|The Three Kingdoms of Nidaros, Riskai and Celebarad
Teirnased Nidaros, Riskai i Celebarad
Dei Tre Kongeriki Nidaros, Riskai og Kelebarad
|Motto: Unedic gani Tar Coron
Einte gjennom tri kronor
"United by the Three Crowns"
|Celebarad, Dronningsleve, Emin Therin
|50% Norse Nazarene
42% Followers of Arian
4% Calbain Church
|Monarchy (rotating High King as primus inter pares)
|• First King
|Council of Kings
|Around 14 million
The Three Kingdoms of Nidaros, Riskai and Celebarad (also known in short as the Three Kingdoms) is a federation of three countries that together occupy the Northern part of Feanoria the coast of East Keltia in the Great Western Sea. The three constituent kingdoms of Nidaros, Riskai and Celebarad, unified under the Three Crowns retain a large degree of autonomy. The Three Kingdoms are governed by the three Kings of the constituent realms: Audon II of Nidaros, Mondo of Riskai and Eathel of Celebarad.
The name of the Union comes from the unification of the three constituent kingdoms of Nidaros, Riskai and Celebarad. The name Nidaros derives from the Norse of "river mouth". The origin of the name Riskai remains unknown, but the name has been used since ancient times. The name Celebarad derives from the Menelmacari for Fortified Place of Silver, and is likely a reference to both the silver mines that lay in the North East of the Kingdom, and to the White Fortress of Celebarad. The name initially refered to the city of Celebarad, but gradually expanded to the wider Kingdom, in which case the name has taken to mean Land of Silver.
For the main article: Nidaros
Nidaros is a kingdom on the north island of the Red Antilles (Feanoria). Before its dissolution by the hand of the Storish king, it was a client kingdom of Stormark, though largely self-governing and autonomous, with a culture, religion and legal considerably different from Stormark's main one. In 1723, the kingdom was re-established with help from Calbion, Celebarad, Riskai, and Varmland. Its claimed borders are the same as the "old" Nidaros, with the exception for the territories under Celebarad, Varmland and Riskai Proper.
For the main article: Riskai
Riskai is a theocratic monarchy in eastern Keltia. Ruled by the House of Rossheim, for much of its history it has been a dependency of more powerful empires, notably Stormark and Minarboria. It has suzerainty over Varmland.
The King of Riskai also holds the counties of Tara and Tintagel as fiefs.
For the main article: Kingdom of Celebarad
The Kingdom of Celebarad is a constituent country of Calbion located on North Island in the Great Western Sea. The Kingdom was founded by the Inhabitants of the great city of Celebarad, after which the Kingdom was to be named. Celebarad is a client kingdom of Calbion. The Celebradi had been in relative isolation after the collapse of the Menelmacari homeland, and the subsequent subjugation of their land and city by the Vanics. When the Calbain arrived on the shores of North Island in 1692, they allied with the Celebaradi, who had significant knowledge of the mountains and forests of their island, in order to establish their trading ports. The Kingdom of Celebarad borders the Kingdoms of Nidaros and Riskai to the West.
The Three Kingdoms are governed by a council of the three kings. This council is presided over by the First King, a primus inter pares, who serves as the Head of State and chairs the council. Every three AN years, the position of First King rotates.
Mondo of Riskai served as the initial First King after the foundation of the country in 1723, since then, the position of the First King has rotated as was agreed at the foundation of the country. The timeline of the ruling First Kings, and titular Heads of State of the Three Kingdoms is as follows:
- 1723 - 1726: Mondo of Riskai
- 1726 - 1729: Eathel of Celebarad
Council of the Three Kings
The Council of the Three Kings is the supreme ruling body of the Three Kingdoms. It consists of the three monarchs of the constituent realms of the country, and combines the executive, legislative, and judicial roles. The First King chairs the council. Though the Three Kings serve as absolute monarchs, the decision making power of the Council is limited by the relative autonomy of the constituent kingdoms.
The Three Kings meet once every AN month in the Hall of the Kings in Riskai, where they discuss matters of state. During those sessions, they also may bring petitions from nobles or citizens of the respective kingdoms, which need to be addressed at the meetings. The kings are aided in their tasks by delegations of nobles and advisors from each of the kingdoms, as well as scribes and wise men who serve the realm as a whole.
The current Council consists of the following Kings:
|Reign (in AN)
|King of Riskai
First King of the Three Kingdoms (1723–1726)
|1723 - current
|House of Etzeterra
|King Mondo of Riskai was chosen to serve as first High King among the Three Kings, tenure until summer solstice 1726 (1.X.1726).
|King of Celebarad
First King of the Three Kingdoms (1726–)
|1723 - current
|House of Earion
|King of Celebarad since 1717.
|King of Nidaros
|1723 - current
|House of Ayreon-Kalirion, al-Osman, Sathrati, Waffel-Paine
|King of Nidaros since 1723.