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Ingavië (Netherlandish)
Flag of Ingavia
Coat of Arms of Ingavia
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Motto: Maar hun Verlosser is sterk, HEERE der heirscharen is Zijn Naam; Hij zal hun twist zekerlijk twisten, opdat Hij het land in rust brenge (Jer. 50:34)
"Wilt Heden Nu Treden"
Location of Ingavia
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Capital Emden
Largest city Homburg, Kerkegaard
Official language(s) Netherlandish
Official religion(s) Jahweïsm
Demonym Ingavian
 - Adjective Ingavian
Government Theocratic Kritarchy
 - High Judge Frederik Casimir Lucius de Montfort
 - Prophet in the Land Johannes
 - Legislature Council of Judges
Establishment 1696
Currency Florijn
Calendar Norton calendar
Time zone(s) CMT+12
Mains electricity
Driving side Right
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Abbreviation ING

Ingavia (Netherlandish: Ingavië) is a sovereign dependency of Calbion located in the Great Western Sea, off the East Coast of Corum. It was settled by descendants of the Netherlanders who had fallen into diaspora following the dissolution of their state in the 16th century.


The name Ingavië comes from Ingaevones, a name used to indicate the early tribes living in the Netherlands of Corum. Though the origin of the name lies with the mythological High Judge Ing, who is the ancestor of the Ingavian, and Netherlandish people according to ancient lore. During the transition of the Netherlands towards an umraist republic, a number of followers of Jahwe chose to take up the name Ingavian in order to differentiate from the umraist Netherlanders who currently reside in New Batavia.


Following the exodus of the Netherlandish people after the fall of the Republic, a young man known as Ing son of Jehoram received a vision from Jahwe in which he was called to "bring the flock of the LORD of Hosts to the land in which they shall reside in the peace and blessing of their ancestors". With a group of faithful, Ing moved eastward, finally reaching the Great Western Sea. Several miles of the shore lay three islands which Ing had witnessed in his vision.


Ingavia is ruled by a council of Judges, which is presided over by the High Judge. The High Judge is the head of government, tasked with maintaining order and guiding the Ingavian people, in order "to defend them from oppression and violence as the shepherd his sheep". The High Judge appoints the council of Judges, consisting of never more than ten, and never less than seven officials. As the High Judge not only holds executive and legislative function, but also is the highest juridical authority in the country, Ingavia may be characterised as a kritarchy.

The High Judge, however, is not the head of the Ingavian state. As an official theocracy, its head of state is Jahwe, or the God of the Old Testament. Jahwe's command is absolute law in Ingavia and is frequently expressed through His prophets. Through the grace of Jahwe, every generation and time has one or more "prophets in the land", who transfer His will and command in order to guide the Ingavian people and their Judges. As a theocratic kritarchy, the state structure of Ingavia is unique in Micras.


The Ingavian nation is the special chosen nation of Jahwe, the God of His people. Ingavia is described as the nation that the Lord of hosts shall bless, and His inheritance from among the nations of Micras. Religion is thus intertwined with Ingavia's culture and government. The religious and philosophical system that upholds the Ingavian realm is refered to as the Logos, or the foundation, the word and the truth of the origin.

The Logos holds that right and wrong cannot be seen but in relationship to Jahwe. Whether an action, or human nature, is right or wrong is a consistent battle within humanity that can only be solved when the ethical is teleologically suspended. The comfort is there, to know that in relation to Jahwe, one is always in the wrong. What then, is the value of an ethical or virtuous life? It only has value after the wrong is somehow overcome. Through the transcedental unification of the soul with the Logos, the wrong is no longer relevant, as the Logos, or the foundation of the universe is in us and we in Him. Subsequently, virtue is only virtue through its meaning before Jahwe, and can only exist within unity of the Logos.