The Ursardul Republic holds authority over the region west of the great sea. It was a colony of the Austron Empire before they claimed independence during the Great Dividing War. Even after 1000 years, tension still remains between the Empire and the Republic. Therefore, all legal trade is channeled through the ports on the Algashae Islands.
The country is ruled by a republic of knights. Each knight is chosen by the citizens. It is the knight’s responsibility to protect the citizens of his realm, and to represent them when the counsel of knights meet. Every 8 years, three knights are chosen to rule in the capitol city of Hellespontus and handle the national level tasks during that period.