The long War Rising
The Ivalchian Empire is the dominant power in the east. It is an imperial republic that was officially founded in 815 AF. Even from its founding the empire was beset on all sides by enemies, this has led to inherent distrust of those who were not imperial. In the year 915 AF began what would become known as the War of Ascenscion, a long series of conflicts in which the state of Ivalch became an empire by conquring its neighbors one at a time. This era ended 1064 AF when there were none left in the east when the last kingdoms finally succumbed to the imperial conquest.
There are two reasons that the empire has remained so stable; The high degree of education and technology, the Empire has been a focal point of innovation in the world creating many technologies that drive the world, and a mysterious group called the Seven. A group enforces the Immutable Laws of the Empire and ensures the safety and continuation of the empire against foreign and domestic threats.
The current Imperial House is House Severin, with Emperor Hastor Severin at its head ruling from the grand city of Zelenyagrad.