The Western Federation of Nations Led by the Heart of a Born Ruler
Reinfeldt is a prince of the Heifeldt Empire, but he was never considered the heir to the throne since he's the son of a concubine.
Reinfeldt's mother suffered from severe depression after giving birth to him. On her last day at the palace, she whispered to him: "I have been true to you and only you." Reinfeldt missed his mother, but the Queen Consort taught him, nursed him, and loved him as her own son especially because she didn't have one of her own. She would always say to him, "Lower yourself. Lay low and don't show your claws until the opportunity presents itself.'
He focused only on becoming stronger, saying he's not interested in getting married. When he turned 15, he gave up his privileges as a member of the royal family and announced that he will board the expedition shin to the Old Continent.
Once he's gone out into the big wide world, he was a quiet young boy no more. Every night, he would dream of revealing his claws at last and make everyone kneel before him. Back in Heifeldt, princes waged a war between each other and the war led a rebellion. In the tragic year, Reinfeldt announced complete independence from the Empire and opened the era of a free city.
"Those who discover and exploit shall have the right to an inheritance and land." Nothing else needed to be said. A countless number of warriors and funds flooded into Megas.
You're one of them, coming into view from a distance.
The Eastern Federation of Merchants Led by the Heart of Steel
His father was a trader. Ever since he was little, he followed everywhere his father went, and learned everything from his father.His father was so successful as a trader that it was impossible to know how much money he was making in a day. When his friends studied math at school, he took an inventory of all the items piled up in the warehouse with an abacus.
His father used to say, "Money comes and goes, and it can come when you have none." He was murdered by someone when he was 17.
All the wealth and friends he had made all his life were like sand through his fingers. His father's death made his blood boil, but he couldn't waste his life on this and stop living his life. Echsteel makes a hard decision. He was no rookie.
Time passed, and before he knew it, he became the central figure in trading business in the port city of Matra just like his father had been. He has gone through so much hardship in such a short period of time that all his hair had turned white before be turned 29, but he still had the same piercing eyes he had when he buried his father and got back on his feet. So many people perished and an astronomical amount money was invested in finding the new sea route marked on his father's map that he'd tried so hard to protect.
Ten years have passed. It was like a miracle. One of the ships made it back to the port for the first time. Upon hearing the news on the very same day, Echsteel said nothing but drew a thick line on the map to complete the sea route. Citizens, landlords, merchants, mercenaries, sailors, and everyone else shed tears, shouting out the name Echsteel.
And it looks like you're among them.