The Power of Suffering
The kingdom Abaisa came to power and now effectively rules over a large portion of the continent, with the smaller powers Dobaya and Altrose struggling to maintain rule over their claims of land. Wars are not uncommon, but as of late none of the powers of this continent have the resources to undertake an invasion of any of the others, knowing the third would take advantage of the others’ weakening.
The kingdom of Abaisa was started over 500 years ago after almost 500 years of feudal age at the beginning of the known era. The kingdom uses a massive castle of the ancients that mostly survived the dark age as its royal palace. The ancient white stone is a symbol for what the kingdom stands for – protection, strength and honor and has withstood many sieges. The line of kings began when in 1,530 the warlord Archaes took the castle as his own and successively conquered the surrounding lands. There is direct lineage from him to the current king Inios Archaes.
The kingdom consists of a king and queen, a council of elders (whom many are archmages) to guide the king when asked, lords, who reside in the different regions of the kingdom to rule over more specific matters and under them, nobility lawmen called Colgurrands who act as the arms to back up the lords’ rulings. Colgurrands are respected but avoided by the populace; lords are rarely seen amidst the crowds and are revered. The prince Inios II is next in line to take the throne of his 68 year-old father when he dies. The king Inios I is a kind king, but he is private and uses his council members and lords to carry out his wishes. The prince is more outgoing, but it is questionable as to what he will do with the throne once he obtains it.
There are many inhabited regions in Abaisa, as well as many that no eye has seen. Currently, the Kingdom is divided into: Arnon