Federation of Sutica
Sutica is a nation founded within the realm of Vailor, built upon prosperous trade and peaceful liberalism. Further strengthened by the wisdom of many diverse races and cultures, Sutica offers a home to any whom may wish it, a haven from taxes and warfare.
- 1 Sutican History
- 2 Current Geography
- 3 Nobility
- 4 Economy
- 5 Culture
- 6 War
The first citizens of Sutica came from Salvus during the Salvian revolutions that ended the days of the Salvian republic in 1520. Before the citizens of Sutica founded their village they sought refuge in the Dwarven capital where they stayed for a year's worth of time, building alliances and ties which they would carry to their new home. They arrived in the Caliphate in 1521 and bought a fertile patch of ground adjacent to an oasis for the modest sum of 10,000 minas, following which the village of Sutica was formed.
The First Trade Prince
The Village of Sutica was ruled by the First Trade Prince of Sutica who was elected into power by the name of Silv’ar Vanguard. Silv’ar Vanguard founded several institutions in Sutica such as the Architecture Guild and the Sutican Defense Force, the de facto guard force of the village. Silv’ar Vanguard was only Trade Prince for two years after which he stepped down and his only known living relative David Enrique became the next Trade Prince
The Second Trade Prince
David Enrique reigned as Trade Prince for eight years, such years notorious for their inactivity; little action or progress spurred within or around the village, causing economic and cultural stagnation. The crisis arisen from the stagnant village spurred the remaining villagers to move, migrating to the newfound city of Sutica, where the population rose and a Golden Age of architecture dawned upon the people, from which they originated the Sutican style of building, the first emergence of the architectural style in history.
The Third Trade Princess
Trade Princess Lilyana was crowned when her late husband fled the town following the crazed riotings of displeased locals in 1531. She quickly commissioned the construction of a great city for the Suticans. The massive city of Sutica was constructed efficiently for the purpose of bringing in vast sums of wealth and people from across the realm, allowing the city to experience a flood of gold and knowledge from the various peoples of Vailor. Shortly into the Third Princess's reign the Caliphate, without presenting any warning to the Suticans fell under the Mercenary Company of Hallowvale and became a state in Vandoria. No longer was Sutica a vassal of the Caliphate but now a state of Vandoria. This massive increase in population and wealth earned the attention and favor of their Overlord. Sutica at this point was a state in the realm of Vandoria. Vandoria was in general quite welcoming and kind to Sutica for a long time. Following the formation of Vandergaun and the war period where Sutica faced mounting hatred from both sides of the war, pacifistic and isolationist ideals began sweeping across the people of Sutica, forcing them in the end to back out of all relations with both the Caliphate and Vanderguan.
The Fourth Trade Prince
Alem'shun Vanguard, son of First Trade Prince Silv'ar Vanguard, rose to the throne at the request of Lilyana Faroe in 1650, marking the end of her long service to the people of Sutica. Although his reign may have been over a then stagnant and empty city, power was soon peacefully transferred to Cyrene Riel. Now he acts as an advisor of the government, merely lingering to provide guidance and advice from time to time.
The Fifth Trade Princess
Shortly after Cyrene returned and took over for Alem'shun in 1677, many changes were quickly made to the government and city as a whole. She declared the Federation no longer a clerical city, but a truly neutral nation, and invited many groups and diverse people into the city. Not too long after this happened, the city began to flourish with life once more, to become the prosperous Federation it is known as today. Despite many aggressions and attacks from other nations and factions, Cyrene has worked to ensure Sutica's old traditions are upheld, and that neutrality is maintained for the safety of the city.
The Isles of Sutica
Suticans sailed off from Vandoria due to the political tensions and the general instability of the nation. This led them to the isles where the founded yet another new city of Sutica in the year 1544. Construction was slow but steady and soon after completion of the city it began to once again fill with citizens. In the year 1558 the Mounsidian people sought land and protection under the Isles and were granted land and vassalage. In the year 1561 Celein, due to mounting political pressure and a possible war sought the protection of Sutica and became a vassal under them.
The Federation of Sutica
Soon after the destruction of Vailor, the people of Sutica found themselves on the island of Ceru within the realm of Axios, where they began to reconstruct their nation. They built the city of Sutica. Within a few years, they had surmounted their wealth and size, expanding their borders across the vast majority of Ceru. With the dissolution of the War Uzg by the Holy Orenian Empire, the orcs were displaced from home and many found new solace within the Federation.
