Kingdom of Balian

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Kingdom of Balian
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Royal Coat of Arms of John I
Capital: Atrus
Languages: Common
Religion: Canonism
Government: Absolute Monarchy
King: Alexander I
Queen-Consort: Yelena Lorena Ruthern
Heir Apparent: Hadrian Casimir
Seneschal: Ledicort Vuiller
Legate: Persephone Maxima
Censor: Sir Apollyon Marshall
Magister: Cesar Komnenos
Constable: Peter Benedict d'Arkent
Procurator: Johanna Vuiller
Royal Family: House Novellen
Historical Era:

The Brothers' War (1868)

The Kingdom of Balian is a human settlement that exists on the southern landmass of Almaris. It was founded out of the remains of the Imperialist faction by Prince John Casimir after the devastating Brothers' War.

History

Post-Brother's War

In the aftermath of the The Brother's War, John Casimir Novellen led the remaining imperial loyalists south. Following the star of Saint Lothar, the duke would come upon a rock and proclaim the creation of Balian. Around that rock, the capital of Atrus was built. After the building of the capital, all the noble houses of the former empire that had a great contribution to the founding of Balian where given Baronies. These houses include: Munnel led by Jarad Munnel, Vuiller led by Rev Vuiller, Darkwood led by Drako Darkwood, Othaman led by Vladimir Oathman, Rosius led by Chloe de Rosius, Ruthern led Viktor Ruthern by and Novellen-Huntshill led by Catherine Novellen-Huntshill.

War of Settlement

WIP

Culture and society

The Kingdom of Balian is a human nation, and as such, revolves around the culture of mankind. However people from all walks of life and races are welcomed within the land of Balian. Due to this it is not uncommon to find Elves, Dwarves and even some Orcs wandering around.

Politics

Succession

The Kingdom of Balain adheres to absolute primogeniture in matters of succession to the throne. Typically, this means the oldest son or daughter inherits the crown. The current ruling dynasty is the House of Novellen. For peers of the kingdom, they also follow absolute primogeniture in matters of succession.

The Senate

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The Chamber of the Kingdom

The Chamber of the Kingdom is made up of the King's closest advisors, comprising the Seneschal, Legate, Censor, Magister, Constable, and Procurator. Each is responsible for their respective departments and advising the King.

Aristocracy

The upper classes of the Kingdom are dominated by the Peers and their noble houses, each having a heavy hand in the founding, construction, and day-to-day life of Balian.

Noble Houses of Balian

Comital Families:

Viscomital Families:

Baronial Families:

Noble Families:

Army

The current army of the Kingdom consists of the Company of Balian lead by Constable Peter d'Arkent. The Company was founded upon the concept of a group of brothers banding together in order to protect the Kingdom, it is common for them to partake it hard trials and trips around the King's land.

Demographics

Humans make up the majority of the Kingdom, namely Highlanders and Heartlanders. Small minorities include Farfolk humans and dwarves. The Kingdom is an open place accepting nearly everyone.

Religion

The Church of the Canon is the state religion of the Kingdom of Balian, with nearly every human within the Kingdom adhering to it.

Geography

Almaris

The Kingdom of Balian is located in the eastern part of the south continent, the capital sits upon a great hill with the surrounding land being a mix of arid, desert, ocean and great plateaus.