FANDOM


Hessenland

Östlichen Festland
Bundesrepublik Aquitanien

2980 Aquitanian Flag
Motto: De Tenebris Illuminatione
Anthem: Lied der Kultur
Aquitania
Geography  
 - World White Giant  
 - Continent Auriga Bella  
 - Region Great Palms  
 - Capital Arcadia  
Official language Aquitanian (Official)

Sevintrian (Secondary) Aquitanii (Tradition)

Government Federal Republic 5 Federal States
 - Governor of Vladien
 - Governor of Highever
 - Governor of Wulffbane
 - Governor of Arlathan
 - Governor of Alexandrien
Events  
 - Formation Age of Old (402 AB) 
 - Great Schism 2097-2750 
 - WG Great Depression 2850-2865 
 - Annexation of Sommathia 2867 
 - Loss of Mainland 2904 
 - Acquisition into Prussia 2925 
Population  
 - Total 24,797,437  
Army  
 - Total 336,608  
 - Percentage 1.5%  
Production  
 - Total SC$Secret 
 - Production per capita SC$Secret 
Organizations  
 - Federation None
 - Common Market USSIRP FTA
 - Empire Aquitania
Nominal Value US$31
URL [http://sim03.simcountry.com/cgi-bin/cgiw?country Hessenland

Östlichen Festland] in Simcountry.

MaintenanceThis page or section requires updating.
Some of its content is out of date or needs addition of new data. You can help Simcountry Wiki by updating this page or section.

The Eastern Mainland or Hesse Region, officially the "Eastern Federal Mainland" (Aquitanian: "Östlichen Bundesfestland"), is an Aquitanian Constituent Region in the Auriga Bella continent, Great Palms region, its capital is the city of Arcadia, the most populated city in the Region is New Alexandria. The region is composed of four Federal States. 

It has the Nassau sea to the north; the Aquo-Prusso channel to the west; Ludonnia of Aquitania, The Independent State of Sheroni and The Republic of Linda mia to the south; and the Nassau-Palm Gulf to the east. Aquitania is the largest region in the Great Palms sector, succeded on land area by the southern empires. The country was a member of the USS federation in the Old Wolfker Regime and is currently a respected member of the USSIRP FTA common market. It is currently the Capital Region of the Federal Republic of Aquitania

Etymology

Hesse comes from the name of the ancient "commoners" of the Aquitanii Empire, which were called "Hassirens". The High Duchy was named with the word Hesse merged with Aquitania, when the Western Mainland or "Sommathia" became the Capital Territory in the year 2904. "Aquitania" was removed from the name in the year 2987 after confusions with the Kingdom itself and the UKO State of Aquitania became common. Though the Region is the original Homeland of the Ancient Aquitanii. 

History

Aquitania was marked by its radical changes,.The many invasions and immigrations along with the Aquitanii acquisition of many lands for long periods of time made the foreign peoples become a part of the fabric of the current Aquitanians. Creating the rich culture and history of the country, a priceless treasure.

Age of Mist (20,000-10,000 BB)

The land that is now Aquitania was inhabited by 4 main tribes in the Age of Mist, the Aquitaniis, the Ludomms, the Sangheilians and the Vladehorns, the Aquitaniis were the most powerful of all tribes, for they were expert boat makers and had control of the main rivers and coasts.

Age of Wonder (10,000-5000 BB)

The Aquitaniis had highly developed writing and were the local "sea power", settling along the Nassau coastline and western Great Palms area, they respected the sovereignity of
The invasion of Aquitanii

The Sevintrians first invade the Vladehorns, to then advance on Aquitanii.

the other three tribes but they all had to pay tributes to the emerging Aquitanii Empire.

Age of Grief (5,000-1 BB)

During the Age of Grief the people wept for the death of their main God Maxelent which affected the empire profoundly, weakening the military, disturbing the social classes and nearly causing civil war. The true reason is believed to have been the tensions between the "sectless" and the "sect" people, the sectless being foreigners that settled in Aquitanii in those times and the traditional peoples were the sect bearers and nobility. Military began to dissolve slowly, joining either sides, by the year 2,500 BB they began to fight endlessly against each other, something the people would later regret 2,500 years later.

