Not So Winter-Break DnD.
Uldok, the country that the Tsar rules, extends over the upper part of the current continent, Botaar. An unknown amount of years ago, but very recently, the Tsar launched a continent-shaking rebellion, marching with his powerful army on the capital, and overthrowing the complacent former Tsar. To the south are the countries of Shimen, then Iklo and Navina. While Uldok may or may not be the largest country (I am unsure from my map), of the largest countries, Zhemen (blusish one) and Iklo (red one), it is the most hospitable, though that isn’t saying much. Zhemen is mainly swampy and overrun with bandit clans, and Iklo is mainly desert. While Uldok does have inhospitable northern wastes, the Siberia to its Russia, it also has beautiful, fertile farmlands, and seemingly unlimited mineral deposits, including critical deposits of mithral, adamantine, and other metals. Uldok benefits much from the knowledge of the other countries, which helped it to become the most technologically advanced nation that you know of, and probably in the world.
The technological advances of Uldok are very apparent, just by looking at the capitol city. Golem crews are ever-present in the city, an elaborate system controls resources from their mining, imports or factories to where they need to go. In addition, magical effects and energies are widespread across the capital, making life easier and more productive.
The Tsar has an inner circle numbering at the most 50, recognized by the crane ribbons that they wear. You are in it, except for Ehimay. Other known members include: Vizier Helorie, Monroe, von Wolff, Allaiua, Iris, Pippin, Scula, Chrysal, and others. Let me make some up on the spot. Well, there’s Marstin, a summoner, C’zorn, the Tsar’s head General (fighter/magus), and Eln, a psion. There we made some up. Happy now? Other than the Tsar, there seems to be no other royalty. If he and Chrysal were to produce children, the Tsar has mentioned he would have his first born child be the heir, regardless of gender.
Basically the country is run by the Tsar and Helorie, although Chrysal has been taking her duties as Tsarita more seriously, trying to transfer her attention from her other country to Uldok. She is not the “wife” sort of Tsarita, more the “co-ruler” sort of one, although the Tsar is still the one in charge. Helorie rarely disagrees with the Tsar’s judgement, and they almost act as one unit.
I’m currently switching over to Tsar in my speling because it’s more correct and so I can use words like Tsarita, Tsesarevich, Tsarevich, and Tsarevna.