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Elwynn is currently divided into five time zones. [[SCAR]] is in the CMT-7 timezone, while the [[Alalehzamini Autonomous Republic]] and the [[Congressional Counties]] (except [[Raikoth]]) are in the CMT-8 timezone. The [[Amokolian Republic]] is in the -9 timezone, and [[Raikoth]], further to the east than the rest of the country, is in the CMT-6 timezone. Normark, west of Benacia but across the international dateline, is in the CMT+7 timezone.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:37, 9 May 2020

For other similarly-named entities, see Elwynn (disambiguation).
Elwynnese Republic
Elluenuueh enueqaveq
Jumhuriye Elwin
Den elvynelandske republikk
Flag of Elwynn
Flag
Coat of Arms of Elwynn
Coat of Arms
Motto: Elwynn prevails!
Anthem:
Location of Elwynn
Map versions
Capital Eliria
Largest city Ardashirshahr, Islus, Echo
Official language(s) Elw, Babkhi, Istvanistani, Norse, Amokolian (all official)
See Languages of Elwynn
Official religion(s)
Demonym Elwynnese
 - Adjective Elwynnese
Government Federal republic
 - Princess of the Republic Helena Strand
 - Steward of the Republic Firdaus Abdollahi Mehr
 - Legislature Council of Eliria
Establishment 1452 AN (as a Shirerithian duchy)
1567 (first independence, lasted till 1600)
1671 (second independence)
Area
Population 128,293,672 (1681 AN)
Currency Natopian natopo (₦)
Abbreviation ELW (FMF abbreviation)
EE (Elw abbreviation)
EAH (historical)
Driving side
Time zone(s) CMT-6 (Raikoth)
CMT-7 (SCAR)
CMT-8 (AAR, Congress Elwynn, Cimmeria, Leng)
CMT-9 (Amokolia)
CMT+7 (Normark)
National website
National forum
National animal White Stag, Hangover Owl (all unofficial)
National food Desert Berries (unofficial)
National drink Tea (unofficial)
National tree Pine tree (unofficial)

Elwynn (Elw: Еӆуенууеқ, Elluenuueq [əɬuənuːəχ]); Babkhi: Элвин, Elwin; Norse: Elvyneland; North Amokolian: l'Elwyjn) officially the Elwynnese Republic (Elw: Еӆуенууех енуеқавеқ, Elluenuueh enueqaveq [əɬuənuːəh ənuəqaβəχ]; Babkhi: Ҷумҳурии Элвин, Jumhuriye Elwin; Norse: Den elvynelandske republikk; North Amokolian: Repoublique d'l'Elwyjn; see also Names of Elwynn) is a country in northern Benacia, generally consisting of the land between the Red and Blue Elwynns, and the associated land northwards to Cape Farewell, and thereafter extending eastwards and westwards. Since 1678, the Elwynnese Republic also includes Normark in northern Keltia.

Elwynn has in its history been an in imperial state of Shireroth (16001665 AN), an independent state (15671600), a Shirerithian duchy (14521588, 15091562, 15871600), barony (14881500, 15041509), and a county (15001504). As an independent county, west Elwynn was a republic with an elected prince. Since rejoining Shireroth, Elwynn kept its independence-era government (16001607), then became the Coordinated State of Elwynn (16071612), the Democratic People's Republic of Elwynn (16131618), a transitional monarchy (16181623), and a Vanic state (16231651). Since the fall of the Vanic State, Elwynn's governing institutions were eroded by factional infighting and popular unrest, culminating in an Imperial intervention and the partition of Elwynn in 1665. Parts of the previously partitioned Elwynn re-established itself as the Elwynnese Republic in a congress in Eliria in 1671.

The name Elwynn comes from a goddess with the same name who originally hailed from the Treesian pantheon. The Elwynnese Republic is noted for its violent and complex history, its significant minority cultures, sometimes living in harmony with one another, sometimes brutally massacring one another.

