The Free City of Gabyr

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Free City of Gabyr
c. 1000 BEKE–{{{year_end}}}
Flag of Gabyr
Flag
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Coat of arms
Location of Gabyr
Location of Gabyr
CapitalGabyr
Common languagesOfficial language:
Gabyrian
Minority languages:
various, including Gaviúran
Religion various
GovernmentMonarchy and Plutarchy
History 
• Estabilished
c. 1000 BEKE
This is about the sovereign state known as "Gabyr". For city (which happens to be the state's capital city), see Gabyr (city)

The Free City of Gabyr, also known by the simplified name of the Principality of Gabyr to outsiders, is a rich and ancient city-state whose foundation is shrouded in mystery.

Occupying the southern coastline of the grand isle of Keldorn, it has been a safe haven for merchants and pirates alike for at least a thousand of years, if not longer even. Governed by a powerful leader called the Sea Lord, who is surrounded by an oligarchic council of minor actual functions, Gabyr possesses the largest war fleet and merchant navy in the known world, thus her control of sea trade is practically uncontested by all states considered a great power, of which combined naval power could not match that of the Free City.

Also known and infamous for sheltering the first lich, his apprentice, and paving the way for the creation of the undead state to the north, she is a long-time rival of Froturn and Etrand, which therefore have little to no influence over the foreign affairs of Gabyr's maritime empire. As a matter of fact, Gabyr is sometimes called the "Secret Empire of the Sea", not just due to its naval hegemony, but also because of its recent and not-so-recent history of having established colonies and tributaries accross both the Occident and the Orient, such Charnek, the Qariash Islands, and various city-states on the Reyang Peninsula.

Demographics

The total population of Gabyr as of 831 AEKE is 111,340. The total population of Gabyr and Keldorn combined is 370,340, meaning that Gabyr has 30.06% of the island's population.