Remains of the Fey
Descended from mountain stock, the Steiners are the race behind the Grau Imperium, a growing empire based out of the Volkenstaat. The Steiners are tall, gray-skinned and physically imposing, and tend toward grimness, a strong nationalist and competitive spirit, and camaraderie.
As a nation, the Grau Imperium is composed of both Steiners and humans, who inter-marry with some frequency – however, governmental positions are held almost exclusively by Steiners. Though the Imperium is late to the empire game, their entry has been strong; they compete with the Dunnish and Acadian empires in size, though they are experiencing the initial pains of colonization in the extremities of their nation whereas the Dunnish and Acadian empires are considerably more settled. The two biggest figures in Imperial government are the chancellor, Otto von Eberhardt, who has been a political hero of the empire for decades, and the young Kaiser Strauss, who has been taking a much more active role in governance that any Kaiser in recent memory.