Carolustadt

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Imperial City of Carolustadt
Capital city
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The panorama of Carolustadt at dawn, c. 1680
Nicknames: Imperial City, New Town
Country: Empire of Man
Founded: 2nd of Godfrey's Triumph, 1680 by Aurelius I
Government
Emperor: Aurelius I
Governing body: Imperial Administration, Office of the Arch-Seneschalty
Lord Mayor: N/A
Population: 47,000
Previous Capital: Senntisten
Language(s): Common, Botch Raevir, Hansetian, High Imperial

Carolustadt, the Capital of the Empire of Man serves as the Cosmopolitan hub from which the Empire exerts its influence upon the rest of Atlas. It boasts itself as a home for all humans, Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk alike. The City acts as the primary holding of the House of Horen, who reside far above the common folk in the sky-reaching Caesaromagnus Palace.

History

Construction

In the year of 1675, then King Aurelius decreed that a new city be built which would house the capital of Renatus. It was a long, and arduous process that consumed much of the nation's manpower. Much of the forests in the area were cleared, and the new city was raised where the trees had stood. Large amounts of stone were excavated from the mountains of Dragon's Spine, and carted down towards the build area. The construction of the city was said to have boosted the economy greatly, employing many Renatian men and women alike.

Namesake

The City of Carolustadt is named after the father of Aurelius, Carolus Horen. In Waldenian, the name essentially translates to Carolus's City.

Geography

The Imperial City of Carolustadt is situated in the foothills at the base of the Huckery Highlands. It's position puts it not far off from the main road that runs the length of Atlas. The terrain surrounding the city is noted to be rough and at various elevations, with some coniferous forests scattered about. To the west of the city are the snow capped peaks of Dragon's Spine. From these imposing runs the River Stiegel, a tributary of the River Baltas.

Notable Figures of Carolustadt

Living

  • Aurelius I, Emperor of Man
  • Augustus Horen, Crown Prince-Archchancellor
  • Ser Carlovac Kovachev, Chief Justiciar
  • Ser Pius Horen, Knight Paramount
  • Aran Talraen, Arch-Seneschal
  • Ser Alexander Frederick Horen, Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal
  • Ser Brand Denhardt, Grand Marshal of His Imperial Majesty's State Army
  • Klaus of Heldenburg, Castellan-Engineer

Deceased/Missing

  • Constantine Horen, Former Heir-apparent to Aurelius I.
  • Charles Elliot Horen, Former Archchancellor to Aurelius I.
  • Antonius Horen, Former Grand Marshal


Notable Buildings

Caeseromagnus Palace

Caesaromagnus Palace is a majestic monolith, unlike any other towers above the halls of Carolustadt. It his home of the Emperor and the House of Horen. It acts as the administrative headquarters of the entirety of the Empire, hosting much of the Empire's bureaucracy within it's walls.

Church of the Apostolic Martyrs of the Sepulcher of Horen the Savior

The Church of the Apostolic Martyrs of the Sepulcher of Horen the Savior or otherwise simply referred to as The Cathedral of the Holy Martyrs is a lavishly decorated, spacious middle of worship in the center of Godfrey Square. From wall to wall, is covered with many paintings depicting many scenes from the Holy Scrolls, commissioned from some of humanity's best artists. Every sunday morning, the iconic brass bell of the Cathedral rings, summoning the inhabitants to hear the word of God.

Bath House at Romstun Road

The Bath House at Romstun Road is a particular favorite pastime for denizens of Carolustadt. Many of all ages pay a visit to wash, relax, and to socialize.

Mos Le'Harmless Cantina

The Mos Le'Harmless Cantina is the city's most frequented tavern. Positioned near frontal gate, many whom enter the city are drawn in by its allure. The tavern services its patrons with a selection of fine brew and meals, cooked on the spot. It boasts many other attractions, such as a piano in the common area, and a stage in which many thespians perform or rehearse in front of the tavern-goers.

Defense

The Imperial State Army is charged with the defense of the Capital of Carolustadt. It is a standing fighting force, charged both with defending the city and waging war on behalf of the Emperor. Thus, they are afforded much privileges such as questioning, detaining, or imprisoning an individual with proper cause. Due to their permanence, unlike many lordly levies, they have amassed a large degree of professionalism and skill.