The Summer Empire
Location: Lower reach
Themesong: Crimson Thirst
Characteristics: The last of the Nations of the Night, Calas has stood for a thousand years and for most of that time has been ruled by the same couple: Alexis the Black and her consort Flauros. On the eve of the Dawn War, they cut a deal with the rebellion and, in
exchange for their support, their kingdom remained unmolested. A number of Nobles even fled to Calas during the rebellion, and Alexis and Flauros extended them a welcoming hand—provided they would consent to being blood-bonded, of course.
There is no strife in Calas. Crime is low, the laws are fixed, and the unrest and agitation that can characterize elections is unknown there. Of course, dissent is harshly suppressed, and in addition to monetary payments, the rulers charge the sanguinary tax, but some citizens of the Summer Empire look longingly at the stability Calas provides. Alexis has been quick to capitalize on this, and Calabim emissaries can be found in every country in the Summer Empire, quick to point out the benefits of rule by the Nobility.