The Stockwood Scrolls
A group of cities considered a single nation by the rest of Faerûn, Chessenta is anything but united. The cities war against each other over old slights, philosophical differences, or economic leverage. Adventurers and mercenary companies make a good living here, hired by various governments for sneak attacks, strategic planning, or protection. The culture of Chessenta is obsessed with physical conflict, with war heroes considered very highly. The nation is friendly to dwarves and half-orcs, but uneasy with elves. The Chessentans appreciate the arts and are great fans of theater; the bardic profession is second only to that of fighters.
Chessenta considers the neighbouring realm of High Imaskar to be an enemy. As a realm where high magic is valued over valor with a blade, many Chessantans consider the Imaskari to be their antithesis. It gets along well with Tymanther however, and considers the dragonborn to be an honourable and courageous people.