Ballad of the Chimera
The kingdom of Prean lives for war. They are never at a time of peace. But it’s not because of greed or vulnerability. It’s because they’re good at what they do. Few will disagree that it’s the most powerful kingdom. Every one Prean warrior is worth ten Narellan. To make matters worse for their opponents all mages within the kingdom become necromancers. They raise the dead from battles to use as undead slaves. They can raise walls and set up a well defended camp overnight. This makes them an unstoppable force. There are only two kingdoms that has managed to hold them off in the past. Narella and Creiwyn. Narella utilized its forests and massive walls. Creiwyn had superior mages that could take out armies. They are currently still at war with Creiwyn though not many battles have taken place recently. The kingdom of Creiwyn has been too occupied trying to take Narella.
The king of Prean is decided through combat. One must formally challenge the king in a fight to the death. If they win they become the new king. That’s how it always has been. That’s how it always will be. If a king dies in battle or through any other means a tournament is held to decide the next king. This political turmoil has been their downfall in previous battles against Creiwyn and Narella. However since the War King Doran was crowned things have been rather stable.