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Aquilonis
Aquilonis is the central northern continent of Qirsyllviar, and the eastern half of the landmass known as Arqupeiro.

Sovereign States

Serene Kingdom & Republic of New Albion

Albion flag
Capital: Saoghal
Government: Parliamentary Hybrid Government (half Hereditary Monarchy; half Presidential Republic)
Heads of State: King & President
Heads of Government: King & President
Legislature: Riaghaltas
Demonym: New Albian/Skernish
Currency: Dragon, Lion, Kraken, Wolf, Badger, Turtle

The Serene Kingdom & Republic of New Albion, also known as the New Albian Crowned Republic, and often acronymed SKRNA (often vocalized as "Skerna") is a half Hereditary Monarchy/half Presidential Republic in the southwest corner of Aquilonis, on the western shores of the Great Meadhan Sea. It borders Talmyrnia and the Orc Empire to the north, and Sinazgen to the east. New Albion also shares maritime borders with the Uther Islands to the south.

New Albians are also referred to as "Skernish," from the vocalization of the state's acronym. It started out as a derogatory slur by the Britannians, but the people have since taken it with stride and proudly call themselves Skernish and their country "Skerna," believing it differentiates them from their former rulers.

History

New Albion was once a domain of the Britannian Empire, but it was suffered from slow economic growth and heavy poverty brought on by strict regulations, and martial rule, imposed by Britannia. Taking inspiration of the Salrinoan Revolutionary Wars (4432AFZ – 4450) to the far north, the New Albian people finally took a stand against the Britannian injustices and held their own revolution, which soon turned into a fight for freedom now known as the Albian War for Independence (4439AFZ – 4447).

Within months of the war's beginning, the Talmyri Empire, already holding a grudge against Britannia for an unequal treaty that ended their previous war, declared war on Britannia to aid New Albion in its independence movement. After eight years of fighting, Britannia was finally defeated and exhausted to the point it was forced to acknowledge New Albion's independence. This was hastened by Gallia, Germania, Noregr and Sverige, all entering the war on the side of New Albion, mainly to see Britannia humiliated; Britannia's own treaty-bound allies in the war proved ineffective, and ultimately useless.

After the Treaty of Rylord ended the New Albian War for Independence, along with the wars against Britannia in Eurodysia, the Serene Kingdom & Republic of New Albion, its monarchical side now under the rule of House Cadwaladr, became the first country to successfully rise up and win independence from Britannia. Similar revolutions were held in Ingdjiva for similar reasons a generation later. While still cold-to-hostile with Britannia, it enjoys full diplomatic and commerce relations with Talmyrnia.

Government

New Albion's hybrid government is unique from the fact that its two heads of state are a hereditary monarch and a democratically elected president. These two stand on equal footing at the head of the government, and no law can be passed or action done unless they both agree, and they share authority over the armed forces as well.

Sultanate of Ardalnar

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Capital: Petra
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of state: Sultan (سلطان)
Head of Government: Sultan
Legislature: none
Demonym: Ardalnari (أرضالناري)
Currency: Dinar, Dirham, Fals

The Sultanate of Ardalnar (أرضالنار) is a Jafrakib monarchical nation occupying the Hamed Peninsula in southeastern Aquilonis. It borders with Raghua to the south and Bialidrak to the west. It is ruled by the Al-Shamal clan of the Jayida Dynasty; said dynasty also rules Bialidrak and Raghua through other clans.

Kingdom of Arkka Uralia

Republic of Avatron

Avatron flag
Government: Republic
Head of State: Chief Executor
Head of Government: Chief Executor
Legislature: Executive Council
Demonym: Avatrian
Currency: Xictre

The Republic of Avatron is a republican city-state in western Aquilonis, at the end of the Avatilaro Peninsula. It borders Avolcraz to the northwest, and Czi'kolgyar to the south.

Empire of Avolcraz

Avalar flag
Capital: Sumautwin
Government: Elective Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Head of State: Emperor
Head of Government: Emperor
Legislature: None
Demonym: Avolcrazi
Currency: Tcho, Gjor, Hro

The Empire of Avolcraz is a large monarchical state in central Aquilonis, bordering Dox, Bataria, Zelhar and Velda to the north, Avatron to the extreme east, Czi'kolgyar to the east, Rondar to the extreme southeast, Ongor Diruna to the south, and Bestiauris to the west.

Sultanate of Awal

Awal flag
Capital: Bahrain
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of state: Sultan (سلطان)
Head of Government: Sultan
Legislature: None
Demonym: Awali (أوالي)
Currency: Dinar, Dirham, Fals

The Sultanate of Awal (أوال‎) is a Jafrakib archipelagic state in the southern Oriental sea in southeastern Aquilonis, occupying the archipelago of the same name. It shares maritime borders with Ardalnar to the west and Marjan to the north.

Ruled by the Uyunid dynasty, a dynasty descended from the last Caliph of Muqadas, and thus related to the Arsacid Dynasty currently ruling Xsassa.

Empire of Axum

Republic of Bartaria

Bartaria flag
Capital: Batra
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Batatian
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Bataria is a landlocked republican state in central Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Toralos to the north, Dox to the west, Avolcraz to the south, and Zelhar to the east.

United Kingdom of Bestiauris

Bestiauris flag
Capitals: Firian, Vanete, Eschen
Government: Hereditary Parliamentary Feudal Confederated Triarchal Monarchy
Heads of State: Three Kings
Head of Government: Tripartite Chancellor
Legislature: Parliament
Demonym: Bestiaurian
Currency: Ossis, Piscis, Glande

The United Kingdom of Bestiauris, formally known as the United Kingdom of Biskotti, Galliete and Pastilodge, and also known as the Thiriolaos Tripartite, is a confederated triumvirate monarchy consisting of three thirilgae states, the Biskotti Crowned Republic, the High Dominion of Galliete, and the Principality of Pastilodge in western Aquilonis, in a region traditionally known by the country's common name "Bestiauris."

It borders the high elven state of Cajar to the north, Koelba, Sharak and Dox to the east, Avolcraz to the southeast, the dwarven kingdom of Ongor Diruna and the lizardfolk kingdom of Xzandor to the south, Talmyrnia to the west, and Drakyncia to the northwest. It is almost entirely landlocked, except for the tip of the Gulf of Tiere in the northwest.

Being a union of three countries, it has no one single sovereign; instead the sovereigns of the three kingdoms share equal authority of the realm entire. Once three separate countries that were the closest of friends and allies with one another, yet with very different political views, a war with Talmyrnia threatened to pull them apart. Yet an agreement, and a common enemy, made them see the strength of unity. The war ended with the Talmyri Invasion repelled and the three nations becoming one.

Sultanate of Bialidrak

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Capital: Al-Harthalij (ال حارثلج)
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of state: Sultan (سلطان)
Head of Government: Sultan
Legislature: Majlis Vazir (مجلس وزير/Council of Viziers)
Demonym: Bialidraki (بالإدراكي)
Currency: Dinar, Dirham, Fals

The Sultanate of Bialidrak (بالإدراك) is a powerful Jafrakib monarchical nation in southeast Aquilonis, occupying the northern Great Dhahabi Desert. It borders Xsassa to the west and south and Ardalnar and Raghua to the east.

One of several successor states of the former Muqadas Caliphate, it is currently under the rule of the Al-Zayani clan of the Jayida Dynasty, which also rules Raghua and Ardalnar through other clans. Bialidrak is one of the most powerful nations in Great Dhahabi Desert, second only to Xsassa.

Bialidrak considers itself the successor state to the ancient Muqadas Caliphate, a claim often disputed with Xsassa.

Cajar Federation

Capital: Cajar
Government: Federated Presidential Republic
Head of State: Dolfaryu
Head of Government: Dolfaryu
Legislature: Senate
Demonym: Cajari
Currency: ???

