Helena

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Imperial City of Helena
Capital city
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The sun shining over the Imperial City of Helena, 1736
Nicknames: The capital, Renatus
Country: Oren
Founded: Original design in 1705 by Augustus I, later reconstructed by Lord Protector Adrian de Sarkozy in 1731.
Government
Emperor: Peter III
Governing body: Imperial Administration, Ministry of the Interior
Lord Mayor: Tybis de Ruyter
Population: 50,000
Previous Capital: Carolustadt
Language(s): Common, Botch Raevir, Hansetian, High Imperial

The capital of the Holy Orenian Empire, Helena provides the housing of all Imperial affairs, bureaucrats and citizens. Named after Helen Horen, who oversaw the construction of the city, it houses men and women from all reaches of the empire, from Heartlanders to Kardasi. The city operates as the seat of the House of Sarkozic, who rule from the Mezarin Palace at the peak of the grand city.

History

Construction

An atypical approach was taken by the Emperor at the time, Augustus I, who decided not to employ a vast array of Imperial architects that have constructed plentiful cities before - but instead, bequeathed all jurisdiction of the project to his wife, Helen Horen, who spent countless hours working on the construction of a grand city, one quote from an Imperial advisor at the time said.

  • "Helen has shown the upmost dedication to the project, rising at four at night daily and starving herself of slumber to complete the city."

The city was completed in time for when the migration of the Empire came upon Arcas.


Geography

Notable Figures of Helena

Living

Deceased/Missing

Notable Buildings

  • Mezarin Palace, the imperial palace of the capital, where all economic and diplomatic affairs are held, also home of the Emperor.
  • Basilica of the Final Revelation, the grand home of the Faith in the Imperial City.
  • Anpalais Place, the district housing the powerful imperial elite.