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The Regalian Empire is the largest most culturally diverse nation the world of [[Aloria]]. It spans continents and encompasses wide trade routes, landmasses, and . The Regalian Empire is the , the . [[Ailor]] . The Empire a of . Empire has a of hegemony for 300 years since the [], of its the the Regalian Empire . , has to subjugate the world to .
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The Regalian Empire is the largest most culturally diverse nation
on the world of [[Aloria]]. It spans several continents , and encompasses wide trade routes, landmasses, and oceans. The Regalian Empire is also the richest and most affluent nation on Aloria, exercising influence across the many nations and peoples that inhabit the lands. The Regalian Empire is primarily an aristocratic Absolute Monarchy ruled by [[Ailor |Humans]]. The Empire has numerous substrates and vassals that make up a large federation of Human nations. The Regalian Empire has had a seat of near hegemony for the past 300 years since the [[ Cataclysm]], owing largely to the naval supremacy of its armed forces and the aggressive expansionism of the Human population. The Regalian Empire has engineered even its own religion to suit its needs, spreading far and wide even to non Humans. In more recent years, Regalia has been in constant conflict with other nations and races, seeking ways to subjugate the world to the will of the Emperor.
The Regalian Empire
derives its name of the Regalian Kingdom, a state that existed before the [[Five Family Rebellion]]. The Regalian Kingdom again derives its name of the [[Seraph]] word Rell- gallis, a term used to describe royalty. This was the only word Human settlers managed to translate from the Seraph ruins that predated Human settlement on the Crown isle. The name is effectively the same in every other language, even if it means they have to exert themselves to pronounce it properly. Regalia is often also referred to as “The Empire” or “The Imperium”. The latter two are often used to degrade Regalia however, as they carry a more aggressive impersonal message of conquest.
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The Empire of Regalia was officially founded in 5 A.C. after the success of the Five Family Rebellion. The Empire itself is predated by the Kingdom of Regalia which existed for a rough one hundred to two hundred years before its collapse. The Five Family Rebellion saw a union of five prominent families overthrow the Kingdom of Regalia and establish the Empire. Those families were the Ivrae, Kade, Van Sherburne, Vermeer and Cadar families. These families then formed the political and social elite of the Empire, some of which would endure for many centuries and dictate the politics and lifestyle of millions of people afterwards.
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Following the Cataclysm, the Regalian Empire was able to develop itself without external threats or geographic instability. Where as for example [[ Daendroc]] and [[ Lusits]] were harassed by volcanic activity and earthquakes, the Regalian isles were relatively stable. The collapse of the [[ Elven Empire]] ten years later also resulted in a complete and sudden halt to Elven slave raids, allowing the Human population to exponentially explode. The Regalian Isles themselves were situated on fertile grounds with plenty of river estuaries, sheltered valleys and vast grass plains. The huge surplus of food and adequate management meant the population grew unhindered. The growth phase came to an official close with the death of the first Emperor Theomar the First in 61 A. C. Theon the First had laid the foundations of the Unionism faith, finalizing his last literary piece that would eventually form the holy scriptures several years before his death. This initiated the conversion phase where the Regalian population mass-converted to the Unionist faith from their [[ Old Gods]] faith. In the year 93 A.C., a schism occurred in the [[Unionism|Unionist]] religion, causing a large portion of the heretical population to be exiled to [[Etosil]], with the Etosian heresy. Between 105 A.C. and 190 A.C., the Isles experienced a huge influx of immigrants from the chaotic Daendroc and the economically declining [[ Ithania]] . The rulers of the Regalian Empire successfully subjected the fringe states in the Regalian Isles and then started expanding beyond their archipelago. This period of conversion continued until 186 when the second Schism occurred, forming the [[ Diviner]] heresy. Between 190 and 250 A.C., the Unionist faith was spread to Daendroc, Ithania and other states south and west of the Regalian Isles. The faith became an official world sized religion at this point, eclipsing the Old Gods faith and rivalling the [[Shambala]] faith. Beyond 230 A.C. several states were subjected and the rough borders of modern day Regalia started forming.
