Flames of Retribution Campaign
The Hotah Empire
The Hotah Empire spans the entire continent of Serendell and is ruled by Tybert Reddark, the High King of Serendell. The empire consists of the four human kingdoms, Gelderland, Pirn, Ballantrae, and Lotharia, which each pays tribute to the High King in the form of taxes and military troops. Although Reddark claims all of Serendell, much of it is, indeed, not in his control. Vast swathes of land have yet to be settled, and the push of the humans into the traditional lands of the demi-humans and other more monstrous races has been slow and often violent.
No more fervent opposition had been met than that levied by the elven kingdom of Imyle Thalor who claim the Great North Woods as their domain, supported by the other elven enclaves of Erebelle in the Shimmerwood Forest, and Elenedale of the Gloomwood Forest. Feilding an army to rival the combined kingdoms, the elves were able to halt human expansion into their ancestral forests and force a peace with Tiberius Reddark, the once High King and grandfather to Tybert. Under the stipulations agreed upon in the Six Kingdoms Treaty, Imyle Thalor retained its sovereignty within the Great North Woods and right to mint it own currency, enforce security, and was granted normal status as trading partners with the empire, though each kingdom could levy tariffs on commerce in accord with their own laws. In exchange the elves agreed to stay within the boundaries of their forests and not interfere with events outside; they further were required to provide an ambassador at the High King’s court (as a representative from the empire was to remain in the elven court) to ensure continued communication and cooperation between the two entities.