Kingdom of Oryen
Location on Map: (Number Please)
Capital City: (Picture if possible and written description)
City During Summer
A Standard Street
The city of Arethayr is one of the newest and largest cities within Oryen and quickly became the Capital City due to it's large walls , central location and bustling marketplaces. The city is very organised with all buildings being mostly the same style and grand palace overlooking it all. The people of Oryen are civilized and the Nobility is very prominent within the Nation , clearly showed in the city of Arethayr which was built with them at the front of their minds.
Human , Oryenian
Race Physical description/Appearance: (Picture and written description would be nice)
The race is what one might expect a human to look like. An average size of being around 5'9 and their builds vary. The Humans have perhaps the most varied appearance , with each one being almost completely individual with hair colour , eye colour and general structure. There are no Humans that really stand out from the rest , aside from those with abnormalities such as increased height or perhaps born with a missing limb , albeit those people are rather rare. Each Human is completely unique and thus , it is hard to generalize them albeit they all have the same structure and general features , such as hands , feet , eyes and nose.
Psyche: (The average mind set of your race. Is aggression common? Or perhaps they all like to think deeply on the meaning of life? Either way, describe it here.)
The Nobility of Oryen are especially pompous and oft look down upon other races and those of lower class. The Nobility of Oryen firmly believe in the pleasures and luxuries of life and will often wear only the best clothing , live in sublime housing and be sure to show off their power and possessions for life to the Nobility of Oryen is essentially , ensuring that they have as much power as possible and that they will not loose that power.
This can often lead to aggression or tensions with other races whom are different from them and have a different way of life as they are resolute in their opinion that their way of life is the best way and that all should live in such manner. However , it does lead to strong alliances with those whom are similar towards them as whilst the people of Oryn value power , gaining allies is a key way to gain and keep that power meaning it would be illogical to go against an ally or they would most likely never gain an ally again , hampering their efforts of gaining and maintaining power for themselves and their family.
The standard citizen has a different viewpoint on things however , making a divide between thoughts and opinions within the Kingdom. The lower class are those whom will fight for the King and the Kingdoms beliefs and views for they are simply taken around like sheep , believing all they are told by the Nobility and Monarchs. These people simply wish to see their kingdom continue to prosper and do not have any complicated schemes or plots going on throughout their life.
A citizen whom is not Nobility will most likely spend their lives doing the menial tasks or dangerous ones , such as fighting ( Usually being cut-down ) and farming in between times of war.
Generally , the Oryenian are an acquisitive and ambitious people. They seek for power and opulence above all else and will often fall into traps promising them wealth or power in return for completing an objective for whomever it is bribing them.
Adding to that , the Oryenian have no particular strength. They are not beasts of men and whilst some are strong , most are of an average build and can wear standard armour whilst weilding a weapon and shield. They are most certainly not the strongest race around.
They also simply use their numbers to charge hundreds or thousands of men into battle and sustaining many casualties.
Their resilience and hope. The Oryenians are not people to give up and are considered relentless in their efforts to achieve their goals.
Their numbers tend to give them an advantage , albeit they do not always use these numbers effectively.
Government: (Your nations government form)
The nation is headed by a King and Queen and ultimately , the King has the final say in everything. There is however a Council whom often decide upon the trivial matters and advise the King on all of his decisions , albeit he does not always listen to their advice.
The people of Oryen believe one God oversees everything and that he has a plan for everything and everyone. The God does not have a direct name , but he is commonly known as ;
The Lord of Skies
The Religion is not particularly strict and not all of the Gods teachings are followed however there are those whom follow it to the letter. Generally , people pick and choose parts of the Religion but all followers of the Relgion must pray to the God at least once a day , in order to ensure the God always receives the thanks he is due and does not abandon them.
All other religions within Oryen are outlawed and any whom follow them will be punished by death.
Population: (Population of your nation?)
Oryen was founded originally by a small caravan of Merchants hundreds of years ago whom simply created a small town in order to escape the stresses of the other Nations and ultimately govern themselves. More and more Merchants came to the town that could now be considered a City and was continuing to grow. Due to the majority of citizens being Merchants , Oryen was in no short supply of opulence and supplies.
