I'm afraid the jury's still out on that one.
The Dhalmekian Republic is made up of five states, from which the members of its ruling parliament are drawn. Its Mothercrystal, Drake's Fang, is half-hidden in the heart of a mountain range—the republic's control over it, and its aether, securing the obedience of the large part of southern Valisthea. The Dominant of Titan, Eikon of Earth, is installed as a special advisor to parliament and has a significant say in its decision-making.Official description
The Dhalmekian Republic (ダルメキア共和国, Darumekia Kyōwakoku?, lit. Republic of Dhalmekia) is a nation in the world of Final Fantasy XVI. Their emblem shows a warrior surrounded by the five elements of nature, which represents the five states that make up the realm. The Dominant of Titan, the Eikon of Earth, has a large part in the governing of the republic as a special advisor.
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