In Arkandia, any race with an exotic appearance triggers a national xenophobia. They are almost universally discriminated against and marginalized in society. The name for all such races is Duanthians, which means “from under the wall”. This belief that those of strange appearance are possibly related to the Anthalp Vast taints all interactions with humans and elves. Even other minorities like Dwarves tend to join in this discrimination out of social pressure and long habit. However, it has been a long time since this racism led any overt mistreatment, let alone violence.
Duanthians are second-class citizens in practice, though not officially. They do not enjoy swift justice, good service, or social advancement. Intermarriage is rare, and often vocally criticized. Finding a good job is difficult, and finding decent lodging while traveling is even harder. Merchants tend to cheat Duanthians whenever they can get away with it.