For 1,200 years, the House Nalzarc continued to rule the kingdom peacefully, until the power shifts to the Regency of Gurunas. Under the regency, Valendia suffered as corrupt politicians of House Gurunas squandered over resources and practiced cronyism and nepotism. Other noble houses could only watch helplessly as corruption and misery spread across the kingdom, wishing that rule be returned to House Nalzarc.
36 years BGI, the noble houses banded together, sparking the Valendian Civil War. It is during this war that House Bardorba rose to prominence for helping House Nalzarc and the other noble houses win against House Gurunas two years into the war. The government then shifts from despotic monarchy to constitutional monarchy, with the Valendian National Council, or Parliament, formed to assist the King. Valendia was known as the New Valendian Kingdom. House Bardorba became a strong and influential voice in the rulings of the Parliament.
The kingdom's capital city is Valnain, an elegant Parisian city where the King's Palace, the Parliament building and the Valendia Knights of the Peace, or VKP, headquarters are located.
List of LocationsEdit
There are three prominent locations within the game.
- The capital city of Valendia, this is where the intro of the game took place. Here, Ashley Riot meets with the high command of the VKP.
- The Graylands
- A city south of Valnain.
- Leá Monde
- The dark city of Kildean priestess Müllenkamp.
- The kingdom of Valendia is mentioned in Vanguard Storm.
- Valendia is mentioned as part of the vast territory Raithwall subjugated in Final Fantasy XII