Around 260 A. C., the Great Regalian Pessimism started, a period in which the military and religious momentum slowed down, and doubts began to form around the Unionist faith. The state itself was plagued with rebellions and minor riots, the largest by far being the [[ Drachenwald Crisis]] where a coalition of barons and mayors executed the Arch Chancellor and forced political changes on the country. The last Kade Chancellor would revitalize the Regalian zeal by engaging in the [[ Chrysant War]] , one of the most defining events in recent Regalian history. The Regalian Empire proceeded to eradicate the [[ Slizzar]] population and severely decimate the [[ Allar]] population in a war of conquest and annihilation. After this war, Regalia continued its hostile aggressive foreign policy, invading minor states which had not already pledged allegiance and make deals with others. In 302 A.C., the throne passed from the last deceased Ivrae Emperor to the Kade family. This change of dynasty also resulted in immediate warfare for the State as the new management invaded several [[Elven War of 302 A. C.|Elven states]] and later went to war with the [[Qadir]].
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Present day, Regalia is still enveloped in a military conflict against [[ Vampires]], [[ Undead]] and the [[ Qadir]] chiefly, attempting to control a massive sprawling Empire with many different and varying people and races.
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The Regalian Empire’s geography is as wide and varying as its people. As the Empire itself is a massive Federation of Human and some non Human states, every sort of Geography and Climate is present within the Empire. The Empire itself also has too many Landmarks to mention individually. Refer to the other Regalian Client States for further information.
===List of Regalian Substates===
*[[ Isle de Valcroix]]
*[[Governate of Daenshore]]
*[[ Anglian Lands]]
*[[ Rim Isle Lands]]
*[[Regalian Crown Isle]]
*[[Governate of Ceardia]]
*[[Colony of Silverwind]]
*[[Governate of the Sun Isles]]
*[[Various Naylar states]]
Regalian Empire has always been ran as an absolute Monarchy with the Emperor at the head, supported by an Arch Chancellor who leads a State Council. The State Council is unofficially supported by the Senate, which has Senate representatives from the various states. Each of these individual states have an Estates General, a body of representatives from the three social castes of Human society, the Wealthy and Clerics, the citizenry and craftsmen and the farmers and laymen. The Emperor’s word is law and holy in the Empire, nobody may even dare question or deny his will. In effect however, the Emperor has very little to do with the day to day tasks of governing. The Emperors chiefly concern themselves with the Crown Isle and making decisions that count for the entire Empire. Local autonomy is often granted to Viceroys, Kings, Princes, Dukes and various other political and religious rulers.
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===List of Rulers===
===List of Rulers===
*Before Cataclysm - Assorted Rulers
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*6 - 61 A. C. - Holy Emperor Theomar the First
- Holy Emperor Theomar
61 - 73 A.C. - Courageous Emperor Leomar the First
73 - 79 A.C. - Vigilant Emperor Leomar the Second
79 - 121 A.C. - Honorable Emperor Henri the First
121 - 121 A.C. - Hedonistic Emperor Henri the Second
- Emperor the
- 161 A.C. - Blessed Emperor Henri the Third
161 - 190 A.C. - Witful Emperor Allamaria the First
- Emperor the
190 - 200 A.C. - Virtuous Emperor Handorien the First
200 - 219 A.C. - Strong Emperor Allestrain the First
269 A.C. - Unfortunate Emperor Justinian the First
121 - Hedonistic Emperor Henri
*269 - 302
A.C. - Righteous Emperor Justinian the Second
*121 - Blessed Emperor Henri
A.C. - Present - Untested Emperor Alexander the First
- Witful Emperor Allamaria
*- Emperor Handorien
*- Strong Emperor Allestrain
- Unfortunate Emperor Justinian
302 - Righteous Emperor Justinian the
Present - Emperor Alexander the
The Regalian Empire
maintains hostile relations with most foreign nations except the ones it finds relevant to its political sphere of influence. Regalia generally uses a very intimidating approach when dealing with other nations, demanding tribute or excessive concessions to placate or threatened with invasion. Regalia maintains open hostility with [[ Qadiriyye]] and the [[ Sendrassian Empire|Empire of Sendras]], privateering or attacking naval forces of either whenever they are seen anywhere within the Regalian Empire’s borders.
