The location of the Ellery family castle, Gramhead is one of the major shipping ports for imports from the west Isles.
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
The Ellery royal family presides over a cabinet put forth by the landowners of each county. While the Cabinet makes most of the laws for the kingdom, the royal family may step in in times of crisis to lead the kingdom.
Until the last 200 years, Gramhunt has fought with it’s then neighbor, Desole, over the countries refusal to give back lands belonging to a former Gramhunt noble after her conversion to Mitrism. Gramhunt maintains that the noble’s lands should have remained with her country of origin rather than going with her after her defection to Desole. After the Diet of Cantois, Gramhunt has formally declared peace, although Desole has claimed that privateers financed by Gramhunt have continued to prey upon Desole shipping lines.
Gramhunt has many mercantile and diplomatic ties with Pegali. Most notable of these is the two countries’ mutual defence pact, which ensures that Gramhunt will defend any military action by Desole upon Pegali soil.
Gramhunt and the various city-states that make up Orsel have access to the Western Isles, and have general agreements not to interfere with shipping and trade lines of the other countries. The nature of Orsel’s city states make enforcing such difficult, however.