Protectorate of Menoth
The death of Garrick Voyle brought great upset to the Protectorate. No one was prepared for his passing and the subject of his replacement was debated long and hard. There was no unanimous decision in this case, and they eventually settled on a man that no one had any particularly strong feelings for or against. As it turned out, he was an excellent choice. The new Heirarch is a considered something of a progressive among his people, though still incredibly conservative when viewed from an outside lens. He promptly signed the New Treaty of Corvis, gaining significant benefits for his country.
Now considered a fully fledged nation in its own right, the Protectorate has full autonomy. While on paper this seemed impressive, it proved to change little in reality. The oppression they constantly felt from Cygnar was replaced with the burden of supporting themselves entirely. The new Heirarch instituted a number of reforms, reigning in the Menites’ aggression and making the country far more hospitable to outsiders. Idrians were granted citizen status even if they hadn’t converted. The country has made huge strides in the development of divine mechanika with the assistance of skilled arcane mechaniks from the Church of Morrow. The laying of railroad tracks has made travel through the mostly desert country far easier and created stable supply lines. It also opened avenues for the exploration of new uses for their one natural resource: oil.
Despite all the positive changes, the country is still a strict Theocracy. Though it is now illegal to persecute a person purely based on their religion, all political power still rests in the hands of the Menite Church. Many of those who wield such power are dismayed by what they see as the sudden erosion of their influence. Over the last decade, they have begun to settle more into their, slightly reduced, roles, though discontent is still quite high.