Ardoberg-Holstein has been at daggers drawn with its neighbor to the west, San Maurice, for generations. The origins of this ongoing conflict are lost in the mists of time. Might it be the ape-like demeanor of the self styled 'King' of San Maurice? Perhaps, or it may be that the people of the Electorate are offended by the low standards of personal hygeine maintained by their cheese eating Gallic neighbors. The Great Elector Prince Fredrich Wilhelm summed it up best one night when he was out drinking with the Archbishop of Ardoberg: "Well, your Holiness, they just needed shootin."