High Elven Halcyon Kingdom
Halcyon, or the High Elven Halcyon Kingdom is a country in the northeast part of the Ashelia continent. It’s 4 provinces and one territory extend across a massive area of Ashelia known as the Halcyon Shield. Halcyon is the second largest nation on Kwandrivia by area after the United States of Laurentia. The Halcyon Kingdom shares two land borders with Laurentia and the Coliginosity. The largest of these borders is it's worst enemy and longtime rival, the Laurentia Empire whom they have a cold war with that has lasted for a long time. The second border is that of the Coliginosity, an almost equally hated area of hybrid human and high elves that the high elven people see as filth. The Halcyon Kingdom also has the longest and widest of all of Kwandrivia’s river, it is the Zenthel River.
Halcyon’s capital is Zenthel City which is located on Kwandrivia’s largest river island, which makes up part of the Halcyon River, where the country gets its name. Zenthel City is by far the largest city of Halcyon, like the rest of Halcyon, Zenthel is almost exclusively made up of High Elves with a very small population of Wood Elves. The second largest city, is a former science outpost that grew into a large city of High Elves and humans who once worked together to advance farming sciences and other ecological studies before the human and elven wars forever separated the two. Birchbark is the third largest city, and is the home of the Wood Elves.
The top 3 largest cities after Zenthel are, the Human populated Kronovsgrad, the Wood Elf populated Birchbark City and Laiethrae.
As a nation, Halcyon is sparsely populated, the vast area of it’s land is known as the Halcyon Shield, a massive area almost entirely made up of forests and small lakes. The vast majority of the population lives in large urban communities surrounding Kwandrivia’s largest and longest river, the Halcyon River. Most of the people in Halcyon live to the north of the Zenthel River. This was a result of the Elven people building up across the river as an easier defence against the human nations to the south.
The Halcyon Kingdom has just over 36 million people making it the xth largest country by population. The entire country is home to 3 main races, the most populous of which are the High Elves, second to them are the Wood Elves and finally, a large city of accepted Humans.
The Halcyon Kingdom is considered Kwandrivia's second largest superpower by military strength. This is thanks to the High Elves drive to keep the forests safe and it's sheer magical knowledge.
The Halcyon Kingdom scriptures and texts tell of a single seed. This seed was dropped from the sky and grew into the Great Oak. From this tree, two species were born. High in the branches the first High Elves were born from the fruit of the Great Oak. Some of those fruit fell, and those that fell to the ground became the Wood Elves.
The Great Oak is the breathing Heart of the nation, and is a place sacred and holy to the High elves. It is protected by a vast military that also protect Zenthel City and the whole of Halcyon. The Great Oak has never been touched by the hands of a human, and anyone who tries, is slaughtered in public as an example of what happens if one tries.
The High Elves are the rulers of the entire nation and all other races that live within the nation are second class. Their hatred towards humans in the past forced the Elves to adopt the name High Elves, and their hatred extended further to forcing any visitors to the nation to wear a black cloaked robe. Those who do not can be sentenced by death.
Vldrelyn Valley Peaks
Lake Triumph(Shared with Laurentia)
Lake Halcyon (Shared with Laurentia)
Loraethian (Eastern Elven)
Bialaer (Western Elven)
Zenthel (Central Elven)
Birchian (Wood Elven)
Human: Low, Outlawed unless parents were already born in the Halcyon Kingdom, they live in the Kronovsky Region by law.
Dark Elven: Outlawed
Kaia, King and Kaimmand, for the High Elven Halcyon Kingdom
Largest Trade Partner:
Halcyon Government is that of a Theocratic Feudal Military. The entire country is governed by 3 branches of power. The Kaimmand, the King and Queen and the High Minister. No two people holding a major position of power can have emotional relations with another.
The King and Queen:
The King and Queen hold power over politics and the well being of the people. They are the rulers of the people and see to all internal and external non military affairs pertaining to the Halcyon Kingdom.
The Kaimmand is the true military commander of the Halcyon Kingdom. The entire country and it’s civilian’s safety were their responsibility. A Kaimmand answers only to the King or Queen and possesses unrivaled power through the Kindgom.
A High Minister is a group of 3 High Elves that spend their entire life within the confines of the temple that surrounds the Great Oak. They are in tune with Kaia, and only when all 5 come together in a small temple within the Great Oak can they call upon Kaia. In the Heirarchy they are the religious rulers of the nation
Each branch of the Halcyon Kingdom employs what are known simply as the Guard, with each Guard followed by of the and the branch they follow. Only after 150 years of schooling and rigorous training can a High Elf apply to become a Guard, after this, the applicant must pass a series of test each tailored to the branch they wish to join.
King and Queen;
Illithina and Eranthos
Year 125 (High Elven Halcyon Kingdom)
Wings of a Fairy