Ethricsia is called by many the Pirate nation. Whilst the nation itself does not engage in piracy, many of its citizens commit piracy with little consequence. Technically Ethricsia is not within the Magelands, instead being on a series of small islands off the coast, however the people came from the Magelands. The King of Ethricsia will not interfere with the running of the islands as long as taxes and levies are provided, thus each island is semi-autonomous with its own form of governance. Several are ran by Pirate Kings, a few are democratic in nation, and one or two are even completely anarchist.