Elwynn

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Elwynn
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Motto: Elwynn Prevails
Feudal Status: Imperial State
Capital: Eliria
Largest Cities: Ardashirshahr, Anun, Avaldsnes, Caligae, Eliria, Fjǫrleifsbýur, Rǫvarsbýur

Local Leadership Title: King of Elwynn
Local Government: Absolute Monarchy
Current leader: Thorstein Noah Ayreon-Kalirion and Ettlingar Freyu

Local language: Common Tongue, Elwynnese Languages
Local Religion: Bovic Faith, Froyalanish Ancient Ways, Holy Church of the Divine Icebear, Treesian Unorthodoxy, Zurvanism,
The political map of Elwynn as it was in the year 1629.
The political map of Elwynn Proper as it was in the year 1640.
A political map of Elwynn Proper which was gifted to King Noah in the year 1644 by his noble cousin Her Imperial and Bovic Highness Gwyneth Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine, Crown Duchess of the Marches and the Princely Isle.

Elwynn is the traditional name of the Benacian lands which are situated between the two arms of the River Elwynn before they merge at Shirekeep. The name Elwynn comes from a goddess with the same name who originally hailed from the Treesian pantheon. Elwynn is nowadays an Imperial State of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and the style and name of its body politic is Elwynnese Union. It is noted for its violent and complex history, its significant minority populations, and for its long period of independence from direct Imperial control.

Geography

Elwynn has a diverse geography. The country boasts grand deserts and magnificent mountains as well as beautiful rivers, wondrous lakes, endless grasslands and marvelous forests.

History

See the History of Elwynn & The Modern History of Elwynn.

Government

Between 1562 and 1612, Elwynn was ruled as a oligarchic republic by an elected Prince. After the communist revolution the Senate, which had been the mainstay of the republican government, collapsed utterly and was swept away by the Ayreon-Kalirion Restoration, also known as the Nathanielian Restoration, after 1618 which introduced a new constitution with an absolutist form of monarchical government.

Demographics

See the Twelve Peoples of Elwynn & the Demographics of Elwynn.

Language

See Elw language for more details.

Elw is the language of the indigenous eponymous ethnic group that comprises the largest segment of the population. Owing to the significant ethno-cultural diversity of the immigrant and regional populations of Elwynn there are a great variety of other languages spoken within the Elwynnese Union, these include Babkhi and Kalasperin, Farewellish, Froyalanish and Wintergleamish as well as various Norse dialects.

The Common Tongue serves the necessary purpose of a lingua franca for government business, commerce and day to day living.

Culture

Due to the tremendous ethno-cultural diversity of the immigrant and regional populations of Elwynn there at present isn't a thing like a single Elwynnese culture, although the Royal Government of Elwynn is in the process of boosting and bolstering Elwynn's Societal Harmony by actively promoting an overarching national culture, among others through the Elwynnese Commons, centered around the Goddess Elwynn, the exploits of the three Great Leaders of the Days of Yore - Richard, Harald and Ardashir - and the Ayreon-Kalirion and Ettlingar Freyu Monarchy.

Names of Elwynn

For more information on the names for Elwynn as given in the Elw language, see the article Elw titles.

Elwynn has acquired a variety of names over the course of its existence owing not only to the variety of peoples that call it home but also to the tendency of some ethno-cultural groups, particularly the Froyalanish, to bestow extravagant poetic and attributive names upon their homeland. This is not an exhaustive list:

During the independence era, independent Elwynn was often called West Elwynn, and the Shirerithian Duchy of Elwynn was called East Elwynn. However, for political reasons, independentist Elwynn termed the East "Feudal Elwynn" and itself as Free Elwynn. East Elwynnese authorities called the West Lirikoth Moivaster ("Elwynn that has strayed") or simply "The Eliria Clique".