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  • Ystria

    h2. Ystria, In Brief Ystria is a wealthy trading city, directly across the [[Penwith Islands | Penwith]] Channel from [[Brightwater]], located at the convergence of the [[Nicephori River]] and the Channel. The city is located in the delta of the river …

  • Ystrian Geography and Climate

    [[Ystria]] is a large city on the eastern coast of [[Orem]], located at the convergence of the [[Nicephori River]] (which is essentially a branch of the Röl River) and the [[Penwith Islands | Penwith]] Channel. Ystria is located in the river delta itself, …

  • Ystrian History

    The city of [[Ystria]] has an history dating back over fourteen hundred years. Ystria's history is generally grouped into the following periods, and detailed information is available on each, below: [[Early History of Ystria]] [[The Centaur …

  • Early History of Ystria

    Ystrian history stretches back over fourteen hundred years, though its founding is officially dated to -419 BR. Prior to that date, Ystria was a loose collection of small villages populated by humans who had fled to the islands of the river delta to avoid …

  • The Centaur Concordat

    By 47 BR, the [[Ystria | Ystrian]] population had more than tripled, and the demand for lumber—for the construction of new islands and buildings, as well as ships—had slowly been pushing Ystria and the nearby [[Centaurs | centaur]] forest-tribes towards …

  • The Sorian Empire Arrives

    The Second Military Decree of the Lido Palace was issued as a direct result of the eastward expansion of the [[Sorian Empire]]. Since the Empire had swept away the troll [[Zacthar'Zaqara | Zacthar Kingdom]] in 58 BR, the last large impediment to the …

  • Imperial Ystria

    Ystria remained an Imperial client-state from 312 BR to 837 BR. Imperial rule was largely positive for the city, though the first few decades were difficult, as the memories of the scores killed in the Siege faded slowly. Despite this, economic …

  • Contemporary Ystria

    The period following [[Sorian Empire | imperial]] withdrawal from eastern [[Orem]] and the subsequent [[Anarchy of the Islands]] was not kind to Ystria. The Empire Tax— levied by the Ystrian monarchy on the major merchant houses to pay for Ystria’s annual …

  • The Empire Withdraws

    In the [[Year of Conflagration]], 837 BR, the Penwithan people took the opportunity of widespread chaos in the [[Sorian Empire | Empire]] to throw off imperial administration and occupation. The peaceful departure of the imperial forces from [[Penwith …

  • Ystrian Culture and Religion

    Ystrian culture is most easily described as supported by three pillars: diversion, love, and trade (to cynics, “fun, fucking, and fashion”). The city has a reputation for sexual promiscuity, general licentiousness, and hedonism, though this reputation …

  • Sex and Love in Ystria

    The wide sexual license of the Ystrian people is fairly notorious, and a not-insignificant portion of the Ystrian economy is dependent on sexual tourism, the bulk of which is rather euphemistically called the “[[Quest for Love]]”, or the Lovequest. …

  • Ystrian Holidays

    There are three primary holidays celebrated by the Ystrian people: The [[Festival of Love]] The [[Grand Day of the Unification of the City]] The [[Grotesquerie]] The Festival of Love is celebrated in honor of [[Cambrai]], the god/dess of Love …

  • Grotesquerie

    Effectively established in 49 BR by Queen [[Dandola the Wise]], the Grotesquerie occurs annually on the thirteenth day of [[Calendar | Arah Enlil]]. The holiday commemorates the assassination of Dandola’s father, King [[Dandolo the Fat]], on what is now …

  • Language in Ystria

    *Active*: Imperial Common; Ystrian; Maimonic *Historical*: Classical Ystrian (prior to 1 BR); Penwithan (-113 BR to 436 BR) h3. Discussion [[Ystria]]’s history is shorter than that of many other cities and nations, as it can be firmly dated back …

  • Ystrian Governance

    Ystria is an hereditary monarchy and has been ruled by House Lido for over 1400 years. For most of its existence, Ystria has been an independent city-state, though during the centuries of occupation by the [[Sorian Empire]] [[House Lido]] retained nominal …

  • Administration of Ystria

    The Ystrian monarchy is the ultimate authority for matters of governance, but much of the routine business of the city is handled by the bureaucracy. It is technically the monarch’s prerogative to involve themselves in any administrative matters they wish …

  • Ystrian Legislation

    Ystria’s earliest legislation was issued in the form of Decrees, a format that [[House Lido]] has found useful to retain, both in terms of functionality and tradition. The total body of Ystrian Law is captured in what is known as the [[Ampiolegge]], the …