Death of a Selachii
Lancre is a very small kingdom in the Mountains known as The Ramtops which is ruled over by Verence II who is trying to build a democracy although many of the population are against this on grounds of "I don't see why I should do his job for him". Equally successful have been his attempts at reforming agriculture and the economy.
What is most notable about Lancre is the number of Wizards and Witches who were born there. Unlike areas like The Chalk, where Witches were outlawed until recently, Lancre is very accepting of Witches. Wizards on the other hand are accepted everywhere. Magrat wife of Verence II and queen of Lancre was formerly a witch but retired so she could concentrate on queening and raising their daughter Esmerelda Margaret Note Spelling.