Our Material Plane
In the days when Caith ruled the western coasts and central continent, there was a collective along the coast called the People of Laius. Lore tells that the former god of the dead, Kelemvor pitied these people, and after sending them aid through his exarch Roland, they overthrew the rule of Caith. Laius then built the High Church of Kelemvor which served as the base of resistance to Caith. This resistance became known as the Orlandi, or Overlanders, and they were ruled by the Pen of Kelemvor, a monarch who claimed to exact the will of their god.
The Orlandi temporarily merged with the budding merchant city of Florizel, seizing the lands around it and becoming the nation of Glamis, and together the two powers crippled the kingdom of Caith.
The Church of the Orlandi grew decadent over the years of plenty and power, and the central authority of the Pen served as the central tenet while contact with their disinterested god became nonexistent. “Kelemvor’s Judgment” was no more than a phrase to note the Pen’s political distaste towards an individual rather than any moral imperative. The Church began to wage purges, crusades, and holy wars for political and personal interests, and when Kelemvor abdicated his throne and split it between Lancaster and the Raven Queen nearly 400 years ago, the church refused to recognize this change.
Finally, Florizel grew into a rich trade city, whose influence expanded as a secular answer to the church, especially in the southern and eastern holdings of Glamis. By Yr 600, Florizel refused to pay the tithe imposed by the Church, and the city asserted its right to maintain a private militia outside of the Church’s authority, threatening to secede if the Church did not lessen its demands on the city. The Pen then branded the entire city as heretical, and the kingdom of Glamis split into two separate nations: Fife and O’rland. However, due to the Pen’s angry decision to draw the new border “as far away from devilish mercantilism as possible,” O’rland was created overly small while Fife maintained friendly communication with the peoples of the lands outside Florizel as well as flourishing trade with Ruslan.
As the nations of Fife, Ruslan, and Antenora rose to positions of great power, O’rland dwindled along with its enemy, Caith. It retained its lands taken from Caith but depends still on an outdated system of government which fixed the nation into its current position of stasis, while the nations around it thrive.