Tales of Desteria
The Theocracy of the Shining Hand
The Theocracy of the Shining Hand is a fairly new political power that has seen a recent rise in power based on the growth of the church of the Shining Hand. As of current they are the only nation that enjoys peaceful relations with all of the major factions of Desteria. Much of this is do to the influence that the church has across the realm. Almost every kingdom has congregations of the church and too attack the Theocracy would be tantamount to declaring war on yourself with the internal discontent it would create. This situation has allowed the Theocracy to hoist an untold amount of weight in the political realm.
This situation has also allowed the Theocracy almost uncontested expansion into the Deep Wastes. Under the guise of missionary efforts to the barbarian tribes of the wastes the theocracy has been able to expand unmolested an with some degree of success into the wild lands. They have even begun relocating many of the converted Elven tribes to reservation camps along the Western borders.