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The Regalian Empire fields Aloria’s largest navy, as well as the most technologically advanced siege weapons available in modern times. This
extreme quality in naval warfare however, has resulted in a severely lacklustre land military. The majority of Regalia’s land military is made up of peasant levies and untrained hired men who often pledge more allegiance to the family they serve than the Emperor himself. This results in a very diverse and disorganized land military that is often subservient to the Naval Command during wars. The Regalian State only has a very small standing army of professional soldiers. The Empire mostly relies on decentralizing military forces to aristocratic families, lessening the costs of fielding armies but also impacting their quality. The Regalian armed forces usually rely on overpowering numbers and superior artillery , both from massive cannons as well as naval coast bombardements.
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The Regalian Empire has Aloria’s largest economy, easily making up nearly 70% of international trade at any given time (Seeing as the Sendrassian Empire and Qadiriyye are mercantilistic closed off nations ). Regalia officially mints the [[Regal]] coin, giving them the financial power in a fragile trade network, while also possessing the military means to press economic advantages for their own merchants. This translates the military tactic of regalia into aggressive capitalism in economics. Regalia exploits its colonies for resources for the homeland and offers military support in return. Regalia does not have a single export. Rather the Empire is so large that everything is traded in and with, and the only true trade of the economy is the purchase, sale and resale of goods across the many substates of the Empire.
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'''Note:''' The demographics represent the population of the entire Regalian Empire, including all substates and protectorates.
people of Regalia are first and foremost Alt-Regalisch, while several others reside in their lands. Below is a full list of the cultures within the Regalian Empire :
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*[[ Human_Cultures#Alt- Regalisch|Alt Regalisch]]
While the strict, pro-Ailor faith of Unionism is the central and only socially acceptable religion in Regalia, there is a vague toleration for the Faith of Estel and Old Gods. Old Gods worshippers are seen as right wing traditionalists set in their ways and unmoving in conforming to the new religion . Those who worship the Faith of Estel are thought to be simply “Confused” in their faith, and that their Estel is actually the Imperial Spirit.
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*''Read more about Unionism [[Unionism|here]]''
*''Read more about Unionism [[Unionism|here]]''
*''Read more about Old Gods [[Old Gods|here]]''
*''Read more about Old Gods [[Old Gods|here]]''
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Crown Isle is actually the site of a massive underground Seraph complex. It has been built over by generations into what is now vaguely seen as the Sewers.
*The Regalian is the of the Regalian and no foreign or to feed, clothe or maintain the standard of living its citizens.
*The Regalian Heartland is actually much weaker on paper than all of its tributaries and substates combined.
The Regalian Empire is the only self sufficient state in existence around it, needing no foreign export or import to feed, clothe or maintain the standard of living for its citizens.
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The Regalian Empire is the largest and most culturally diverse nation in the known world of Aloria. It spans numerous continents and encompasses wide trade routes, landmasses, and patrols many Oceans. The Regalian Empire is presently the largest, continuous, absolute monarchy in the world. It encompasses nearly seventy percent of all Ailor in Aloria and large quantities of various other Races within its boundaries. The Empire mostly exists as a federal collective of states under the Imperial Seat, the collection of the Regalian Emperor, the courts of Regalia and various other institutions. While the power of the Empire has fluctuated over the centuries, it has enjoyed a position of uncontested relative hegemony for nearly 300 years since its establishment in 5 AC. The Regalian Empire both embodies the pinnacle of Ailor Culture, but also many of its vices. Many scholars, even in the present day, argue whether the Regalian Empire is inherently good or evil. While the moral lines aren’t entirely clear, what is certain is the Regalian Empire has ambitions to subjugate the entire world and has made many strides to do so.
The Regalian Empire inherits its name from the Regalian Kingdom, which preceded it before it was overthrown by a populist rebellion in 5 AC, the Five Family Rebellion. The Kingdom derived its name from the Seraph ruins of Rell-Gallis, a term used by the Seraph to identify royalty, which once covered the Crown Isle. However, the ruin was built over by various parties, most notably the Altalar and later the Ailor, each group passing the name on to the next. The name is also effectively the same in every other world language as the Empire has had such a global impact that its name transcends linguistic boundaries. Other terms, such as The Regalian Commonwealth, The Imperium, or simply “The Empire” are occasionally used to describe it. Technically, referring to the Regalian Empire as “Regalia” is incorrect, as that term specifically refers to the Crown Isle of Regalia, the Empire’s capital and one of its many states. Many still do, however, especially if they are from outside of the Empire or are of a less educated class.