The Federation of Sutica in Atlas
Princess Lilyana and her new husband Karyssmov Faroe Led the fair citizens of the Federation into the new lands, erecting a vast city where Druids, Halflings, Clerics and Acsended all found solace. However, soon many of these orders left due to falling outs and disagreements with the leaders. A Clerical order known as the Paragons was founded shortly after and with it a new surge of Taharian teachings spread throughout the federation - although these teachings also defied the very Tenets the clerics had to follow. The long running Golden Age of the Federation finally found it's end when the royal family was assailed and the Lord Protectorate, Karyssmov, was disconnected by clerics due to his corrupted actions and his defiance against the Tenets of Tahariae and the descendants. This led to the immediate renouncement of the crown by Lilyana.
The city went into a state of stagnation after such an incident. All citizens left, the government collapsed, and the city turned into ruins. Few stayed, and this was in the time of Alem'shun's reign. With the help of the remaining loyal citizens and government officials, people began to return, some new citizens, some old. Even those from other nations had went to Sutica. Once more, the city was reformed and it became what it was before its time of silence.
- For the old Geography, see Sutica (Vailor)
The Federation of Sutica, a city built atop the water on the very edge of the Ceru Isle, a vast forest to the south, two main bridges connecting them. The city is quite unique in architecture, similar to that of the high elves in materials, but far from their specific architecture. Deep within the woods to the south lies the Halfling Village of Reedsborough, and the Kha town of Caligo. Being the only nation on Ceru, the Sutican borders have been able to span across all of southern Ceru, and far into the north.
Ministers bask in the nobility of the trading nation beside the standing Trade Prince or Princess of Sutica, awarded authority over a relevant ministry within the nation. As such, they are often noted for excellent work within their position, and are offered kindnesses from well informed citizens of the nation.
The Royal Family
- Silv'ar Vanguard First Trade Prince of The Federation
- David Enrique Second Trade Prince of The Federation
- Lilyana Carrington Third Princess of The Federation
- Alem'shun Vanguard Forth Trade Prince of The Federation
|Royal Family Tree|
Sutica is a prosperous nation built upon the firm foundations of trade relations from the many ports dotting their islands. The constant stream of minas into their reserves has allowed many to take up intellectual studies instead of pursuing constant employment, a testament to the financial security vested within the trade nation.
While Suticans are generally considered very rich they are also very charitable. Houses are free and there are no taxes in the city. Suticans enjoy a calm and peaceful life, stemming from their pacifistic stance taken in previous conflicts. They are very accepting people and are generally considered one of the most liberal of nations due to their lackadaisical stance regarding people's personal lives, leading to Sutican's calling the Sutican way the, "do whatever you'd like" way.
Society within the nation is astonishingly liberal in contrast to other nations across the realms. Their inclusion of any peaceful descendant within their society, regardless of race, has contributed to the rise of a wise, diverse cosmopolitan nation. The culling of ignorance due to this has led to the creation of a relaxed, pacifistic trading culture within the nation.
Suticans are renowned not for their art upon canvas, but their art of construction, the architecture of stone and wood. Suticans are so skilled in the feat, that in the matter of years their universally famous Architecture Guild bolstered its own unique style of architecture, unique to any before in the realm.
Due to the brevity the nation has stood, it has as of yet been able to produce any works of literary merit, despite its large community of wise and intelligent thinkers.
Due to the brevity the nation has stood, it has as of yet been able to produce any works of musical merit, despite its large community of wise and intelligent thinkers.
Due to the diversity of not only the races of the inhabitants of Sutica, but also the diversity of their belief systems, Sutica has no structured or majority religion. Instead, it allows any to practice whichever faith they so choose within the nation so long as it brings no harm to other citizens or city guests. This has spurred little contempt within the nation, instead contributing to further eradication of ignorance within the nation, allowing for more peaceful exchanges among the citizens of the nation.
Sutica aims to avoid all war and conflict by any means necessary, as war would not only interfere with their open borders and peaceful exchanges with all races, but would raise trouble within their frequent trading endeavours. As a result, to this date Sutica has been directly involved in no wars, preferring Economic aid to their allies and embargos upon their enemies.
|Federation of Sutica|
|Geography||States and Provinces||Reedsborough · Caligan Republic|
|Settlements||Sutica · Oakshire · Caligo · Karak'Tuum · Mokh Ilzggul · Fort Stonegate|
|Regions and Landmarks|
|Politics||Allies||Holy Orenian Empire|
|Neutral||Grand Kingdom of Urguan · Sultanate of Haria · Silver State of Haelun'or · Dominion of Malin|
†Capitals, *Cities/Major towns