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Once the jewel in the crown of the Empire of Cheliax, today Sargava (pronounced sahr-GAH-vah) has broken away from the motherland and is dependent on the protection of the Free Captains of the Shackles. The ongoing cost of that protection is crippling the former colony, but the prevailing opinion remains that no price is too high to pay for autonomy.
The population consists mainly of Mwangi tribesmen, ruled over by the Chelaxian colonials. The colony's empty treasury is making it difficult to control the tribesmen, and there have been several native revolts.
The death of Aroden in 4606 AR saw Cheliax fall into civil war. Sargava's then governor, Baron Grallus, chose to support House Davian in the struggle. Unfortunately for Sargava, House Thrune won the throne, and eventually a fleet of galleons was sent to bring Sargava back under the control of Cheliax. Rather than submit, Baron Grallus chose to pay for the assistance of the Free Captains of the Shackles. The pirates' seamanship proved more than a match for the Cheliax fleet, and the expeditionary force's galleons were sunk in Desperation Bay.
Today the former colony continues to pay the pirates for protection, despite the high cost.
Chelish colonials ruling over Mwangi tribesmen.
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