- For other similarly-named entities, see Elwynn (disambiguation).
|Riqi Elluenuuerssuarion |
Greater Realm of Elluenuueq
Dawlat Buzurgi Eluinshahr
|Motto: Elwynn prevails!|
|[[|250px|Location of Elluenuueq|frameless]]|
|Largest city||Ardashirshahr, Echo|
|Official language(s)||Elw, Babkhi, Istvanistani, Norse, Amokolian, Mishalacian (all official) |
See Languages of Elwynn
|Government||Realm of the Benacian Union|
|- Szodan||Jahangir Khan|
|- President of the Realm’s General Staff||Aref Tavakkali|
|- Legislature||Chamber of Guilds and Corporations|
|Establishment||1452 AN (as a Shirerithian duchy) |
1567 (first independence, lasted till 1600)
1671 (second independence)
1703 (sovereignty ceded to the Benacian Union)
|Population||99,942,285 (1723 AN)|
|Time zone(s)||CMT-8 (AAR, Upper Elwynn) |
CMT-9 (Amokolia, Mishalacia)
|National animal||White Stag, Hangover Owl (all unofficial)|
|National food||Desert Berries (unofficial)|
|National drink||Tea (unofficial)|
|National tree||Pine tree (unofficial)|
ELW (FMF abbreviation);
EW (former two-letter code)
Elluenuueq, historically known as Elwynn (Babkhi: Элвин, Elwin; Norse: Elvyneland; North Amokolian: l'Elwyjn) officially the Riqi Elluenuuerssuarion (Elw: Риқи Эллуэнууэрссуарион, Greater Elwynnese State; see also Names of Elwynn, until 1685 known as the Elwynnese Republic) is a constituent realm of the Benacian Union, taking up a large northern chunk of the Benacian continent. Traditionally, Elluenuueq is considered to consist of the land between the Red and Blue Elwynns, and the associated land northwards to Cape Farewell, and thereafter extending eastwards and westwards. Between 1678 and 1703, the Elwynnese State also included Normark in northern Keltia, between 1681 and 1703 also the Sovereign Confederation, and between 1690 and 1703 also Chryse.
Elluenuueq has in its history been an in imperial state of Shireroth (1600–1665 AN), an independent state (1567–1600), a Shirerithian duchy (1452–1588, 1509–1562, 1587–1600), barony (1488–1500, 1504–1509), and a county (1500–1504). As an independent country, west Elwynn was a republic with an elected prince. Since rejoining Shireroth, Elwynn kept its independence-era government (1600–1607), then became the Coordinated State of Elwynn (1607–1612), the Democratic People's Republic of Elwynn (1613–1618), a transitional monarchy (1618–1623), and a Vanic state (1623–1651). Since the fall of the Vanic State, Elluenuueq's governing institutions were eroded by factional infighting and popular unrest, culminating in an Imperial intervention and the partition of Elwynn in 1665. Parts of the previously partitioned Elwynn re-established itself as the Elwynnese Republic in a congress in Eliria in 1671, and reunited fully in 1685 with the acquisition of West Amokolia, where it then changed its long-form name to the Elwynnese State. In 1703, Elluenuueq merged with the Unified Governorates to create the Benacian Union, whereupon the Sovereign Confederation was promoted to equal member state with the other two (in gratitude for its loyalty in the Second Elwynnese Civil War, and Normark was given its independence in an Amicable Grant.
The name Elluenuueq comes from a goddess Elwynn who originally hailed from the Treesian pantheon. The Riqi Elluenuuerssuarion is noted for its violent and complex history, its significant minority cultures, sometimes living in harmony with one another, sometimes brutally massacring one another.
Elluenuueq, claimed Cimmeria and Hyperborea as integral parts of their sovereign territory, a situation that was later regularised by the incorporation of the islands into the Benacian Union as a special autonomous region.
- See also Islands of Elwynn
The territory under the control of the Greater Elwynnese State (as of 1707 AN) covers the area between the Blue and White Elwynn rivers (save for the city of Shirekeep under Shirerithian sovereignty), as well as the Northern Reaches (stretching from Wintergleam in the east to eastern Oleslääd in the west (about forty degrees longitude wide). Added to this is Amokolia, reaching as far west as Batavia. Elwynn also controls the Automatican and Cimmerian islands, Raikoth, as well as most of the island of Leng (see Elwynnese Leng).
