Ways of the Seven
Composed of 11 provinces in the fertile central region of the southern continent, the Valuan Empire is one of the predominant cultural and political forces in the known world. Officially, all formal authority in the Empire is vested in the ruling sovereign (currently His Imperial Majesty, Valerian IV, by the Grace of the Gods, of the Kingdom of Valua and His other Realms and Territories Emperor). However, in practice, there is a balance of power between the Emperor, the Imperial Diet, and the Council of Mages. The Imperial Diet, empowered to enforce the Emperor’s decrees and laws, holds the majority of military power and control over the land, while the Council of Mages possesses authority over the magical skills that support the Empire.
The majority (~70%) of Valuans live in the three central provinces of Alkonost, Forgvard, and Elemenia, and most within those provinces are concentrated in the cities of Endamay, Erathir, and Avandras.
See also: Founding of the Valuan Empire