Tir Tairngire, formerly parts of Oregon, Washington, and Northern California, is one of two Elven nations (the other being Tir na nOg).
The nation was founded in 2035 by the Ancient Elven High Prince, Lugh Surehand who served as dictator and arbiter of the council until his assassination in 2064. Since then, High Prince Allevandriel Slythenielle has taken up the mantle of High Prince, though he does so a bit more democratically than his predecessor.
The capitol is Cara’Sir, formerly Portland. Salem, Eureka, Shasta and Ashland remain centers of commerce and industry.
Tir Tairngire did not sign the Business Recognition Accords. Megacorporations can only operate in Tir Tairngire through subsidiaries which do not enjoy extraterritoriality. The Council of Princes, as a collective, owns at least 5% of the subsidiary. The head corporate officer must be a Tir subject unless the Council gives a special dispensation. The High Prince can allow a megacorporation to operate without these restrictions by giving a “Prince’s Seal.” Kokura Biotechnology was the last corp to receive a Prince’s Seal, but it left the country when the economy went bad. The Council of Princes, as a collective, used to own at least 5% of all national corporations. However, this restriction has been lifted in hopes of revitalizing the economy.
Much of this has changed with the recent political turmoil in the Tir. Although the country has opened its borders more to megacorporation investment it remains to be seen exactly how the economic climate will settle in this now chaotic state.