Setting: Nations of the Vennlands

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Kingdom of Fealcenachold

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: absolute monarchy
    • Strong Influence: popular support
    • Popular Issue: ethics
    • Stability: shaky
    • Personal Freedoms: somewhat repressed
    • Scandals: very common
    • Foreign Relations: shaky
  • Economy
    • Main Export: gadgets
    • Main Import: food animals
    • Main Resource: mining - metals
    • Trade: major deficeit
    • Strength: weak and declining
    • Wealth: spread throughout upper and middle classes
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Mountains and hills: many
    • Frequent Trouble: flooding and plagues.
    • Wilderness: 80%
    • Farmland: 15%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: very scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: professional success
    • Known For: sculpture
    • Popular Entertainment: drinking
    • Respected Profession: artisan
    • Discrimination: age-based
    • Major Taboo: certain clothing
    • Major Social Ill: crime
    • Primary Language: Anglic
  • Military
    • Strength: somewhat weak
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: riflemen
    • Soldiers: hired mercenaries
    • Main Use: conquest
    • Rank: granted by superiors
  • Magic
    • Occurence: in the hands of a few
    • Major Use: anything
    • Viewed: as unusual
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 10%
    • Rural: 90%
    • Literacy Rate: 40%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.9 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 4.3 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 50.5 years
Population

KL2

The population of Fealcenachold is a broad mixture of Elves, Dwarves and Humans, with plenty of interracial relationships and half-breeds.

KL3

Tír Oileáin, which covers the majority of the nation's islands in the Báid, is where most of the nation's elves reside. Some continental elves live in and near the Magehills in the nation's east. Dwarves are mostly found in Fewmoor and the Winterlake peninsula.

Languages

KL1

Almost all of the population speak Anglic as a first or second language.

KL3

Elves are the most likely to be bilingual. Humans and elves from Tír Oileán will speak Elbheán Oileánach, sometimes exclusively, and those from the Magehills will often know Elbheán Mór-roinneach. Both Dweommer and Dvaergen is spoken to varying degrees of proficiency by almost all of the dwarves of the Winterlake Peninsula, and many humans in the area have a passing knowledge of the language.

Ruler

KL2

Fealcenachold is currently ruled by Queen Aurelia I. She is unmarried, and 38 years old.

KL3

She's a quite attractive human with some elf blood. She's a possionate and compassionate trader, often in a cheerful disposition.

Her eyes are hazel, her hair brown, and stands at about average height. She has several unusual, but tasteful, tattoos.

KL4

The biggest complaint about her is that she isn't very competent. Especially so as she has ultimate power in the kingdom.

Her favoured weapons are daggers. She's a sucker for happy endings, but is annoyed with complete unabashed honesty.

KL6

Her lack of competence can be attributed to her mild laziness, much preferring to do her own thing than be beholden to the reins of the country.

She's always finding new ways to shirk official work.

 

Kingdom of Fixenawbien

  • Political
    • Structure: elective oligarchy
    • Strong Influence: military
    • Popular Issue: foreign relations
    • Stability: not bad
    • Personal Freedoms: tolerable
    • Scandals: infrequent
    • Foreign Relations: decent
  • Economy
    • Main Export: labourers
    • Main Import: food animals
    • Main Resource: food - crops/fruits
    • Trade: balance
    • Strength: weak but stable
    • Wealth: in the hands of the elite
  • Ecology Main
    • Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: wildfires
    • Wilderness: 75%
    • Farmland: 20%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: good amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: conformity
    • Known For: music
    • Popular Entertainment: music/concerts
    • Respected Profession: teacher
    • Discrimination: class-based
    • Major Taboo: certain clothing
    • Major Social Ill: addiction
    • Primary Language: Anglic
  • Military
    • Strength: average
    • Focus: navy
    • Main Unit: ships of the line
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: national defence
    • Rank: earned through time in service
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: exceptionally rare
    • Major Use: weaponry and trinkets
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: exceptionally rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 10%
    • Rural: 90%
    • Literacy Rate: 49%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.97 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 5.4 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 52.8 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Princess Elect Dilleina III. She has held the position for the last few months, since the former king, King Auras I (a second cousin once removed) perished. She is aged 29.

KL3

She's a quite attractive human with some elf blood. She's a compassionate former knight (released upon election), but can be pessimistic at times.

Her eyes are green, her hair red, and stands at about 6' in height. She is blind in one eye and is missing a finger on her right hand, although still manages to maintain her appearance.

She attempts to avoid the scandals that marred King Auras' reign, and is very honest with both her lords and her populace.

KL4

She seems to be quite adept at ruling the nation thus far, but has a fractuous relationship with her ruling council and lords, primarily because of her honesty.

Her favoured weapons are daggers. She's a sucker for honesty, but is annoyed with apparent challenges to her.

KL6

She's an avid horticulturalist, and studies plants often. She always keeps an eye out for ways to increase her wealth, although she is generally honest about her money making methods.

 

Commonwealth of Ormaere

  • Politics
    • Political Structure: semi-republican oligarchy and monarchy
    • Strong Influence: magical power
    • Popular Issue: magic
    • Stability: stable
    • Personal Freedoms: extremely good
    • Scandals: common
    • Foreign Relations: reasonable
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: temperate
    • Frequent Trouble: firestorms
    • Wilderness: 90%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: scarce
  • Economy
    • Main Export: textiles
    • Main Import: gadgets
    • Main Resource: timber/lumber
    • Trade: major surplus
    • Strength: somewhat weak, but improving
    • Wealth: spread throughout upper and middle classes
    • Ecology Main Climate: temperate - plains
    • Frequent Trouble: plagues
    • Wilderness: 90%
    • Farmland: 8%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: plentiful
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: obedience
    • Known For: natural vistas
    • Popular Entertainment: music/concerts
    • Respected Profession: scientist
    • Discrimination: vs foreigners
    • Major Taboo: mental illness
    • Major Social Ill: infidelity
    • Primary Language: Elbheán Mór-roinneach
  • Military
    • Strength: somewhat weak
    • Focus: air
    • Main Unit: riflemen skirmishers
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: via political ties
  • Magic
    • Occurrence: sparse
    • Major Use: war
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 30%
    • Rural: 70%
    • Literacy Rate: 57%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.91 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.6 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 59.5 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Iséaduíel (pron: ish-ayd-eel), currently aged 34

KL3

She is a plain, neither ugly nor beautiful, half-elf/human. She's an ambitious priestess, and has a bit of an anger issue. She does, however, have a geniune air of helpfulness to her.

His eyes are green, and her hair black, and stands at about 5'2 in height. She has some elven tattoos, notably on her face.

KL4

Her father is elven and mother human.

Her ability to rule can be described as uterly useless. She is infinately better at her preistly duties than ruling the nation. She is easily annoyed, and none-more-so than with abject dishonesty.

Her favoured weapons are darts. She's a sucker for fancy parties, and holds them herself at least once a month.

KL6

She studies her divine arts ceaslessly. She knows that she is less-than-brilliant at ruling the nation, so does her best to attend to its spiritual needs instead.

She is a firm believer in fate.

System

KL4

Members of a household elect their leader, and these house leaders form the governing body of the nation. The household leaders also elect the successor to the line of the throne from the incumbent's children (males and females), or the incumbent's eldest sibling's children if the incumbent has none.