Kingdom of Balian

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Kingdom of Balian
Royal Coat of Arms of Alexander I
Capital: Portoregne
Official Languages: Common, Balianese
Minor Languages: Raev, Qalashi, Illatian
Religion: Canonism
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Queen: Sybille I
Heir Apparent: Alexanderos Casimir, Prince of Monterosa
Royal Family: House Novellen
Amiratus: Kristoff var Ruthern
Legate: John Galbraith
Interior Minister: Viviana Vilac
Censor: Belyn Gris
Magister: Dame Gwenyth Vilac Vuiller
Constable: Ser Demetrius var Ruthern
Procurator: Rhys var Ruthern
El Gran Creu: Ser Percy de Lyons
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.


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 Peerage. 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 by Viktor Ruthern and Novellen-Huntshill led by Catherine Novellen-Huntshill.

War of Settlement


Undead Siege of Atrus


Culture and society

The Kingdom of Balian is a human nation, and as such, revolves around the culture of mankind. In its situation in the south, the Kingdom of Balian mainly derives its culture from the ancient Balianites, the Qalashi, Rudrans, Petrine, Heartlanders and the Raevir. However, descendants from all walks of life are welcomed within the land of Balian. Due to this it is not uncommon to find Elves, Dwarves and even some Orcs wandering around.



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 Royal Duana

The Royal Duana is made up of the King's closest advisors. The Duana's body consists of various secretaries that head government offices comprising the Amiratus, Legate, Censor, Magister, Constable, and Procurator. The Amiratus is the head of the Royal Duana and the chief advisor to the King. The Amiratus is considered the penultimate authority in the Kingdom, second to only the Crown. The associate members of the Duana answer to the Amiratus and the Crown.


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

Ducal Families:

Comital Families:

Viscomital Families:

Baronial Families:


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 in challenging trials and trips around the King's land.


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.


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




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.