Galoya is a relatively peaceful coastal nation that did their best to remain out of the conflicts of their neighbors. There was a period of civil war within the nation 150 years ago, when Galoya attempted to enforce a state religion. The end result led to the formation of the Primist state of Maseda, as well as setting an example of the strife religious intolerance could breed. The strong naval traditions in the nation lead to a large merchant fleet, as well as a strong naval presence. Many shipping companies hold charters from Galoya.