On Benacia, Elluenuueq borders (clockwise) the Sovereign Confederation, Ransenar, Shireroth, the Unified Governorates, Northbloom, and Shirerithian Batavia. By virtue of its land frontiers being with either subject realms of the Benacian Union or formal members of the Raspur Pact, borders are open for crossings by meritorious subjects with the requisite exit visas.
Regions of Elluenuueq
The geography of Elluenuueq is rich and diverse.
The so-called Amokolian lands within Elluenuueq, also known as East Amokolia, are composed of the two Automatican Islands (also known as Amokolian Isles) and Vattnaland. The Automatican Islands are cold, with a stable climate. Rich in forests of hardy wood, the economy is based on timber, paper, and construction. South of the islands, we find Vattnaland, a bread-basket of Elwynnese economy. Much agriculture is done here, with rye and potatoes being the main products. Grazing of cows and sheep is also a common sight in Vattnaland. The Elwynn river system, fed by the melting water from glaciers in the high north of Elwynn, provide a lush landscape that gives the soil high nutrition suitable for agriculture.
The Northern Reaches, constituting the northern-most coastline of Elwynn (Cape Farewell and Illumination) stretching from Vattnaland in the west to the Cimmerian islands in the east, are cold and humid. As they are low-lying, they are however shielded from the winds from the continent's inner highlands. The local wildlife consists mainly of marine mammals (such as seal, polar bear, walrus, narwhal, whales) along the coast, some of which in the sea and on land, as well as penguins, and flying migratory birds. Despite the harsh climate, thanks to Hyperborean hotspot technology throughout the past two centuries (drilling below the crust to create tiny controlled hotspot volcanoes for energy and heat), the area has hosted a larger than expected population. The far east of the Northern Reaches have a forest, the Phoenix Forest, created in the late 1400s, by Halluci refugees, using the hotspot technology. The Phoenix Forest is famous for a protected habitat of the hangover owl (Strigida crapula). The hangover owl's behaviour is special because of its fervent, loud and bizarre nightly activity, while in day-time the bird is often seen walking (almost penguin-like) on the ground from tree to tree, looking for quick high-energy foods such as nuts.
The inland Cape Farewell and northern Illumination have some glaciers of note.
A subregion of the Northern Reaches is Cimmeria, a group of five rocky volcanic islands. Thanks to hot springs (geysir), they are warmer than their latitude would otherwise indicate. A few endemic species in the fauna, little mammal life outside livestock.
Agnesia and Wintergleam
Agnesia and Wintergleam cover the north-eastern parts of continental Elluenuueq, and these regions' climate and geography also include the Asantelian region. Historically formed by receding ice from the last ice age, as well as glaciers, the Agnesian coast houses numerous fjords, the greatest of which is the Vijayanagara Fjord. While northern Agnesia is rocky, the central parts (around Dragonskeep) are covered in pine forests. The southern parts, bordering on the Eliria area, have fertile grounds, where grazing occurs, as well as some agriculture in the form of potatoes, wheat, rye, and vegetables.
Wintergleam, to the east, is humid and fertile. Thanks to the Straylight Stream, the area is warmer than what would otherwise be indicated. This is the agricultural basket for Elluenuueq. The waters outside Wintergleam are particularly rich for fishing. The beaches south of Asantelian are said to be the best in Elwynn thanks to the southern latitude in interaction with the Straylight Stream.
Iserdia's name comes from an expression in a Nordic vernacular dialect, Íseirdia-la-Vraulalennir, meaning "tundra and barren lands". This is an accurate description. The inland of Elluenuueq north of the Elwynn rivers' mouths is mostly barren, cold, with permafrost, tundra, and taiga. The land is suitable in parts for the growing of the hardy Leng cabbage, but little else besides flourishes there.
Araxion and Utasia
Araxion and Utasia are lush and fertile. However, they are on a higher ground than northern Elluenuueq, so there are glaciers in the north of these areas. They experience hot summers and cold winters. In Araxion there is some forest (cultivated, for the purposes of timber), while Utasia has more agriculture. The fishing cat is found along the river Elwynn.
