While the nation of Evengia, as founded under the House of Verthi 150 years ago, is the youngest of the three great human kingdoms (discounting smaller kingdoms such as Midth), the concept of Evengia as a single land was predated only by the ancient Sol Kharaogh. Before King Qaro Verthi set out from Decarna and unified Evengia, there was only a vast land of city-states and baronies.
Since the Verthi Ascension, the Evengian Empire became the most rapidly expanding kingdom in the Continent, even surpassing the vast (but stagnant) Sol Kharaogh. While most rulers of Evengia maintained non-discriminatory policies, most historians attribute its rapid expansion of power and industry to be the final ‘nail in the coffin’ in the subjugation of the ancient races. Another effect of House Verthi’s influence is the spread of Orlan’s Triumvirate as the dominant religion of the Continent (excluding Sol Kharoagh).
Following the Great War, much has changed about Evengia’s government. Officially, the People’s Parliament of Evengia has taken control of the empire from the monarchy, but establishing its power remains to be a slow process and the final son of House Verthi, Prince Thousin, still leads the empire in practice. The devastation of the war combined with the overhaul of Evengia’s government has left the lands in a state of turmoil. The depletion of manpower (caused by the losses during the war and compounded by the government blacklisting of all who served under the Errant Prince) and the need to rebuild several major cities destroyed during the war and maintain order over the homelands have made it necessary to turn much of the law enforcement over to the private sector (funded by Evengia’s near limitless treasury). The return of the gamblers and their presence everyday life in Evengia has become one of the chief criticisms of Thousin’s new regime. While he promises they are but growing pains and an inevitable part of Evengia’s bright future, many of noted that he continues to use Evengia’s remaining forces to continue to expand (now into the Savage Lands) rather than allow the nation a chance to rebuild after its civil war.