Before the Regalian Empire, the once noble and beneficial Regalian Kingdom had helped to protect its citizens from the raiding efforts of the Allorn Empire. Corruption gradually turned these selfless acts into a protection racket which didn’t properly protect anyone save the Regalian monarchy and the Crown Isle. From this void rose the Five Families, powerful figures in their respective pieces of the Regalian Archipelago around the Crown Isle. With the collapse of Altalar dominance, the Regalian King was alone and nothing was holding back his political rivals from standing up to him. These Five Families did so, and their names would live on forever: Ivrae, Kade, van Sherburne, Vermeer, and Cadar. They all signed a deal to aid each other in overthrowing the King and, within the year, they had done so. The relatively bloodless affair meant there was little chaos in the wake of this event as Theomar I, the first Regalian Ivrae Emperor, took the throne to rule. The other Families also attained positions of power: the Kades received the Chancellory under the Emperor, while the van Sherburnes, Vermeer, and Cadar all earned new lands, grants, and Imperial titles. At this time the Regalian Empire was very small; all around them were other Ailor states, one of the greatest being the Wirtemcaller Kingdom to the east in what would later become the Calem regions. Each of these nations all had their own internal issues, leadership, and systems of government but Regalia, due to its zealous expansionist drive, sought to control them all. With the Unionism displacing the traditional Old Gods, the new goals and intentions of this new faith called for the Empire to push beyond its borders which it began to do almost immediately.
What followed was 150 years of warfare, education, training and aggressive diplomacy. The Regalian Empire truly became an Empire, marching in a counter-clockwise direction across nearly a dozen different kingdoms, principalities, and states on a path of conquest to unite the entirety of the Regalian Archipelago. In the beginning, it was slow going, but they soon hit their stride, some states even capitulating without a fight. The biggest ideological enemy of this period was the Skagger Horde. Technically not a unified body, it was the term used to refer to various Velheim groups which had moved into the north of the Archipelago largely in the aftermath of the Cataclysm. They settled across Gallovia and Drixagh, dominating both regions for a number of years. Unionism, which saw widespread adoption in other areas of the Regalian Archipelago, failed against the Old Faiths present here. These Velheim also raided and attacked the various Archipelago states, namely Regalia, as well as the respected Wirtemcaller Kingdom. In response to this and other factors, the Regalian Empire soon developed the powerful Imperial Navy to defend their shipping and help support their troops better in the field. The Navy soon became a key feature of the Empire and would go on to help it dominate the world, with vessels sailing out as early as 150 AC to aid in the subjugation of Ithania and other Ailor regions. At last, in 179 AC, the last of the enemy Skagger Horde left Drixagh and the Regalian Archipelago finally came under the sole control of the Empire.
The events that followed happened rapidly. For nearly a century after this event, the Regalian Empire continued to dominate the world. Region after region capitulated to their might, from Etosil and the Daendroque states to even the descendants of the Skagger Horde who had formed the Kingdom of Nordskag. Unionism spread far and wide and ultimately Regalia came to hold territorial and religious sway over the majority of Aloria’s Ailor population. But in the years following 260 AC, the Regalian Empire began to decay. The Regalian Pessimism, as it is called today, was a decay in Regalian power as religious and military momentum eventually ground to a halt and the first cracks in Unionism started showing. Various diseases plagued the bloated Empire's growing population, straining its bureaucracy and public health. The Drachenwald Crisis further crippled the Empire's government, forming the paralyzing Regalian Senate and freezing the Empire's decision-making apparatus for several decades. However, the beginning of the Chrysant War and its ensuing religious and military fervor revived the Empire. The war with the Slizzar and Allar was as much a religious genocide as it was a war, targeting Races the Ailor feared could one day rival them technologically. The Essa Empire was completely crushed, ending the Slizzar control over the Allar. With the expansionist fervor of Regalia restored, more military campaigns followed in the decades to come and over the past several years, have occurred alongside unprecedented or bizarre events.
In the present day, the Regalian Empire is a weakened but still-powerful state. Their only direct rival in world power, the Songaskian Masaya, has faded from view after the devastation of the First and Second Songaskian Wars, while the Altalar nations of Daen are currently at peace with Regalia. The Dread War, which so ravaged southern Daen, has finally come to a close but new problems loomed on the horizon, mainly increased warfare in the Regalian Archipelago between various noble families. These conflicts too have come to an end, and for once in Aloria the entering of a new year, 308 AC, has largely been peaceful if not quiet compared with those of other years.