The Cajar Federation is a high elven federated presidential republic on northwestern Aquilonis. It borders Kyrallisica, its similarly high elven neighbor, and Rossiya to the north, Obin and Koelba to the east, and the Thiriolaos United Kingdom of Bestiauris to the south. Across the Gulf of Tiere to the south, it shares maritime borders with Drakyncia to the southwest.

Cajar was once territory of Rossiya before breaking away as part of Kyrallisica during the Kyrallisican War. Later, Cajar broke away itself as a result of civil war.

Kingdom of Canaan

Canaan flag
Capital: Jerusalem
Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Head of State: King
Head of Government: King
Legislature: Haute Cour
Demonym: Canaanite
Currency: Shekel, Zuz, Prutah

The Kingdom of Canaan is a monarchical nation in southern Aquilonis. It borders Sinazgen to the east, HYlar to the north, and Xsassa to the northeast and east. It also shares maritime borders Kemet across the Nubian Channal to the south. It was originally the capital territory of the Elohim Empire before said empire fell apart when its last ruler died without an heir; it is considered the successor state of Elohim.

Republic of Chax

Chax flag
Capital: Chax
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Chaxi
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Chax is a landlocked republican state in north-central Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Lirgal to the east, Stygar to the north, Umdar and Korok to the west, Salrinoa to the extreme southwest, and Qatu to the south.

Republic of Kyrallisica

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Capital: Kyrilis
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: Dolfaryu
Heads of Government: Dolfaryu
Legislature: Makliapenh
Demonym: Kyrallisican
Currency: Ruble

The Republic of Kyrallisica is a landlocked high elven republican state in northwestern Aquilonis. It borders Rossiya to the north, and the similarly high elven Cajar Federation to the south. Kyrallisica was once sovereign territory of Rossiya before seceding as a result of the Kyrallisican War.

Confederation of Czi'kolgyar

Czi'kolgyar flag
Capital: Lybraria
Government: Confederated Magician's Republic
Head of State: Grand Magus
Head of Government: Grand Magus
Legislature: Grand Magician's Council
Demonym: Czi'kolgyese
Currency: Grimbuk

The Confederation of Czi'kolgyar, also known as the Czi'kolgyese Alliance, is an elective magician's republic in western Aquilonis. Czi'kolgyar borders Avatron to the northeast, Avolcraz to the north and northwest, Rondar to the west, and Hylar to the southwest and south.

Like Glagolita in Eurodysia, and Xsassa in the south, Czi'kolgyar is a nation of magic, the difference is that Czi'kolgyar is made up of thirty magic nations.

Czi'kolgyar was once known as the Sorcerer's Republic of Rioclyier, founded by the Enneamagi, until a conflict in the wake of their deaths, known to history as the Great War of Magic, resulted in the republic's complete collapse. The states that emerged from the conflict went on to compete for land, power, and advancement in magical knowledge for almost a thousand years, until finally, roughly one thousand years before modern day, a major political breakthrough resulted in the unification of the many states into a single nation.

At first, it was a simple alliance between three states, but over the course of roughly twenty years, the other states joined in the pact, one by one, until they found common ground and a single government was formed. Czi'kolgyar has dominated the region ever since, but not always peacefully, as disputes between states have erupted into multi-sided civil wars more than once. Twice the republic has fallen apart into separate states/alliances, and it was only careful political maneuvering that capt the nation from falling apart permanently.

Republic of Dox

Dox flag
Capital: Dox
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Doxi
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Dox is a landlocked republican state in north-central Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Bestiauris to the south, Avolcraz to the southeast, Bataria to the east, and Toralos and Sharak to the north.

Knights' Republic of Drakyncia

Drakyncia flag

Capital: Colrin
Government: Stratocratic Directorial Republic
Heads of State: Council of Drakyncia (chaired by the Consul-General)
Heads of Government: Council of Drakyncia
Legislature: Council of Drakyncia
Demonym: Drakyncian
Currency: Claymore, Rapier, Athame

The Knights' Republic of Drakyncia is a knightly republican nation occupying the Heartstone Peninsula on the south side of the Gulf of Tiere in western Aquilonis, on the eastern shores of the Great Meadhan Sea. It borders Talmyrnia to the south and Bestiauris to the southeast. It also shares a maritime border with high elven state of Cajar across the gulf to the north.

History

Drakyncia was founded as a kingdom opposing the unification of Bestiauris, but the first ruler proved tyrannical. After several years of oppression, the three most powerful and influential guilds of Knightly Orders, which served as the de facto military of Drakyncia; the Knights of the Brotherhood, the Divine Dragon Alliance and the Drakyncia Liberty Force, rebelled and overthrew the tyrannical king.

Once in power, they abolished the short-lived monarchy and established a republic, with the leaders of each guild at the head, becoming one of the first nations of Aquilonis to reject monarchy. Since then, the guilds have run Drakyncia with fairness and chivalry, while continuing to protect the nation from invaders, and keeping smaller less influential guilds in check.

Government

Though nominally a republic, Drakyncia is a nation run by the army rather than elected officials, so the actual members of the council are chosen based on ability rather than being elected by the population. The only true democratic elections are to determine which guilds shall serve on the non-permanent seats of the council.

Drakyncia hosts many military orders, but fifteen administrate Drakyncia from its ruling council. The three founding guilds of the republic maintain permanent seats while twelve smaller, less influential, guilds serve fixed terms, elected to the non-permanent seats via a nationwide election every five years.

Each seat on the council carries an office (referred to as a consulate and the holders consuls) and therefore a certain position and responsibility in the government, and so the guilds tend to run for a specific consulship depending on their focus or philosophy; however, to prevent any one guild from trying to become too influential, a guild can only run for one consulship. The guilds that gets the most votes for a specific non-permanent seat gets it for the next five years. The terms are renewable, and several guilds are so popular that they have won many consecutive elections and served on the non-permanent seats, and the connected consulships, for several terms many times (Rykardiac's Archaic Book of Records puts the record at twelve consecutive terms). Only the three permanent members of the council hold their consulships permanently.

Offices of the Council
Office Responsibility Notes
Consulate of the Armies Oversees the standing army of the republic, aside for the contributing knightly orders. Held permanently by the Drakyncia Liberty Force.
Consulate of Religion Mediates relations between various churches and other religious bodies. Held permanently by the Divine Dragon Alliance.
Consulate of Justice Responsible for maintaining law and order within the republic. Held permenently by the Knights of the Brotherhood.
Consulate of Foreign Affairs Responsible for foreign relations.
Consulate of the Treasury Oversees the finances of the Republic.
Consulate of Commerce Oversees trade between the Republic and other nations.
Consulate of War Oversees the execution of military campaings in times of war.
Consulate of Ceremonies
To Be Determined
To Be Determined
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To Be Determined

The council itself is chaired by a Consul-General, and the council requires at least a two thirds vote (at least 10:5) to for any motion to carry into law. Additionally, to prevent any one guild from becoming the "ruler" of the council, the consul-generalship rotates between council members monthly (using the Solramese Calendar) on the 10th of every month.

None of the members of the council guilds, permanent and non-permanent, are restricted to the borders of Drakyncia, and members are free to go wherever, and do whatever, they please, even outside the country (of course that doesn't include crimes; members of orders currently sitting on the council are punished more severely for their transgressions then they would be if their guild wasn't currently on the council); but when duty calls, such as war or a national emergency, all members of the orders sitting on the council are called home to fulfill their obligations to their country. Knightly orders that aren't currently members of the council are exempt from this obligation, but they tend to answer the call regardless.

Republic of Eudon

Eudon flag
Capital: Arbor
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Eudese
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Eudon is a landlocked republican state in northern Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Ortalis to the north, Hovar to the west, Umdar to the south, Stygar to the east, and Flarona to the northeast.

Republic of Flarona

Flarona flag
Capital: Forrest
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Flaronan
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Flarona is a landlocked republican state in northern Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Orox to the north, Soleil to the east, Stygar to the south, Eudon to the southwest, and Ortalis to the west.