Elwynn is currently divided into four autonomous republics: Alalehzamin, Congressional Counties, and the Sovereign Confederation on Benacia, and Normark on Keltia, with a fifth republic, the Amokolian Republic from 1.I.1684. Between 1675 and 1676, the Northern Commonwealth constituted a short-lived Verionist autonomous republic.

Geography

See also Islands of Elwynn

The territory under the control of the Elwynnese Republic (as of 1683) covers the area between the Blue and White Elwynn rivers (save for the city of Shirekeep under Shirerithian sovereignty), as well as the Northern Reaches (stretching from Wintergleam in the east to eastern Oleslääd in the west (about forty degrees longitude wide). Added to this is Trans-Elwynn and the bailiwick of Northern Tellia west of the Blue Elwynn. Elwynn also controls the Automatican and Cimmerian islands, Raikoth, as well as most of the island of Leng (see Elwynnese Leng). The Elwynnese autonomous republic of Normark is located in northern Keltia.

Maritime areas of Elwynnese waters

Borders

Benacian Elwynn has land borders with Ransenar (from SCAR and across the White Elwynn), Shireroth (close to Shirekeep as well as south of the Transelwynn), Tellia to the west of the bailiwick of Northern Tellia, as well as the UGB governorates of Gloomburg and Severnaya Gubernya by Mishalan and Transelwynn. Through the bailiwick of Northern Tellia, Elwynn also borders Sanama's Highpass territory.

Finally, Elwynn's East Amokolia region borders the independent state formerly known as West Amokolia but which in 1678 declared itself the Frankish Empire. See also the Elwynnese–Frankish border.

Outside of Benacian Elwynn, Elwynn's only land borders are in Normark and on Leng, with the Iron Cult of Leng controlling a thin stretch of land from the north pole and southwards, with the rest of the island constituting the Leng bailiwick.

Normark mostly borders the Green, but has some borders with Stormark and the Bassarid Empire. The borders with Stormark and the Bassarids are completely closed at all times.

Other than these borders, Elwynn's borders are the River Elwynn and the sea.

Regions of Elwynn

The geography of Elwynn is rich and diverse.

Amokolian lands

The so-called Amokolian lands within Elwynn, also known as East Amokolia, are composed of the two Automatican Islands (also known as Amokolian Isles) and Vattnaland. The Automatican Islands are cold, with a stable climate. Rich in forests of hardy wood, the economy is based on timber, paper, and construction. South of the islands, we find Vattnaland, a bread-basket of Elwynnese economy. Much agriculture is done here, with rye and potatoes being the main products. Grazing of cows and sheep is also a common sight in Vattnaland. The Elwynn river system, fed by the melting water from glaciers in the high north of Elwynn, provide a lush landscape that gives the soil high nutrition suitable for agriculture.

Northern Reaches

The Northern Reaches, constituting the northern-most coastline of Elwynn (Cape Farewell and Illumination) stretching from Vattnaland in the west to the Cimmerian islands in the east, are cold and humid. As they are low-lying, they are however shielded from the winds from the continent's inner highlands. The local wildlife consists mainly of marine mammals (such as seal, polar bear, walrus, narwhal, whales) along the coast, some of which in the sea and on land, as well as penguins, and flying migratory birds. Despite the harsh climate, thanks to Hyperborean hotspot technology throughout the past two centuries (drilling below the crust to create tiny controlled hotspot volcanoes for energy and heat), the area has hosted a larger than expected population. The far east of the Northern Reaches have a forest, the Phoenix Forest, created in the late 1400s, by Halluci refugees, using the hotspot technology. The Phoenix Forest is famous for a protected habitat of the hangover owl (Strigida crapula). The hangover owl's behaviour is special because of its fervent, loud and bizarre nightly activity, while in day-time the bird is often seen walking (almost penguin-like) on the ground from tree to tree, looking for quick high-energy foods such as nuts.

The inland Cape Farewell and northern Illumination have some glaciers of note.

Cimmeria

A subregion of the Northern Reaches is Cimmeria, a group of five rocky volcanic islands. Thanks to hot springs (geysir), they are warmer than their latitude would otherwise indicate. A few endemic species in the fauna, little mammal life outside livestock.

