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Siltvelt (シルトヴェルト ) is a country of Beast-men located in the west of Melromarc.
It was mentioned to have been found by the Shield hero in the past and exist only for the sake of Shield hero.
It was once under the control of four great races, the Hakuko, Genmu, Shusaku, and Aotatsu. However, after the war with Melromarc the Hakuko's forces were greatly ravaged and they, as a race, fell from a position of authority, but they still hold some influence. Those of the Shusaku race tend to be pro Shield Hero radicals while those of the Gemu race are of the moderate faction. The moderate prefer not to depend too much on the hero while the radical devote themself to the hero. The previous shield hero met his end less than a month in this country. whether he was weak or stuck in a conspiracy is unknown and the Siltvelt had a difficulty in swallowing it.
After the Heroes were summoned by Melromarc, they were greatly enraged for breaching the internation agreement.But the queen of Melromarc, Mirelia explained that was to protect their nation and not any other motives. Though displeased they were unable to retort since the queen also pointed out the last shield hero demise in Siltwelt and also because of Fabuley sided with them.They along with other nation schocked by Mirelia's acceptance to Fabuley condition..Mirelia convinced the nation to share the heroes with certain conditions in favour of the wishes of heroes. But every hero refuses to meet any envoys including Shield Hero who asked the siltvelt envoys to leave him alone. As the Shield Hero condition in Melromarc was getting worst, many assassins came after Mirelia's life. Mirelia claims that all the heroes are cleansing the filts in her nation. When the slave of the shield hero was almost taken away by a rigged duel, siltvelt was enraged and was preparing for war. But, the queen of Melromarc played her wit to stop it.
After capturing the slave hunters involved in killing and capture of the demi-humans of Seaetto territory, Nafoumi decided to sell them as slaves to Siltwelt. He did it knowing well that they won't be punished due to political reasons in Melromarc and also to give them what they deserved for the soldiers who hurt their own citizen for money. It was also for the money to buy back all the slaves of Raphtalis's village. This action was to threaten any other slave hunter from attacking the village, as Siltwelt was known for cruel treatment of humans and considering the victims are from the Seaetto territory which was meant as a good will and also being offered by shield hero makes it more darker for the criminals .The queen of Melromarc gave her uofficail blessing for Nafoumi and also threatened others who may stood against her with the same fate.A pre-aution was held in the name of shield hero. To punish the criminals and to take those slaves offered by the SHield hero, many SiltWelt nobels placed higher bit to buy and to torture them.This money was used to buy back Raphtalia's villagers from Zeltbur.
The religion in Siltvelt is branched of from a sect of the Four Saints Faith, where they believe only in the Hero of the Shield.
Balance of Power
The Hakuko were the head of the radical party, however since their king died they have quieted down, but people are wary of whether or not they'll rise again.Their race was given this name by the ancient shield hero. But, Nafoumi suspect that the ancient shield hero must have mentioned Byakko and it got changed in passage of time. They are known for their battle instincts which Nafoumi witness first hand. They were formerly the most influential race with slightly more control than the Genmu, Shusaku, and Aotatsu races. They were mentioned to be the toughest apponents for the wise king of Melromarc, as they used their fighting instincts, spirit and will-power against his wisdom. A Genmu representative enquired Nafoumi, if a Hakuko was under his caare, fearing of topple in their power balance.in SiltWelt and was releaved to know that they were half-blooded demi-humans.As Half blooded Demi-humans are consider not to be a Demi humans by them.
The Genmu tend to generally side with the moderate faction within Siltvelt . They are currently one of the 3 most influential races.
The Shusaku supposed to be neutral, but some seemed to be a part of a radical faction within Siltvelt . They are currently one of the 3 most influential races.
Many of those from the Aotatsu race believe in the Dragon Faith as opposed to Siltvelt 's major religion, the Shield Faith. They are currently one of the 3 most influential races.
Their battle abilities seem naturally high, and their movements are nice.They once tried to conquered the world and would have succeeded, if it wasn't for the wise King of Melromarc.Even without the Heroes, they were able to contain the waves, even if they couldn't fight it directly. They were members of the coalition army in assisting the heroes in subjucation of Houou, Tact expedition and also the fight against Medea.
Melromarc’s main dispute with Siltvelt is fueled by the human superiority and Demi-Human discrimination practices in Melromarc that contrast with the Demi-Human superiority and human discrimination practices in Siltvelt . They also take issue with Melromarc for being able to summon the Heroes, and struggle for control over the Shield Hero. During the time Aultcray was acting beyond his authority and trying to arrest the fleeing Naofumi on false charges, riots were broke out and when his slave was forcefully taken from him, they started preparing for war. The queen of Melromarc some how quelled them.. Their relationship started to take a better turn after joining force against Houou and Tact's invasion. They gladly accepted Melty's cornation as queen and her engagement to shield hero.However, both country is yet to change their slave treatment policy under the pretext of taking step in the future.
Though both nations are Demi-human nations, they have some bad blood between them.This was greatly shown during the time of Tact's expedition, as Shildfrieden sided with Tact.
They have a decent relation with Zeltbull. They also used the slave merchant of this nation to send Nobel men's daughter to become Nafoumi's bride, as Nafoumi takes slaves as his comrades, but it was seen through by Nafoumi and was stopped.
Being the powerful nation and also because of the fair treatment of Demi-humans, Siltwelt sees Faubley in good light.When the Hakuko race involved in the incident resulting in the dead of the parents of the third legal heir to the throne, Aultcray. Faubley avoided any conflict with SiltWelt for political reasons . Siltvelt raised their arms against Faubley when Tact took over the nation and declared to unite the world under its flag and stole Shield heroes weapon.Siltvelt gave it's all against Faubley for tact not only responsible for killing their fellow demi-humans but also for hurting the true hero of the shield.