Crown of Renatus-Marna
The Crown of Renatus-Marna is a hereditary absolute monarchy situated on the highlands to the west of the Baltas River. Tucked away amidst the center of Atlas, the nation plays a pivotal role in policy and foreign affairs across the continent. The nation is renowned for their well regimented military, and possesses a booming lumber and mining industry.
For countless years, humanity and the Imperium Sextus lay decadent. The Imperial state was a shroud of its former self, clinging on to the glory of past Emperors. From the line of Pertinax, came Canonius Horen, son of Carolus. He, who wished to restore order and glory to the Horen name, set sail from Aeldin and quickly came ashore on Axios, with a small retinue of fiercely loyal men and proclaimed himself 'King in Renatus'. His arrival on Axios caused much controversy. However, with his growing support, it would appear that it would be impossible to rid of him. At last confident in his band of followers, he staged a march upon Adelburg's Royal Palace, where he wrestled control of the Imperial City from Emperor John VI. With the hub of humanity firmly within his grip, the Imperial title of Holy Orenian Emperor was dismantled, the Renatian banners were hoisted over the city, and he was coronated as Aurelius I.
However, there was much dissent within the ranks of the established nobility. Frederick Victor of the House of Horen-Marna began to lead a loyalist resistance against Aurelius's Regime. This ultimately climaxed in what was supposed to be a meet between both parties in the neutral grounds of Bastion's ruins, but turned violent when the Loyalists drew arms upon the Reiter-backed Renatians. What resulted was a crushing victory for the outnumbered Renatian forces. Because of this, Loyalists forces concluded that they would be unable to defeat Renatus's legions on the field, thus causing the nobility to break off and form the Apostolic Kingdom of Marna. Relations between the two nations would remain cordial at best. However, a sense of Canonist unity arose when the two human kingdoms joined together in the Third Crusade against the heathenous Kingdom of Norland, resulting in a swift Canonist victory.
As the end times encroached upon Axios, Aurelius and his followers embarked once more on the very ships they had arrived in Axios on. Travelling with the rest of the Descendants, the Renatians made landfall upon the northern coast of Atlas. However, from the moment they arrived, they immediately began on campaign in the countryside; unable to erect a permanent settlement. All the while, Frederick I Pius, son of Frederick Victor and cousin to King Aurelius, constructed his domain further to the south, in the western highlands. Eventually, the two crowns would join in union, come the abdication of Frederick I Pius. His abdication is said to be due to his own realm's impending decline. As Frederick I Pius relinquished the throne, his own heir was passed over, in favor of his cousin, Aurelius I, King of Renatus. As such, the two crowns were joined together in the new state of Renatus-Marna. The capital of this new nation was determined to be the cosmopolitan hub of Senntisten.
The Kingdom of Renatus-Marna proudly boasts itself as a home for all Heartlanders and Highlanders alike. Within the walls of the nation's capital, Senntisten, is a melting pot of Waldenian, Batavian, Auvergnian, and small pockets of Raevir cultures. In particular, the nation is going through a resurgence of Waldenian culture and identity. As such, the new uniforms of the King's Renatian Legion are consistent with those of Waldenian landsknechts.
Notably, the citizens of Renatus-Marna are divided into five distinct social classes: The peasants, merchants and artisans, the gentry, the nobility, and the royalty.
The Peasants perform much of the hard labor within Renatian-Marnatine society. They perform jobs such as farming, construction, fishing, mining, etc. They hold few privileges and rights and are heavily repressed.
The Merchants and Artisans are either skilled craftsmen or they sell the wares of others. They make stable income and live relatively secure lives.
The Gentry are regarded as the warrior elite of Renatian-Marnantine society, the knights of the Crown. They are afforded many privileges such as governing a small fiefdom in the name of the King, taxing the populace, the right to trial by combat, and the right to bear heraldic arms. In return, they are to raise their banners should their liege call upon them.
The Nobility is the established upper-class consisting of those with social birthright. Their lineages date back centuries and their name holds much weight in the Kingdom's affairs. They possess a high degree of affluence as well as privilege.
The Royalty consists of the King, his consort, his heir, and the rest of his household.
The Crown of Renatus-Marna is an absolute monarchy following lateral laws of succession. The King holds paramount authority in the realm on all matters. However, the King typically maintains a privy council of close advisors, whom he may delegate many tasks to or to act in his steed.
Law and Justice
To ensure Renatus's sovereignty and to maintain order within the capital's borders, the Crown of Renatus-Marna relies upon the Royal State Army of the Crown of Renatus-Marna. The Royal State Army prides itself on military might and discipline. The Royal State Army is organized as such:
- Carolus Brigade; named in honor of Carolus Horen. The brigade forms the primary infantry fighting force of the Crownlands.
- Ram's Head Brigade; named after Count Eimar 'the Ram' var Burgundar, garrisoned and stationed on the borders of Götha.
- King's Renatian Artillery; otherwise known as the 1st Siege Battery. This unit comprises experts of siegecraft and operators of trebuchets, onagers, and ballistas.
- King's Renatian Engineers; otherwise known as the Sappers. May take on demolition roles in the battlefield or help construct various tools of siegecraft.
- Czena Conflict, 1653 - 1656, Renatus Victory.
- Atlas Coalition War, 1657 - 1662, Renatus Victory.
- Bandit War, 1664 - 1668, Renatus Victory.
- Second Atlas Coalition War, 1667 - 1669, Renatus Victory.
|Crown of Renatus-Marna|
|Geography||Settlements||Senntisten† · Götha* · Belvitz* · Kastrovy · Stettin · Ravensburg · Arbor · Caedirn|
|Politics||Royalty||House of Horen|
|Greater Houses|| House of Ivanovich |
House of Romstun
House of Horen-Marna
|Nobility|| House of Stafyr |
House var Burgundar
House of Kastrovat
House of Sarkozic
House of Dunin
House of Vladov
House of Silversteed
House of Talraen
|Gentry|| House of Rogachev |
House von Alstreim
House von Draco
House of Cantel
House of Rubens
House of Nzech
House of Dabber
†Capitals, *Cities/Major towns