Ruriksgrad

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"Ruriksgrad, Capital of the Kingdom of Norland circa 1645"
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Ruriksgrad
Race: Primarily Human
Affiliation: Kingdom of Norland
Location: Southern Islands
Founded: 1642
King: Godden I
Queen: N/A
Goverment


Ruriksgrad is the current capital of the Kingdom of Norland, replacing Vjorhelm. It was constructed in 1643, by Jory I. The city is the main settlement of the Kingdom and mostly inhabited by Humans, though many other races have settled there, most prominently Elves.

History

Norland survived the pillage in Axios, if just barely. They first set foot in Atlas around the same time as the other nations. Having witnessed the defensibility of the Krag in Axios, Jory sent a retinue off to find an island. The scouts found two islands that had not been settled yet, at the southern end of Atlas. It was agreed upon that these would suite Norland's needs well, with one of the islands becoming Norland's capital. The kingdom set to work, tasked with the responsibility of building their new town. The construction and gathering lasted two years before the denizens were satisfied with their work. In 1645 the city was opened to the public and named Ruriksgrad. An Ashwood seed was planted in the town square, as per tradition for a Norlandic captiol to have an Ashwood tree. The Norlanders were finally at home, safe and secure in their steadfast friendships and belief in the All-Father.
After a few years of fighting the Kingdom of Arbor and Duchy of Curon, Jory abdicated the throne to his son Godden Ruric.

Coronation of Godden I

Second Mayoral Election of Ruriksgrad

One of the most competitive elections within Norlandic history, filled with drama and constant slandering. In the end, after a long and hard year of constant campaigning, and dedication. Rodrigo ended up winning up a singular vote.

Geography

Ruriksgrad is located to the South of Atlas, taking up two islands, the first island is where the town and church are located, the last island is where the Royal keep is located, all members of the Royal family reside there. Ruriksgrad is in a prime spot for trade and transport by naval vessel, having it be surrounded by large swaths of water.

Notable Locations

The Royal Keep.

Royal Keep

The Kings keep is located on the last island. It is a four-story building that houses the King and Queen, alongside the rest of the members of House Ruric. The First story is the location of the Royal Hall, as well as the Feast Hall. The Second story contains the prison as well as a single room, the third story contains rooms for all the members of Ruric. The Fourth story is where the King and Queen's bedroom is located it can be founded at the very top of the tower.

Town Square

The Town square is the very center of Ruriksgrad, in the center of it lies the famous Ashtree, surrounding it is large amounts of housing for the people of Norland to reside. Small shops can be seen just infront of the ashtree.

Faith Church

The Church of the Red Faith is located at the western side of the town.

Kings

Goverment

Ruriksgrad is the capital of the Kingdom of Norland. It is ruled by the King, but a large majority of work is done by the Ashen Council which consists of five members, One being the Steward which he is entrusted in giving out housing, as well as making sure the city is in the best state it can be. Religion and all issues surrounding it are handled by the High Priest. All courts and trials are handled by the Chief Justice. Defending the city, as well as building an army in times of war is handled by the Marshal. All work other is handled by the Chancellor and King.

Military

The Ruriksgrad military acts as the lawkeeping organization of the capital and the surrounding farmlands. Established along with the founding of the city, the group prides itself on preventing crime in the streets with the intent of a nonviolent approach if possible. The Rurikguard is closely tied to the Government with the Marshal being selected by the King himself.

Members of the Rurikguard shall receive free housing as well as free arms. An Rurikguard footmen can be recognized by the Red and black color scheme of their uniform. Officers can be recognized easily by their uniform with little pieces to indicate their rank.

The members of the Rurikguard are required to take an oath, swearing itself to House Ruric, It is known as the Ashen Oath.

Culture

Religion

The majority of Norlanders adhere to the religion of the Red Faith and the teachings that Allfatherism entails.


Kingdom of Norland
Geography States and Provinces Southern Island
Settlements Ruriksgrad
Fortifications and Castles Smol'Krag · Jornburg · Ashwood
Politics Allies Silver Sohaerate of Haelun’or · Kingdom of Haense
Enemies Crown of Renatus-Marna · Dominion of Malin · Kingdom of Kaz'Ulrah · War Nation of Krugmar
Neutral