Herapacea

Overview

Although among the harshest kingdoms to live in climate-wise, Herapacea is generally a happy place. For a long time, Herapacea was a part of the Sevissian Empire. Before thhe kingdom was actually several smaller states, one of which was an Elven kingdom constantly at war with its neighbors. After the unification and annexation by Sevissia, Herapacea eventually became its own entity once more when the Sevissian Empire was divided in succession among several heirs. As a result, the government of the country is still very similar in structure to old Sevissia.

Population-wise, Herapacea has a prominent Elvish presence, and Elves are treated by commoners with the utmost respect as they make up much of the warrior/military caste of the empire. Due to the climate, which is generally hilly and tends to have the harshest winters of all the Six Kingdoms, the agricultural capabilities of Herapacea are quite limited and mostly revolve around a few varieties opotatoes and other tubers—the cuisine is also very seafood-focused in terms of protein. Herapacea has the largest sea presence of the kingdoms, and relies on sea trade for a lot of its grain and metal imports. The economy overall is extremely strong, in part due to the prevalence of gem deposits and a winter bean used to make a powerful adhesive.

Government

Currently headed by a beloved Empress, Riana, who is advised by a Court of her choosing. The title is passed own hereditarily to the eldest child.
Regional Governors act in the Empress’ name and report to the capital in Herapen.

General Info

Border tensions with the Sevissian Domain are always an issue and have recently been sparking. Herpacea has also been taking an opposition stance to Ausilia’s call for intervention in the Carpatian civil conflict, fearful that it will lead to a continent-spanning war that will damage the sea trade that their economy is built on.

Where in most countries there is a sort of caste system of agriculture/laborers → merchant class → clergy → nobility, Herapacea is a nation that has managed to truly secularize itself and allow freedom of religion. The dependency on the sea has also made it so that seeking upward mobility drives many to seek jobs on ships, either in a merchant or military capacity: agriculture/laborers → merchant class → sailors → nobility.

Cities of note: Herapen (capitol), Zol City, Perada Crossroads, Daishar Canopy.

Herapacea

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