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Kingdom of Arcadia
Flag of Arcadia
Flag
Coat of Arms of Arcadia
Coat of Arms
Motto: Justitiae et Fides
Anthem: It lies here in Arcadia
Location of Arcadia
Map versions 16.2.7 - present
Capital Koningsrots
Largest city Adelwin, Koningsrots, Haltna
Official language(s) Dutch, Common Tongue, Latin
Official religion(s) Arcadian Catologism
Demonym Arcadian
 - Adjective Arcadian
Government absolute monarchy
 - King Gustavus des Vinandy
 - Legislature
Establishment 1663 AN
 - Ranked NA
Area NA
 - Ranked NA
Population 10.600.000
 - Active N/A
 - Ranked N/A
Currency Arcadian Kruys
Abbreviation ARC
Time zone(s) CMT-8
National website
National forum
National animal dragon
National food
National drink wine
National tree Fraxinus excelsior

The Kingdom of Arcadia (Dutch: Koninkrijk Arcadië) is a wikibased country.

Since October 15, 2018, the country is present on the claimsmap of MCS, but it is intended to include the entire Jasonian Archipelago. This group of islands is counted among the Tapfer continent. The capital of Arcadia is Koningsrots, centrally located on the island Bella Insula.

The population of Arcadia consists of three tribes: Awarri, Batavii and Escomanii. Each tribe has its own cultural background and dependency. Despite this division, the kingdom does not have a federal system, but is a unitary state.

With the Act of Unification, Arcadia came into being as a kingdom under the government of a monarch from the House of Vinandy. The current monarch is Gustavus des Vinandy.


Name

For the unification of the tribes, Arcadia was more an indication for the islands. The islands that together form a utopian country of fruit, forests, meadow and clear water. It is thought that Arcadia stands for a paradisiacal and idyllic country. The Greek Αρκαδία (Arkadia) means sweetly unspoilt.

Another thought is that the name comes from the primal god Arca, who according to a lost and ancient mythology would be the basis of the creation of Arcadia.

It is striking that several Batavian kings wore the name "Arkadius", like the current King of Batavia Arkadius IV.

Geography

First version of a detailed map
Second version of a detailed map

The largest island of the archipelago is called "Insula Magna" (large island), previously this island was called Nelaga. This island is dominated by the mountain "Dulcis Mons" (sweet mountain), with a height of 3,418 m. This name owes the mountain to the excellent conditions for viticulture caused by the location of the mountain. When weather systems on the west end up on this mountain, the clouds roll just over the back of the mountain. In this way the clouds appear as mist on the east side of the mountain, which is ideal for viticulture. The grapes are sweeter than grapes elsewhere in the micras because of the ideal ratio of moisture and sunshine. Earlier, Dulcis Mons was known as Mt. Urojea.

Surrounded by Insula Magna is the island Bella Insula. On this island is the capital of Arcadia, Koningsrots located.

History

The real history of the Jasonian Archipelago can be found here. Below is the fictional history described in the form of stories.

First story: search for paradise

Since Batavians heard about an idyllic and paradisiacal kingdom far away from their home, they could hardly believe it. A kingdom where a descendant from the House of Vinandy was on the throne, where they could live in freedom and where they could pursue happiness. This sparked the desire for the golden age of Batavia (Dutch).

So some Batavians ventured to seek this mystical land. Was it out of idealism? Was it out of the drive for freedom? They went in three ships, they went ...

The ships were surrounded by such fog. Although the navigator said they should be there, there was no sign of land. Until the fog was suddenly blown away and they could see land. The joy on the ships became great: land in sight! Land in sight!

Once on land, they heard singing from afar. They heard women's voices sing a strange song. A few men searched for the women, but the better they could hear the song, the more they understood that they could not understand it. They found the women in a clearing in the woods. They were beautiful women and sang equally well.

The women discovered the men when one of the men stood on a twig, which broke under his weight. They were shocked and wanted to flee. But the men shouted in all the languages they knew: "peace!". The women asked where the men came from, and the men told them that they came from ancient Batavia and are looking for Arcadia. The women jumped up and said, "You have found Arcadia!"

Unification with Calbion

For years, the land east of the border with Arcadia has been a mysterious land. This country was once the proud Gwlad y Calbain, but now a lost green void. The king of Arcadia, Gustavus des Vinandy, had studied the country and hoped for a revival. Now that contacts had been established with Natopia, the king had already flown to Lindström once. As he flew over that green void, his nostalgia for a revival was fueled more.

