Nations There were many nations throughout the history of Lord of the Craft. Some kept the same names throughout realms, while some only lasted for one realm. In order to be considered a full on nation some conditions must be met, including complete political and military independence, recognition by other nations and existence for at least one Elven week. These are subject to change. Nations all have distinct Political Systems in place.
In Aegis there were originally four racially based nations:
Malinor, the nation of the Elves. Krugmar, the nation of the Orcs. Oren, the nation of the Humans. Urguan, the nation of the Dwarves.
There were also two independent kingdoms unaligned with any single race:
The Free Kingdom of Aerarium, a peaceful nation. Alras, the merchant nation.
Following the Phoenix Revolution Oren split into three nations:
Realm of Hanseti, from the lands of the Teutonic Order. Kingdom of Renatus, from the former lands of Oren. Salvus, a peaceful nation.
In Asulon, the Mori'Quessir were discovered to have their own nation of Menorcress. Krugmar took on the name of The War Uzg. There were the following nations from Aegis:
Alras Hanseti Urguan Malinor Renatus Salvus The War Uzg
The nation of Seventis was created when several towns located near the Sanctuary of the Cloud Temple joined together and moved to a new location to establish the new nation.
Holm was created on an island near the Elven lands by a group of Dwarves shortly after arriving in Asulon.
Salvus was attacked by a coalition of Hanseti, Renatus, Seventis, the War Uzg, Alras and the Twilight Army. The nation became part of Renatus. When plague broke out in Seventis and eventually spread across the whole of the lands that nation agreed to be annexed by Renatus. Following the beginning of a war between Hanseti and Renatus the former surrendered. With all Human lands reunited they were renamed to the Holy Oren Empire.
Alras was taken over by the Dwarves and renamed to Kal'Alras.
When Asulon fell, there were the following nations:
Holm Holy Oren Empire Urguan Malinor Menorcress The War Uzg
The Mori'Quessir remained in Asulon and Holm was never recreated in Anthos. In Anthos The War Uzg ceased to be a nation, and the Orcs divided themselves into the Orcish Clans as they have for centuries. Haelun'or separated from Malinor, forming the Enclave of Haelun'or. The Holy Oren Empire dissolved, splitting into five Kingdoms, all of which became Dwarven vassals. Ruska hastily annexed Adunia and Galahar. After some time, the Kingdoms of Ruska and Oren were granted independence.
Over time, the Kingdom of Ruska enveloped the Kingdom of Oren and reformed the Holy Oren Empire, the Orcs conquered the Kingdom of Salvus and converted it into the new Orcish capital, Gronkkston, and the once grand Dwarven empire lost the majority of their lands. The former Human capital of Abresi was torn down and rebuilt in a much more compact manner. It was called New Abresi. Somewhere during this period, the Kingdom of Herendul became recognized by the Holy Oren Empire. It was comprised almost entirely of Human Northerners and sat right on the border with the Frozen North.
Then the Black Scourge began to assault many of the lands on Anthos, in an attempt to terrorize its inhabitants. The Elven capital of Laurelin was hit the hardest, and the entire city was completely destroyed and covered in taint. Efforts began to construct a temporary refugee camp next to the destroyed city, and this camp eventually became the new Elven capital of New Malinor. Shortly after, the Dwarves moved from their previous capital of Kal'Azgoth to the city of Kal'Ithrun, much closer to the Nation's Crossing.
Around this time, the Holy Oren Empire was dissolved once more and became simply the Kingdom of Oren. This kingdom existed unchanged for 20 or so years before it united with the Kingdom of Herendul, however they kept the name of the Kingdom of Oren. A few years passed, with relatively no change in any of the major nations, save the construction of Barbek hold in the Dwarven lands. Then, during the great war between the United Anthos Coalition and the Dwarves with their Scourge allies, the Shining Princedom of Malinor fell to internal rebellion and became the Conclave of Malinor, which had a different government run by a High Magistrate and was allied with Oren.
The survivors of Thales arriving in Athera, there were several nations that moved from past lands. These nations include:
Imperium of Oren, home of the Humans. Haelun'or, a High Elven nation nation providing protection for all Elves. The Grand Kingdom of Urguan, home of the Dwarves.
Although official nation status is limited to those listed above, there have been several other settlements or areas that have been informally or mistakenly referred to as nations. These include Drauchreich in the Nether, the Halfling town of Branborough and the Elven cities of Normandor and Haelun'or in Asulon. Most recently, the migrant nation of the Adunia has surfaced in Anthos.