Taldor is an empire in decline, with a decadent and complicated upper class ruling over an enormous and poverty-stricken lower class. Its prefectures fight border skirmishes, its noble houses joust and ruin one another, and its sparsely populated frontiers have turned lawless and chaotic. Thanks to its ancient Armies of Exploration, however, the Taldan coffers still run deep, and for 700 years now Taldor’s emperors have used their last weapon to keep the Taldan Empire alive: wealth beyond imagination.
Nations on all sides seem to ridicule Taldor and its people... or worse. They have written off the once-mighty empire as insignificant and foretell of its continuing decline. You, however, agree with the Princess Eutropia, the only living child of Grand Prince Stavian III, and see the potential for Taldor's return to glory.