Age of Occupation (1-400 AB)

The age of occupation began when the Sevintrian Imperium landed in the western coast of Aquitania, in the Tributary State of the Vladehorns, the latter were quickly overrun. Stories were told of "powerful lead boulders thrown at incredible speeds and precision, destroying entire walled cities in a couple of hours". When Vanashel was sieged, nobles escaped to the Kahltfork mountains and hid there for four centuries, in a town named Old Kahltforia, still existing today as the capital of independence and cultural center of the country.
File:Aquitanian Duchies.gif

Age of Old (400-1500 AB)

The Sevintrian looked at the Aquitanii as second class peoples and by the year 398 AB oppression was not beared any longer and the great and old Aquitanii noble families gathered under one banner; the Wolfker family coat or arms. With the old national icon leading the Aquitanii struggling families, battle after battle, they won more land. The Aquitaniis won their independence at the battle of Upper Drakon, Tridius Wolfker, pushed the Sevintrians back to their homelands. His great leadership and strategical thinking, persuaded the noble council in proclaiming him the King of Aquitania and so the Wolfker dynasty was founded, remaining to this day. The Age of Old, though also marked by warring feuds between the 3 main Duchies; (Lutonia, Sanghal and Vladien), it was largely marked by prosperity and wealth along with high technological advancements that led to the Age of Rejuvenation.

Age of Rejuvenation (1500-2100 AB)

The Age of Rejuvenation was a time of miraculous advancement, the country was in its "industrial Age", which ended by the year 1700 AB, the remainder of the Age was marked with cultural demonstrations, high gold income and the thriving of many scientists, penicillin was discovered in 1936 AB and space faring was in development by 2100 AB.

Age of Schism (2100-2800 AB)

The Great Schism was the bloodiest and longest
Arcadia in Ruins

The capital City of Arcadia in ruins after the civil war

civil war in Aquitania, the quarrels began with the Sevintrian church, which wanted a voice in the Noble Council, opposed by the non believing common population, the church was followed by the faithful commoners, which also wanted to speak in the Noble Council, initialy peaceful manifestations were created in major cities, these however, developed into bombings. When a "Lightist" mob killed a group of Sevintrian monks, the church called for a march on Arcadia, the capital. The siege was held for days, and even though the failed coup d'etat swarmed the capital, the monarchy survived and civil war was ignited. The war tore the country apart, and by the end, the "Lightists" had triumphed, the Sevintrian church was exiled, and the Council of Subjects was established, which eliminated the Noble Council, around this time, feuds were abolished and the sects of the people were made equal.

Age of Progress (2800-Present Day)

The King was allowed to retain power, and the reconstruction began.

By the year 2832 AB, it was an emerging economy, it joined NATO federation that same year and then the NATO Trade common market (now NATO FTA).

Towards the year 2850, Aquitania was heavily affected by the Great Depression and lost billions of kritines (Aquitanian currency), pulling out of the Depression vortex, the country recovered from the recession and aims to prepare itself incase of future events similar to the "3 short years" (Aquitanian Depression 2850-2853). In the year 2852, Aquitania was elected chairman of NATO and advanced making the federation more active and searching for more allies while fighting foreign Anti-NATO countries and the depression.

Kosovo Crisis (April 14, 2854--Sep 19, 2854)

Conflict began with unauthorised units stationed in Aquitanian soil, Soviet North Korea, refused to remove them and desired a peace treaty, King Richard VIII and the Royal Assembly refused and demanded emperor Meiji to removed his units out of the country, naming it the "Second Warning", Soviet North Korea responded and refused once again, the NATO chairman and the many ministry heads proposed a war declaration to Meiji´s southern slave country, a war ballot was established and by April 14, 2854, it had passed and the federal military was prepared to strike, when the attack failed due to lack of war level on both parties, cease fire was declared and the Kosovo crisis came to an end. In Sep 21, 2854, the Royal Assembly granted Emperor Meiji the permission to place military units in Aquitania for some time.

October 2855 High Nation Name Reform

The Royal Assembly, considering the country had colonies in Kebir Blue and Little Upsilon, proposed to His Royal Majesty that the nation´s name should change from being a Kingdom to an Empire, the King passed the proposal and the Royal Assembly voted 45 Approvals, 5 Abstains and 3 Refusals. The next day, the country´s title "Kingdom" was formally changed to "Empire".
CHWY1 Pile up

CHWY1 Worst Pile up in history, five hours after tradegy.