After around 10 Years of Development , Growth and Prosperity the other Nations began to recognise the City and offer to trade with them , due to it's wealth. A collection of Merchants oversaw the city and all had to agree upon a decision and whilst they would usually fall out over decisions , one thing they could agree on was the creation of a Nation named Oryen , after the Merchant whom first settled.
Borders began to be set out with a small militia being trained. They were nowhere near as strong as the other Nations as of yet but quickly gained more and more citizens as many emigrated from other Nations and began to reproduce within Oryen. The collective group of Merchants began to govern a certain area of Oryen after the borders were set out with Haemysh Godwin controlling the centre region. Haemysh was perhaps the most ambitious Merchant and was most certainly not happy with the way the new-found Nation was being run.
Many of the details have been lost through the ages , but it is known that Haemysh was the wealthiest Merchant and soon began to form his own , personal army against the wishes of the other Governing Merchants. These wishes soon became demands as they realised just how powerful he had become , albeit it was all too late. Haemysch is said to have conquered Oryen within but a week , with the defending Militia being destroyed.
It was at this point Oryen began to develop into what it now is , an Absolute Monarchy. Haemysh became recognized as the King and set about construction of various towns and cities surrounding the Capital of Bryst ( Arethayr is located where Bryst once stood ) and throughout the nation as a whole. Since then, The Godwin family has remained in power and currently King Aemond Godwin rules over Oryen.
The Nation now has a strong economy due to it's vast amount of Merchants whom create some of the best industry within Oryen.
VIPS: (Very Important Peoples; important characters, often the major players in the government, business, media, military etc of your nation. People such as emperors, Kings, Generals, the rulers family and such go here)
King Aemond Godwin , Protector of Oryen and Rightful King.
Queen Mae Godwin
The Righftul Seneschal Robyrt
High Chancellor Bryaen
High Sheriff Fraeser
Grand Marshal Edwin
Military: (An overview of military units and military numbers)
The Military is manged by both Grand Marshal Edwin and Admiral Gregor , whom are effective at managing such a large army. The Army is not regarded as the most powerful army in the land , albeit it is reasonably organized for an army of it's size. Each member of the Noble House of the realm has an army which the Grand Marshal can call upon in times of war. The same goes for the Navy , except they are called upon by Admiral Gregor.The King has his own Army however and as such , he can do what he pleases with it but will oft leave the Grand Marshal to manage it and simply follow the Grand Marshals Advice regarding it.
It is hard to keep a track of the size of the Military for each Noble House could well recruit more any day , however suggestions have been made it is around 250,000 men ( Women are not allowed to fight ). One quarter of the Kingdom. The Army however , whilst having very large numbers is not the best trained and not the most experienced nor the best equiped and as such , the army will often sustain heavy casualties but sometimes the advantage in numbers does allow them to win.
The Navy is slightly different however , for the ships are not assigned to Noble Houses and are all under the collective command of the Admiral , each ship being managed by a Captain. The Merchant Navy is completely different from the Royal Navy and they are not to be confused , for the Merchants Navy never partakes in war and is not managed by the Admiral.
Infantry Total - 250,000
Pikeman - 100,000
The Infantry is under the command of the Grand Marshal during times of War , and a Lord or Baron during times of peace , depending on where they were stationed and what Noble House they swore fealty towards. The main type of infantryman is the Pikeman whom recieve basic training. The Pikeman wields a standard pike or spear with basic steel armour.
Knight - 100,000
Then there is the Knight. They are the veteran soldiers of the Army whom have recieved the best training. Each Knight has his own banner and can customize his armour and his Horse's armour to his hearts content. They each wield their own choice of weapon. Some notable versions of these Knights and their looks are ;
Archer - 50,000
Finally , there is the Archer. The Archer recieves basic training and is equipped with leather armour and a longbow. Their only goal is to kill the enemy , before the enemy reaches them.
Navy - 50 Ships
The Navy is led by Admiral Gregor and is one of the best Navy's within Austrafar , albeit not the best. The Navy of Oryen is made up of many large ships that can pack immense firepower and take considerable damage , they are considerably slow and hard to maneuver however. The Admiralty consists of 40 First-Rate Ships , however it takes a year or two in order to construct a new ship , so the Kingdom must be careful when deploying the Navy. [ Ignore the Canons , this is just to show the general style of the ships. ]
These are some examples of the Admiralty
Nation national anthem/Theme song: (YouTube video please)