Brothers of the Tor
Republic of Gwent
The Republic of Gwent is the most powerful nation of the South Pass. The republic has been expanding quickly throughout the south, and though is currently still much weaker then many of the great Kingdoms to the north believes that it will one day rival even mighty Bythos itself. In fact, Gwent has twice now gone to war and successfully taken land from the Bythennian occupied territory of Corba and has also beaten back the once mighty Ravenhold to its smallest borders in generations. Gwent owes much of its success to its friendly terms with the city of Nal-Dîn who have shared some of their advanced technology with the Gwentans and also to its skilled legions which are based off the Imperial model. The government structure of the Republic is oligarchic in nature, with only wealthy land owners being able to stand for office. Elections are held every other year with chief control of the state falling to two elected consuls who share power and act as a check to one another.