Until a few decades ago, the area known as Podere was made up of independent farming and fishing communities, until two villages made an alliance with each other under the rule of one leader. After growing from only a few square kilometers, its territory began to expand, annexing a few towns here and there, until its rate of growth began to increase. Most of their new citizens did not mind being taken into the fold of Podere, but welcomed the protection. Others lived up to the reputation of their region and resisted any attempts at being controlled by a king. The monarch made concessions, and convinced the hesistant citizens to join the kingdom. Even as the influence of the monarch spread, the independent spirit of the citizens of the region always shines through.
When the elves of Vepara encountered the citizens of Podere, trade began amicably, but as the monarchy’s power grew, and as a unified face was formed, the Poderan people began to resist attempts by the elves to influence local politics. The citizens of the monarchy have been resisting elven attempts at trade and interference, but recent movements have indicated that the elves may intend to use their military to gain a foothold in Podere as a staging ground for the Southeast.