(Large Kingdom) -- Nemedia, the central pillar of Hyborian culture and
civilization stands ever in defiance to their habitual foes, mighty
Aquilonia. The gleaming Nemedian knights are rightly proud for their
army which is as diverse as it is deadly. Nemedia may well extend an
empire without limit ... IF they can stop the hosts of Aquilonia.
Listen, O Lord of the Scarlet Dragon, and I shall read the chronicles
of Nemedia's birth. The Nemedian lands were, of old, a part of Acheron,
that cursed sister empire to Stygia. Migrating southward, our proud
Hybori forebears were cruelly set upon by the evil that was Acheron and
thrown alive into the fire of Set, the Arch-Demon of the purple-towered
Python. But we banded together in large war tribes, and the kingdom of
Nemedia was born, Hyborian high kings and war chiefs learning warfare
at the hands of Acheron Iron Legions.
After two thousand years of striving we crushed our foes. We left no
two stones of that great, evil city standing together! In the
aftermath, half our folk traveled west in pursuit of Acheronian
survivors and founded Aquilonia. Our own ancestors founded Nemedia amid
rich croplands and orchards, creating the first Hyborian kingdom the
world had seen.
For hundreds of years thereafter we fought off our own kin, driven
south jupon us by the Hyperborean expansion, and sometimes by wild
blond reavers from the far north. Finally they penetrated our lands
into Ophir, Koth, and Corinthia, displacing the Acheron vassal
states still there.
We waxed strong and grew in wisdom, in time surpassing all other
nations in science and scholarship as we became the pillar of Hyborian
culture and achievement. So we remain to this day. Aquilonia has since
begun to covet all that we possess, and makes claims upon our borders.
Throughout our history, we have waged intermittent battles to the death
with this, our western neighbor. We have camped at Tarantia's gates,
and Aquilonians are not strangers to our soil. We have had much peace,
but we have also always known that only one of our two kingdoms can
rise to dominance in the western world. Thou must make certain that the
ultimate victor is Nemedia, young one!
Thy forefathers have found great utility in the Border Kingdom as a
buffer state. We have quietly supported it to protect against the wild
Cimmerians, Asgardians, and Hyperboreans. The continuance of the Border
Kingom has become part of our national policy. Bear that in mind, Great
One, along with the need for dealing, someday, with the threat that is
Aquilonia. Now listen well as I reveal the length and breadth of
Nemedia, land of the Scarlet Dragon.