Solitra began as a simple fiefdom of a collapsing empire. With corruption and conflict rife within the empire and an emperor of weak character its end was swift and chaotic, with war over territory occuring less than a year since the abdication and dissolution. Seeing the dissolution of the empire nearing and under threat by neighbouring dukes and kings, Duke Solis IV renamed himself as Grand Duke Solitra I and began to annex his weaker counterparts. The wars were bloody and hard fought with the first Grand Duke losing his life in combat, his successor Grand Duke Solitra II finally completed the annexation several years later and united the lands and peoples. The resulting conflicts gave birth to the Solitra, a isolated militaristic nation with a ruling Grand Duke that has stood tall for many years.