Apal (pronounced ah-PAHL) was once an independent nation before being conquered by the Carthaki Empire. Apal was still independent in the middle of the 3rd Century HE, but was conquered by Carthak prior to 308 HE. It is part of the Southern Lands, along with Amar, Carthak, Ekallatum, Shusin, Siraj, Yamut, and Zallara.
Apal and Amar, twin city-states, are located south and east of Zallara. The provinces are ruled by governors appointed by the emperor.