Skar Valde is one of the two nations formed by a Dwarven Skold, or lord. The kingdom was formed during during the same period as Vallatia’s invasion of Dendra and the Hamatian peninsula’s independence movement. Skarstad, one of the unconquered dwarven holds in the north, chose to intercede and sieze control of the area to its south, nominally to aid the other Dwarven holds to the south. Skar Valde is dominated by the dwarven holds, but the mixed regions are not oppressed. Rule is typically by the local Skolds, but orders from Skarstad and its Skold take precedence. There have been a few times when those orders have been enforced through domestic use of the military.