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Valdar does not have that much land in and of itself, but a series of expansionist rulers and a strong navy have allowed it to control foreign areas far beyond what would be normally expected. Due to this, Valdar has small territories across the world, and is a rather cosmopolitan empire. The current Empress, Amalthea III, has seen her lands weather several major events and come out stronger thanks to her capable navy. There are rumors that the Valdaran Empire has a force of ships that can move through the skies as well, but few non Valdarans know if this is true, as the empire has never had to make open war, instead choosing to colonize farther away from settled lands to reap uncontested mineral as well as land wealth.
Its capital, Valdarja is strategically placed at the mouth of a major river leading to the heart of the continent, the Starfall River.