Stjepan Aracic was the co-creator of Yardistan (along with Erik Metzler),and inadvertantly named it. Stjepan came to visit, and when Erik asked him if he had anything to donate, Stjepan gave up several square inches of his back yard. Accordingly, the territory became known as "Yardistan".
Kaiser Metzler I appointed Stjepan governor. As we was also the co-founder of Istvanistan, his influence caused pieces of it's more unusual culture to be absorbed. He was considered the owner of the territory.