February 8th Mourning Day

A massive vehicle pile up in CHWY1 on the outskirts of Arcadia took eight hundred and fifty seven lives, most emergency vehicles arrived late at the scene because most lanes were blocked on both sides, the tradegy marked the February 8 of the year 2855 as a mourning day, all flags around the country remained at half-mast for three days.

The Staten Coup and Royal Family Evacuation

June 18, 2865, John Staten lead 500,000 commoner people to the Royal Vaneshade Palace, they protested violently and before they could storm the Palace itself, the High Royal Guard shot at the mob.

The defensive artillery nearby thought the attack was of Somati origin and opened fire at the palace gardens killing aproximately 350,000 people, John Staten narrowly escaped the bombardment.

June 19, 2865, exactly a day later, a Coup d´état was led by John Staten himself, nearly a million people broke into the Royal Assembly building and killed 35 nobles.

Arcadia was out of the military´s control, thousands of people died in the attack and subsequent executions in the capital, common people were demanding that the nobles step down or die, although no threats were directed to the Royal Family, they were evacuated to the Kingdom of Hermantine, leaving Aquitania´s High Cheval in a temporary regency while the turmoil ended.

The High Marshall was executed June 22, 2865 and John Staten declared "No government has the right to rule us" officialy changing the government to an anarchy and declaring himself Kanzler of the Republic of Aquitania.

Wolfker Restoration

October 22, 2865, The Royal Commander of the Grand Armada organised a counter attack against John Staten, who resided in the Royal Palace, the attack was a success and the palace was surrounded, Staten was captured and the Royal Family was called back from Hermantine, two days later Staten was executed and his head exibited at the Grandia Fountaine Plazcia, a landmark to Arcadia, as a warning to all people, when the people did not bear the smell any longer, the officials placed it in a glass container, and remained at site.

Signing of the Aquitania-Hermantine Bond

The Empire formed a strong alliance with it´s ancient acquintance, the Kingdom of Hermantine.

Signed in the Hermanian capital Il de Hermantine, being Grand King Alexander Wolfker of Aquitania, Serene Queen Tallisabeth Selis of Hermantine and Queen Mother Hanma Selis present, among other officials and nobles from the two nationalities.

HID45 Outbreak

  • 2875, April 7

The unknown strain appeared as an isolated case in the busy Port of Avaris, the virus had currently taken the lives of 35 people in the last 24 hours. Bann Frederick XVI Bealannor of Avaris was notified and he declared a quarantine in the area and later notified the Aquitanian National Health Assembly (ANHA).

  • 2875, August 24

The strain was reported to have claimed the lives of 22,000 people in Avaris, the Aquitanian National Health Assembly declared a state of emergency in the Duchy of Vladien. Avaris was placed under quarantine and military check points were placed at the Highways that enter and leave the Duchy. The Health Assembly pressured local laboratories to find a possible cure.

  • 2875, December 11

The virus, by then identified as HID45, had entered through the port of Avaris on early April, devastated the entire Duchy of Vladien, killing over 5 million people, 1/4 of the population in Mainland Aquitanian. The King and Royal Asembly proposed to evacuate the east coast Duchy of Lutonia along with the besieged city of Arcadia .

  • 2876, June 22

The virus was erradicated by heavy quarantine to affected areas, the death toll was of 10M people throughout the empire, 6M in Mainland Aquitania and aproximately 4M in Vladehorn of Aquitania. Alexander Wolfker declared the empire "Free of Infection".

New Teutonic Flag

King Alexander Wolfker, officialy proposed a new flag for the Empire of Aquitania, in early 2899, that shows its true "Teutonic Force".

The new colors are Golden (Wealth), Brown (Raw Might) and the new Empire Seal in the center, representing Union and Defense. The Seal is inclined towards the left, simbolizing support from the nation (Flag Pole).

Aquitanian Succession Conflict

King Alexander Wolfker, already of advanced age, was pressured by the Assembly to name his successor, his children; Tridius Wolfker (35), Henry Wolfker (28), and Morrigan Wolfker (21) are among his expected options.

Henry Wolfker has, throughout most of his life managed Vladehorn of Aquitania and has no interest in the throne, as he mentioned in the November 2895 Royal Conference.

Tridius, the first born, aims completely for the throne, but Alexander Wolfker has hinted that his son has a lust for blood and money and could provoke many wars and even, as Alexandra Vonn Scalefford suggested, a civil war. The King was worried, for Tridius had the support of the army, and if the monarch chose Morrigan as his heir, His Majesty Alexander feared Tridius might lead a coup against her.

