The Vailian Republics, is a confederation of sovereign city-states along the south coast of the Eastern Reach. It consists of fourteen cities, among them are the five great cities (cuiteti beli, Vallian), which represent the five stars on their COA. Natives of the Vailian Republics are known as Vailians.
History[edit | edit source]
The Vailian Republics were originally colonies of the now-defunct Grand Empire of Vailia. When the Grand Empire of Vailia (now called Old Vailia) started to collapse (2648 AI), the Vailian colonies conspired to establish financial and military resources that were separate from the empire's. When it was impossible for the Grand Empire to do anything about it, the colonies declared their independence. Though there were limited loyalist uprisings within the republics, there was nothing widespread and there was no formal military campaign from the empire against them.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Vailian Republics are rooted in what we would call a Renaissance culture, closely resembling the Italian city-states.. The land is divided among fourteen republics, each ruled by duc or ducess, and has voting rights on the sengretta ducala ("ducal congress" in Vallian) Among them five "great cities" (cuiteti beli), considered "grand" republics, and have greater voting power in their electoral council; these cities are Ancenze, Ozia, Revua, Selona, and Spirento. The leaders of these republics are known as the ducs bels, or "great ducs", and form the leading force of the ducal congress.
The confederation does little to regulate day to day operations of its member republics, but they do govern aspects of international trade and responsible for the republic defense. As such, local laws and customs can very greatly from province to province.
It is considered the most powerful mercantile force in the southern hemisphere, partially due to the access it has to most major commodities of the world, including slaves. Its reputation is colored by its habit of abducting foreigners and enslaving them to work on Vailian naval vessels. 
Animancy is more accepted in the Vailian Republics than many of the more orthodox nations, and it along with its neighbor the Free Palatinate of Dyrwood considered the two leading nations in animancy research.
It's by far the most technological nation overall.Verify
Society[edit | edit source]
Vailian culture is concerned with practical matter of the world as wells as their own particular standard behavior.
- Vailian virtues: success, shrewdness, restraint, wit, polymathism.
- Vailian vices: failure, bad style (i.e. doing something not in the "Vailian way"), bluntness, dullness, mercilessness.
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