Soivoda is a collective term used for the ten counties of eastern Ustalav still ruled by their hereditary noble families. The name is taken from the founder of the nation, Soividia Ustav. They include the provinces of Amaans, Ardeal, Barstoi, Caliphas, the former county of Furcina now known as the Furrows, Odranto, Sinaria, Ulcazar, Varno, and Versex. These stand in contrast to the counties of Canterwall, Lozeri, and Vieland, which since 4670 AR have thrown off their hereditary rulers, replacing them with councils of prominent citizens.[1]