The Hands that Move the World
“We gain what we give.”
– Brelish national motto
Ruler: Bortan ir’Wynarn
Breland is a constitutional monarchy, one of the five nations of central Khorvaire it lies in the southwest of the continent enjoying one of the largest areas of the nations and territories. Breland is a mix of open farmland, woodland and sprawling metropolis, the most famous of which is Sharn. The Lightning Rail originates out of Sharn and from there travels across Breland and out to the other nations of Khorvaire, while House Orien roadways branch out to more remote locations among the countryside.
Breland, one of the Five Nations of Khorvaire, is a land that combines agricultural tradition with modern industrial thinking. It takes its name from Brey, the daughter of King Galifar I.
At the death of the last king of Galifar, Wroann ir’Wynarn governed Breland. Though Wroann was the twin sister of Wrogar of Aundair, she was different from him in every way, and promised to make her country a place where people would be judged by who they were, not what they were born into. With her father’s death, Wroann led Breland to be one of the first aggressors in the Last War. This devotion held with time — many of Wroann’s ideals are still held today.
The most recent ruler, King Boranel ir’Wynarn, ruled from 961 YK until his death in 1000 YK. He headed what is one of the most powerful nations of Khorvaire, large both in size and population and boasting expansive industry and trade. Indeed, it could well have been the victor of the Last War, but Boranel, much unlike his ancestor Wroann, sought peace, and drove hard for the Treaty of Thronehold to end the war.
Culture & Society
On the whole, Brelish are an industrious and humble people. Brelish culture emphasizes hard work and dedication, and it shows in its society.
Brelish government is unusual in that it is a constitutional monarchy. Voting members of constituencies elect officials to represent them in the parliament, which often butts heads with the power of the throne. The parliament wishes to have complete control, but as yet, the monarchy has not surrendered it.
Breland has a booming economy due to its focus on trade and industry. Its chief exports are weapons, armor, tools, processed ore, metalwork, manufactured goods, heavy industry. It is home to the West Khorvaire Trading Company.