The Great Coalition of the Goodly
The Coalition was formed during the dark years of the tiefling empire. It was founded by a group of heroes from each of the noble races. Together they conceived of a daring plan: to infiltrate the Valley of Dry Fountains and magically steal the source of the tieflings’ power – the Block.
After the battles were over and the dead were buried, each race choose one hero to represent them in the new alliance. The resulting political games resulted in a single nation, the Kingdom of Artesia. The dragonborn and dwarven factions, however, remained seperate but close allies of the new kingdom.
Through the centuries the coalition has waxed and waned in strength, but no major conflicts have yet erupted. Over thirty years ago High King Arnold strengthened the Artesian alliances by marrying Ball and giving halflings high positions in the Artesian government and several valuable tracts of land near the bays of Newport. The cities of Newport were upset and began to slowly remove themselves from Artesian control.