Legacy of Ohm
The Veiden Federation is composed of several of the neighboring city states that Ohmst has been alternately allied and at war with for years. The power Ohmst wields has often lead to their achievement of its goals by bullying the smaller powers into compliance which has lead to a large segment of resentment amongst its neighbors. Granted Ohmst’s bullying nature is largely a result of thier formative years being spent under siege, invaded, or otherwise occupied and fed off of by these very same kingdoms. Of the neighboring regions the kingdom of Gark and the Duchy of Wormenstar are the only groups to have abstained from joining the Federation. Gark has for many years shared a mostly beneficial alliance with Ohmst being situated on the opposite side of the bay. The Duchy seems confident that the Federation will break it’s might on the walls of Ohmst like so many other before and once they abandon their attempt the Duchy will be able to swoop in and crack the already softened shell.
The majority of the Federation’s might comes from the kingdom of Shaz Yordram. Shaz Yordram is a fanatical theocracy whose lands encompass the mountains and valleys to the north. The kingdom is ruled by the Prophet, the Prophet guides his people to their ultimate destiny on this plane. The present and previous incarnations of the Prophet have stated that the destiny of the people is to conquer the heathen bastions of the south. Ohmst is of particular interest because of the wealth and power of the city. Once they have dominated Ohmst then the smaller realms will fall in line or be destroyed.