- This page is about the Sutica of Vailor. For the Sutica of Axios, see Sutica
Sutica was 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.
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 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 Mounsidant 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 Isles of Sutica, as they currently stand, are various small islands dotting about the main, central island of the nation. All the islands in themselves bolster fertile soil and clean air, whilst the sturdy foundation and spacious grounds offered upon the central island allows Suticans to delve into their famed architectural feats, erecting unique and impressive structures across the face of their island. Offering a generally moderate temperature at most times of the year, unique flora to the rest of the realm are known to thrive on the island, contributing to the nation's prosperous trading.
Sutica operates as an absolute, dynastic monarchy; the right to rule, monikered as The Trade Princess of Sutica/The Trade Prince of Sutica, being passed matrilineally to the first-born legitimate heir, unless succession was otherwise dictated.
Ministers act as agents of the state, entrusted with authority by the ruler of Sutica and granted the power to head the relevant ministry. The ruler of Sutica chooses all positions, and decides whether a lifetime appointment or a term to be served was in order. One person may hold multiple positions, if deemed fit by the ruler of Sutica.
Advisors act as trusted councilors to the ruler of Sutica, possessing no powers or authority unless otherwise specified. Vassal groups of Sutica may reserve the right to have one delegate amongst themselves sit upon the Advisor’s Council, for fair representation
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.
Society within the nation was 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.
Sutica was 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.
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. This has spurred little contempt within the nation, instead contributing to further eradication of ignorance within the nation, allowing for more peaceful exchanges amongst 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.
- Sutica was a vassal village, followed by a vassal city before breaking away into their own nation.
- On a different note, did you know: Sutica is a nation that was founded in Vailor? Pretty nifty if you ask me.