“As I fly over Mael I cannot help but reflect on the convoluted history of this nation. Or should I say, two nations?
Up until 121 AW, this particular area was occupied by the Galders, a proud people, with deep-rooted tradition in farming and logging. Gald consisted mostly of the Golden Valley where their capital city, Silverscot, resided. Gald was famous for its high-quality wheat-made and wood-made products. However, they were also infamous for their poor negotiation and organizational skills.
However, this changed when Prince of Ember, Dorian III at the age of 17 promised to his newly-wed wife — Princess Katharina, a Whitescar-born Duchess — a crown and a kingdom less humid and hot than Ignos. In a span of 10 years, Dorian III raised an army, conquered the region south of the Golden Valley, built Maelborne, and subjugated the proud, yet unorganized Gald. In 121 AW the Kingdom of Mael was founded and was quickly recognized by nearby nations.
Nowadays, the Monarchy of Mael is a rich and peaceful nation, which makes me wonder: Is simply enough gold the prize of subjugation?”
Excerpt from A Brief History of Ær-Toril
— Janathiel II
Official Name: Monarchy of Mael
Banner: An iron fist holding a mace and a wheat
Economy: Rich (farming, logging)
Population: ~300,000 citizens, 55% Galders, 45% Maelish (a mix of Igni, Vaelian, and others)
Military Strength: Medium
Religion: Galders worships Jaktara (Goddess of Winter and the Hunt), Maelish
Characteristics: Fair Skin, Brown/Blonde Hair, Brown/Black/Green Eyes
Capital: Maelborne, ~140,000 residents