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The Kingdom of Aveh lies in the Southern desert of Ignas.
By the time of Xenogears, it has a population around 400,000. It has two known cities: Bledavik and Norn.
At the start of the game, Aveh is at war with the Kislev Empire in the North because, as the intro says, "The war has gone on for so long that the people have forgotten the cause, knowing only the pointless circle of hostility and tragedy." Aveh was losing the war until the Gebler Military Force from Solaris offered Aveh large scale military aide and helped Aveh recover and turn the tides of the war.
At the start of the game, Shakhan is Prime Minister of the country as he staged a coup d'etat and killed off the majority of the Royal Family. It later turned out that Gebler deliberately installed Shakhan as leader so he could act as their puppet to control Aveh.
This is a misspelling of Av, the name of the ﬁfth month of the Hebrew Calendar.
In the official Japanese version translation, however, it was transliterated Ave. There are in-game signs with Ave on them.