The Sheltor Lands
The Empire is the largest and most powerful of the Great Nations. A collection of 24 massive city states bound to each other in trade and for mutual protection. Each city could be a realm in its own right as the are cities of hundreds of thousands and each a seemingly unassailable stronghold.
Each City sends 4 Senators to represent their City to an Imperial Senate held in the Capital of ROMA. Together they see to the daily running of the Empire.
Cities of the Empire:
Roma The Capital City
The City of Glass
Black Rock the Conquered city, The city of Traitors.
HistoryOne of the Great heroes that discovered the weapon on Greytop Mountain was from the City state of Roma . As the age of Sheltor began to fall on the land the City states and lords of the realm began to prey upon each other for power, land and resources. It was an age that promised glory and conquest, that a single strong nation would rise from the land and rule to supremacy and be a beacon for Humanity. However, as the wars began one city would fall to another only to felled by its neighbor. The Lords proclaimed themselves kings and lived lives beyond the means of mortal men. The people grew poor, week, and the land was scarred by new conflicts. Plaig, fammen and the embers of war savaged the people wile the Kings new no suffering and lived in luxury. The Hero saw this and though she was covered in glory she know this to be a great invitation for weakness.
What was the Point of Being free if this was all that humanity could offer?
In the cold of Winter she gathered loyal followers, and declared herself the Empress. Julia Celstine the First. In the time before the next winter she proceeded to bring 49 of the 50 city States under the new Banner of the Empire. The Final city state refused to join and turned to aid from Dwarves. The Clash was devastating, yet Julia Celstine was victorious. The modern Empire was than born.