Benacia is a northern continent of Micras. Not to be confused with the County of Benacia
The name Benacia was first derived in 2001 by Erik Metzler from the real world town of Benicia, California. The name was selected more or less at random to be used as the name of an island to base the Commonwealth of Benacia out of. The city was also selected for its obscure location in the northern San Fransisco Bay Area, little did Erik know that some day he would find himself in that area of the world.
The leadership of the Commonwealth rotated among the leaders of its component nations once per month. Edward Conway served a term as chair, as did Tony Au as Shireroth's representative. The Commonwealth permitted and encouraged dual-citizenship among its members in order to build ties, and ended up with its three member countries almost completely linked in terms of citizenship bodies.
The Commonwealth's greatest foreign success stories were the destruction of Paramount and the embargo of Jasonia, which offended it by dragging it into the Second Paramount War against its wishes. Both nations were destroyed in part due to the Commonwealth's actions.
Located in the north west of the MCS map, the continent of Benacia is the location of nations such as Shireroth and Minarboria.