|Region of North Lyrica|
Région du Lyrica du Nord
Región de Lyrica del Norte
|Region of Nouvelle Alexandrie|
|Motto||Pax intrantibus, salus exeuntibus |
(Peace to those who enter, health to those who depart)
|Viceroy||Governor Helene Gautier (FHP)|
|First Minister||Elias Wilson-Clarke (FHP)|
|Legislature||Council of Beaufort|
North Lyrica is a Region of the Federation of Alduria and the Wechua Nation. It borders the states of South Lyrica to the south, the Captive Sea to the east, and the Pond Isle and Strait to the west, and the Lyrican Green to the north. The regional capital is the city of Beaufort, the first settlement in the Region.
North Lyrica's history is rich and ancient. The Lyrican island is named after an ancient people that formed a nation called Lyrica. They came to rule and unite the entire island into one. The ancient capital of Lyrica is now the site of the Alduro-Wechua city of Montchéry.
For reasons unknown to modern historians, the powerful Lyrican Republic collapsed and much of the island descended into a state of Greenery for quite some time. It was during this period that around its northernmost lakes, the nation of Hurmu rose, a nation that until recently was a protectorate of Craitland and is now an independent neighbor and trade partner to Nouvelle Alexandrie.
Later on, the island came to see the birth of a new nation called Stormark. Its capital, Haraldsborg, was located about the same latitude as the old Lyrican capital, but on the opposite coast of the island. Stormark came to dominate the island and its immediate environs, building an Empire that spanned the Micran globe that unraveled just as the Federation of Alduria and the Wechua Nation was forming in 1685 AN.
The collapse of Stormark and later nearby Krasnocoria led to a power vacuum in the area that resulted in the rise of the city-state of International Mandate for the Settlements in Apollonia and later Çakaristan, the latter being seen by Nouvelle Alexandrie as a continuation of the dreaded Storish network of influence and power. Lyrica's rich resources and strategic position (along key internal domestic and international routes) soon made for an attractive prospect for settlement and expansion for the growing and ambitious Alduro-Wechua Federation. This led to the establishment of the Region of North Lyrica around its first settlement, the city of Beaufort, named after the famed Alexandrian cardinal and statesman, Jacques de Beaufort.
The settlement of North Lyrica was largely funded by the federal government of Alduria-Wechua. Through its ambitious and well-financed New Prosperity Plan, the federal government engaged private companies, real estate developers, and some of the surviving settlement companies from the nation's recent territorial expansions to build an ambitious plan to resettle millions of stateless persons, usually Alexandrians, Caputians, and Wechua through the Law of Graces. Soon after its founding, ambitious plans were presented to the Federal Constituent Assembly to settle larger swathes of the island and build more settlements. This led to a dramatic expansion westward for the Region.
The Region of North Lyrica was settled and expanded only 5 AN years after the collapse of Stormark and the process of settlement and construction of the Region received a large infusion of infrastructure spending from the New Prosperity Plan to the tune of WAE€27 billion, almost 80% of it financed by a fresh issue of New Prosperity Plan bonds called the Lyrican Reconstruction Bonds, issued in 1688 AN, and three times throughout 1689 AN.
The name of Lyrica has its origins in the rise of the Lyrican Republic, considered by many as a formative moment in ancient Micras. The island came to be called Lyrica, passing the name beyond the end of the Lyrican Republic and through the annals of Micran history to today.
North Lyrica is divided into Eight states. Each of these states and autonomous regions are then subdivided into municipalities, named after its seat, which is usually its largest urban centre. These are:
- Santa Juana;
- Isla de Stormark.
|Name of State||Map||Coat of Arms||Capital||Population||Other cities|
Puerto de Trinidad
La Fortaleza de Melusina
|Santa Juana||Juana Díaz||1,077,646|
|Isla de Stormark||Nilsa||1,183,893||Palmas
Pacification and settlement
Our column had been moving cross-country more or less continuously for the past eleven days since leaving the Beaufort beachhead. Our orders were to carry on westwards until we reached the nameless sea beyond which laid the Talamthom islands and Jaris. As far as we were concerned, and to the best of our knowledge, we were the furthermost point formation of the northern spearhead driving into the Lyrican interior. Therefore you can imagine our surprise and chagrin when, about fourteen kilometres north west of the location marked on our outdated maps as "Haithabu", our reconnaissance squadron encountered a civilian survey party. They belonged to one or another of the cursed Federal agencies, no-one seemed to know exactly which. Naturally we were called forward to find out how the devil these civvies had gotten ahead of us. I told them in no uncertain terms that they had absolutely no bloody business being this far forward in the ZAO (zone of active operations). We'd only just arrived so there was absolutely no way that the sector had been cleared of Forsaken or the natives assessed for their passivity. The lead suit among the civvies was having none of it however. Kept insisting that the area had to be formally zoned and plots allocated for settlement prior to elections. It was when he started blathering on about the Law of Graces that my patience snapped. I called forward the Wechua in the troop closest to our position and it is fair to say that those gentlemen had some fine sport chasing the civilians off to the rear with their star-headed maces. The shrieks, civilians in terror, Wechua in delight, echoed along the road eastwards as they went, and linger fondly in the memory.
To judge by the letters of complaint received afterwards, the errant civilians had belonged to the Federal Housing Agency, one of those outfits paid for by debt financed bond sales, the political holiest of holies for the current administration. I was called back to the Manoeuvre Group's headquarters for the formal reprimand, which I received from our OC along with an informal bottle of rum. The brass on high evidently recognises the burden that comes with humouring the civilian side of the house.—Entry from the journal of a Capitán Guido Rex, Regimental Signals Corps, attached to 3rd Composite Regimental Combat Team, North Lyrica 1689