Founded in May of 2018, the Empire of Tarragona was a small city state led by uphost. To recruit members, uphost posted a thread on the subreddit looking for members. Unfortunately, the contents of that thread were lost to the sands of time.
Uphost eventually gathered plaxcaster, just2d, YourAverageRick, and jecowa (he has the role in the +- discord). The group soon opened up relations with Verda and Carpathia, eventually building a rail to Crowsroost. Rick conducted most of the group's diplomacy.