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OOC: The High Kingdom, not to be confused with the Age of the High Kings in the Free Lands, is a variant of the Free Lands to be used in FanT-RPs. The High Kingdom involves Strike Witches Witches, Kanmusu as well as several other fantastical elements. Reader dscretion is advised.

The High Kingdom of the Selkie is a large nation in the Open Ocean, where the Selkie live in their cities and towns. The High Kingdom, ruled by High King Niad the Shipwright, is known as a nation with a strong agricultural base and a decent industry, but also for a strong military force, the Muster of the High King, separated into the Muster of Horse and Foot and the Muster of Ships.

Aside from the Selkie, the Demhanachta (familiar ghosts) and the Bebinni, a.k.a. the Selkie-Witches.

The High Kingdom is the FanT-variant of the Free Lands.

Chronological History

See also: List of High Kings of the High Kingdom.

Mythical and Prehistoric Times

The Tribal Kingdoms (ca. 2,500 - 509 BCE)

The First High Kingdom (509 BCE - 450 CE)

Turbulent Times of Kingly Rule (450 - 900)

Second High Kingdom (900 - 1106)

Split Realm (1106 - 1280)

The Crusade (1280 - 1336)

Third High Kingdom (1336 - 1799)

  • 1651-1653: Famine
  • 1740-1741: Famine

Golden Age (1799 - 1924)

  • 1845-1849: First Great Famine
  • 1879: Hunger Times

Second Great Famine (1925/1925)

20th and 21st centuries

Geography

Climate

Biodiversity

Politics

The High King

The current High King is High King Niad the Shipwright.

Government

Foreign Relations

Law and Law Enforcement

The Tribes

In total, there are twenty-three Tribes left, each Tribe being led by an Elder and by a Tuathri or Local King. The Local Kings are nowadays serving as an upper house while the Elders advice both the High King, the Parliament and the Kings' House.

More importantly, the Tribes serve as a census category and their ancient lands as a sort-of federal state.

List

  • Tribe of Bruchlochanna: Lives around Lake Mór (literally, Tribe of those, who live by the Lake).
  • Tribe of Seantana.
  • Tribe of Cuara.
  • Tribe of Cyfarthfa, lives in the South-Western Great Woods.
  • Tribe of Mwywastad.
  • Tribe of Craigstell.

Military

Also see: Equipment of the Muster of the High King, Bebinni-Gascioch, Structure of the Muster of Horse and Foot in 1950, Structure of the Muster of Horse and Foot, Structure of the Muster of Ships in 1950, Structure of the Muster of Ships.
  • Muster of the High King, separated into the Muster of Horse and Foot and the Muster of Ships
  • Total manpower: 350,000 officers and men (including Bebinni)
    • 250 flag officers (Generals and Admirals), tooth to tail ratio 1:4
    • 125,000 Navy, 225,000 Army

Economy

First Sector

Second Sector

Third Sector

Tourism

Infrastructure

The High Kingdom's Infrastructure relies a lot on trains for long-distance transport of goods overland and on lighters and liners for transport over water, as well as horses for short-distance transport. While the mechanization of private transport is proceeding further and further, this is mostly limited to the areas around Lake Mór and the South-West of the Mainland in general, while especially the mountainous regions rely heavily on equines in various forms.

Demographics

See also: Selkie (High Kingdom).

In total, around 45 million people live in the High Kingdom.

Religion

Education

Health

Culture

Music

Visual Art and Architecture

Cuisine

Sports

Fashion and Dress

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