Why Choices matter...
Florane is one of the oldest kingdoms in the land, with a history almost as long as that of the Glorious Empire. The reach of the kingdom is not as long as it used to be. Indeed the Florane kingdom once spanned most of the continent and was well on its way to domination. It was Tygon’s Folly that ended the dream of conquest. Tygon was one of the first of the Florane to find the way into the dale of the Glorious Empire. He was welcomed graciously and was feted with gifts and slaves. However a slip of the tongue and a slight insult to a visiting dragon and it was war. Tygon was executed on the spot and the forces of the Glorious Empire spilled out of the mountains. Since that moment Florane was fighting for its very survival. This war drew the entire continent into chaos, allegiances shifted and spun so many times that at any given moment several factions were fighting against each other, against the Glorious Empire. Florane was in the middle of it all. Generations of men and boys were depopulated, so much that roles that were stereotypically male dominated are now manned by many women. The Floranese were very grateful when the Old World began its conquest, and were the first to attempt the creation of the Council. However it was only when the Hyberians joined their voices to the Florane that the Council was ratified by the other powers.
In the beginning of the history of Florane they worshiped the All Father and All Mother, however several centuries ago, the belief in a Single deity swept the land, beginning with the peasantry and slaves and making its way into the nobility. This deity is known as Eurey. A compassionate being that advocates for sacrifice and nobility of spirit. Many churches dot the countryside, with a hierarchy of priests and bishops. Religion is very important to most Florane citizens, the church has become completely interwoven in society and as part of the power structure.
The best value of the Florane economy comes from skilled laborers of all walks. The best of most goods can be found in Florane and the passionate dedication to an art or skill is quite lauded. Gold is the coin of the realm, minted with various kings and queens and a few heroes.
Feudal monarchy with King/Queen, followed by Duke, Duchess, followed by Count/Countess, Earl Earlina, and finally Lord. Slavery has been abolished in accordance with the Council. Though 150 years has not been enough time to erase old hatreds.
Plains and farmlands to the South, light to heavy forests in the north and mountains to the west.