tribes during its reign. Because of this, the empire ignored them or hunted them if they became a problem to their agenda in that area. In most areas, shifters are dealt with ‘at arms length’ by the people around them. This i smostly because the shifter tribes will generally leave settlements alone but sometimes attack without warning over some accidental offense.
The shifter tribes in Alania faced the same persecution of other races by the Arkon faith. Shifter tribes were able to handle this by simply staying away from human settlements and sometimes killing those that they came in contact with so that no word of their presence would be discovered. This policy has continued in spite of Queen Alana’s decree that the inquisition end. The people of Alania fear the shifter tribes and avoid them whenever possible.