Kingdom of Galiara

Galiara flag
Capital: Haylir
Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Head of State: King
Head of Government: King
Legislature: King's Council
Demonym: Galiaran
Currency: Aieg

The Kingdom of Galiara is a high elf-ruled monarchical nation occupying the peninsula of the same name in northern Aquilonis. It solely borders Novarus to the south.

Republic of Gargantia

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Capital: Fyrlok
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Gargantian
Currency: ???

The Republic of Gargantia is an multi-island republican state in the Oriental sea, occupying the archipelago of the same name, roughly two hundred miles east of the coast of Czi'kolgyar. The main islands are Amigrace, the southwestern island; Lodichymbir, the northern island; and Garkuglyr, the eastern island. It shares maritime borders with no nation.

Republic of Garsp

Garsp flag
Capital: Garspa
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Garspish
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Garsp is a landlocked republican state in central Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Rylar and Korok to the north, Salrinoa to the east, Toralos to the south, and Mylar to the west.

Imperial City of Garvis

Garvis flag
Capital: Garvis
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: Emperor
Head of Government: Emperor
Legislature: None
Demonym: Garvin
Currency: Grim, Pheo

The Imperial City of Garvis is a small landlocked enclave citystate within Soleil's borders ruled by Gargoyles, a race that turns to stone when they fall asleep and become flesh again when they wake up. Centered around the city of Garvis and run by the Garvis clan, Garvis was once known as the Empire of Garvis, or the Garvin Empire, which spanned from the tip of the Soleilian Peninsula to the heart of northern Aquilonis at its height.

Gargate Empire

The original Garvin Empire at its max extant, on the eve before it fell.

The Empire ceased to exist when the ruling clan was put under a spell that placed them in an eternal stone sleep within and around Castle Garvis, leaving the empire without leaders. A power struggle between rival Gargoyle clans, normally kept in check by the ruling Garvis clan, soon erupted into a series of civil wars that tore the empire apart in less than a generation. A racial war with other sentient races of Aquilonis also contributed to the nation's destruction.

City of Garvis

The city of Garvis. Image not to scale.

Over two thousand years after the empire fell, the Garvis clan sleeping within Castle Garvis was awakened amidst a battle for the castle during the Great Northern Aquilonis War. In gratitude for breaking the spell, the clan then aided in the defeat of Umdar, and the renegade House of Adhemar, on the condition they be granted independence. Since the war's conclusion, Garvis has been working with Soleil to rebuild itself, albeit in a much smaller territory.

The city of Garvis itself sits on the narrowest point of the Caillou River, a major waterway that that separates part of southwestern Soleil from the rest of the peninsula. Because of its position, Garvis has served as a major trading center since before the era of the Garvin Empire.

Emirate of Ghad

Capital: ???
Government: Hereditary Abosolute Monarchy
Head of State: Emir (أمير)
Head of Government: Emir
Legislature:
Demonym: Ghadi
Currency: Dinar, Dirham, Fals

The Emirate of Ghad (غض) is a Jafrakib island nation in southeastern Aquilonis. It shares maritime borders with Ardalnar to the south and Marjan to the east.

Republic of Hovar

Hovar flag
Capital: Hov
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Hovari
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Hovar is a landlocked republican state in northern Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Rossiya to the west, Kirwon to the north, Ortalis to the northeast, Eudon to the east, Umdar and Rylar to the southeast, Obin to the south, and the Cajar Federation to the extreme southwest.

Domain of the Huzkhaz Tribes

Huzkhaz flag
Capital: Hiar
Government: Hereditary Directorial Chiefdom
Heads of State: Tribal Council
Head of Government: Hoka-Suyrik
Legislature: Tribal Council
Demonym: Huzkhi
Currency: n/a
Great Urwaldi Forest

The Great Urwaldi Forest. Huzkhaz is the southern state.

The Domain of the Huzkhaz Tribes is a landlocked wood elven society in central-south Aquilonis, taking up the central portion of the Great Urwaldi Forest. It borders its fellow wood elf state, Korokiri, to the north, the high elven Empire of Hylar to the east, and the lizardfolk kingdom of Xzandor to the south and west.

Huzkhaz is divided into seven chiefdoms headed by a Suyrik, whom represent their domain on the Tribal Council when it meets once a month. Annually, one of the seven Suyriks is elected Hoka-Suyrik to oversee the day-to-day running of their nation.

Huzkhaz was once a suzerainty of Hylar along with Korokiri. Alongside Korokiri, Huzkhaz managed to reverse this fate by successfully repelling Hylar when they invaded due to their Declaration of Independence. After the was, Huzkhaz became a willing suzerainty of more powerful Korokiri.

Empire of Hylar

Hylar flag
Capital: Dinayfar Ruore
Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Head of State: Solphyricon (fem. Solphyrzia)
Head of Government: Solphyricon
Legislature: Golrynar (Senate)
Demonym: Hylarene
Currency: Rupee

The Empire of Hylar is a high elf-ruled empire occupying a large area in southern Aquilonis, one of two in Aquilonis; the other being Cajar. It borders wood elf states of Korokiri and Huzkhaz, along with the lizardfolk kingdom of Xzandor to the west, the Orc Empire to the southwest, Sinazgen and Cannan to the south, Xsassa and Bialidrak to the southeast, Czi'kolgyar to the northeast, and the dwarven kingdom of Ongor Diruna to the north.

Currently ruled by the Aglareb Dynasty, Hylar is one of the dominate powers in southern Aquilonis. Famous for having masterful politicians, Hylar managed to become the dominant power in southern Aquilonis through a combination of diplomacy and conquest over a period of two thousand years.

Ildsno mts & hylar lakes-rivers

The Ildsno Mts. (in red), the Great Lakes (in bright blue), and the rivers (dark blue). The lakes; Back four: Lake Celebren, Lake Ri, Lake Iaur & Lake Annun. Front three: Lake Gil, Lake Glingaer, & Lake Ir.

The most iconic features of Hylar are the seven Great Lakes. Lake Ri (on the shores of which the capital sits), Lake Annun, Lake Gil, Lake Celebren, Lake Ir, Lake Glingaer, and Lake Iaur. These glacier-carved lakes, allegedly formed during the last Ice Age, are filled by a series of rivers, along with seasonal rains, originating from the eastern glaciers of the Ildsno Mountains to the north, forming the Col Basin, the largest drainage basin in Aquilonis.

Hylar once held the wood elf states, Huzkhaz and Korokiri, as suzerainties, but lost them when their invasion to reclaim and fully annex them following their declarations of independence failed. It also once held sovereignty of the Kingdom of New Hylar in Ingdjiva before the New Hylarene Revolution resulted in the kingdom's independence.

Kingdom of Izokyraz

Empire of Kemet

Kemet flag
Capital: Zerzura
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: Pharaoh
Heads of Government: Pharaoh and Vizier
Legislature: Pharaoh's High Council
Demonym: Kemetan
Currency: Scarab, Cobra, Scorpion

The Empire of Kemet is a monarchical nation occupying the Island of Nubia, which is home to the Black Desert, in southern Aquilonis. Across the Nubian Channel to the north, it shares maritime borders with its Canaan to the northwest and Xsassa to the north, to the whom it is constantly at odds with.

Currently ruled by the 33rd Dynasty, sometimes known as the Memphis Dynasty, it is one of the oldest empires of Aquilonis, but there have been several instances where Kemet's sovereignty has been threatened due to being such a heavily contested region.

Kemet was originally many independent tribes and small kingdoms fighting for land and power. It wasn't until the Wars of Misaphris the Great, roughly around the same time as the Fall of Zedylria, that the entire island was united under one ruler for the first time, with Misaphris the Great as the first Pharaoh.

At its height, before the Rise of the Muqadas Caliphate, Kemet ruled not only the entire island of Nubia, but much of southeastern Aquilonis. Many of the structures and temples built during that era still dot the landscapes of the Great Dhahabi Desert. However, when the Muqadas Caliphate came to be, constant war eventually forced Kemet back to the island from whence it came. Even when the Muqadas Caliphate broke up, Kemet was unable to take advantage of the instability to reassert dominance over its former mainland territories.

