|The Emirate of Sathrati together with the Imperial Dominion of the Marquessate of Zy-Rodun and the Counties of Yardistan, Amity, and Mirioth|
|Motto: Zełe au ka rinei āvāvi|
(Classical Āirumāli, translation unknown)
|Largest city||Erudition, Nordagaat|
|Official religion(s)||Cedrism, Holodomatic Cedrozurvanism, local cults|
|- Emira of Sathrati and Marchioness of Zy-Rodun||Salome Ylva Octavia|
|- Principal Secretary of State||Aurangzeb Tokaraizadeh al-Osman|
|- Legislature||Council of Sathrati|
|Establishment||1542 (as emirate) |
1673 (as independent state)
|Currency||Natopian natopo (₦)|
The Emirate of Sathrati together with the Imperial Dominion of the Marquessate of Zy-Rodun and the Counties of Yardistan, Amity, and Mirioth (often shortened to Sathrati) is the most populous imperial dominion of Shireroth. Between 1671 and 1685, Sathrati was a quasi-independent state.
Sathrati is located south of the Benacian continent, consisting of the main islands (and their associated smaller islands) of Yardistan, Mirioth, Amity, and Zy-Rodun. The government of the Emirate has full control over Zy-Rodun. Government on the other islands has between 1671 and 1685 been delegated to the Honourable Company. After Sathrati authorities' acknowledgement of full imperial sovereignty and jurisdiction, a transition period has begun whereby the Honourable Company and the Imperial Government negotiate on how to run the dominion.
The independence of the Emirate was mooted by the Imperial Regency when the Regency realised that it had little access to the sea. A friendly state in south Benacia, associated with Shireroth and the Raspur Pact, with a feudal system of government, and considerable autonomy to the counties, with democratic institutions in place for both noble citizens and and commoner citizens [previously called denizens].
The Emirate of Sathrati, established in 1542, refers to the territories held by the Emir or Emira of Sathrati in that capacity. As such, the Emirate of Sathrati as a legal personality is distinct from Imperial Dominion of the Marquessate of Zy-Rodun and the Counties of Yardistan, Amity, and Mirioth, established in 1673, which is the territory held by the Emir of Sathrati. Since the establishment of the independence of the emirati government in 1673, the two personalities have for reasons of international law been merged, although in national Sathrati law, they are somewhat distinct. A clearer constitutional status is being worked out by the various parties to the constitutional convention.
The Imperial Dominion consists of the Marquessate of Zy-Rodun (held by the Emira) and the subordinate counties of Yardistan, Amity and Mirioth. The counts owe the Marchioness (that is the Emira) allegiance as their feudal lady, as Marchioness. The Emira holds the title of Marchioness as a title associated with that of the Emira. In theory, the Emira is subordinate to the Qaysar-e Qayasirat, that is the Kaiseress, who currently is the Kaiseress. As such, she is as Kaiseress the feudal lady over herself as Emira, and as Emira the feudal lady over herself as Marchioness, and as Marchioness the feudal lady over the counts (which are held by others who are not her).
Under the Protocols of Erudition, negotiated during 1674–1675, the governance of Sathrati was effectively outsourced to the Honourable Company, who assumed responsibility for overseeing reforms of public administration, customs & revenues, and security, in return for the right to collect rents and dues across the islands on behalf of the court of the Emira, which received a significant annual remittance in turn.
The enactment of the Protocols effectively quashed Sathrati's fleeting independence, creating a system of corporate governance that remained under Imperial sovereignty whilst enjoying the protection of the Black Legions in a manner similar to Florencia and the Iridian Isles, in the west.
In 1685 AN the Council of Sathrati voted to accept the appointment of Lord Daniel Mortis du Grifos to the Lord Lieutenancy of the island of Amity by the Kaiseress of Shireroth; this being an act that, combined with a ceremony of acclamation held on the fortieth jubilee of the Kaiseress Noor's return to Shirekeep, effectively marked an acknowledgement of Imperial sovereignty for the first time since the Kalirion Fracture in 1671.
