Alliseum is actually the northernmost City/Province of Hdatha located on the southern coast of the Northern Continent.
The purpose of the province was to begin to assert control over trade across the northern coast of the Emerald Sea. However, in this harsh foreign landscape, the Tribune has taken to a fairly xenophobic outlook. As such, those appearing to be ‘barbarian’ are typically incarcerated or killed by the towns guards. ‘Barbarian’ fitting a loose ethnic description of the fairer skinned humans of the north.
While there is some reason for concern, as the people here have suffered losses at the hands of primitive Pictish tribes, Hdatha is largely missing out on the trade opportunities which abound. Leaving the secret of iron working locked up with most of the other tribes north of the Emerald Sea.