Alalehzamin, Elluenuueq's southernmost region, has a rocky hilly, at times mountainous interior, and a fertile, lower-lying lands along the banks of the Elwynn rivers. The interior used to be one forest, but in the late 1400s all brought down. As such, grasslands and cold deserts cover the interior these days. The kalitoskolon, endemic to the White Elwynn, is famous in Alalehzamin. The fishing cat is also found along both the White and Blue Elwynn in Alalehzamin.
Leng and Raikoth
Leng and Raikoth have very similar geography, both are surrounded by an all encompassing ice-shelf known as the Boreal Wastes, and there is little vegetation in both of them. Leng has, however, some vegetation in the form of endemic species of cabbage. Raikoth has a central mountain, Yaanek, 3273 metres above sea-level, which is also Elluenuueq's traditionally tallest mountain. However, Leng is more mountainous and has several taller mountains.
Raikoth has several glaciers while much of Leng's interior is covered by ice shelf. Both of the islands have some barren lands, "ice deserts", where ground can be seen. The inner lands have very little life outside the human footprint. Southern Leng has an "archipelago" of islands with geysers, making the sea there sometimes visible for a few days at a time. This has brought many species of sea birds and marine mammals to the area, as well as fish.
- See time in Elwynn
Elluenuueq is currently divided into three time zones. The Alalehzamini Autonomous Republic and the Congressional Counties (except Raikoth) are in the CMT-8 timezone. The Amokolian region is in the -9 timezone, and Raikoth, further to the east than the rest of the country, is in the CMT-6 timezone. Normark, west of Benacia but across the international dateline, is in the CMT+7 timezone.
To give an example:
- Raikoth (CMT-6), 2 Silnuai 09:00
- Ardashirshahr (CMT-8), 2 Silnuai 07:00
- Anun (CMT-9), 2 Silnuai 06:00
The Civil Executive is the governing authority with responsibility for the administration of the whole Realm of Elluenuueq.
|Szodan of Elluenuueq||Archon||Jahangir Khan|
|President of the Realm’s General Staff||Legate||Aref Tavakkali|
|Commissioner for Internal Affairs||Tribune||Asaf Khan|
|Commissioner for Logistics||Tribune||Alfred Aberg|
|Commissioner of the Treasury||Tribune||Robert Hassel|
|Commissioner for Public Instruction and Safety||Tribune||Afrang Padshah|
The realm of Elluenuueq comprises of six governorates, organised into two circuits. These being:
- Circuit of the Southern League: Governorate of Alalehzamin, the Governorate of Araxion, and the Mishalan Governorate;
- Circuit of the General Government: the Governorate of Absentien, the Governorate of Leng, the Governorate of Nordland.
The Szodans of Elluenuueq in the aftermath of the Second Elwynnese Civil War, Adam al-Osman and then Daniyal Aurangzeb Kalirion-Osman, struggled to effectively manage the relationship between the Civil Executive and the frequently disorganised and restive governorates, whose task ostensibly was to supervise the bailiwicks of Elluenuueq and ensure that due tribute payments were exacted and then passed up to the Civil Executive for conveyance onwards to the Commission for the Sacred Treasury of the Benacian Union. Moreover, the frontiers between the reorganised governorates proved inexplicably difficult to finalise, with Absentien and Nordland frequently tussling over former Amokolian bailiwicks which had been under the temporary control of the "Central Governorate" following the civil war.
At a practical level therefore, the historic bailiwicks of Elwynn, less those reclaimed by the Sovereign Confederation or lost to the Cult of the Sacred Detonation, are run as self-governing municipal corporations controlled by the Court of Aldermen. A bailiwick in the Benacian Union is the lowest level of subdivision in any form of meaningful administrative relationship with the levels (Circuit > Governorate > Realm > Union-State) set above it. As a municipal corporation it meets the various needs of the populace whilst fulfilling the requisitions for manpower and resources, as well as for financial contributions, levied upon it by higher authority.
The full title of the municipal corporation is always thus:
The Worshipful Municipal Corporation of the Aldermen of the Bailiwick of [insert name], Guarantors of its Ancient Liberties
For the sake of brevity this may be shortened to the Bailiwick of [insert name] after the first usage of the full title. Similarly when discussing the governance of the bailiwick, the Worshipful Municipal Corporation may be shortened to the Corporation after the first instance.
