Two sovereigns

The country is a feudal monarchy with a king not much more powerful than the wealthiest nobility. One of the kings, at least – as Salamira has not one, but two who bear this title and it has been so since the foundation of the capital Salamis some 300 years ago. The Old King has been appointed by the Creator himself when his people finally defeated the native Medan witch-kings with herculean effort and settled in the area. His original name was made forgotten by the god and in return he received eternal life – without eternal youth. They call the other ruler The Monarch and they are appointed from among the high nobility by the Old King and the First Bishop of the Creator after the previous Monarch had passed. The Monarchs do not have a settled center of power but instead travel the lands with their courts almost all-year-round.

Traditionally the Monarch is the one who makes laws and who serves as a judge among the nobility. The last few Monarchs had no real control over the dukes and barons however and lately the disputes between them have become so frequent that a foreigner might consider Salamira a feudal anarchy, where the high nobility do as they please on their own lands while citizens of the few free cities and the powerless yet numerous lesser nobility support the Monarchs.

Two sovereigns

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