This coastal nation has long flourished thanks to heavy maritime “trade”. While home to many merchants, it is also a haven for many pirates and riders, who return home with plenty of loot and captives. Because of this, Ventrar is also the most diverse nation in the north, with large populations of Deva, Humans, and Haflings. Over time the captives became free, but remained there, eventually making the native Shifters a minority. Today Shifters, Humans, Deva, and Halflings have about equal populations.