The Hundred Kingdoms
The Militia Act has been one of the most stabilizing and far reaching reforms ever implemented in the Hundred Kingdoms, curbing the power of the noble lords, while helping the population defend itself against outside threats. This holds doubly true in the old imperial province of Braeonia, where the peasantry has mastered the use of the longbow. So effective is this weapon, that local authority can seldom be enforced, with banditry and poaching often supplementing the income of the peasant class. Some turn to more noble pursuits, forming mercenary bands, whose skills and prowess are in much demand across the Kingdoms.