The land of Sarlona was once a collection of different nations like Khorvaire. However, some years ago wars caused the kingoms to fall, and brought nearly the entire continent under the government of Riedra which was subsequently led by the Inspired. Today, the former nations are provinces within Riedra which are maintained by Inspired governors and inhabited by loyal and docile citizens. While there are pockets of rebellion, and corners of Sarlona remain outside of Riedran control, most in the Land of Unity are zealous worshipers of the Inspired who follow them without question.
Since the end of the last war, Riedra has offered financial and material aide available to nearly all the nations of Khorvaire. They are mostly seen as a benevolent force.