Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Acquariana, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. I thought it would be good to start up with this in case it becomes of any use for the Iwaku Nexus RP. This is far from complete, and will probably be updated periodically/if/when it becomes of use to the Role Play.

    Geographic Map

    Land Legend:
    Green = low elevation
    Yellow = medium elevation
    Red = high elevation
    Grey~White = very high elevation
    Blue: A body of water
    Blue Line: River

    Grass = Grassland/Tundra depending on how far from the equator it is seen
    Pine Tree = Taiga (Coniferous Forest)
    Cotton-like Tree = Temperate Forest
    Palm Tree = Tropical Forest
    Three Mounds = Hills
    Black Triangle = Mountain

    Basic Information:
    Percentage Melted Water: 80%
    Percentage Frozen Water: 10%
    Average Temperature: 18 Degrees Celsius or 64.4 Degrees Fahrenheit

    ---To be Continued---
    #1 Acquariana, Jun 10, 2013
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  2. Acquariana's Home-Region: The Northern Middle Sea

    Approximate Coordinates: 32 to 58 Degrees North, 67 to 100 Degrees East

    This area of the world consists of the most relatively developed countries on Aqua. Separated by forests, hills, and the shallow sea, many cultures developed. As they gained the ability to sail, they intermixed, assimilating and conflicting to produce this current patchwork of nations. Though some like the Empire of Greysinger have existed as political entities for several hundred years, the Republic of Aquaria is a rather recent development.

    Land Legend:
    Green = Low elevation
    Yellow = Medium elevation
    Red = High elevation
    Blue = A body of water
    Blue line = River

    Grass = Grassland
    Cotton-like Tree = Temperate Forest
    Three Mounds = Hills
    Black Dot = City of Importance

    Political Legend:
    Solid Black Line = Border between countries (Do note that a river forms the rest of the border between the Kingdom of Telaira and Finithia.)
    Dashed Black Line = Furthest extent of maritime authority
    Numbers: Used to mark places of dispute
    1: Vithey: This troubled land is the converging point for several cultures, and as such has been tossed back and forth between Visgarth, the Empire of Greysinger, and the Duchy of Srenia over the years. There appear to be signs of nationalism emerging among the intelligentsia of its largest city, Ivorine, but otherwise, the populace remains divided by ethnic and cultural conflict.
    2: Sevärmi Tsemleyista (Northern Land): Though it has a relatively low population, and no major cities, its interest to the nations of Visgarth and the Duchy of Srenia is its rich mineral deposits. There are not many locals, with most of them in isolated villages that dot the northern coast. Though vaguely related to Srenia in terms of language and culture, they do not identify with Srenia or Visgarth. Scholars speculate that if this area were to gain an influential leader, it would be one of the first, if not the first territories to create a state based upon nationalism.

    Acquariana's Home-town: Tireste
    Coordinates: 34.29 Degrees North, 71.55 East
    Population: Approximately 15,000 People
    Area: 400 square kilometers (154.4 square miles)

    Name: The name of the town is Tireste. (IPA: English: [tɪˈrɛst] Aquarian: [tiˈɾeste]) The name is derived from the ancient pre-Actaenian name Tergeste, itself an Aectinization of the extinct local language's name for the town, Tergest, meaning market place.

    Geography: The village sits on a slightly elevated area facing the northern waters of Delfi Bay. On the southern end of the town is the village's administrative buildings, church, and port. As one travels northward, the elevation begins to increase, since the village is built into a rather large, but low hill. Half a kilometer or so north from the port is the main piassa (square), where goods are sold. On the northern end at the top of the hill lie several large estates overlooking the village. Just a few miles to the southwest of the village is its main water source, the Attinean River, the confluence of two major rivers that stretch well outside of the Republic. To the northwest and north are grasslands, farms and low-rising hills. Northeast of the city lies chaparral.

    Climate: Tireste has a warm Mediterranean climate. During the summer, rain is rare and temperatures often exceed 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) during the day. The heat can become particularly unpleasant due to increasing humidity measurements up to 80%. Summer in Tireste lasts from late April to mid-October. Fall is a brief, generally pleasant transitional season lasting from mid-October to mid-December. Highs range descend from around 24 Celsius to 18 Celsius in this time-frame (75.2 to 64.4 Fahrenheit). The influx of cooler air by the jet stream mixing with the warm air and sea currents helps produce precipitation that continues into late March. A large mass of land extending to the west and its hills somewhat mitigate the effect of the two conflicting air masses, ensuring that the winter is not too cold or stormy. Average maximum temperatures in January and February are approximately 17 degrees Celsius (62.2 Fahrenheit), though they can vary anywhere from 15 to 19 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit to 66.2 Fahrenheit) depending on the movement of the jet stream. Lows during this time never fall below 7 degrees Celsius (44.6 Fahrenheit), making snow a near impossibility. The end of "Winter" is marked by the blooming of the Aquabell in mid-March, a member of the lily family with light, blue-green colored flowers that resemble a bell. March and most of April serve as a transitioning "Spring" to Summer, with increasing sunlight and rising temperatures, although slightly cooler than Fall.
    #2 Acquariana, Jun 11, 2013
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  3. The Republic of Aquaria

