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Kingdom of Flamelle

on Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:59 pm
Nation Name: Kingdom of Flamelle; Flamellen Kingdom; Flamelle
Pronunciation: [Flahm-ell]
Demonym: Flamellen
Capital: Sainté Bourdeaux
Population: 45,000,000
Global Status: Sovereign; Great Power

Ethnicities:
Human (Flamellen) - 75%
Human (Kyokan) - 4%
Human (Castinian) - 10%
Human (Other Nationalities) - 4%
Other Races - 7%

National Language: Flamellen
Official Languages: Flamellen and Common Tongue
Economic System: Free-market with state control of foreign trade and taxation
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
Flamelle’s government is headed by the royal family, with senators who represent most major focuses of the government. These senators are chosen by the King or Queen, and are sworn to be loyal to both the Royal House, as well as its people.

Legislature: The Flamellen Senate may be made of up to fifty individuals of differing background, with one Lead Senator to serve as spokesman for the council. The Lead Senator is currently Clémond du Renaú.

Ruling House: House Léon
Current Ruler: King Godfroy du Léon III
Ruler’s Title:

•  (internationally recognized) King of Flamelle

•  (formally recognized) His Majesty; Great Sovereign

Ruling Family: 
•  King: Godfroy du Léon
•  Queen: Isabelle (formerly of Sainté Bourdeaux)
•  Heir-apparent (first born daughter): Princess Alessia
•  First-born Son: Prince Alexandré
•  Second-born Daughter (3rd Child): Princess Rein

Sigil / Standard: Set on the field divided of deep blue and gold, a soaring eagle takes flight
House Words: “Crane Your Necks“
Currency: The Flamellen Loréin

Symbology:

•  Colors: Blue, Golden, and White

•  Tree: Cypress

•  Flower: Pale Lilly

•  Animal: Golden Eagle

Religion: Monotheism
Belief in a deity known as The Elder One, who is an all-seeing, all knowing presence in the world. It is considered that this deity was at one time part of the world of the living, as a prophet who wandered the land to share their good works. It is said that this person was bound extricably to the lives of six other prophets who ventured out to all parts of the globe. Once all prophets passed on to the afterlife, their souls became one spirit.

There are no images of the Elder One, as it is widely described that it no longer takes on a form. When represented, it takes on the guise of a cloaked and hooded flame. Flamellens can be widely considered religious—there is not a single town, city, or village without a church to pray at, or at the very least, a wayshrine to make offerings.

Seen as an omnipresent yet benevolent and generous force in the world, people often pray for good favor in life and leave offerings of both coin and small jars of burnable oil.

In the Great Church of the Elder One, found in the Capital, there sits an ancient brazier that is said to have a flame that has continued to burn since the dawn of civilization. Should the flame go out, it is widely believed that another Dark Age will befall the world.

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Social and Geographic Statistics:
 


Social Mobility: Fairly mobile; it is left up the one’s ingenuity, education, and daring to make it farther in life. Only the highest tiers of government are barred from the general public’s involvement.


Political Activity: Limited; anyone may get involved in government, however senators are chosen by the royal family to represent their constituency. Other than the highest tiers in government, however, the people are free to participate in provincial and local politics—so long as it does not go against the Royal Decree.
 


Geographic Mobility:
•  Flamellens are free to go where they will, and may obtain dual citizenship, should they wish to move to a different country altogether.
 


MAJOR REGIONS: Flamelle and any adjoining islands off her coasts

Flamelle is separated into five major regions, all surrounding the massive Lake Bourdeaux. For most of Flamelle, its land lies within a strictly temperate climate zone. To the far north, conditions become incredibly cold, however, and the land is covered in tundra. To the far south lie lush rainforests that lead into two great isthmuses which connect to the nearby desert nation of Castinis.

Flamelle is known for its fertile land, luscious wine groves, and fruit orchards. Many cities and towns are so spread out that thousands of acres may lie between, granting local vintners and farmers the land to cultivate a vast surplus of food and drink for the Flamellen people. Both the seas, the lakes, and the great rivers have also helped to cultivate a culture of leisure and plenty, with the very wealthy sitting at the top in their grand estates and villas. Unlike many other nations, small villages may be home to just the nobility, and host extravagant retreats for weary travelers.

