Aptly named Thunder by the early Nordic settlers, the province of Torden is plagued by frequent, violent thunderstorms.
Administrative Head: Howard Gyldene, Duke of Solvahal
The largest city in the kingdom, and a cultural hub, Solvahal is named after the Silver Trees of the Nylands.
Annexed by Arrkaya: 1228
Administrative Head: Lord Oliver Arron
Through its fertile paddy fields and thriving port, Arroz is a major contributor to Arrkayan economy.
Annexed by Arrkaya: 1270
Province: West Bremestein
Administrative Head: Lord Solomon Ganz
Once known for its fertile land and diverse flora, Bleda has been left barren after decades of repeated wars and inept administration.
Annexed by Arrkaya: 1262
Province: East Bremestein
Administrative Head: Lord Armel Klaus
The consequences of the unexpected Arrkayan victory in the Battle of Oldenburg broke the deadlock, crippling Heiligesian forces for the remainder of the war.
Administrative Head: Lord Casper Erling
One of the four original Arrkayan strongholds, the City of Ostra has never been penetrated by the enemy.
Administrative Head: Lord Frank III
Known to most as the City of Lights, Lumiere is inhabited largely by the descendants of Norman settlers.
Administrative Head: Lord Hector Cordovan
Due to its rich deposits of coal, Jerndal has become a major industrial centre.
It is believed by many that the water of the legendary Sweet Lake of Nyvarda possesses magical healing properties.
The Lake holds special significance in several cultures, and it has been the location for all Heiligesian royal weddings.
Made entirely of Silver Trees, thus named for their pale, glistening bark, the woods of Nylands are home to the Wanderers.
Administrative Head: Queen Ammelina
The immaculately engineered City of Staal is a living testament of the Heiligesian spirit.
Governor: Marquis Bastian
Despite the treacherous heights and the eponymous black bears, the Cathedral of Schwarzenbaren remains a major pilgrimage centre.
Governor: Count Yaegar III
Constructed along the banks of Halbmond See, Dresden has long been a popular tourist destination for affluent nobles.
Fed by a distributary of the serpentine river Ophidius, Halbmond See gets its name from its unique shape.
Nestled between four stark mountains of black stone, Karakaya is among the most inhospitable locations in Nyvarda.
The unforgiving terrain imbibes a great respect for skill and fortitude in the residents.
Forest of Death
Also known to some as the Forest of Life, this fabled forest is too dense for even sunlight to enter untouched.
Supposedly inhabited by dangerous wild beasts and mythical beings, the forest spells doom to all humans who dare enter.
Rising high and steep, the Igneler mountain range leaves the western end of Heiligesia completely inaccessible. All attempts to cross it have ended in disaster.
Many great bards have spun tales about what lies beyond the mountains, the most popular ones featuring giants.