Morrigan Wolfker, the "Die Geliebten Prinzessin" (The Loved Princess), was widely supported by the people, she had made many famous tours, most notably during the Constantine Civil War, endangering her own life to save her diplomats. Morrigan, according to historians, could easily be a popular and loved Queen, and she could also provoke a coup as easily, being the very opposite of her brother Tridius. "I have never seen so much mutual hate between siblings, this I have only seen in nobility against commoners"-- Alexandra Vonn Scalefford, Imperial Governor-General.

After much quarrel and the invading risk of Civil-War, the King challenged both of his children to wait for international acceptance, after Aquitania´s closest ally, the Kingdom of Hermantine commented that the ruler should be loved by the people, Alexander made his choice and threatened his son to exile and international humiliation if he tried anything.

His Majesty King Alexander the First Abdicates

November 25, 2899

The King officialy abdicated in favour of his daughter and retired to his coastal manor, great festivities were held and the king was bidded good-bye and Morrigan Wolfker was crowned Morrigan II Wolfker, "The Loved Queen" or "The Smiling Queen".

The Second Great Schism

In the year 2904, January 18, the Second Great Schism erupted after the assasination of his ArchMajesty Alexander Wolfker, previous king of Aquitania, fueling communist belief and patriotism and encouraging the ideologists to make attacks on nobility and marchists or loyalist citizens.

The Aquitanian Loyalist response was the immediate creation of a law that exiled all communist ideologists from Aquitania, enfuriating the communists furtherly, the attacks reinforced the fear of communists and so the loyalists began to attack foreigners from communist countries, forcing the government to evacuate all citizens most notably from Kaput.

The City of Arcadia was plagued with shoot-outs, forcing a massive exodus compared to that of the 2875 HID45 Outbreak, the Aquitanian Ministry of Foreign Advice recommended the evacuation of all allied embassies.

Loss of Mainland and death of the Wolfker Dynasty

In June 2904, the rebels leaked more than a million liters of fuel, petrol, nitroglycerin and other similar flammable liquids into Arcadia´s sewage.

The toxins were detected too late by the authorities, the sewage system blew, killing 300,000 people in the process, and destroying the entire city. The renowned business district that held most of the skyscrapers, remained for as long as 8 hours standing, with thousands of people trapped inside them, until their eventual collapse. The official government buildings, were bombarded by the Royal Airforce to prevent the rebels from vandalising or using them. The city´s plans along with those of important and historical buildings, were saved so they could be reconstructed elsewhere.

The news struck the Aquitanians deeply and the wound just worsened with the news that the entire Wolfker family line was killed, the Aquitanian government requested a foreign noble from another country to serve as the nation´s King/Queen.

Prussian Aquitania

The territory was reclaimed by the Wolfker succesor; King Wilhelm I Hohensteinburg of Prussia when he invaded the territory in the year 2925. The King gave the territory autonomy as a "High Duchy of Prussia".

Major Prussian Reform

In the year 2950, the Prussian Assembly decided to shift the name of the Kingdom back to "Aquitania", the Duchy also changed to "Duchy of Hesse-Aquitaine".

As the Region of Hesse

In the year 3030, a Federal Republic was declared and The High Duchy of Hesse was abolished and now referred to as the Region of Hesse, or the Eastern Mainland. It is currently the Capital Region of The Federal Republic of Aquitania while the situation is fully adopted in the depopulated Western Mainland or the Prussian Region. 

Government

This Section is Part of the Wolfker Regime and is now used only for Historical Purposes. Although some Government Functions and Systems remain today. The Nobility List is Outdated and many families were eliminated in the Violence of the Second Great Schism.

The official head of state is the King, being the country a partial absolutist government the monarch makes important decisions, commands the armies and creates laws. The Royal Assembly exists only to prevent the monarch from abusing power, but never interferes in the King´s decisions or declarations.

The Kings is couseled by the three Teyrns or Dukes, forming the Hall of the Royal Dyrant Court, the most important of the four Halls, the other three being: the Hall of the Arleese Court, the Hall of Bannorn and the Hall of High Commons.

The Hall of High Commons was established in the year 2886 and it is formed by the four common people that hold the High Imperial Ministries.