Making contact with the possibly still present residents was not possible. So the king set up an expedition, an exploration. Unfortunately, that expedition had little success. Until the king remembered that the ancient capital of Calbion already was within the boundaries of his kingdom. He visited the already revitalized city, Pentyre. There he met an old man, who led the king to the princely castle.

In the princely castle, the old man led the king around. Until the moment the man stopped with a large bookcase. The king looked at the collection with interest. Then he noticed that two books were not in the correct order. The old man nodded while the king gave in to his light autistic touch of order and tidiness. He wanted to take the books, but they only moved at the top. A sound of chatter and squeaky hinges sounded, the bookcase opened and a corridor appeared behind the bookcase.

The old man said to the king: "Come on, go inside." Together with the old man, the king descended the stairs of the hidden corridor. This eventually led to a space, supported by Gothic arches. It was like a grave cellar. A stone stood there, but a sword in it. The man stood beside the stone and said to the king, "If you are worthy, take this sword." The king could hardly believe it, he had read about this. Only those who are worthy of becoming Prince of Calbion could pull the sword from the stone.

The king thought and thought that his distant cousin might be far more worthy than he was to become a prince of Calbion. After all, he had to conquer the Batavian throne without violence. While he, as king of Arcadia, had inherited the throne of his father. What is worthy then?

Yet he took the sword and effortlessly pulled the sword out of the stone. The man bowed and said, "Your Highness, Prince of Calbion." The man guided the completely surprised prince through the corridors, after which they arrived in the Great Hall. There are statues of all the princes of Calbion. The flags of all former parts of Calbion hang on the walls and the notables of old Calbion are gathered in the room. Upon entering the king, they all bow and proclaim: "Long live the prince of Calbion!" [1]

Government

Arcadia does not have a constitution, but the government and fundamental rights are laid down in laws. As a result, all laws are on an equal footing and a strict principle of "lex est lex" is used (the law is the law).

Monarch

There is a strict form of hereditary monarchy, whereby the offspring must descend from Frederik III des Vinandy, Count of Vinandy. The house treaty of Vinandy called "Prima divisio des Vinandy" is the guideline for this.

Senatus

Although the monarch is an absolute monarch, there is a Senatus (council of elders). This is the meeting of wise men who advise the monarch in the government and make proposals about legislation. Members of the Senatus are appointed by the monarch, whereby the condition is that a certain age has been achieved and Curriculum Vitae of service for the kingdom. Members are appointed for life, but there are opportunities for non-activity.

The power of the Senate is legally limited to advice, but when the monarch is unable to govern the country, the Senate acts as a governing body.

Provinces

Arcadia is divided into nine provinces. The table below shows the Arcadian provinces with their capitals:

  • Mosea - Adelwin
  • Grunolande - Cruoninga
  • Isalania - Dampterhorn
  • Leomericke - Casuwele
  • Lorraine - Haltna
  • Chamalande - Peastum
  • Helinium - Vinneta
  • Minor Calbion - Windsorum

Demographics

The population of Arcadia consists of several ethnic groups who largely see themselves as Arcadianen. Each group adheres to its own culture and traditions to a greater or lesser extent.

Ethnic groups in the Kingdom of Arcadia
Ethnicity Population size Percentage
Awarri 2.628.800 24.8%
Batavii 3.667.600 34.6%
Escomanii 3.042.200 28.7%
Frisii 667.800 6.3%
Jingdaoese 63.600 0.6%
Taxii 498.200 4.7%
Other 31.800 0.3%
Total 10.600.000 100%

Of all groups, the Jingdaoes are the largest foreign group, because Batavians from the present and former Batavian areas are seen as belonging to the Batavii. In the case of others, several minorities are of foreign origin.

Awarii

The Awarii is the tribe consisting of former Calbain and Maraguans. Together they form the Awarii or Orientals. Their Celtic culture has influences from Jasonian and Matbaan cultures. The Awarii live mainly on the island of Maraguo and the eastern part of Nelaga.

Batavii

To the Batavii are considerd, all Batavians who emigrate to Arcadia and who had already arrived in the time of Maraguo Vrystaat. Characteristic is their Dutch-Germanic culture. They mainly live on the western part of Nelaga.

Escomanii

The Escomanii consist of Gasconians and Stormarkians. They have partly come along with the Batavians, but there are also refugees who have come after the fall of the Kingdom of Batavia. The name of the Escomanii refers to the Es, with which this tribe builds their houses and their ships. The tribe lives on the northern islands and the northeastern part of Nelaga.