The Board of Directors of the Honourable Company, in accordance with rights vested in or exercised by the Corporation of the Seneschal of the march on behalf of the Corporation of the Marchioness of Zy-Rodun, pursuant to The First Protocol (Governance) of the Technical Cooperation Agreement & Structural Assistance Programme Between the Raspur Pact and Emirate of Sathrati, resolved on 20.XII.1676 to create and incorporate the Imperial and Emirati Bank of the Sathrati Islands, a subsidiary of the Honourable Company, to serve as the local treasury and bank of government deposit, as well as a universal and commercial bank, with capital initially sourced from the Benacian Directorate, with branches initially in Aqaba, Novi Nigrad, Erudition, Nordagaat, and elsewhere.
In that same meeting, The Board of Directors of the Honourable Company approved and ratified the creation and incorporation of the Postal Bank of the Marquessate, to promote rural thrift and to mobilize civic savings for local development, with authority and license as a universal and commercial bank, with capital initially sourced from the Sathrati Treasury.
Likewise, The Board of Directors of the Honourable Company approved and ratified the creation of Gold Star Ferry Corporation, with capital from the Benacian Directorate, to ensure ferry services within the islands, and that a 45% stake of Gold Star Ferry Corporation be sold to residents after five years of operation.
Finally, The Board of Directors of the Honourable Company approved and ratified the planning and construction of and international airport, air bases and suitable commercial ports and piers at Novi Nigrad, Erudition, and Nordagaat, and a naval shipyard at Arg-e Daniyal.
1677 - 1679
Under supervision of the Sathrati Committee of The Board of Directors of the Honourable Company, with Director Garvin Hendriksson as Chair, and His Serene and Eminent Highness Director The Prince of Molivadia as Senior Vice Chair, and subsequent appointment on 21.I.1677 of Azardokht al-Osman, the foregoing corporations grew from strength to strength, with the Imperial and Emirati Bank of the Sathrati Islands expanding to Nivardom, Bandar-e Saghi, Mehrshahr, Raspur, and Mirran in the Zylenisi Dependency, Acarid City and Lapano in Florencia. Fledgling exports, particularly to Raspur Pact nations, bolstered investor and consumer confidence.
In 1679, in a boost for local capital, the Imperial and Emirati Bank of the Sathrati Islands was designated as an official government depository bank of the Imperial State of Constancia, its Government, and its instrumentalities, or to otherwise maintain custody of funds thereof. This money was used for internal consumer and business lending purposes, and helped spark an economic, employment, and housing boom in the islands.
1683 - 1686
1683 saw the Imperial and Emirati Bank of the Sathrati Islands expanding to Zugashvili, Eklesia, and Mishagrad in the Unified Governorates of Benacia. In 1684, The Board of Directors of the Honourable Company approved and ratified the acquisition, by the Imperial and Emirati Bank of the Sathrati Islands, of two percentum of the shares of Anzarolexion via purchase on the open market.
In 1685, The Board of Directors of the Honourable Company approved and ratified the branch expansion of the Imperial and Emirati Bank of the Sathrati Islands, a subsidiary of the Honourable Company, to Cape Isabella, in Transegale, Principality of Arboria, in the Bovic Empire of the Natopian Nation, as well as to Merensk and Port Benacia in the Unified Governorates of Benacia. Incorporation once more into the Imperial Republic of Shireroth that same year further improved commercial opportunities/
With increased trade and tourism opportunities, 1686 witnessed the Board of Directors of the Honourable Company approving and ratifying the incorporation of Euran Sathrati Business Airlines, its new flag carrier. The Board of Directors likewise approved and ratified the initial routes to Tirlar, Arboria Proper, Principality of Arboria, Natopia; Eadricton, MSU, Natopia, and Merensk in the Unified Governorates of Benacia.