The Capital Region:
•  Sainté Bourdeaux (Flamelle’s Capital City, the largest in the country, and rivals the grandeur of many other nations’ capitals. Sitting on the eastern coastline of Lake Bourdeaux, it sits upon a single hill, from which its ‘crystal palace’ may overlook its subjects. Opulent and bustling, Sainté Bourdeaux has become a man-made wonder of the world, and a popular destination for travelers of all nations.)
•  Ponté Du Reis
•  Ponté Du Flamelle (Considered the founding city)
•  Coté Du Faire
•  Ville Du Monté (A mountain city, nestled in a valley between ranges)
•  Bourgade Du Yeux (Coastal village)
•  Tonnerre (village, famous for surviving many raging storms that are common in the region)

The Wine Region:
•  Mariecroix
•  Bleaúmare (famous as hosting some of the worlds best vinyards)
•  Coté Du Valois (an outlook city located at the far south-eastern isthmus)
•  Sanc Tú Are (a luxurious city sitting on a delta at the Somme River basin)
•  Monsailles
•  Androix (an outlook city located at the far south-western isthmus)
•  Carreau (coastal village, famous for its fruit trees)
•  Village Du Forgeron (Southern bay village, famous for the many blacksmiths who take up residence there for its iron-rich soils)
•  Sémoullix (Small coastal village well known for its resorts and luxurious inns and spas)
•  Village Du Cuvette (A village at the western border which lies within a ‘bowl’—routinely flooded by waters from the river, so homes are unique in that they are built on high pillars.)

The Lakes Region:
•  Coté Du Nulle (a city founded in what most consider ‘the middle of nowhere’. Largely middle and lower class live here due to lower prices and cost of living)
•  Léon (an affluent city, and one of the largest in Flamelle. Located on the western coastline of Lake Bourdeaux, Leon is by and large considered the most beautiful of Flamelle’s cities due to its scenic and lakeside overlooks, beautiful architecture, and carefree lifestyle.)
•  Foux (a city located at the western border, and overlooking Restroix Lake and the nearby mountain rage, Foux is known as a retreat for only the wealthiest of Flamellen nobility. Many have their estates found here.)
•  Village Du Pais (a small town on the northern side of Restroix Lake one might consider ‘quaint, lovely, and peaceful’)

The Mountains Region:
•  Carrefour (An affluent city located at the eaves of the great mountain range, and on the massive delta between arms of the River Rein. It is lauded for its beautiful views of the prairies and valleys overlooking both the mountains to the south, and the glacial mountains across the inland sea to the north.)
•  Rivier Du Entamér (Named as the “Start of the River”, this small village is located high in the mountains, and known to host a hardy and weathered people—far unlike much of the carefree and luxuriant populace to the southern lands.)
•  Bourgade Du Gel
•  Le Mieux Du Aigle (A village high in the mountains and nearby the start of the River Rein, Aigle is known to be famous for its local hunters, who have found ways to tame eagles to aid in catching their prey.)

The Northern Region:
•  Sainté Renaú (A major city sitting on both the northern basin of the River Sein, and Glaciá Bay, which serves at Flamelle’s northernmost port. It is also considered to be one of the most difficult of its cities to reach by land due to how far north, and how far away it is from other populaces.)
•  Sainté Vannes (Famous for its “Ice Wine” this vineyard city manages to grow its grapes even in the dead of winter, when its land is partial tundra.)
•  Reimeux (inland village)
•  Tulaeux (A small town sitting at the north-eastern coast, at the basin of the Caen River. Said to have affordable inns and small local bed and breakfasts to host travelers making their way south.)
•  Caen (Named for the river that flows down from the mountains directly to the north, Caen is one of the final villages one might see before reaching the northernmost reaches. Home to a humble people, many are farmers and cattle ranchers, dealing in snow ox and the yak fur trade.)
•  Pointe Du Aprémontré (A small village sitting on the tundra, jutting out toward the Hagane Ocean. Famous for its fishing and wale hunting.)
•  Village Du Le Fin (Just as its name suggests, this “Village of the End” sits at the northernmost point of the Flamellen country. Most consider it barely hospitable—especially during the winters—but those who chose to live there consider it ‘home’. Nestled between mountains, this village continues to suffer through winters that may last between five and six months of the year.)
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