At the time of the City of Kyla joined with her sister cities of and , to throw off the yoke of . Kyla, in particular, had borne heavy losses in the invasions across the and was weary of the killing., the
Today, Kyla Councilate – KEY la is crescent shaped. When the United Councilate States (UCS) were formed, Kyla’s lands extended for an indeterminate distance along the east bank of the and the south bank of the .
By agreement among the three founding states, Kyla’s southern border was set along the , with the lands south remaining unassigned, to be formed into a new state when settled more completely.
Later, when the formed , along the south bank of the between Kyla and , its boundry with Kyla was fixed at the .
Finally, when was formed, Kyla retained all of the lowland river valleys and hill country, while ceding its claims to the uplands of the in the east.
Despite its ancient lineage, Kyla Councilate remains entirely in the UCS. This makes advanced industry impractical for the region, so it is relatively undeveloped by UCS standards.of the
Kyla is a small state by Councilate standards. In the north, It occupies a hilly bit of lowlands carved by the through an ancient eastern extension of the . The Dunafolda valley itself is flat and narrow, but widens considerably as it takes a wide turn to the north where it is joined by the near the . At its narrowest where the joins the Dunafolda, Kyla is a scant 130 km wide. South of Kyla City, the land opens up as the retreats eastward and the wide valley cuts through the hills on its way to join the Vari River..
Half of Kyla’s area is low fertile river valley, devoted to grain farming. The other half is gentle hill country, transitioning on the eastern fringe to more rugged uplands of the . The hill country is also mostly agricultural but more effort is devoted to herding and ranching than to farming.
Two large rivers, the and the , flow from the through Kyla, to empty into the . They are major highways for transport of minerals mined in the Golakarn.
The Kyla City. The is navigable for 142 km above the and goes deep into the . However, because of the great distance from Melanbac to the , the Tumosura is less used for transport of minerals than the Ruapara. is a short river and navigable for most of its course, connecting the highland mines to the docks at
The minerals come down by barge to Kyla City where they are loaded into the large ore ships that sail the and . Agricultural products are also gathered and loaded at these two inland ports for shipment by the river route to the and then up to the . and
Two other rivers, the have their headwaters in the and the flow to the . They also .
Thefalls out of the , then broadens and slows until it enters the at the . It sustains local commercial traffic to and from Goriol for most of its length. The has a steep fall and narrow valley for most of its upper course, and also sees limited barge traffic.
Kyla has a population of 3,770,000 people, of which 150,000 live in the major cities. Another 40,000 live in regional market towns and the rest in small towns, villages and on the land.
Kyla City (population 77,296), capital of Kyla Councilate, sits on the Selka March's . It has a large dock area, an important agricultural processing center and a major military base. By history and location, it is the commercial center for the Kyla Councilate and the upper Ruapara Valley., at the point where the flows into it, and is a mere 40 km south of
The population 34,889) is the second city of Kyla Councilate. It is also on the Kyla City at the junction of the and rivers. It has docks and a military base and is the commercial center for the lower Tumosura valley and the Great Road Councilate settlements north of the Great Road., 239 km downriver from the(
The(population 25,640) sits at the mouth of the and serves as a regional center for northeast Kyla Councilate.
The(population 18,574) is located at the top of the valley, as the river emerges from the . It is a minor commercial center and consolidation point for shipments from the Golakarn mines.
Kyla has poor road connections to the heartland of the UCS. The road over the is difficult and winding. The alternative lowland routes are indirect and long. From the Kyla City, the fastest route runs south along the to ; then east along the to the river crossing at . From Melanbac the Great Road heads east to Anorah, then crosses the , and on to .
The northern route is much longer and less direct. It follows theto the where the road heads south down the to .
The highlands route goes up the Anorah and on to .and over the to the , then down the to
Kyla is the main military staging point for defense of the UCS' northwest frontier. III is headquartered in the Kyla City, with two detached troops based in and one detached troop stationed at . The Federal Battle Group has responsibility for defense of the entire Kyla Councilate and the border south to .
Three of the five Kyla Kyla City, with one stationed in and the other are also based in the in .
The river flotilla that patrols the Kyla City, with a small contingent at Kotrath. . and rivers, from to the is principally based in the