|Grand Duchy of Ovalrine|
Banner of Arms and Arms of Ovalrine
Map of Ovalrine
|State religion:||Church of The Stallion|
|Geography & Demographics|
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Ovalrine is a grand duchy within Gilderdammen currently ruled by Grand Duke Diethard Speer.
When Hexe and Totenwald rode to war, Ovalrine refused to declare for either. When Sigiswald and Uln petitioned the Grand Duke to support them in their endeavors to seek justice for their patrons, he refused to entertain the notion. The Speer Dynasty has resolved to keep Ovalrine out of the fray at all costs. Armies of other nations are permitted to march through their lands, so long as a tax is paid. Attempts to forcefully coerce Ovalrine into the war on either side are met by fierce resistance, as Ovalrine is part of the Tripartite of Independent States along with Nekaras and Khalenia. On occasion, they will join the Tripartite in military actions, but only if immediate gains are obvious. It is often said that the first army to leave a battlefield is the one that belongs to Ovalrine and in many instances they do not make it there at all. Outsiders tend to view Ovalrine people as craven and cowardly, with the Speer name openly mocked. Yet the Grand Duke cares not for the opinions of others, as he’s content to grow fat from the profiteering in times of war while keeping his people safe from the horrors it brings.