The Thousand Kingdoms
The two cities are connected by the second longest canal in the Western Thousand Kingdoms
The country helps maintains its economy by policing the oceans. It routinely attacks pirates and confiscates their ships and ill-gotten goods. Merchant fleets hire Protectorate warships as escorts. It has healthy mining operations, as well as well shepherded forests. It exports ships, armor, weapons, and mercenaries to other sovereign states (it won’t sell to private citizens) and charges outrageous fees for the elite of other states to attend its military academy.