Iteru River route

The route of the Iteru River through Kemet, starting from the right.

Aside for the many pyramids that dot the landscapes, the most iconic feature of Kemet and the Island of Nubia is the Iteru River. Aside from scattered oases, the Iteru River is the lifeline that makes civilization on the Island of Nubia possible, as most settlements lie on the banks. The main source of the river is Lake Aljalid, a large mountain lake that rests halfway up the slopes of the mountain of the same name in eastern Nubia. Mount Aljalid is also the tallest peak on the island.

The water flows out of the lake via a waterfall and flows westward before turning north, and then turning south until it flows into the Gulf of Nephthys via the Iteru River Delta. During spring and summer, the snows of the mountain melt more gradually, flooding the lake and in turn causing the river to flood as well as strengthening the currents. During autumn and winter, the snows melt less so, and so the river is lower and more calm.

Republic of Kirwon

Kirwon flag
Capital: Kowil
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Kirwan
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Kirwon is a landlocked republican state in northern Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Novarus to the north, Orox to the northeast, Ortalis to the east, Hovar to the south, and Rossiya to the west.

Republic of Koelba

Capital: Koelba
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Koelban
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Koelba is a landlocked republican state in central Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Cajar to the northwest, Obin to the north, Mylar to the east, Sharak to the south, and Bestiauris to the west.

Kingdom of the Korokiri Tribe

Korokiri flag
Capital: Modin
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: Jaljor (fem. Jaljyr)
Head of Government: King in the Woods
Legislature: Elven Tribal Council
Demonym: Korokese
Currency: n/a
Great Urwaldi Forest

The Great Urwaldi Forest. Korokiri is the northern state.

The Kingdom of the Korokiri Tribe is a landlocked wood elven society in central Aquilonis, occupying up the northern portion of the Great Urwaldi Forest. It borders the lizardfolk kingdom of Xzandor, to the west, the dwarven kingdom of Ongor Diruna to the north, the high elven Empire of Hylar, to the east, and Huzkhaz to the south.

Once a suzerainty of Hylar along with Huzkhaz, Korokiri, alongside Huzhkaz managed to reverse this fate by successfully repelling Hylar when they invaded due to their Declaration of Independence. After the war, as the more powerful state, Korokiri took Huzkhaz as a willing suzerainty.

Republic of Korok

Republic of Lirgal

Lirgal flag
Capital: Girilio
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Lirgalian
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Lirgal is a republican state in western Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, and one of the first to secede when the Saroana Revolutionary Wars began, it borders Soleil to the north, Chax to the west, Qatu to to the southwest, and Veda to the south.

Republic of Lune

Lune flag
Capital: Lune City
Government: Parliamentary Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Congress
Demonym: Lunian
Currency: Solis, Luna, Sidus

The Republic of Lune is a presidential island republic at the mouth of the Bay of Pokitaru, occupying the island of the same name and a few smaller others. It shares maritime borders with Soleil to the north and Morgania to the south.

The island was originally ruled by several native clans before Soleil invaded and conquered it, but during the Salrinoan Revolutionary Wars, Lune took inspiration and vied for independence through more peaceful means, and became independent as a republic. Lune has since enjoyed full diplomatic and trade relations with Soleil.

Kingdom of Iredakal

Capital: ???
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: Agellid (ⴰⴳⴻⵍⵍⵉⴷ)
Head of Government: Agellid
Legislature: none
Demonym: ???
Currency: ???

The Kingdom of Iredakal (ⵜⴰⴳⴻⵍⴷⴰ ⵢⵉⵙ ⵉⵔⴻⴷⴰⴽⴰⵍ/Tagelda yis Iredakal) is a Tafekka monarchical island nation occupying the island of the same name in southern Aquilonis. It shares maritime borders solely with Sinazgen to the north.

Once the westernmost colony of the Muqadas Caliphate, Iredakal became independent the instant it learned of the fall of Muqadas. It as so far staved off invasion, diplomatically and militarily, from any would-be conquerors, including Sinazgen and ever-opportunistic Britannia.

Emirate of Marjan

Capital: ???
Government: Hereditary Abosolute Monarchy
Head of State: Emir (أمير)
Head of Government: Emir
Legislature:
Demonym: Marjani (مرجاني)
Currency: Dinar, Dirham, Fals

The Emirate of Marjan (مرجان) is a Jafrakib island nation in southeastern Aquilonis. It shares maritime borders with Ghad to the west, Ardalnar to the southwest, and Awal to the south.

Federal Kingdom of Markaydia

Markaydia flag
Capital: Melitropos
Government: Federal Parliamentary Elective Crowned Republic
Head of State: King
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Congress
Demonym: Markaydian
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Federal Kingdom of Markaydia is an island nation in the Algelu Sea of northern Aquilonis, occupying the archipelago of the same name a couple hundred miles north of Soleil, sharing maritime borders with no nation.

Markaydia was the first country to declare its independence from the former Salrinoa Federation, and it managed to stay neutral of the consequential conflict, the Salrinoan Revolutionary Wars; but, it supplied weapons, supplies, and advisers to the six northern nations emerging from the federation. The Federal Kingdom of Markaydia is the only former Salrinoan state to adopt a monarchical form of government instead of a republic like the rest of the former federation, although it still maintains some measure of republican governance.

Holy City of Mecca

Maghreb flag
Government: Hereditary Theocratic Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: Caliph (خليفة)
Head of Government: Caliph
Legislature: none
Demonym: Meccan
Currency: Dinar, Dirham, Fals

The Holy City of Mecca (مكة) is a small religious city-state in southeast Aquilonis. It borders Raghua to the north, Bialidrak to the west, and Xsassa to the south.

A holy city and the center of Din faith, Mecca is the site of annual pilgrimage.

Grand Duchy of Morgania

Morgania flag
Capital: Morgan
Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Head of State: Grand Duke
Head of Government: Grand Duke
Legislature: None
Demonym: Morganian
Currency: Solis, Luna, Sidus

The Grand Duchy of Morgania is a small island nation at the entrance of the Bay of Pokitaru, occupying the island of the same name. It shares maritime borders with Lune to the north, Avolcraz to the south, and Potiruka to the northwest. Morgania is known for its practice in dark magic and the fact has given it a nasty reputation in the international community and magic users in general.

Morgania was originally an Avolcrazi colonized territory, founded by Morganof Hardkrak, before a civil war in Avolcraz forced the then tyrannical ruling family from power. The said ruling family, the House of Robinight, and their loyal followers fled Avolcraz to Morgania and declared an independent Grand Duchy. Since the new Avolcrazi government was simply satisfied to have the tyrants out of the empire, they let the land go. The descendants of the House of Robinight have ruled Morgania ever since, and remains in a cold war with Avolcraz.

Republic of Mylar

Mylar flag
Capital: Starmya
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Mylari
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Mylar is a landlocked republican state in central Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Rylar and Garsp to the east, Toralos to the southeast, Sharak to the southwest, Koelba to the west, and Obin to the north.

Republic of Novarus

Novarus flag
Capital: Inforbe
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Novari
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Novarus is a republican state in northern Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, and one of the first to secede when the Salrinoan Revolutionary Wars began, it borders Galiara to the north, Soleil to the east, Orox and Kirwon to the south, and Rossiya to the west.

Republic of Obin

Kingdom of Ongor Diruna

Ongor Diruna flag
Capital: Mount Vulkan
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: King
Head of Government: King
Legislature: Council
Demonym: Ongor Dirunan
Currency: n/a

The Kingdom of Ongor Diruna is an independent dwarven kingdom in central Aquilonis. It occupies most of the half-volcanic half-glacial mountain range known as the Ildsno Mountains, bordering the high elven empire of Hylar to the south, Czi'kolgyar and Rondar to the extreme east, Avolcraz to the north, Bestiauris to the northwest, the lizardfolk kingdom of Xzandor to the west, and the wood elven kingdom of Korokiri to the southwest.

