With a population approching half a billion, Nova Mercia comprises almost 20% of the current population. Originally a Krytenian colony until the Revolution, then an independent state until 2024, when after an economic collapse and nationwide riots brought in Krytenian forces. General Douglas Gould would hand the nation to the Krytenians barely a week later, before fleeing his own people. He was last seen working in a fast food outlet in Vecchio, Starblaydia, under the name "Doug Oric".
Nova Mercia spent eight years as a province in its own right, however since 2032 it has become the name given to the area, made up of several provinces, to distinguish it from Calanian Krytenia, the mainland area north of the Midland Channel.