Empire of Belicae
Belicae is the largest political state on the continent of Great Expanse. It covers roughly 70% of the landmass, encompassing multiple different biomes and peoples. The state as it is currently known to the people has existed for over a thousand years, being formed officially after a long conflict with the empire of Alterium. It is ruled by a royal family and a vast court of noblemen and officials. The size of the empire prevents the enforcement of state religion or philosophy, and it often takes a laissez faire approach to rule.
Belicae employs a variety of soldiers, most volunteer, but as well as some indentured and conscripted. It is well-disciplined and has a proud military history. It is loyal to the crown and rarely questions that loyalty. The military doubles as the peace keeping force and is sent anywhere unrest begins within the empires borders. Occasionally skirmishes between Alterium and Belicae occur, but both empires and their military honor the ancient armistice between them.