The northern Free Canton is fiercely fighting the Empire for independence. One of the first cantons to declare independence, Friesberg has managed to not only hold the Empire at bay, but has also expanded into Imperial territory and developed a thriving navy.
While it was an Imperial province, Friesberg’s trading towns made it one of the richest and most urbanized parts of the West. As a consequence, a very sophisticated culture developed, with impressive achievements in the arts and architecture, rivaling those of Basilia itself.
Benefiting from trade with the East, El Malaki, and the other Cantons, there has been a strong shift of political and economic power to Friesberg, which, having modernized its economy, is now more wealthy and prosperous than much of the Empire.