    The Republic of Aquaria.png
    Established June 5th, 1772 (28 years ago)

    Green = Low elevation
    Yellow = Medium elevation
    Blue = Sea/Lake
    Wide Light Blue Line: Major river
    Narrow Light Blue Line: Minor river/Stream
    Solid Black: Land borders between countries
    Segmented Black Line: Maritime borders between countries
    Solid Grey Line: Border between regions within the RA
    Segmented Grey Line: Maritime region within the RA

    Capital: Tira
    Coordinates: 32.4 Degrees North, 78.48 Degrees East
    Tiranian Legislative Chamber

    Government: Hybrid Government (Close to a representative democracy, with some authoritarian elements)

    The RA's government is based on a constitution that grants basic freedoms such as speech, press, peaceful assembly, self-expression, religion, and a fair trial. The constitution further lays out the backbone of the government's structure. As described in the constitution, it splits into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The constitution also accounts for who is allowed to vote in elections.

    The executive branch consists of a bureaucracy to investigate into issues and pressure the legislative branch to pass or not pass certain bills. Also part of this branch are lobbyists, often paid by concerned Patricians to pressure the legislature further to pass or not pass certain bills. This branch is headed by the Doge (Leader), who not only does this, but also has the ability to veto bills. The Doge, unlike the President in the US, does not however serve as the Commander in Chief of the military; this is up to the Ammiralo Superiore (Superior Admiral), who has the highest position in the Aquarian Navy. The Doge is elected by vote from any tax-paying male over the age of 21 every six years, and is only allowed to serve one term. The Ammiralo Superiore is elected by the 2,000 Capitani (Captains), who have the highest rank below the Ammirali (admirals). To be eligible for Ammiralo Superiore, one has to have had the rank of Ammiralo for at least a year and pay 300,000 Pessi ($100,000) to the Aquarian Navy to finance their campaign.

    The legislative branch consists of an Upper Council (Consilio Superiore) and a Low Council (Consilio Basso). The Upper Council is a group of 200 people selected by the from patrician families, or families who were part of the aristocracy when the Kingdom of Téspoli fell (see history). The Low Council consists of 50 people, with 5 to represent each province. These 50 are elected democratically region by region. Those who serve on the Upper Council are limited to three terms of four years, while those who serve on the Low Council may serve up to five terms of two years. Most bills may be drafted in either council, but both have to agree to pass the bill with a majority (26 in favor for the Low Council and 101 in favor for the Upper Council). An exception to this is bills concerning taxation, as well as constitutional ammendments, both of which can only be drafted in the Upper Council.

    The judicial branch consists of two court-systems: penal courts and civil courts. Penal courts handle criminal acts and hand out prison sentences while civil courts deal with lawsuits, as well as custody and inheritance issues. Both systems work on a tier system. On the lowest rung of the ladder are local courts, which are relatively small, and handle minor, local cases. If a case proves to be particularly troubling or of larger importance to the area, a case will be tested in a regional court, of which there are only a couple in each region. These courts also serve as a place for one to appeal their case if they object to the outcome of a case in a local court. Finally, if there is a challenge to the decision of a regional court, or there is a very large crime or international court case, trials take place in the Federal Courts of Tira, of which there are only two: one penal, and the other civil. Isolated from this tier system is the Constitutional Court, also located in Tira next to the Legislative Chamber where the Upper and Lower Councils are housed. 10 Constitutional Judges are appointed by the Doge to serve on this court. They serve until they either decide to retire or die. The Constitutional Court acts much like the Supreme Court, choosing a small number of appeals each year based on whether an appeal concerns the constitutionality of a law. After hearing the cases for and against the constitutionality of the law in question, the court decides whether it is constitutional or not. If they decide it a law broken in a given case was not constitutional, the law is abolished and the defendant is cleared of all charges.

    Leader Name: Doge
    Current Doge: Octavio Quinto Silva

    ---To be continued--
    #3 Acquariana, Jun 12, 2013
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