Ildsno mts.

The Ildsno Mountains over the pltical borders.

The Ildsno Mountains are mostly hot and volcanic on the west side, while the east side is mostly cold and snowy with glaciers. The highest peaks are Mount Vulkan (17,759ft), where the capital is situated, and Mount Isfjell (17,734ft), located toward the east the mountain range within the borders of Hylar.

Orc Empire

Capital: Rglrac
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: Emperor
Head of Government: Emperor
Legislature: n/a
Demonym: n/a
Currency: n/a

The Orc Empire is a landlocked polity in southern Aquilonis. It borders the lizardfolk kingdom of Xzandor to the north, Hylar to the east, Sinazgen and New Albion to the south, and Talmyrnia to the west.

The Orc Empire is the only state on Qirsyllviar ruled by the violent reaving and raping race of Orcs. Ruled by the few Orcs smart enough to form their own form of government and community, their empire remains in a perpetual state of war with their neighbors, due to being unable to go a few days without shedding blood.

Republic of Orox

Orox flag
Capital: Orox
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Oroxi
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Orox is a landlocked republican state in northern Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Novarus to the north, Soleil to the east, Flarona to the south, Ortalis to the southwest, and Kirwon to the west.

Republic of Ortalis

Ortalia flag
Capital: Darcblak
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Ortalian
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Ortalis is a landlocked republican state in northern Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Orox to the northeast, Flarona to the southeast, Eudon to the south, Hovar to the southwest, and Kirwan to the west.

Republic of Potiruka

Potiruka flag
Capital: Jowia
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Potirukan
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Potiruka is a republican island nation in the bay of Potiruka. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it shares maritime borders with Lirgal to the west, Velda to the southwest, and Morgania to the southeast.

Republic of Qatu

Qatu flag
Capital: Qirath
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Qatese
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Qatu is a landlocked republican state in central Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Chax to the north, Lirgal to the east, Velda to the southeast, Zelhar to the south, and Salrinoa to the west.

Kingdom of Raghua

Hejaz flag
Capital: Al-Hijir
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of state: Malik (ملك)
Head of Government: Malik
Legislature: none
Demonym: Raghuan (رغوةن)
Currency: Dinar, Dirham, Fals

The Kingdom of Raghua (رغوة) is a Jafrakib monarchical state in southeastern Aquilonis in the eastern Great Dhahabi Desert. Raghua borders Bialidrak to the west, Xsassa to the south, Mecca to the southeast, and Ardalnar to the north. It is ruled by the Saghir clan of the Jayida Dynasty, which also rules Bialidrak and Natataea through other clans.

City of Rondar

Rondar flag
Government: Mage's Order
Head of State: Grand Master
Head of Government: Grand Master
Legislature: Mage's Conclave
Demonym: Rondari
Currency: Magicred

The City of Rondar, formerly called Maldrazik, is a city-state in central Aquilonis. It borders the Empire of Avolcraz to the northwest, Czi'kolgyar to the east and the dwarven kingdom of Ongor Diruna to the southwest. It is a city of magic run by the Order of Rondar, a Magician's Order that practices elemental magic. It was originally run by a branch of the Church of Chaos, the tyrannical Cult of Maldrazell, a cult of Dark Magic users who worship the Dark God Maldrazell, before the Order of Rondar wrested control from them and sent the church into exile.

Long ago, the Order of Rondar was responsible for maintaining peace between the magic and non-magic communities of Avolcraz, but when a citizen of what was then the City of Maldrazik came to them for help, they launched a campaign to liberate the city. After they seized control of the city from the cult, they installed themselves as the ruling government and renamed the city after their order.

Since attaining power over the city, it has had a history of neutrality, but will occasionally send envoys to ensure peace in the region, and is more than capable of defending itself. Even Avolcraz doesn't dare threaten its sovereignty.

Tsardom of Rossiya

Rossiya flag
Capital: Novgorod (in Eurodysia)
Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Head of State: Tsar
Head of Government: Tsar
Legislature: none
Demonym: Rossiyane
Currency: Ruble

In northwestern Aquilonis is the eastern half of the Tsardom of Rossiya, also known as the Rossiyane Empire, which occupies "arch" of Arqupeiro, the regions historically known as Zedylria, stretching into northeastern Eurodysia. The Aquiline side of Rossiya borders Novarus, Kirwon and Hovar to the east, the high elven states of Cajar and Kyrallisica to the south, and the dwarven kingdoms of Arkka Uralia, Z'ngkhar and Izokyraz to the north.

Rossiya whole

The whole of the Rossiyane Empire, stretching from northeastern Eurodysia to northwestern Aquilonis.

Mostly tundra, grassland and taiga, with a several mountains, Rossiya is known for being inhospitable during winters, making travel and commerce difficult, at least to those who don't know how to traverse the wilderness. However, the Rossiyanes are quite at home in these lands, and make use of it to their advantage in times of peace or war.

Currently ruled by the Rurik-Stroganov Dynasty, unlike in Eurodysia, Rossiya doesn't have much power or sway in Aquilonis, and is constantly struggling to hold on to its lands, much of which broke away into independent states in the last few centuries.

Republic of Rylar

Rylar flag
Capital: Rilkora
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Rylarene
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Rylar is a landlocked republican state in central Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Hovar to the north, Umdar to the east, Korok to the southeast, Garsp to the south, Mylar to the west, and Obin to the northwest.

Republic of Salrinoa

Salrinoa flag
Capital: Salrinoa City
Government: Parliamentary Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: Chancellor
Legislature: Chamber of Legislators
Demonym: Salrinoan
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Salrinoa is a landlocked state in central Aquilonis. It borders Korok and Chax to the north, Garsp and Toralos to the west, Qatu to the east and Zelhar to the south.

The successor state of the former Solrinoa Federation since its collapse during the Salrinoan Revolutionary Wars, it was once the capital region of the former federation. Now a rump state, and a shadow of its former splendor, it has adopted a more isolationist attitude toward the surrounding nations ever since but has tried to maintain its former way of life.

Empire of Sinazgen

Capital: Amurakuc (ⴰⵎⵓⵔⴰⴽⵓⵛ)
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: Amenkad (ⴰⵎⴻⵏⴽⴰⴷ)
Head of Government: Amenkad
Legislature: none
Demonym: ???
Currency:

The Empire of Sinazgen (ⵜⴰⵎⵏⴻⴽⴷⴰ ⵢⵉⵙ ⵙⵉⵏⴰⵣⴳⴻⵏ/Tamnekda yis Sinazgen) is a Tafekka monarchical nation in southern Aquilonis, occupying lands of mostly lush greenery in the west and the western end of the Great Dhahabi Desert in the east. Near the center of the country, separating is lush west and arid east, is a vast fork-shaped canyon known as Siyah Canyon – through which the Kyah and Fyoi rivers run until the Kyah merges into the Fyoi – which also extends into the borders of Hylar. The canyon is home to the largest and most well known communities of Dark Elves anywhere on Qirsyllviar.

Siyah Canyon

Siyah Canyon (in orange)

Sinazgen borders Hylar to the north, the Orc Empire to the northwest, New Albion to the west, and Cannan to the east. To the south it shares maritime borders with Iredakal, whom it has tried to conquer or vassalize in the past, with no success.

Sinazgen was once the the dominant power in the western region of the Great Dhahabi Desert, before Cannan overpowered it as a result of the Eighth Dhahabi War, forcing Sinazgen give up its eastern territories. Afterwards, Sinazgen instead expanded west, conquering numerous small states, eventually regaining its prestige and power. One brief time it turned back east, it managed to regain a limited amount of its lost territory east of the Siyo River.

Republic of Sharak

Sharak flag
Capital: Sharic
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Sharakese
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Sharak is a landlocked republican state in central Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Koelba and Mylar to the north, Toralos to the east, Dox to the south, and Bestiauris to the west.

