Wyrd of the Kingdoms of Kalamar
Pekal is a land of semi-arid plains to the east, and dale and forest to the west. One hundred and seven years ago, its people successfully revolted against the Kalamaran Empire under the leadership of Lamnian Endremin and with the aid of King Sendir of the Elven city of Cilorealon in the Kalalali Forest to the north. After Lamnian fell in battle, Kefan took the throne but refused the title of king, declaring that henceforth Pekal would be ruled only by princes.
Today, thanks to a combination of being in the center of the known lands of Tellene, an alliance with the elves, and a tolerant rule by its prince and dukes, Pekal is possibly the most diverse nation in the world, welcoming refugees and outcasts from virtually every other land. This diversity is both a strength, bringing some of the world’s best and boldest to defend the land from its many enemies, and a weakness, making it easy for both footloose mercenaries with no loyalties at all and agents of the Vast Empire and Norga-Krangrel to slip in. Consequently, Pekal is a land of intrigue, and even the meanest peasant carries at least a dagger and a wood-axe for protection.