Before 2886, only the Aquitanian Nobility could participate in the Royal Assembly. The 2844 crisis shut down the rights of commoners to participate in government, but the 2886 reform allowed four common people the right to participate in government, holding important positions to weigh out the small amount of commoners that can actually participate. People can vote for their city Banns (mayors) but the city head candidate must always posses the title of Baron or Baroness.

A list of the nobles currently participating in the Assembly follow:

Hall of the Royal Dyrant Court

Teyrns & Teyrnas Empire Wide

  • Grand King Alexander Wolfker
  • Queen Consort Jane Seammus of Wolfker
  • Golden Royal Principion Tridius Wolfker of Sommathia
  • Second Royal Principion Henry Wolfker of Vladehorn
  • Primma Principessa Morrigan Wolfker
  • Teyrn George III Keelstarren of Sanghal
  • Teyrna Mary Ferdinand Sierre of Vadenshire
  • Teyrn Stannslaw Dregalonnor of Lutonia
  • Teyrn Coulsdren Jeanmme of Vladien
  • Teyrna Victoria Anne Gouldanne of Luddonia

Hall of the Arleese Court

Arleese Nobility in Mainland Aquitania

  • Arl Steve Feernn of Aquitanni
  • Arl Frederick II Hesdanne of Amaranthine
  • Arl Weatherby Landrann of Southreach
  • Arlessa Elizabeth Westforred of Norvlad
  • Arl David Deengarren of Highever
  • Arl Gregory III Wulffbanii of Wulffbane-Wulffbanii Family Massacred
  • Arlessa Ellioise Ponionnska of New Alexandria

Alexandra Vonn Scalefford Sommathia´s Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Sommathia, Alexandra Vonn Scalefford

Arleese Nobility in Sommathia of Aquiania

  • Arlessa Alexandra Vonn Scalefford, the most popular and influential voice in the Assembly, second in command after the King.
  • Arl Cutler Backenn of North Cape
  • Arlessa Germania Pettren of Ovania-Pettren Family Massacred
  • Arl Paul VI Farrennblack of Locuthia
  • Arl Darren II Parrenbrown of Savoy-Parrenbrown Family Massacred
  • Arlessa Madeline Breunnia of Gulf Coast

Arleese Nobility in Ludonnia of Aquitania

  • Arlessa Sofia Courdanne of Begarus
  • Arlessa Anne Dewwald of Hestonnia
  • Arl Joseph Leparumm of Fordathia-Leparumm Family Massacred
  • Arl Stefann Welshiamm of Victoria

Arleese Nobility in Vladehorn of Aquitania

  • Arl Zeran Folkhad of Kragntok
  • Arlessa Alexandra Saggerwalt of Durhekol
  • Arl Gregoir DevÓcver of Maliaka
  • Arlessa Connor Queltinn of Onnioxaria

Hall of Bannorn

Bannorn Nobility in Mainland Aquitania

  • Bann William Oraldionn of the City of Amaranthine
  • Bannessa Charlotte Dennaren of the City of Highever
  • Bann Mathew V Aranndale of the City of Alexandria
  • Bannessa Katherine Halsey of the City of New Alexandria
  • Bann Patrick Coulssey of the City of Lutonia-Coulssey Family Massacred
  • Bann James Darrenhald of the City of Addison
  • Bann Adam Lorrcust of the City of Sanghlia-Lorrcust Family Massacred
  • Bann John Skycalsster of the City of Rashdanne
  • Bannesa Evelyn Wulffbanii of the City of Wulffbane-Wulffbanii Family Massacred
  • Bann Carter Anncord of the City of Arcadia
  • Bann Maximilian Farrclade of the City of Drakon-Farrclade Family Massacred
  • Bann Benjamin Quevaelian of the City of Norvolia
  • Bann Andrew Teelsgarren of the City of Wildemmburg
  • Bannessa Ashley Verdalenna of the City of Mauritane
  • Bann Josh Yebranne of the City of New Sigma-Yebranne Family Massacred
  • Bannessa Abigail Haridanne of the City of Southreach
  • Bann Harold DeFreadnnaul of the City of Alasiya
  • Bannessa Elloise Gouldanna of the City of Vladien
  • Bann James II Merdanniel of the City of Warsammea-Merdanniel Family Massacred
  • Bannessa Her Holiness Iluminated Veeranna II Fairddannne of the Lux Holy City
  • Bann Frederick XVI Bealannor of the City of Avaris-Bealannor Family Massacred

Hall of High Commons

Nobility Hierarchy

The assembly is attended by all Nobles in Aquitania, the nobility hierarchy is as follows:

Nobility Hierarchy

King


Administers all the land, hands land to Teyrns/Dukes to help them with the task of administration, they swear fealty to him, the king also receives the titles of Archduke of Aquitania and Grand Duke of Aquitanii.