Court of Aldermen
The Aldermen of the bailiwick comprise of the representatives of the chapters of the guilds resident in the bailiwick. This may include all recognised guilds established by ancient custom and usage, but must always include those guilds represented in the Chamber of Guilds and Corporations in Chryse. Also included are those appointed to represent higher authority in the bailiwick. Those who are to be considered aldermen and entitled to sit on the Court of Aldermen therefore include:
- The Bailiff of the Bailiwick, appointed by the Governor of the Governorate with jurisdiction;
- A Tribune, appointed by the Worshipful Guild of the Sacred Carnifices;
- A Commander of Cudgels, appointed by the Corps of the Gentlemen-at-Cudgels;
- The President of the Worshipful Municipal Corporation of Aldermen of the Bailiwick (elected by the guilds);
- An Intendent of Cargo & Customs, appointed by the Benacian Directorate of the Honourable Company in those bailiwicks without a ESB Resident or Deputy Resident in place;
- The Censor, appointed by the Benacian Censorate, keeps registers of subjects and guild members, their service, their year cohorts, and their eligibility;
- A Fiþnan (captain) of the Benacian Union Defence Force appointed as liaison, usually a reservist or retiree in bailiwicks that do not host a bailiwick, responsible for maintaining and raising a militia (minimum 1% of the adult male population of the bailiwick) in times of war or emergency;
- Masters of the Chapters of the Guilds present within the bailiwick (elected by their members, and the liveried companies of the bailiwick);
- A Draconarius (Golsapbir) of the N&H Regional Sector Party, appointed by the N&H Regional Sector Party to be responsible for the discipline of the party cadre within the bailiwick;
- A Vicar of the High Gods, appointed by the United Ecclesiastical Corporation of Benacia to ensure consistent spiritual conformity and harmony.
The roads of Elluenuueq had traditionally been neglected ancestral byways, and the thoroughs worn into the land by the centuries worth of passing herds, tribes of indigent peddlers, and the siege trains of innumerable feudal hosts. The sole metalled road of any consequence had been the Trunk Road leading from Ardashirshahr to Islus, and thence up to Eliria, but the point of that had been lost with the destruction of the last two of those three cities in the Second Elwynnese Civil War. The notoriously poor condition of the roads had been a contributory factor to the tediously slow progress of the opposing armies during the civil war, which had struggled to keep their own forces supplied whilst relying upon those clogged and fraying arterial networks, let alone to organise a swift and victorious advance.
The renaissance of the roads of Elluenuueq would begin, ironically enough, with the abrupt decision of Adam al-Osman in the third month of 1708 AN to commence with the destruction of the realm's own decaying railway network.
In former times Elluenuueq was claimed to possess an extensive high-speed magnetic levitation railway system. The magnetic levitation tracks were purportedly parallel to the original railway tracks which are also used, mainly for local mass-transit, freight, and for exclusive chartered railway (like the Orient Express before relations soured between Elluenuueq and the then West Amokolia).
It should be noted that, owing to the civil war and the destruction arising thereof, the maglev services formerly provided were suspended indefinitely in Amokolia and Upper Elwynn at the termination of the conflict. Priority access to the legacy Imperial-era railway network was given to the Union Defence Force and later the Benacian Union Defence Force, personnel and equipment assigned to reconstruction duties, and the requirements of heavy industry and agriculture. With much of the rolling stock and network outright destroyed or rendered inoperable as a result of the Scouring, the existing railway network, taken into public ownership as of 1697 AN, is overburdened and as a consequence services are frequently late, cancelled, or overloaded when they do arrive.
In the third month of 1708 AN the order was given that all existing railway tracks and infrastructure was to be uprooted, demolished, and sold for scrap. Work parties of the Benacian Labour Reserve, commencing from Ardashirshahr were to radiate outwards from the capital of the realm, along the course of the railways and to erase all trace of their existence.
Such locomotive engines as had survived the civil war were to be broken up for the resale value of their scrapped metals, whilst the carriages and rolling stock were to be burnt under the supervision of the Corps of the Gentlemen-at-Cudgels. Former railwaymen were to be branded, placed under the discipline of the Guild of Dunporters and sent out into the fields of Alalehzamin to work as auctionable agricultural labourers for the tenant farmers of the bailiwicks there.
