The Darkness Beyond
the Kingdom of Dinaric
Originally established as a province of the Saprean Empire aimed at regulating trade with the lands across the Gulf of Enqualos that had been flourishing unrestricted for several decades, the Kingdom was largely spared the destruction that befell most of the rest of the Empire. While the majority of the Legions were withdrawn from the province in response to the invasion of the Ogre king and his Goblin horde, the indigenous militias that remained were able to protect the bureaucratic structures that the empire has established. Over time and with the heart of the empire in ruins, the role of provincial governor slowly evolved into that of King and the local magistrates became Dukes and Earls.
The Kingdom is ruled from the eastern, coastal city of Ragusne, the site of the original Saprean colony, and has been remarkably free from political turmoil during the almost 400 years since the empire fell. Its territory largely follows the coast rarely stretching further then 3 days travel in land. Like the majority of the former Empire, Dinaric is populated primarily by humans (approx 60%), with half elves (approx 15%) and elves (approx 10%) being the 2 main minority races.