For the founder, see King Verandi.
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Verandi was one of the Three Brother Nations, consisting of the land left by The Smith to his son Verandi. It is the oldest part of the Smith's empire, as it contains the village where he grew up, along with his ancient capital of Forge. Verandi is also known for the Ankhegs that live there, helping plough farmers' fields and occasionally eating cattle.
However, almost 200 years ago, Verandi was conquered by the Deluvian Empire in an attempt to demoralise the land-dwellers. The war for Verandi raged for much longer than the Deluvians expected, in part thanks to assisstance provided by Lady Vasarus and the Laric Counterinvasion, though Verandi eventually fell to the invaders and many of the surviving humans, including the King's heir, fled north to Vistria, the King himself having been assassinated. Now many descendants of the Verandi refugees still live in Vistrian refugee camps, lacking jobs and frequently food, although many serve as a low-cost labour force for Vistrian lords and buisiness owners. Those of Verandi royal or noble descent, such as Hando van Smith and Draven Rowe, are known as the "shadow nobility" and tend to live as guests of Vistrian royals/nobles, although they are often seen as freeloaders.
Nowadays, the only non-Deluvian inhabitant of Verandi is Nemondai, who uses his skills as a Ninja to avoid detection by the Deluvian forces.
Recently the Kingdom of Vistria accepted a peace treaty with the Deluvian Empire that would return about a quarter of Verandi's land to Human control.