Oestara is a small country in the Oteron Valley between the nations of Petrova and Oter. It originated as a demilitarized zone after a peace treaty between these warring nations was forged. The treaty forbade any political or military involvement from either side, so within a decade the residents of Oestara proclaimed their sovereignty.
Oestara enjoys a relatively peaceful existence, as neither Petrova nor Oter have been willing to breach the treaty, despite the Valley’s rich mineral resources. It thus lacks an organised military of its own. Rather, it relies upon militia or mercenaries should such force be required. This makes it fertile ground for adventurers seeking fame or fortune.
Area: approx. 160,000 square miles
Population: approx. 1 million civilised humanoids (unknown feral humanoids)
-- 40% human, 20% elven, 20% halfling, 10% dwarven, 10% other
Political structure: Council of Burgs
Capital: Oestara City