Kingdom of Soleil

Soleil flag
Capital: Roislueur
Government: Hereditary Parliamentary Feudal Monarchy
Head of State: King
Head of Government: Prime Minister
Legislature: Parliament
Demonym: Soleilian
Currency: Solis, Luna, Sidus

The Kingdom of Soleil is a monarchical nation on the Vieillesse Peninsula, the northeastern peninsula of Aquilonis. It borders Novarus, Orox, Flarona and Stygar to the west, and Lirgal to the southwest. Within its borders is the Gargoyle-ruled enclave, the Imperial City of Garvis, which was restored to independence during the Great Northern Aquilonis War, after being defunct for nearly two millenniums. Off the southern coast it shares maritime borders with its former colony, Lune.

Jeune Mur & Caillou

The Jeune Mur Mtns. (red) and the Caillou River (indigo) relative to national borders.

Most of Soleil's western borders is taken up by a mountain rage known as the Jeune Mur Mountains, which runs south from the northernmost point of the Novari-Solelian border, before coming to an end in northwestern Lirgal. The highest point of the Jeune Mur Mountains is Mount Neige, located near the border with Novarias and Orox, which, at 29,029ft, is also the highest mountain on Qirsyllviar. This natural fortification, which is home to a number of dwarven cities and Dark Elf communities, has only three known passable routes, most notably the Jayou Pass, and has kept western invaders at bay since before the era of the Garvin Empire.

The Jeune Mur is also the source of the Caillou River, a major waterway that that separates part of southwestern Soleil from the rest of the peninsula. On the narrowest point of the river sits the city of Garvis, the capital of the gargoyle-ruled state of the same name. Because of its position, Garvis has served as a major trading center since before the era of the Garvin Empire, as all land-based trade routes in and out of southwestern Soleil go through there.

History

An unnatural creation dating back over a thousand years, Soleil was first founded by Gallian exiles following a civil war in Gallia. These exiles were initially the thousands of people that were part of the Gallian Rebel Army, along with the women and children that followed them, including their direct families, which were sentenced to wander in an "eternal void" for their insurrection. Historians debate the exact number, but it is often estimated that over a fifty-thousand people were exiled through the void; but since Gate Portals, even back then, are incapable of sending such large groups, the method used to banish the exiles is unknown and has been lost to history.

This "eternal void" actually turned out to be a portal to the peninsula the kingdom now occupies. The exiles saw this as a chance for a new start, and settled into the new land, eventually founding the Kingdom of Soleil, with the leader of the exiles and former rebels, Jean Pierre-Julien de Gascoigne, as their first king, known to history as Jean I of House Gascoigne, the first dynasty of Soleil.

At least seven other nations and kingdoms were already occupying various parts of the Vieillesse Peninsula by the time the exiles arrived. Once word of Soleil's founding reached Eurodysia, and Gallia in particular, the population of Soleil, as well as the Gallic population of the Vieillesse Peninsula, received a sharp increase due to a period of mass migration to Soleil by various means; this event is termed the "Gallic Invasion" by the formerly dominant Salrins. Modern Soleilian scholars and historians don't dispute it, and so the event has been permanently recorded in history by this name. After several periods of war and peace in which Soleil steadily rose to dominance, the Kingdom of Soleil eventually emerged as the sole power, building a large and prosperous nation over many generations. Because of Soleil's origins, Soleil is often nicknamed "Kingdom of the Exiles."

Currently ruled by House Lafayette of the Honneur Dynasty, the fifth overall dynasty to rule Soleil, Soleil has long been a close friend and ally of the Empire of Yamatai of Fuso, and is one half of the Copain-Tomo Alliance. This wasn't always so; four centuries after the founding of Soleil, and one century after Yamatai's Age of Conquest, Yamatai established a colony on the then-unoccupied end of the peninsula, and expansion of that colony was viewed as a threat to Soleilian expansion. After a ferocious war, which saw territorial control being pushed back and forth several times, Soleil fully expelled Yamatai from the mainland, and period of hot & cold relations ensued for at least three generations.

Relations changed drastically when Soleil and Yamatai found a common enemy in an invading extra-dimensional horde, the source of which was never determined, and fought side-by-side to see the enemy defeated. The victory resulted in feeling of unity and friendship between the western and eastern peoples, and a permanent alliance was formed. This alliance, along with the friendship and camaraderie between the two countries, has endured ever since.

Major Noble Houses

Major noble Houses of Soleil include those listed here;
House Race Words
Adhemar Human Empower the Soul
Adhemar flag
The current line of House Adhemar is a cadet branch of the now-extinct line that was extinguished following its defeat in the Soleilian Civil War.

House Adhemar orignally made its fortune in trade and banking until they were able to secure enough influence to be named a noble house. It was during the time of Germain de Adhemar, the usurper of the Soleilian throne during the Great Northern Aquilonis War and the Soleilian Civil War and the last head of the now-extinct line, that House Adhemar lost much of it's prestige and respectability.

Bannister Human Bow to the Dragons
Bannister flag
House Bannister worships a pagan dragon god, who's name is lost to time, instead of the nationally worshipped Swyll'zhor & Ny'kith.

The current line of House Bannister is a cadet branch of the now-extinct line that was extinguished following its defeat in the Soleilian Civil War. Said extinct line was an ally of the now extinct line of House Adhemar that lost the same war.

Capdeville Human
Capdeville flag
House Capdeville is one of three major houses that are part of the larger Honneur Dynasty.

House Capdeville is of Gallic-Jafrakib ethnicity (Lahja: Kabdyfil/كابديفيل), descended from a Gallic noblewoman and Jafrakibin nobleman who took the name of the town they married in as their own.

Girardon Human
Members of a branch of House Giradon that is now-extinct in the male line were the previous rulers of the Soleilian throne as part of the now-defunct Sauterelle Dynasty. The current recognized House Girardon is a cadet branch of the former royal line.
Lafayette Human Loyalty, Generosity, Intelligence, Virtue
Lafayette flag
House Lafayette is the current Royal House, and one of three major houses that are part of the larger Honneur Dynasty.

House Lafayette rose to prominence and power by virtue of generosity and to the throne through marriage, when Gaspard Henri-Ivo de Lafayette (aka Gaspard I) married Queen Narcisse Bijou-Lucie de Girardon (aka Narcisse II), the last from House Girardon of the Sauterelle dynasty, the previous ruling dynasty of Soleil.

There are two main families of House Lafayette: House Lafayette of Les Bois, and House Lafayette of Roislueur. The latter, the royal branch, is a cadet branch of the former.

Legendre Human Secure Your Legacy
Legendre flag
House Legendre tried to usurp the throne in the wake of House Adhemar's defeat in the Soleilian Civil War, but was quickly forced to give up power when the head of house's followers turned on her to bring peace back to the land.
Molyneux Human The People Come First
Molyneux flag
House Molyneux is a family known for its charitableness, and regularly hosts campaigns and fundraisers to support all sorts of nationwide causes meant to improve the lives of the citizens from all walks of life, from the royal family to lowly serfs.

The current House Molyneux is technically a cadet branch descended from a now-extinct line that once held the Soleilian throne.

Nakajima Human Anata no Rutsu ni Chujitsu (Faithful to Your Roots)
House Nakajima is a noble family of Genjin origin (as well as a cadet branch of the main Nakajima clan in Yamatai) and so worships the Genjin gods instead of the nationally worshipped Swyll'zhor & Ny'kith. House Nakajima claims descent from Keiken no Hoshi-tenno (敬虔の星天皇), but this has been disputed since before the house's founding.

House Nakajima's lands lie on the eastern end of the peninsula.

House Nakajima did not particpate on any side of the GNAW or the Soleilian Civil War, as they were driven from their lands before they could muster any resistance, taking refuge in Markaydia. Their lands were restored when ordered was restored.