Teyrn/Duke


He swears fealty to the king, and watches over the land (Duchy/Teyrny) given to him by the king, its the highest rank after King, they swear fealty to the king.

Arl


Arls are given land by the Teyrns/Dukes to administer land that is to far away for them to go check by themselves, usually a fortress, or an important populated city are the homes or these Arls, they only swear fealty to the Teyrn/Duke.

Baron/Bann


These nobles, the lowest in the hierarchy, mostly serve as "mayors" to counties, towns and cities in Aquitania, they have their manor located inside these to rule over them fairly easily, the Banns/Barons that do not have a town or city to rule, simply dominate their estates. They swear fealty to their Teyrn/Duke and to their Arl.



The prominent people in the Assembly:

  • King: Alexander Wolfker of Aquitania
  • Queen Consort: Jane Seammus
  • Imperial Premier: Mary Ferdinand Range Sierre
  • Imperial Minister of Defense: Louis Velezane Obreagone
  • Imperial Minister of Foreign Affairs: Xavier Vazquais Degollade
  • Imperial Minister of Commerce: Mary Anne Chavias Huertia
  • Prime Minister: Teyrn George III Keelstarren of Sanghal
  • Royal Treasurer: Bann Frederick XVI Bealannor of Avaris
  • High Chevall (Lord Marshal): Teyrn Stannslaw Dregalonnor of Lutonia
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs: Arl Weatherby Landrann of Southreach
Aquitanian Royal Palace

Vaneshale Royal Palace, Destroyed in the Second Schism


His majesty the king and the royal family lives in the Vaneshale Palace, 4 miles west of Arcadia. Edificated on the Reenshale hills, the place where the Aquitanii army made the last stand against the Sevintrian, which the Imperium won. {C}The Wolfker dynasty is the oldest and the only one that has ever existed in Aquitania, despite two failed coups from the common people, the monarchy has thrived and existed for a very long time, from the first king; Tridius Wolfker to the current one Alexander Wolfker, more on nobility and the royal family; Aquitanian Royal Families.

Duchy of Vladehorn

The Duchy of Vladehorn in Kebir Blue was ruled by the Second Royal (son) of the king or the Prima Principessia (first princess), formally addressed as Principion or Principessia of Vladehorn, the ruler of Vladehorn as of 2870 was Principion Henry Wolfker, Second Royal of Aquitania. When the ruling king of Aquitania dies, the transition of Vladehorn passes on to the son/daughter of the new king, while the time of transition proceeds, or there is no Second Royal or Prima Principessia, the Viceroyal Council of Vladehorn rules until a royal family member is issued.

Economy

The economy of Aquitania relies heavily upon industrialism and mining.

Gold and oil are the most mined and abundant commodities under Aquitanian soil and sea, aluminium being second of these two, stone and gas being at last.

The industrialised areas of the country focus on Air transport assembly plants, aircraft fuel production, the Royal RefineriesCo produce the gasoline and distribute it to the people in the landmark gas stations: RRc; industrial equipment and household products along with traditional Aquitanii furniture.

Culture

{C}The ethnic population that dominates is the Sevintrian branch, claiming 60% of the Aquitanian population, 25% is of Aquitanii ancestry and the remaining 15% is the influx of immigrants hroughout the centuries.

The general culture of Aquitania is a mix of Aquitanii ancient customs with the Sevintrian traditions, the Aquitaniis were the most civilized of any other similar empire or tribe in those times, therefore, the customs are much accepted now today as a "western culture".

Though every person in Aquitania has equal rights, every family have their rank and coat of arms to identify themselves as nobles or commoners, and can even be identified with a certain sect (smithing sect, priest sect, seafarer sect and so on...), designating many jobs for the people, only a few people remain with a sect though, many families abandoned them when the king abolished them.

