Alban

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Royal City of Alban
Capital city
Haense Arms.png
The Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Haense
Nicknames: Camp
Country: Kingdom of Haense
Founded: 15th of the Amber Cold, 1619 by Stephen I of Haense
Government
King: Otto II
Governing body: The Aulic Council
Grand Mayor: Mayor John Burr of Alban
Population: 28,000
Previous Capital: St. Karlsburg
Language(s): Common, Raevir, Hansetian, High Imperial

The former capital of the Kingdom of Haense, Alban acted as the epicenter of administrative and diplomatic affairs of the kingdom, and was populated by Northerners of all descent. The city was the seat of the House of Barbanov, who resided in palace of Esenstadt in the westernmost district of the city. The city boasted among the most activity in all of Axios, as well as a popular tavern.

History

Construction

Built on a campsite inhabited originally by only King Stephen and his closest retainers, Alban evolved from the aptly-nicknamed "Camp" to become the most active site in Oren beginning 1618, and it was determined more structures would have to be built. Over the original campsite was built first a tavern and storage house, then true housing, a small chapel, shops and finally the Esenstadt palace. On the outskirts of the city sit the manors of the knights and titular lords and ladies of the King's court.

The city of Alban's construction finished late in the year of 1619 with the christening of Esenstadt, though the erection of noble manors would continue as Stephen's most loyal retainers were awarded with title and position.

Geography

The city was nestled at the southern base of the Greyspine mountains past the Alexandrine pass. To the north lay the Rothswood, site of the famous Second Battle of the Rothswood. Further south lay the Ivan's Spine mountains, home to the defensive fortification of Metterden. Within the city itself, the palace of Esenstadt towered over the comparatively short buildings of the rest of the city. Right in front of the main gate to the city were the tavern and chapel, behind them the main square. To the direct north of the city was a large farmland, used to feed the population of Alban.

Notable Figures of Alban

  • King Otto II, current King of Haense
  • Stephen I, Former King of Haense
  • Prince Heinrik Otto, Former Palatine of the Realm
  • Prince Robert Sigismund, Palatine of the Realm
  • Everard IV, High Pontiff of the Canon
  • Alessa Grendock, Baroness of Grendock
  • Sergius III Kovachev, Duke of Carnatia
  • Kristoff Stafyr, Viscount of Grauspin
  • John Burr, Grand Mayor of Alban
  • Anton "the Builder" Kyngeston, Lord Steward of the Realm
  • Cullen "the Stern" Valerin
  • Joren "the Marksman" Baruch, Castellan of Jorenstadt
  • Coltaine Wick, Patriarch of House Wick

Notable Buildings

  • The Esenstadt Palace, former seat of the House of Barbanov.
  • The Chapel of Saints Otto and Karl
  • The Dog and Crow Tavern and Inn


Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska
Geography Royal States Akovia · Carnatia · Vasiland
Provinces Northmarch
Settlements Markev
Fortifications and Castles None
Regions and Landmarks Lake Jan · Czena River · Wickwood
Politics Allies Kingdom of Norland · Silver State of Haelun'or
Enemies None
Neutral Kingdom of Santegia · Kingdom of Renatus · Grand Kingdom of Urguan · Dominion of Malin · War Nation of Krugmar · Federation of Sutica
Holy Orenian Empire
Geography Imperial States Crownlands · Haense
Provinces Sultanate of Haria · Dominion of Malin
Settlements Adelburg · Alban* · Metz* · Innsmouth* · Chambery · Croston · Mor'ton · Ostwick · Cantel · Rytsburg
Fortifications and Castles Metterden · Senntisten
Regions and Landmarks Valley of the Emperors · Blackwald · Greyspine Mountains · Marian Pass · Alexandrine Pass · Lake Merovech
Politics Allies Federation of Sutica · Grand Kingdom of Urguan · Principality of Veris
Enemies Kingdom of Santegia · Kingdom of Norland
Neutral Haelun'or
Locations of Axios
Tahn Holy Orenian Empire Adelburg ·
Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska Alban · Rytsburg · Metterden · Serpentstone · Voron · Kovagrad
Kingdom of Lotharingia Metz · Chambery · Krakow · Ponce
Kingdom of Norland Vjorhelm
Kingdom of Kaz'Ulrah Jornheim · New Jornheim
Dominion of Malin Linandria · Ker'nor · Norseth'onn
Silver State of Haelun'or Taliyna'maehr
Warhawke Chiefdom Leyu'celia
War Nation of Krugmar San'Torr
Asul Kingdom of Santegia Veldin · Mystra · Asterleigh · Aleksandria
Sultanate of Haria Al'Khaleed
Ceru Federation of Sutica Sutica · Reedsborough · Caligo · Karak'Tuum · Mokh Ilzggul
Princedom of Fenn Citadel of Acael

Capitals, *Cities/Major towns