Ory Human Soar on the Wings of Freedom
Ory flag
The founder of House Ory was one of the founders of the Knights of the Golden Wing.
Ouvrard Human Honor Your Ancestors
Ouvrard flag
House Ouvrard made its fortune through winemaking and ownership of various wineries, and is the founder and owner of Ouvrard Wineries, an international wine company.

Through its wine company, House Ouvrard is the primary producer of sunwine, a Soleilian national specialty.

Penombre Zyroite Vampire
One of four known vampire noble houses of Soleil.
Rajchman Faun Respect the Gods
Rajchman flag
The main family of House Rajchman pledges faith to old faunish gods instead of the nationally worshiped Swyll'zhor & Ny'kith.
Sylvestre Human Honor, Chivalry, Family
Sylvestre flag
House Sylvestre is one of three major houses that are part of the larger Honneur Dynasty.

House Sylvester also trains some of the best swordsmen in the Vieillesse Peninsula. Their renown is such that the ranks of the Soleilian armies are filled with members and retainers of House Sylvestre. It's hard to find any swordsman that hasn't been trained by them.

Taur High Elf
A house descended from the last ruler of the Kingdom of Ruyal, a pre-Gallic Invasion high elven kingdom that once dominated a patch of land along the Jeune Mur Mountains in northeastern Soleil.
Tyrell Centaur Knighthood is a Privilege
The Tyrells are a Centaurian noble house with many generations in knighthood.
Valliere Human True Magic is in the Heart
Valliere flag
House Valliere is the last known major house descended from the Sorcellerie Dynasty, the second dynasty to rule Soleil.

The Vallieres are a house of mages who boast some of the best magic-users in Soleil. They are also the administrators of Saint Fleur's Academy of Magic.

There are many minor noble houses in Soleil with little to no political influence, whether holding hereditary land or are simply residential, but can still muster military forces when need be.

Special Regions

Kingdom of Qirlok Trezka
Qirlok Trezka flag
Capital: Qirlok Trezka
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: King
Head of Government: King
Legislature: none
Demonym: Qirlok Trezkan
Currency: Solis, Luna, Sidus
Fer Croissant mnts

Position of the Fer Croissant Mountains on the Vieillesse Peninsula.

The Kingdom of Qirlok Trezka is a non-sovereign dwarven kingdom within the borders of Soleil, inhabiting the Fer Croissant Mountains, the mountain range that stretches from the shores off the southwest coast of Clairiere Island to the center of Soleil in the rough shape of a half-crescent. The highest Mountain is Mount Gold-Iron (15,654ft). The boundaries of Qirlok Trezka coincide with the recognized limits of the mountain range.

In exchange for a yearly tribute, the kingdom retains its autonomy while recognizing Soleilian sovereignty over the mountains they call home.

Unlike the other five known dwarven kingdoms on Qirsyllviar, Qirlok Trezka is not independent.

Republic of Stygar

Stygar flag
Capital: Stykir
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Stygarian
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Stygar is a republican state in central-north Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Flarona to the north Soleil to the east, Chax to the south, Umdar to the southwest, and Eudon to the west.

United Empire of Talmyrnia

Talmyrnia flag
Capital: Orskaydd
Government: Quasi-Federal Absolute Elective Feudal Monarchy
Head of State: Emperor
Heads of Government: Emperor & Chancellor
Legislature: Senate
Demonym: Talmyri/Talmyrnian
Currency: Dragon, Lion, Kraken, Wolf, Badger, Turtle

The United Empire of Talmyrnia, also known as the Talmyri Empire, is a feudal quasi-federated monarchical state in western Aquilonis on the eastern shores of the Great Meadhan Sea, and is also the name for the region in which it occupies. It borders Drakyncia to the northwest, Bestiauris to the northeast, the dwarven kingdom of Ongor Diruna, the lizardfolk kingdom of Xzandor to the east, the Orc Empire to the southeast, and New Albion to the south.

Talmyrnia is an ancient multiracial and multicultural nation going back to the era of the Zedylrian Empire. The current Talmyrnia known today is the fourth incarnation of a sovereign Talmyri nation. The current empire is at least five hundred years old, so while it isn't the oldest continuous nation in Aquilonis, its culture certainly is. Talmyrnia is filled with many races that normally wouldn't fit in elsewhere; though it is constantly at odds with both Xzandor and the Orc Empire, and inhabitants of both countries face some relatively minor discrimination in Talmyrnia.

Talmyrnia divisions

The Twenty Kingdoms, and the Thronelands (Orskaydd), of Talmyrnia.

It is also at odds with Bestiauris regarding territory, but regardless aided the kingdom in protecting its sovereignty during the Great Northern Aquilonis War (although, the main motivation for the military intervention was to keep Umdar from setting its sights on Talmyri lands). Talmyrnia also helped New Albion win its independence from Britannia during the Albian War for Independence. Talmyrnia is also in a longstanding alliance with Drakyncia for security.

Talmyrnia is politically divided into twenty-one individual provinces in a feudal quasi-federation; The Thronelands, the capital territory under the direct control of the emperor (oftentimes known as Orskaydd after the capital) and twenty other regions designated as "kingdoms," which enjoy a great deal of autonomy from the throne.

History

The current Talmyrnia was originally thirty Talmyri kingdoms existing independently (the Thronelands had yet to be formed), occasionally fighting for land, power and hegemony or forging alliances with each other. The current empire and government was formed as a result of a period of war known known to history as the Alfrydion's War of Unification (c. 3992AFZ – 4017), which resulted all the kingdoms being united under a single banner and government for the fourth time after a one-millennium interregnum. However, as a result of further civil wars, ten of the kingdoms were partitioned or annexed and the number of kingdoms was reduced to twenty.

Politics & Governance

While each kingdom has its own king as head of one of the Great Houses of Talmyrnia, the realm is ruled as a whole from the Thronelands by the emperor. Each ruling house in each kingdom, including the Thronelands directly under the emperor, has a large number of vassal houses serving it, most of whom in turn have smaller vassals under them, extending all the way down to farmers and landed knights. Each Great House rules over its kingdom and is responsible for collecting taxes and, in times of war, raising troops to fight for the emperor. Otherwise they are largely left to operate autonomously to simplify the bureaucracy and governance of the empire.

The Twenty Kingdoms, aside for the Thronelands, are;
Kingdom Ruling House
Name Capital Name Race Words
Arlok Skylarke Iolaire Human Look to the Sky
Arlock is centered on a small group of mountains, and the castle where House Iolaire rules is at the highest elevation compared to the rest of the castles in the empire.
Barkyrac Rungard Fluss Human
A wide river runs through the middle of Barkyrac and acts as a natural fortification.
Corogdo New Alfrydion Gondjir Human Peace in Unity
Alfrydion Kalgaric, the emperor who unified Talmyrnia into its current form, was from Corogdo; though his line of House Kalgaric has since gone extinct in the paternal line and been replaced by House Gondjir as the kingdom's ruling house.

House Kalgaric still exists though the line of Eralyari Kalgaric, the niece of the last king of Corogdo of House Kalgaric. The members of the current house still claim to be the rightful heirs to the kingship, but all attempts to reclaim the title, including at least three known wars, have ended in failure.

Darloc Ungir Vali Faun Honor & Valor
House Vali is the only ruling Faunish noble house in Talmyrnia.
Fiao Olwin Nachtvogel Zyroite Vampire The World is Brightest in the Dark
Fiao is the smallest kingdom by total land area.

House Nachtvogel is the only ruling vampire noble house in Talmyrnia.

Fiao was originally the northwestern territory of Salkayro before seceding as a result of civil war. Even today, Salkayro still claims Fiao as part of its soveriegn territory.

Gyrnvir Grisslynd Slythirio Lizardfolk Ambition is Limitless
House Grisslynd is the only ruling lizardfolk noble house in Talmyrnia.
H'rath Island Morjell Bjorn Human Loyalty, Honor, Strength
Three centuries before unification, House Bjorn was founded by Ostliger invaders, whom supplanted now-extinct House Coedwig as the ruling house.
Hardraig Damdar Slayvia Human
The Korio Islands Jykwako Saltstone Human Respect the Waves
The Korio Isles hosts the imperial navy and breeds the best seamen in western Aquilonis.