The Empire has a variety of organizations and authorities which sometimes conflict or overlap. To outsiders, the Regalian Empire is a confusing web of political intrigue that is hard to understand without spending an enormous amount of time researching the laws. In short though, the Regalian Archipelago is ruled by the Noble Houses and the Imperial Government in partnership, while the sovereign states that have accepted Regalian rule are semi-autonomous and largely must seek to co-operate with the Imperial Government. The Imperial Government itself rules over very little land, though it does have a scattered handful of direct possessions under its control.
List of Rulers
Even though Regalia is ruled by the head of state - the Emperor - several other figures have still been instrumental in its administration. The Arch Chancellors have been second only to the Emperor in terms of authority and have traditionally been members of House Kade. For a list of all Arch Chancellors, click here.
- 5 to 67 AC - Holy Emperor Theomar I
- 67 to 69 AC - Emperor Lilienmar I
- 69 to 79 AC - Emperor Lilienmar II
- 79 to 96 AC - Honorable Emperor Henri I
- 96 to 97 AC - Emperor Bartholomeux I (Years of the Three Emperors)
- 97 to 98 AC - Emperor Carvallais I (Years of the Three Emperors)
- 98 to 99 AC - Emperor Maxelle I (Years of the Three Emperors)
- 99 to 114 AC - Emperor Leomar I
- 114 AC - Emperor Justeux I
- 114 to 121 AC - Hedonistic Emperor Henri II
- 121 to 166 AC - Blessed Emperor Henri III
- 166 to 174 AC - Emperor Lilienmar III
- 174 to 195 AC - Witful Emperor Allamaria I
- 195 to 207 AC - Emperor Handorien I
- 207 to 211 AC - Strong Emperor Allestrain I
- 211 to 219 AC - Emperor Handorien II
- 219 to 224 AC - Unfortunate Emperor Justinian I
- 224 to 227 AC - Seasonal Emperor Handorien III
- 227 to 231 AC - Seasonal Emperor Ottomar I
- 231 to 235 AC - Seasonal Emperor Balthezar I
- 235 to 240 AC - Seasonal Emperor Handorien IV
- 240 to 244 AC - Seasonal Emperor Handorien V
- 244 to 249 AC - Seasonal Emperor Allestrain II
- 249 to 255 AC - Seasonal Emperor Allestrain III
- 255 to 269 AC - Absolute Emperor Vilgemar I
- 269 to 302 AC - Righteous Emperor Justinian the II
- 302 to 305 AC - Willful Emperor Alexander I
- 305 to 306 AC - Soldier Emperor Cedromar I
- 306 to 307 AC - The Interregnum
- 307 to Present - Willful Emperor Alexander the I
The Regalian Empire has far more complex foreign relations now than it once did a mere decade or two ago. Its old rival, the Songaskian Masaya, is now considered neutral at best by the Regalian state. After holding its current leader in their protection for two years from his usurper uncle, the Masaya has seemingly for now chosen to ignore Regalia in favor of rebuilding. The Allar, once sworn and hated enemies of the Regalian Empire, have been integrated en masse back into the state through their Digmaan rising to the rank of Regalian nobility. They live across many regions but no longer actively fear the roaring guns of Regalian warships. The only Allar who have to fear such a fate are the Void Worshiping Allar of the Sendrassian Empire on Sendras, but they are at the edge of Regalia and while officially they have poor relations, the Digmaan now serves as a buffer between Regalia proper and this hostile force. The same could be said of the Altalar nations in southern Daen. While Regalia warred with them for more than a year, this ended with a peace deal that allowed both groups to battle against the Dread Empire and their Void Worshiping Kathar, which are also an enemy of the Regalian Empire. In the north, Regalia faces a stern collective of Velheim-led nations whose relationship with the Empire can best be described as mercurial. On a much smaller scale, Regalia has also angered the Horned Throng, the leading body of Urlan in Jorrhildr, by interfering with their rituals and practices. This is not yet an active conflict, but the two groups are far icier than they have been in the past. With most other groups, Regalia keeps up positive relations. For example, the Qadir will still help the Regalians in certain situations even though they exited an alliance with the Empire.
