Crystalline Cadences II
Summerland Empire Province States
Known as the “holy land” of the Summerland Empire, the province-state of Jermiah was only recently established (within the last seventy-five years). Jermiah grew from the lone city-protectorate of Emtoch-Iser. Though Emtoch-Iser weathered the orcish invasion well due to its high walls and renowned garrison, most of the neighboring province-states were destroyed, having borne the brunt of the wars. In the years after the defeat and expulsion of most of the East-Sea hordes from the heart of the Summerlands, Emtoch-Iser was compelled to extend its influence to protect what remained of the Adiel in the region. Using its resources, Emtoch-Iser first founded Ataiah as an additional protectorate and a place to house refugees. When it began rebuilding the city of Keshet as the current town of Joram to make use of the rich and unique fields (and house and protect more refugees from wars in province-states to the south), Emtoch-Iser declared itself the capital of the province-state Jermiah. It received symbolic approval from Arioch soon after.