The Korio Isles host one of the three largest near-land merpeople colonies in the Great Meadhan Sea.

The Korio Isles were the last kingdom to be conquered by Alfrydion, the first emperor of the current empire.

Kyrokia Cystryke Adeiladwr Dwarf Build your Future with your own Hands
House Adeiladwr is the only ruling Dwarven noble house in Talmyrnia.

They unofficially serve as the guardsmen that protect Talmyrnia from Orcish raiders.

Larristal Longhall Larristal Human Forever Loyal, Noble, & Brave
House Cathfawr has been elected to the imperial throne more times than any other house.

Larristal is a traditional rival of Talgary.

The Lortoi Islands Shelldom Clypeus Human We are Shields
The armies of the Lortoi Isles are renowned for their expertise in defensive warfare. They are also well known for voluntarily being on the front line of any army called to war.
Miryor Ocaoka Fiyrice Human
Olgrad Dyazik Equiferi Centaur You're Your Own Master
Olgrad boasts some of the best horsemen and cavalry in Aquilonis.

House Equiferi is the only ruling centaurian noble house in Talmyrnia.

Qiric Nomjor Eryn High Elf The Forest is our Home
House Eryn is the only ruling high elven noble house in Talmyrnia.

The founders of House Eryn were originally wood elves before their decendants turned high elves.

Qiric is heavily forested and sits on the border with the Lizardfolk state of Xzandor, which makes most people view house Eryn as somewhere between high elf and wood elf.

Romyarth Springdam Uirgulta Human
Salkayro Nonkon Ungark Human Heroes are Born & Made
Salkayro is host to the Order of the Hart, one of the most powerful military orders of knights in Talmyrnia.
Talgary Firelake Talgary Human Fire is Life
Talgary is renowned for their beast tamers (particularly dragons).

House Hydrapyr has taken the imperial throne through war twice since the formation of the current empire.

Talgary is a traditional rival of Larristal.

Yornu Snodow Blaidd Ferafti We Are One
House Blaidd is the only ruling ferafti noble house in Talmyrnia.
Zorru Wudforn Tarandrus Human Stand Tall, Stand Strong

The current method in which the emperor is succeeded as the ruler of the nation is by election, rather than handing the imperial throne down heir to heir. When the emperor dies or abdicates, the next ruler is elected to the Imperial Throne from the current heads of the Great Houses of Talmyrnia, the kings of Talmyrnia's twenty kingdoms outside the capital territory (this is, naturally, a choice, and it's not unheard of for one or more of the monarchs to abstain from participating in the election). The emperor is elected by majority vote from the populace, but actually voting in the election is a choice. When the next elected emperor/empress accedes to the Imperial Throne, the kingship of his/her kingdom is succeeded by the next heir in line.

This method of passing power is not perfect, and disputes over the electoral results have led to civil war more than once. And since the Great Houses have many vassals beneath them, and tend to view titles as a matter of inheritance, as any feudal lord would, civil war for inheritance of titles, or right to titles, is a relatively common occurrence. There are also times when emperorship is disputed to the point of civil war, usually due to an ongoing dispute over who is the rightful head of the house and its throne. The Imperial Throne has also been passed on without election on several occasions; usually from a successful civil war against a tyrannical emperor, thus leading to the ousting of the current reigning house.

The legislature of the empire is the senate. Aside for certain "special senators" – those representing the Thronelands or other types – each kingdom sends 15 senators to represent them, bringing the number of people in the senate to well over 300.

Republic of Toralos

Republic of Umdar

Umdar postwar flag
Capital: Quarc
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Congress
Demonym: Umdari
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Umdar is a landlocked state in central-north Aquilonis. It borders Eudon and Stygar to the north, Chax to the east, Korok to the south, Rylar to the west and Hovar to the extreme northwest. It is the successor state to the Confederacy of Umdar, following the confederacy's defeat and dissolution at the end of the Great Northern Aquilonis War.

Republic of Velda

Velda flag
Capital: Ratchetia
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Veldan
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Velda is a republican state in central-west Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa Federation, it borders Lirgal to the north, Avolcraz to the south, Zelhar to the west, and Qatu to the northwest.

Empire of Xsassa

Persia flag
Capitals: Ctesiphon (royal), Nishapur (legislative)
Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Head of State: Shah
Heads of Government: Shah & Grand Vizier
Legislature: Council of Viziers
Demonym: Xsassan
Currency: Daric, Siglos

The Empire of Xsassa, is an empire of magic in southeastern Aquilonis, controlling great swaths of the Dhahabi region. On the mainland, it borders Cannan the west, Hylar to the northwest, and Bialidrak, Raghua and Mecca to the north. Across the Nubian Channel to the south, Xsassa shares maritime borders with Kemet.

Xsassa divisions

Political divisions of Xsassa.

Ruled by the Arsacid Dynasty, Xsassa is politically divided into three provinces, called satrapies (sing. satrapy), each ruled by an appointed satrap: The mainland satrapies are Sophene (the northern satrapy), Parthia (the central satrapy, which also hosts the capital), and Safavid (the eastern satrapy). Every single satrapy was once and independent state for several centuries following the collapse of the Muqadas Caliphate, before being conquered by Xsassa.

As the conqueror of much of the former Caliphate, Xsassa considers itself the successor state to the ancient Muqadas Caliphate, a claim often disputed with Bialidrak.

Kingdom of Xzandor

Xzandor flag
Capital: Drizlekiir
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: King
Head of Government: King
Legislature: Council
Demonym: Xzandori
Currency: Talon, Scale, Fang

The Kingdom of Xzandor is a landlocked monarchical lizardfolk state western Aquilonis, occupying the western portion of the Great Urwaldi Forest and beyond. It borders Bestiauris to the north, the dwarven kingdom of Ongor Diruna to the northeast, Korokiri and Huzkhaz to the east, Hylar to the southeast, the Orc Empire to the south, and Talmyrnia to the west.

One of two independent lizardfolk states, the other being the more powerful and prominent Xotilic Empire, it has a long history of raiding, reaving, and pillaging of nearby lands before turning into a more docile state.

Kingdom of Z'ngkhar

Republic of Zelhar

Zelhar flag
Capital: Zelhar
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President
Head of Government: President
Legislature: Presidential Council
Demonym: Zelharian
Currency: Balt, Cug, Nute

The Republic of Zelhar is a landlocked republican state in central Aquilonis. Formerly part of the Salrinoa federation, it borders Salrinoa and Qatu to the north, Velda to the east, Avolcraz to the south, Bataria to the west, and Toralos to the extreme northwest.

Constituent Territories

Uther Islands (Britannia)

Uther islands flag
Capital: Pendragon
Government: Hereditary Parliamentary Absolute Monarchy
Head of State: King of Britannia
Head of Government: Viceroy
Legislature: Chamber of Lords
Demonym: Utheran
Currency: Sovereign, Crown, Shilling, Farthing

The Uther Islands are an archipelagic territory of Britannia, occupying the archipelago of the same name, sharing maritime borders solely with New Albion to the north. The Uther Islands were one part of New Albion before the the crowned republic split from Britannia. New Albion has coveted ownership of the archipelago since independence, but Britannia has thwarted all attempts to invade or provoke rebellion.

Notes & Trivia

  • The demonym for people from Aquilonis is "Aquiline".
  • The northwestern lands of Aquilonis is cut off because it extends into Eurodysia as part of the larger continent "Arqupeiro."
  • The reason Fuso is greyed out is becuase it isn't part of the continent. It's just the areas of that are farthest west of Marlakcor and closest to Aqulonis.
  • Soleil was founded during the final century of the Fourteen Kingdoms Period of Yamatai, which precipitated the Two Hundred Years' War in Yamatai. Thus its foundation date is somewhere in the mid or late 3500's-AFZ; the exact date is uncertain.
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