Comprising the Czech Republic, Central Bohemia, Saxony, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg, and Hamburg, the Elbian Protectorate follows the Elbe River basin and contains some of Europe’s most fertile farmlands. Much changeling traffic is by river boat, rather than auto or train. Ruled by an elected counsel headed by Ludvig Magnus, a troll educated in law and economics, this land enjoys an openness lacking in many places ruled by nobles. Any nobles who visit must be on their best behavior. Ludvig’s freehold, Trollhaven, is in Hamburg, Germany.