Proper Name: United Kingdom of the Aerdy
Ruler: His Transcendent Imperial Majesty, Overking Xavener I, Grand Prince of Kalstrand, Crowned Head of House Darmen (NE male human)
Government: Feudal empire with hereditary rulership; principalities are loosely governed by monarch whose powers are limited by written agreements with major nobles
Population: Human 79%, Halfling 9%, Elf 5%, Dwarf 2%, Gnome 2%, Half-elf 1%, Half-orc 1%, Orc 1%
Enemies: Scarlet Brotherhood, North Kingdom, Empire of Iuz, Ahlissa is gravely distrusted by everyone else, particularly those who were formerly part of the Great Kingdom: Cities of the Solnor Compact, the Iron Hills, Irongate, Nyrond, Onnwal (all factions), and Sunndi.
At its height a few hundred years ago, the empire spanned the Flanaess from the Solnor Coast to the Fals Gap, from the Azure Sea in the south to the Icy Sea in the north. Centuries of conflict and wars of independence have made the kingdom a shadow of its former self.
Some of the splendor remains, of course. The fabulously wealthy captial city, Kalstrand, is a haven for smugglers and black marketers. Anything can be had there for a price.
The recent mandate given to Grand Prince Xavener by various politcial factions is clear: Reestablish Aerdy as the preeminent economic and political power in the Flanaess, avoiding further warfare at all costs.