The attempted destruction of the railways, focused primarily in the old region of Alalehzamin, occasioned much protest and open speculation within the regime as to the sanity of the Szodan. This doubtful and resentment-laden dissent was hardly lessened by the news, promulgated later in the same year of 1708 AN, that rails for cargo transport would be housed in the central partitions of the guarded roads that would be the sole means of lawful travel permitted for meritorious subjects passing over the bounds between the bailiwicks that would henceforth be fenced and guarded.
Faced by widespread resistance, a wave of strikes and industrial actions matching only those seen in the immediate aftermath of the Scouring, and the unmitigated fury of the Chamber of Guilds and Corporations at the self-inflicted disrupted to a vital link in the supply-chains of the Benacian Union, the fate of Adam al-Osman was sealed by the Congress of Chryse which obliged him to depart into exile at Teldrin in 1709 AN.
Air travel was once very common, especially in freight. Freight by air having been exclusively conducted through airships, while passengers generally travelled by aeroplane for speedier travel.
With the destruction of Eliria, Glenfiddich, Kingsgate, Islus, Tephal, and Vijayanagara during the course of a single day, known ever after as the Scouring (20.XIV.1695 AN), the air transportation network of Elluenuueq, already disrupted by the Second Elwynnese Civil War, collapsed overnight. As of the year 1697 AN no plans to reactive civil aviation exist, being a lower priority than reconstruction work and the needs of the Benacian Union Defence Force.
As of 1717 AN, the airspace of the realm remained closed to international aviation, as well as domestic commercial aviation. Flights operated by the BUDF, as well as chartered services operated by the Honourable Company for the Civil Executive, N&H, and the United Ecclesiastical Corporation of Benacia, are permissible to Ardashirshahr and Araxion from Chryse and Merensk, but must follow pre-approved flight plans along aviation corridors designated by Benacia Command. Deviation from an approved flight plan can result in an aircraft being engaged and brought down by interceptors or ground based air defence networks without prior warning.
In most instances, it remained safer to take the train.
Elwynn (with the exception of Normark, Leng) is part of, and a net contributor to, the Unified Power System of Benacia. Normark has its own power grid; local communities in Leng provide electricity for their installations and residents in ways best suited to the local environment, generally through petroleum and lithium cells (in winter) and solar power (in summer). Hydro-electric and natural gas power-stations predominate in Alalehzamin whilst thermal energy (obtained via boreholes) mark the contribution of Upper Elwynn.
Significant damage was inflicted upon the hydroelectrical infrastructure of the East Elwynn River during the Scouring of 20.XIV.1695, which saw the destruction of Eliria, Kingsgate, and Islus. The subsequent abandonment of Zoroaster owing to fallout, meant that many of the dams and sluices into which energy generating turbines had been installed, had first to be made safe by remediation crews before engineers could conduct damage assessments, structural surveys, and commence the repair works urgently needed to bring these sites back to full operating capacity.
Elwynn has been a diverse country, although efforts to correct this are ongoing. The national identity was once based on a civic Elwynnese identity that was enjoined with one's ethnic and/or regional identity. The largest ethnic groups are the Elw and Babkhi (plurality in the north and the south respectively) with other significant groups being the Tapferites, Amokolians, Farewellish, Norse, Hyperboreans, Cimmerians, etc. However, people's regional identity, regardless of actual ethnic identity, were also once a uniting measure. Cape Farewellers, for example, whether Elw or Farewellish or Amokolians, etc, had a strong sense of being Cape Farewellers, based on the area's particular culture, history, climate, and stories.
Many people also had several ethno-liguistic identities due to intermarriage and cultural appropriation, but they were ultimately forced to make the fateful choice as to which identity they ultimately belonged, as the realm unravelled into civil war after the treachery of Amokolia, Upper Elwynn. Indeed it was a choice that would prove fatal for many.
Following the Auspicious Occasion of 1651 AN, the Froyalanish culture has wholly cleansed from Elluenuueq. Using, displaying or propagating material or immaterial objects of the Froyalanish culture was considered taboo and, after 1698 AN would the wrath of the authorities.
Guidance from the Commission for Coordination, issued via the Coordinating Offices of the Academy in 1691 AN, had stipulated that artists desiring patronage from official institutions should focus upon cultural works that encourage contentment, patriotism, piety and private happiness instead of "negatively adversarial" political engagement. In all forms of art realism was to be preferred over "those forms of abstraction that tend towards the obscuration of meaning and wilful degeneracy". Successful artists were those who achieved an aesthetic unity between a realistic rendering of the subject matter presented and also the universal message of satisfaction of a contented Elwdom, prosperous at home and triumphant abroad. The purpose of culture, in this sense therefore, was to encourage a deepening of community consciousness through a mix of music, art and performance.