The great culture and most of the language of the Aquitaniis were lost to
Aquitanii Architecture

The Aquitanian Archives Library, Arcadia looking from Plazcia Bokoldenn

the time of occupation, but the customs remained, like saying "hello" in Aquitanii or "goodbye", one huge example of the heritage is the early building of a person´s own tomb, filling it with magnificence until their deaths, at least 40% of a citizen´s life earnings go to their tomb building and preparations, upon death, these become silent temples for them, a time for their family to enjoy a picnic in it with their long gone loved ones, graverobbers are punished with death if caught breaking in a tomb. Something notable that also survived was their architecture, explained with detail in another section.

While the sect segregation was abolished, the families that have an assigned sect cannot change it. Therefore in modern days, a family with the smithing sect cannot become 5 star cooks, or surgeons, miners etc... they must do what the kings of old assigned them ages ago, immigrant families dont have sects, so ancestral families are easy to find in Aquitania. Over all, Aquitanians are described as friendly but nevertheless aggressive when it comes to taunting or being trifled with, driving is no exception. Aquitanians are dedicated to their country and history, they are the guardians of the culture.

Music

Music in Aquitania is mystical and ancient, very similar to Celtic songs and medieval chants, very important to religion and protocol events.

Modern foreign music also came to Aquitania, different genres and themes to be influenced by the traditional Aquitanian music and form new types of songs and sounds.

Transportation

The transportation infrastructure of Mainland Aquitania is rigid and advanced, being one of the most modern and organised in the world.

Highways

Mainland Aquitania is served by 5 main Highways, Central HWY1, West Coastal HWY2, East Coastal HWY3, North Bay HWY4 and the South Border HWY5. The Intercity Bus Travel provides service through this highway system.

Railroad

The territory is also serviced by the Aquitanian Railroad Passenger System (AQRPS), main lines are: Connect1 (Connline1), Connect2 (Connline2), Connect3 (Connline3), Connect4 (Connline4) and Connect5 (Connline5), all stationed at Arcadia. It is the most widely used passenger travel method by the people.

Air

The busiest airport in Mainland Aquitania is Tridius International, serving 250,000 people daily, nearly 90 million people per year. National airline is AQunited Airlines, providing domestic flights between cities and the territory of Sommathia, while also providing direct international flights to the Confederate States of America, Republic of Kaput, Regnum Dei, Illuminati, The Empire of Sabatta, The Grand State of Ginger Oil and Republic of Stritch.

The airline also provides flights with check points to reach the farther locations like Kingdom of Hermantine,
Avalen Airplane

Avalen Jet Airliner

Rotterdam, Mentar and Brazile.

Another important national airline is Avalen Airlines, serving more destinations than AQunited Airlines, the latter being concentrated in domestic flights.

The Architecture

{C}The Aquitanii architecture today is only seen in very old cities, one example is Avaris, the few that survived the Great Schism and the Sevintrian invasion are heavily protected and resembled in new buildings to try and remember some part of national identity, they are similar to egyptian
Architecture

The general buildings found in an old city´s core

architecture, the further away the old city center, the more the buildings receive a mix of Sevintrian architecture, which is far grander and taller than the Aquitanii´s, this Sevintrian heritage is what gave the modern Aquitanians the crave to build supertall buildings, the edifications have huge main columns (usually 4) and takes the form of a "curved rectangular" if seen from above. The Vladehorns built their cities resembling the greek architecture, for they were the most isolated tribe. The Vladehorns were the first Aquitanii Tributary State to be hit by the Sevintrian invasion.

Geography

Aquitania´s geography is extremely diverse, from the fertile central plains in eastern Vladia and western Sanghal to the great desert to the south of the latter duchy; and the Vadehorn forest to the Kahltfork mountains in Lutonia, the complex geography may explain the numerous accents in Aquitania, as well as the many Sravvo language dialects, branches of the official Sevintrian language, mixed with the old languages of the tribes.

The Kahltfork Mountains

These monuments hold as much legends as they hold rich minerals, mostly gold and silver, the mountains have deep tunnels dug by the Sevintrian, they planned an "underground route"
Aquitanian Geography

Geographic map of Aquitania

between the cities for more safety in travel, but the plan was abandoned when they were sent back to their homeland and the roads are said to be haunted by creatures and dark "witches" or so the highlanders say. The mountains were the home of the Aquitanii nobles during the occupation, for they were hunted fiercely by the Sevintrians.

