A force that won independence and self-government from the Holy Aionian Empire. The village where the main characters live, Telbe, is part of this force. They are bound by an old oath to respond to the Holy Empire's requests for cooperation, but the number of people who feel dissatisfied is not small. It's doubtful that this system of cooperation is equally beneficial to both parties.
Many regional forces, such as Shuraat Town and Orosk Village, as well as the main character's hometown, Telbe Village, are carrying out self-governance in the Holy Empire's region. Influential people in their respective regional forces have arrived at a crossroads due to the Holy Empire forcing subordination upon them because of the Hundredth-Year Monster.