The Grand Duchy of Karameikos
The Grand Duchy of Karameikos is a former province of the Empire of Thyatia. It rests in the region called “the Valley of Fire” by the elves, separated from the Empire by a thin stretch of Aelfish territory and high, treacherous mountains. The Duchy lies high in the mountains, and is a huge, fertile land warmed from the ground beneath, dotted with geysers and rivers. Its isolation has brought it peace, while multiple entrances to the Dwarvish Underground bring trade from the Dwarves, the Empire, and Ylaruam.
The Meikos Dynasty has ruled the Grand Duchy since its time as a province of Thyatia, but its hold on the land has grown weak. In an effort at retaining power, the current Grand Duke, Alistair Meikos, has made an alliance with the Diamond Throne, allowing Hu-Charad-led “enclaves” to be built within the Grand Duchy.