Freehold of Grüenwald

Capitol: Grüen (population: 8,000)
Population: 84,000 (74% Vaas, 19% Iskari, 6% Ralani, 1% other)
Demi-humans: 23,000 (63% dwarves, 14% elves, 8% halflings, 15% gnomes)
Humanoids: some
Government: Freehold
Current Leader: Viscount Clydas Quint
Coat of Arms: a red eye on a dark grey field
Exports: gold, iron, stone, mercenaries

The freehold of Grüenwald could not be more unlike its sister vassal state of Arkadia, it is an evil place of misery and despair.

Located on the Narchion Valley, north of Elyria, between the western shores of the Almyron Sea and the eastern shores of the Iron Sea; Grüenwald has been a freehold for nearly as long as her western neighbor Arkadia, and is even more powerful. About a century ago, the freehold began to decay when some of the Viscounts who ruled it turned to dark sorcery to further their goals. In the last century, Grüenwald actually invaded Elyria and was only defeated by the narrowest of margins. The ruling Quint family has long been ambitious and jealous of the monarchy of Elyria, and is constantly seeking another opportunity to perhaps claim the Darkwood Throne for themselves. This is helped by the unstable politics of the Elyrian Dukes, whose constant infighting and squabbling makes the country a ripe target. At present, the freehold of Grüenwald can wield a force of over 3,000 soldiers when fully mobilized. The two freeholds of Arkadia and Grüenwald are almost constantly at war with one another, and there are many raids and skirmishes in the region.