In the mid-20th Century, in Europe, several traditional hereditary monarchies managed to survive both world wars, remaining independent and retaining their original form of government. Among these were Boravia, Carabas, Cornovia, Gardevia, Gavonia, Granaco, Kravia, Markovia, Moldacia, Norania, Numark, Offalia, Pan Balgravia, Ruina, Sardonia, Solvonia, and Valdania. Others, such as Cerania, Emporia, Patrania, or Resbia, are confirmed to have survived the First World War, but are not known to have survived the second.
Until at least the mid-20th Century, the art of swordsmanship and the practice of dueling were kept alive in the tiny kingdom of Valdania. Modern weapons were banned by law.
- King of Valdania
- Queen of Valdania
- Princess Evalina
- Kandu, Prime Minister of Valdania
- Ace of Swords
- Black Blade
- Slash Sabre