The Central Plains

They are the source of most of the food in Aquitania and also holds many factories in its land, making it the country´s "industrial zone", it saw countless battles between the Aquitanii and Sevintrians.

The Great Desert

The southern desert is a natural barrier that in times of old prevented Aquitania from being invaded by the southern Mydders and other foes, it is the driest place in the country and has sand dunes as high as a city skyscraper.

The Vladehorn Forest

The greenest spot in the map is Aquitania´s "lung", it is also the home of countless legends (some are true) of strange creatures, witches of the swamp, black religions and more. With the growing industries and towns, the forest is gradually being invaded by civilization from all borders (some areas protected by the monarchy for having ruins of Aquitanii cities, information about their culture and such). Authorities are generally patroling the forest to deal with the "wilders" there and many archeological expeditions sent to the forest have prospered, compared to the disappearences in the 2830s that sabotajed expeditions, currently the forest is an Aquitanian landmark.

Religion

An explanation of the former religions in Aquitania, as well as the current one.

Gods and Religions of Old

{C}The religion of the Aquitanii rested among 7 gods:

Maxelent, the chief god, god of water (oceans) and life;

Cheburr god of blood and fire;

Sthellii, goddess of vegetation and insects;

Gleduthen, god of the earth and the sun;

Xeloth, god of air and lightning. These were the main ones, the other two were:

Zaturg, god of the lower world (underworld)

Tablurr, god of protection and building.

The Six Goddesses of Prophecy, they were called Tredenn by the ancients, goddesses of prophecy.

In times of old these gods were represented with 13 golden stars, today they are a part of the Aquitanian Flag.

{C}These gods remained until the Sevintrian invaded and turned everyone to the earth veneration and
Templar of Light

Templar of Light in New Alexandria

subsequently, the veneration to their one god Fladeolumnus.

Fladeolumnus

When Aquitania gained independence from the Sevintrian Imperium, the belief in this god remained until the great schism occurred, the church had an army of their own, called the "Fladelous", the church ordered their army to march on Arcadia when on the "martyred wednesday" monks were killed by a mob, the army seiged Arcadia in an attempt to sieze power, but the invasion failed and the country entered civil war, at the end the church was exiled from the country.

Current Religion

Practiced by 92% of the population in Aquitania, the remaining percentage of other believers are immigrants.

Templaerum of Luccius / Templedome of Light

The current and official religion of Aquitania, the people venerate and thank the God of Light, Deum Lucis, for emerging over darkness, huge Templars (cathedrals) are built in the light´s name.

Deum Lucis, God of Light

The chief god, he managed to conquer half of his brother´s realm, he is the God of ilumination, wisdom, intelligence, strategy, warmth and God of the Sun.

The God is thanked for thriving over cold darkness and by placing a moon in the Gentle Night.

Deus Obitus, God of Darkness

Veneration is also concentrated upon Deus Obitus, the gentle god of death, darkness and peace, he is also venerated in Templars, and funerals are done with Obitus´ idle present, although the people thank the god of light for emerging over his brother, Deus Obitus is known as a peaceful god, ruler of Mitis Umbra, where all souls are sent after being sealed in their tombs, he is also called the ruler of the beautiful night.

Church military

The church has an army of its own named the "Templar Knighted" consisting of noble knights protecting Her Holiness Iluminated: Veeranna II Fairddannne, leader of the church.

Foreign Relations

Aquitania enjoys good relations with fellow NATO members and a close relation with the Kingdom of Hermantine, called the Aquitania-Hermantine Bond.

Recent Events

The recent events are recorded here, very important events are transfered to the History section.

The Aquitanian Embassy to Constantine was officially evacuated after news of the Constantine Civil War reached the Royal Assembly.

Citizens of Aquitania are to be evacuated from Constantine, the jumbo jet planes sent to recover the Aquitanian nationals welcome refugees from other nationalities and Constanians who wish to leave the broken country.

New Teutonic Flag

King Alexander Wolfker, officialy proposed a new flag for the Empire of Aquitania, in early 2899, that shows its true "Teutonic Force".

The new colors are Golden (Wealth), Brown (Raw Might) and the new Empire Seal in the center, representing Union and Defense. The Seal is inclined towards the left, simbolizing support from the nation (Flag Pole).

{C}Wolfker 19:12, October 30, 2011 (UTC)

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.