All forms of cultural expression in Elluenuueq endured a long hiatus during which no official patronage was to be received on account of the war and the long bitter period of reconstruction that followed. It was ultimately not until late in the second decade of the eighteenth century after Norton that the subjects of Elluenuueq could gain the patronage of the Benacian Academy, the permission of the Benacian Censorate, and the forbearance of the Magisters-Carnifex, to the extent necessary for them to be permitted to once more engage in a meaningful way with the cultural life of the ascendant Benacian Union. But even in 1716 AN, twenty-years after the Scouring, it would be a brave artist who dared to speak of Elwdom having a cultural identity worthy of celebration, and a suicidal one who spoke in any way that suggested a desire for the restoration of an independent Elwynnese nation.
- See also Roqpin
Roqpin refers to the two summer months in the Elw calendar, Araroqpin (IX, "old roqpin") and Elroqpin (X, "new roqpin"). The summer months are, especially in the Congressional Counties, Utasia, and the Northern Commonwealth, a period where society more or less closes down. Factories go on low, agriculture (while generally automated) is in growth awaiting the harvest after the end of Roqpin, schools are closed, many workplaces close. The Roqpin months are characterized by rest, pleasure, and going out in nature. Different social mores apply to the Roqpin months than the rest of the year. This is exemplified by sexual promiscuity, recreational drug use, extraversion (Elw people are generally introverted in their culture for the rest of the year), and the abandonment of cares. Many people go to the countryside to special camps where there is no modernity. Although this tradition is originally Elw in origin, predating the Shirerithian and Treesian days, it is observed by many non-Elw Elwynnese, particularly the Tapferites, the various Norse groups (the Froyalaners, when part of society, being a noticeable exception). It is observed, in a less intense form, by Amokolians in Elwynnese Amokolia. It is generally not observed by the Babkhi community. The Babkhi community, however, takes part of it by a flood of summer workers to hospitals, farms, factories, infrastructure placements, etc, giving a boost to the Babkhi economy.
The old literature
Elwynnese literature was rich and diverse. The main languages of publication were Istvanistani, Elw and Babkhi. Elwynnese-published books were generally translated to these languages by routine, while translations to Amokolian, Norse and other Elwynnese language were rarer.
The Book of Orchids, although written in Treesia, was a collection of narratives which detail the Creation of the Universe and the History of the World focusing, aside from some mention of Treesian and Micran heroes, on the Treesian Gods and other supernatural beings of the Treesian Unorthodox faith. In Elwynn, an especial focus was on the relationship between Goddess Elwynn and her twin brother Lest. In Elwynn, the Book of the Orchids became considered by a broad constituency within the Elwynnese Nation to be authentically and eternally Elwynnese – in spite of there being no shortage of evidence to the contrary. It was one of the ancient writings which provided the Elwynnese Nation with a common, overarching culture for the quite disparate country, and therefore became an inherent part of the Elwynnese cultural canon in the brief second period of Elwynnese independence (1672 AN–1703 AN.
The era of a genuine "Elwynnese" body of literature came to end with the Second Elwynnese Civil War (1692 AN–1696 AN). So many works, once near universally acclaimed, were consigned to the bonfires for their part in stimulating the growth of that Ayreonist treason which had born the poisonous fruits of rebellion which had been so nearly fatal to the nation as a whole. The Magisters-Carnifex, assisted enthusiastically by the censors, the cudgellers, and the ever-vigilant eyes of Panopitcon, continue their work of uprooting the last vestiges of that literary corpus which had proved so harmful to the common-weal of the realm.
- Treesian Unorthodox Church (extinct)
- Cult of Elwynn (extinct)
- Church of Elwynn (covenanted)
- Free Elwynnese Church (prohibited)
- Remnant Church of Treesian Unorthodoxy (prohibited)
- Cult of Elwynn (extinct)
- Umraid (prohibited)
- Norse Old Ways (not to be confused with the Vanic religion)
- Cedrozurvanism (covenanted)
- Holodomatic Cedrozurvanism (covenanted)
Films and programmes for viewing via the Benacian Data Network, were commissioned under the Second era of Coordination, proclaimed after the second election victory of Kamilla Winther in 1691 AN, so as to give preference to those which promoted cosiness, peace of mind, and a sense of belonging and well-being springing from social acceptance. The media of Kalgachia was held up as an example of indoctrination through jollity that ought rightly to be emulated. With the result that out of work Kalgachi actresses, scriptwriters, crew hands, and directors, found themselves assiduously courted by Elwynnese production companies seeking to procure their talents.
