The Unexpected Heir
Fraige is a prince-bishopric answering only to the Church of Asthorn. As such, it is the only independent nation on Vaestia outside of the Six Kingdoms, and conducts trade with the Kingdoms as well as the Yvethi Merchant League and Zunstaria to the south. As none of the Kingdoms would consider standing up to the Church, Fraige's independence is guaranteed, and it has a reputation for being a safe port to trade at, although the Prince-Bishop collects a significant tax on trade. In times of war traders generally prefer Fraige to many ports in the Kingdoms, although the Yvethi ports in Vaestia have less moral and economic restrictions.
The current Prince-Bishop is a Generationalist. Although his sect is at odds with the Dodecaseptarians, to which the Purity currently belongs, the Prince-Bishop has managed to keep his protests to a minimum and publicly support the Purity at expedient times. He has thus worked his way into the Purity's good graces, and further gained stability for his lands by engaging in significant outreach with his fellow Generationalists in the Zunstarian kingdoms.