Also known as the Sal Kingdom or the United Kingdoms of Sal and is the largest mortal kingdom ever founded in the World of Bah’d, encompassing the entire eastern half of Maelstrom. It is the central setting of the Book of Dragons.
You can view the whole collections of The Sal Kingdom and Book of Dragons here.
The Sal Kingdom was founded soon after the Second Pantheon War by Sal the Dragon, son of the God of Fire – Fehrit. It started out as a small village where he decided to stay after he was banished by the Council of Gods for his misdeed. He used his fame of defeating Usano, a false deity who tried to rebel against the Council of Gods, to gain influence from other neighboring kingdoms and gradually made it into a kingdom.
Soon after, they were invaded by Anhurans who had a grudge against the God of Fire. The Anhurans were able to capture Sal but the king managed to save his young children to be captured and who after ten years would come back to save their father and retake the kingdom.
The fame of his children, especially Princess Wilhelmina's, sent fear and respect to other kingdoms which were soon annexed by the ever-expanding kingdom. In just five years, the entire territory of Sal had expanded a hundred times, assimilating five great kingdoms, fifteen city-states, and the Nipolese Culture, which the Gregan Empire failed in the past. This massive and rapid expansion, and general fear of the God of Fire, created fame and prosperity for the kingdom, which other neighboring countries would create a peaceful relationship with.
Government and Affairs
The whole map of Sal Kingdom in its peak
The Sal Kingdom was mainly governed by the Royal Family, the Dragons.
The Dragons were demigods hailing from the lineage of the God of Fire – Fehrit and had the innate ability to wield, summon and manipulate fire, thus the name. Princess Wilhelmina was the only exception as she did not have this ability. However, most of the northern part of the kingdom was governed by the Duke of Lotus, who was also referred to as the second most powerful person in the kingdom as he controlled half of the military force.
Wilhelmina Crimsonwing, princess of Sal Kingdom
Due to the vastness of the kingdom, each vassal state retained its type of government with Wilhelmina acting as the prefect for the whole kingdom. The Vassal states also signed an armistice to prevent large-scale wars within the kingdom. The kingdom was also cultural-tolerant and allowed various cultures to be practiced.
Politically, Sal Kingdom was a neutral nation and its only known enemy was the Anhurans. It had a trade alliance with the western nations, such as Holn Kingdom, who gifted their former enclave – the Greyrose, and Gregan Empire, who surrendered the Epotist’s states, and the Sha Dominion, also a new mortal kingdom in the 4th era. The Sal Kingdom was a leading export of almost all goods and luxury due to its location being fertile and rich.
A Nipolese Dragon Rider - one of the elite units of Sal Kingdom
Militarily, the Sal Kingdom’s major force was the Nipolese Army, which primarily formed a military alliance against the Anuhrans. However, there were some small military forces formed by some vassal states. The kingdom had also attracted a lot of famous heroes, one of whom was Saint Ogal, a former eptoist. With the multiple kingdoms that acted majorly independent, the Sal Kingdom’s military power was assumed to be greater than the rest, that even the Gregan Empire dare not attempt a conquest.
Characters from Sal Kingdom (featured in Paras so far)
The Princess of Sal Kingdom who famously killed half of the entire Anhuran Army (more or less two hundred thousand) singlehandedly in one battle.
Rian the Snake
The prodigy of Sal Kingdom who was recruited after defeating the anhurans in their second invasion.
Saint Ogal Valentine
The Commander General of Sal Kingdom who oversees all military operations. He is a Saint and a skilled warrior told to have never lost a duel.
The second most powerful person in the Sal Kingdom, he is a nipolese who can transform into a dragon that breathes flames that instantaneously melt steel.
The court mage and head of reconnaissance of Sal Kingdom, she is Simon Artwind's wife and known to be a master of all water-based arcanes.
The captain of the Nipolese Dragon Riders and the righthand of Princess Wilhelmina.