The Galvan Republic is a kingdom of Dwarves and Gnomes existing in the cold tundra of the north. In the past, the region was rich in resources and food. Unfortunately, the seals have been hunted to the brink of extinction and what few mines do exist are nearly depleted. Formally, the Galvan Republic Senate has asked the Elves of Daedala for aid, however the Elves are unable to spare the quantity of resources necessary to sustain the kingdom. The Dwarves and Gnomes of the Republic, while openly understanding, are furious with the Elves only for the reason that they have provided aid to the Elves in the past and are now being left to die. Many are starving to death and the Republic, as a whole, is in decline.
The Galvan Republic currently occupies the two northernmost islands of Regnum and the tundra plain north of Daedala. Numerous underground complexes and abandoned mines dot the landscape along with farms and small ranches. Even the livestock and agriculture is insufficient to support the population, however blossoming trade with Pelijia is slowing the problem and may eventually help to cure it.
Only the sturdy Dwarves and Gnomes occupy this kingdom as it is too harsh for many of the races. Only the occasional visitor, sometimes from another dimension, is able to withstand the relatively constant cold.