The entertainments industry was widely disrupted by the Second Elwynnese Civil War. As normalcy gradually resumed, the media landscape in Elluenuueq came to be dominated by the studio system of the Guild of the Lotus.
- See also Froyalanish television
During the Vanic era, Froyalanish-produced television series were made popular among the Elwynnese population. Although the popularity was not, as the Vanic elite intended, to stimulate a sense of adoration for King Noah and the Vanic revisionism of Elwynnese history, they became popular, especially among the youth of the nation, for their perceived tackiness.
Elwynn is divided into a circuit of three governorates subordinate to the General Government, the Mishalan Governorate, and the directly administered Central Governorate. The governorates are further subdivided into bailiwicks.
The population of the Elwynnese Republic is, as of the Census of 1679, 99,805,325 inhabitants (up from 87,678,127 persons in the Census of 1672). Before the Auspicious Occasion in 1651, King Noah's government in Elwynn divided up the population in what was called the Twelve Peoples of Elwynn. This division was, according to scholars after the fall of the Vanic state, made in order to weaken Elwdom by encouraging the minority population groups within the Elwynnese Nation to privilege their own identities over that of the prevailing national culture. In so doing, the Elwynnese monarchy, an instrument of the disguised occupation of Elwynn by Stormark, was able to advance its own cultural practices and belief systems. After the Auspicious Occasion, despite the many problems facing Elwynn in terms of civil wars, economic mismanagement, food and fuel shortages, and civil unrest, the people of Elwynn began uniting as an Elwynnese nation, not divided up in distinct ethnicities, but having fluid identities. The transitional government, established during the Kalirion Fracture and basing its data from the governments of the now defunct duchy of Akordionnyr and the Northern Reaches, decided not to collect any data on ethnic or cultural identities, but rather only linguistic, in order to provide appropriate social services.
The Alalehzamini Autonomous Republic meanwhile decided to collect full details of their citizens ethnic, cultural, religious, and political identities as full-spectrum information awareness was a key tenet of the AAR's governing ideology.
The cataclysm of the Second Elwynnese Civil War made the repopulation of Upper Elwynn and Amokolia a priority for the Benacian Union, almost on a par with the collective punishment of the former rebel population and the exacting of reparations from the conquered bailiwicks of the north. Accordingly most forms of abortion were prohibited in the aftermath of the conflict.
During 1700 AN and 1701 AN the Guild of Magisters-Carnifex detained and interrogated a sample of the unmarried youths living in Elwynnese cities between the ages of 18 and 26. It found that 44% of its female respondents did not intend to get married, with a sizeable 25% of the survey's male respondents answering likewise. In consequence, the Congress of Chryse prepared the 1701 Edict on Family Planning which increased the fines associated with individuals who remained childless past the age of 30, via an escalation factor, and introduced a blanket prohibition on the sale and distribution of contraceptives in rural bailiwicks so as to offset the inherent decadence and dysfunction of the urban population centres.
As a subject realm of the Benacian Union the officially sanctioned languages of Elluenuueq are Army Crandish, Babkhi, Elw, Istvanistani and Praeta, with the last two being the official administrative languages of the Benacian Union. Agnesian, Ashkenatzi, Mishalanese, Norse, Suthric, Tapferite, and Wintergleamish are also tolerated and permitted for use in private and commercial settings.
Of the other languages not otherwise permitted or authorised for use in the realm of Elluenuueq, the expressly prohibited languages include Cimmerian, Elfinshi, Frankish, Kadhamic, Kalasperin, and North Amokolian.
Whilst Lengish was not formally prohibited, there being no Leng-born subjects available to interrogate at the time of the drafting of the relevant edicts in 1699 AN, the entire indigenous culture of Elwynnese Leng is suspected to be tainted with daemonic influence. As such the whole culture is likely to be exterminated in the near future, rendering the classification of its language a moot point.