Led by the warlike yet benevolent
Located on the fringes of the Electorate of Bavaria and the upper reaches of the Hapsburg Empire its unique position has enabled it to remain a neutral principality and establish an independence of it own. Despite its wish for peaceful trade between its neighbours it maintains an effective and capable army ready to defend its borders, which it often has to do.
In recent history, Rupert's father, Prince Wilhelm, fought under Duke Max Emanuel of Bavaria during the War of Spanish Succession. This allegiance brought him into close contact with Spanish and French Bourbons for which his services were much appreciated. However, following the battle of Hochstadt in 1704, Lichtengrein fell under the hegemony of Austria, thus beginning a long association with the Austro-Prussian-British alliance. By this twist of fate Lichtengrein established close ties with all the courts of Europe.
Prince Rupert rides alongside King Frederick of Prussia
Economically driven by taxes collected by the goods peddled between western and eastern European countries, which must pass via the great river
Even though the country has limited manpower, the vast wealth its tax collecting ways generates has made
In the manner of many 18th century nations, alliances come and go and are an accepted way of life amongst the courtiers of