Anyway, the game was set as three human kingdoms and two demihuman kingdoms (the gnomes used to have a kingdom, but it was destroyed during the war) are reunifying after a brutal twenty-four-year war against the monstrous humanoids. As part of the preparation, he had each player write a specific kingdom in the world. Since I put a lot of work into it — it's got history, geography, even sidebars! — I share it with you.
I was given the kingdom of Trias, and no guidelines to flesh it out. After brainstorming, I came to Papal States meets Warring States, with the end of the Han dynasty thrown in for flavor (I had just seen the abridged version of Red Cliff — it's so rad I got the five-hour unabridged version, although I have not yet carved out time to watch it — and had magnificent bastard warlords on the brain).
Without further ado:
The Kingdom of Trias