Full Name: The Kingdom of Calastia and Seat of the Calastian Hegemony.
Population: 1,500,000 (Duchies: Arminoff 17%, Chandalvine 27%, Golehest 14%, Jandalore 17%, Turrows 16%, Varuba 9%).
Government: Absolute monarchy.
Ruler: King Virduk (male human)
Capital: Vashon (75,000).
Major Cities: Delis (1 1,000), Eldmadren (10,000), Pahrae (9,000).
Religion: All nine of the major gods are worshiped, with the nobility and military worshiping Chardun and commoners worshiping Hedrada .
Currency: Calastian currency is spread across the Hegemony: platinum calas (1pp), gold dominion (1 gp) , silver regent (1 sp), copper drake (1 cp).
Resources: Wheat, cattle, fish, lumber, arms and armor.
Allies: Calastian Hegemony.
Enemies: Burok Torn and Durrover.
Of all the nations on the continent of Ghelspad, perhaps even the entirety of Scarn, it is the nation of Calastia whose people are the best fed, the best protected from titanspawn, and from the lowest slave to the highest noble live their entire lives with the assurance of a strong rule of law. Since the rise of The Black Dragon, King Virduk, those members of the nobility who had previously abused their subject met with a swift and brutal end and his Queen Galeeda established a haven for Halflings, a race persecuted on much of the continent.
Calastian peace has required secure borders at home and assuring open trade abroad leading outsiders to complain of Virduk “voracious” appetite for conquest. The Calastian people of course recognize these complaints for the petty jealously they represent. The people of neighboring Hedrada, once conquered by Calastian armies, they point out have been afforded the full rights of Calastian citizen and even mostly local rule, so long as they take an oath of loyalty to the empire and do not attempt to rebel. Meanwhile, on the savage lands of Termana, Calastian governance is serving as a civilizing influence and someday the residents of Calastian colonies there will be ready for full citizenship as well.
Duchy of Arminoff
Duke: Ranthas Arminoff (male human, Ari7, LN).
Major Settlements: Vashon (seat), Chardas,
Population: 255,000 (human76%, halfling 18%,
Primary Resources: Wheat, arms and armor.
Duchy of Chandalvine
Duke: Kaiphas Chandalve I11 (male humn, Ftr2/An3, LE).
Major Settlements: Eldmadren (seat), Whitford, Secundo.
Population: 405,000 (human 92%, halfling 7%, other 1%).
Primary Resources: Wheat, cattle, fish, lumber.
Duchy of Golehest
Duke: Faustin Golehest I11 (human m k , An4 Exp3, N).
Major Settlements: Delis (port and seat; center of the Calastian navy), Gehrahd, Rahmpton, Rybridge.
Population: 210,000 (human86%, halfling 13% other 1%).
Primary Resources: Wheat, lumber.
Duchy of Jandalore
Duke: Drady Jandalorus the Younger (male human, Ari4/Rog3, N).
Major Settlements: Drehl (seat), Rahoch (former independent city), Vorbeth, Petisberg, Fhomhair.
Population: 255,000 (human88%, halfling 11%, other 1%).
Primary Resources: Wheat, cattle, lumber, slaves.
Duchy of Turrows
Duchess: Mavia Ourven (female human, Ari9, LN)
Major Settlements: Pahrae (seat), Burvha
Population: 240,000 (human 88%, halfling 11%, other 1%)
Primary Resources: Wheat, fish, arms and armor, slaves.
Duchy of Varuba
Duke: Pahdava Grinset IV (male human, Ari4)
Major Settlements: Strale (seat), Keress-Lien, Rook
Population: 135,000 (human 78%, halfling 11%, other 11%)
Primary Resources: Fish, ore, arms and armor