Having suffered an invasion by Khador, Llael is still working to reconstruct itself a decade later. Cygnar offered hefty trade concessions to Khador in order to secure their ally’s freedom, and even now offers a great deal of monetary and military aid. While they are reluctant to be in debt to any country, Llael’s relationship with Cygnar is still very strong.
Archduke Glabryn, the former Prime Minister, was tried for treason and will almost certainly spend the rest of his life in prison. Whether he facilitated the invasion or simply cooperated with the Khadorans matters not at all to the people of his kingdom. The man is universally reviled, making him something of a symbol of the trials of the occupation. The Parliament has washed their hands of him, choosing to go through the arduous process of finding one of their late King’s offspring to set on the throne. Expecting someone with dubious ties to the royal family to use as a puppet, The young man they found thoroughly surprised them when it turned out that there was indisputable proof of his royal parentage. He has also proven to be a capable and fair leader, expanding Parliament’s role in governing the kingdom rather than abolishing it.
Due to the strong presence of the Order of the Golden Crucible, Llael has become something of a hotbed for alchemical and mechanikal innovation. Housing a major branch of the University of Mechanikal Innovation, Merywyn enjoys the benefits of cutting edge technology. This, along with it’s excellent geographical position, has helped Llael regrow as a major trade power. As Immoren has become more united, Llael emerged as something of a central nexus point. The Llaelese army has been reorganized and reconstructed, stronger than it has ever been, and now stands watch over it’s still lamentably porous borders. Despite this, the kingdom continues to feel the greedy gaze of it’s looming neighbor, Khador, always fearing the day the northerners will again steal their freedom.