At first, one would assume that such a small country, composed of a tiny peninsula and a chain of rugged, occasionally volcanic islands, would be rather forgettable in the grand scheme of things. It is a good deal away from the hustle and bustle of the Hodanese Empire's activities, and not even the massive Kingdom of Moctiva shares a border with it. It is, indeed, as far East as one may go without being stranded in the endless ocean.
Of course, that's a good deal of why it is so important.
Long ago, Esperell was divided into twelve regional governments, which would occasionally bicker with one another over this and that. These twelve regions were highly different in how they governed themselves, their approach to military matters, and their level of respect for the various creatures they shared their land with. All that truly united the Esperellians was a language and a religion, and even on these matters there would be arguments. Their independence was fierce, and while ther