The Principality of Antiva, simply called Antiva, is a plutocratic nation in northeastern Thedas. Although it possesses few resources of its own, Antiva's location makes it a center for trade in the north. Antiva's wine trade, buoyed by its fruitful vineyards and an aggressive approach to trading practices with other nations, is one of the country's main resources, allowing for a relatively prosperous life for its citizens. Its capital is Antiva City, which lies along the middle of its coastline and is one of the wealthiest cities in all of Thedas.
Its true leaders, if it has any, are a body of argumentative merchant princes who have far more power than the weak monarchy that "officially" rules the nation. The merchant elite prefer to sue for peace when entangled in a war, as the nation is well known for its neutrality and passive approach to crossborder conflicts. Antiva does not have a standing army, yet the nation keeps some of the deadliest assassins in Thedas in the House of Crows. The guild's fame is such that entire kingdoms fear their silent blades.
The people of Antiva are renowned for their festival culture. Holidays in Antiva tend to be celebrated with extra enthusiasm, with revelries lasting beyond thr norm elsewhere in Thedas.
Monarch: King Fulgeno II
Official Language: Antivan