The Regalian Empire fields Aloria’s largest navy, as well as the most technologically advanced siege weapons available in modern times. This extremely high quality in naval warfare, however, has resulted in a lackluster land military. In recent years though, the Regalian Empire has made great strides in improving their soldiers, from the rise to prominence of the Tenpenny Army to a more active military, which has required more soldiers for longer periods of time. These strides were mainly made during the rule of Cedromar I, a great supporter of the armed forces. Despite this, the Regalian armed forces still rely on overwhelming numbers and superior artillery - both from massive cannons as well as naval coast bombardments - to win the day.
- For more information on the Regalian Military, click here
Regalia has the world’s largest mercantile economy, easily making up 30% of the global international trade. As Regalian trade is so present in other nations, the Regal is a universally accepted coin in many corners of the world, not including dangerous backwater areas where civilized contact is minimal. Even the Songaskian Masaya at its height accepted the currency, but only due to economic necessity. Regalia is an aggressively Imperialistic nation, favoring colonial resource exploitation and unequal trade treaties with foreign nations which are backed by its massive armada and merchant fleet. Despite Regalia’s trade dominance, however, its main source of income is the obscene taxation system of the Empire. The Regalians, over the course of three centuries, have perfected the art of taxation to the minutest detail with a sprawling bureaucracy, archive and tax collectors present in every corner of the Empire. It is often said Regalians love numbers and love squeezing a profit out of numbers even more as every transaction is taxed one way or another. Regalia’s treasury was thus previously extremely large, fueling both the Empire’s imperialist ventures as well as the splendor and prestige excesses of its nobility and Imperial court. Unfortunately, in recent years it has been routinely plundered by Regalia’s enemies sacking or occupying its capital city; first the Songaskians, and then more supernatural foes like the Deathlings. Despite the size of Regalia’s economy, it is actually excessively fragile and heavily reliant on productive crop harvests. As such, the building blocks of its economy are agricultural produce, domestic enterprise, and international trade. These foundations allow the merchants to branch off into other sectors with minimal capital. However, if a famine were ever to strike the Empire the whole economic system would risk utter collapse, dragging the world economy with it.
The Regalian skyline at sunset.
An accurate census of an Empire as large as Regalia is almost impossible. Below is a rough estimate made by Imperial census-takers in 300 AC.
- 55% Human
- 15% Nelfin
- 10% Allar
- 10% Asha
- 5% Eronidas
- 5% Other
The Regalian Empire cannot be identified with a single culture. Every culture in the world is in some way represented in the various corners of the Empire. Still, various cultures that exist within the Empire clearly dominate the others and are seen as the primary cultures of the state. The main culture that overpowers the other by far is the Alt-Regalian followed closely by the Imperial Culture. Even though the actual number of people who identify as Alt-Regalian is less than all other cultures, it is the main historical culture of the Empire in its roots and is only slowly being overtaken by the new century Imperial culture.
- For more information on the Cultures that exist within Regalia, click here
As with Culture, nearly every known Religion in the world is present in the Regalian Empire but individual rights of the various religions differ radically. Regalia’s formal state religion is Unionism.
- Read more about Unionism here
- Read more about Old Gods here
- Read more about the Faith of Estel here
Regalia’s symbols are relatively simple but powerfully recognized across the world. The Regalian Purple-Yellow-Purple banner is the official flag of the Empire. Furthermore, the Imperial Purple-Blue-Purple banner is seen across the Crown City and the Imperial Seat as the old Kade family banner. Additionally, the Unionist faith is expressed through the Unionist eye; an almond-shaped eye frame with a pupil in the middle which is often surrounded by solar rays to signify the Imperial Spirit. Finally, the Blue Crown Dragon and the Holy Stork are often seen as the animals representing the Empire, being the crest animals of the two Imperial dynasties, Ivrae and Kade.
- The Regalian Archipelago is the only self-sufficient area of the Regalian Empire and requires no foreign exports or imports to feed, clothe or maintain the standard of living of most of its citizens. Ithania is too dependant on foreign exotics, Daendroc needs outside funds and organizational forces to maintain a form of government, and other regions are similarly dependent on outside forces.
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