Agnesia and Wintergleam

Agnesia and Wintergleam cover the north-eastern parts of continental Elwynn, and these regions' climate and geography also include the Asantelian region. Historically formed by receding ice from the last ice age, as well as glaciers, the Agnesian coast houses numerous fjords, the greatest of which is the Vijayanagara Fjord. While northern Agnesia is rocky, the central parts (around Dragonskeep) are covered in pine forests. The southern parts, bordering on the Eliria area, have fertile grounds, where grazing occurs, as well as some agriculture in the form of potatoes, wheat, rye, and vegetables.

Wintergleam, to the east, is humid and fertile. Thanks to the Straylight Stream, the area is warmer than what would otherwise be indicated. This is the agricultural basket for Elwynn. The waters outside Wintergleam are particularly rich for fishing. The beaches south of Asantelian are said to be the best in Elwynn thanks to the southern latitude in interaction with the Straylight Stream.

Iserdia

Iserdia's name comes from an expression in a Nordic vernacular dialect, Íseirdia-la-Vraulalennir, meaning "tundra and barren lands". This is an accurate description. The inland of Elwynn north of the Elwynn rivers' mouths is mostly barren, cold, with permafrost, tundra, and taiga.

Araxion and Utasia

Araxion and Utasia are lush and fertile. However, they are on a higher ground than northern Elwynn, so there are glaciers in the north of these areas. They experience hot summers and cold winters. In Araxion there is some forest (cultivated, for the purposes of timber), while Utasia has more agriculture.

Alalehzamin

Alalehzamin, Elwynn's southernmost region, has a rocky hilly, at times mountainous interior, and a fertile, lower-lying lands along the banks of the Elwynn rivers. The interior used to be one forest, but in the late 1400s all brought down. As such, grasslands and cold deserts cover the interior these days.

Trans-Elwynn

Trans-Elwynn is mainly covered by pine forests, except in the south of the region where there is a mountainous area.

Leng and Raikoth

Leng and Raikoth have very similar geography, both are surrounded by an iceshelf, and there is little vegetation in both of them. Leng has, however, some vegetation in the form of endemic species of cabbage. Raikoth has a central mountain, Yaanek, 3273 metres above sea-level, which is also Elwynn's traditionally tallest mountain. However, Leng is more mountainous and has several taller mountains.

Raikoth has several glaciers while much of Leng's interior is covered by ice shelf. Both of the islands have some barren lands, "ice deserts", where ground can be seen. The inner lands have very little life outside the human footprint. Southern Leng has an "archipelago" of islands with geysir, making the sea there sometimes visible for a few days at a time. This has brought many species of sea birds and marine mammals to the area, as well as fish.

Normark

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Time zones

See time in Elwynn

Elwynn is currently divided into five time zones. SCAR is in the CMT-7 timezone, while the Alalehzamini Autonomous Republic and the Congressional Counties (except Raikoth) are in the CMT-8 timezone. The Amokolian Republic is in the -9 timezone, and Raikoth, further to the east than the rest of the country, is in the CMT-6 timezone. Normark, west of Benacia but across the international dateline, is in the CMT+7 timezone.

To give an example:

  • Elijah's Rest (CMT+7), 2 Silnuai 23:00
  • Raikoth (CMT-6), 2 Silnuai 09:00
  • Kingsgate (CMT-7), 2 Silnuai 08:00
  • Eliria (CMT-8), 2 Silnuai 07:00
  • Anun (CMT-9), 2 Silnuai 06:00

History

See History of Elwynn

Politics

See the Constitution of the Elwynnese Republic

The Elwynnese Republic established itself as an independent state during the Kalirion Fracture, and was recognized as independent by Shireroth on 19.XIV.1672. In a congress in Eliria ending on 8.X.1671, consisting of delegates from the bailiwicks of the Northern Reaches, Akordionnyr, Raikoth, Leng, Vattnaland and the Amokolian Islands, as well as of political, social, academic, and military leaders of various fractions in Elwynn, the political organization of the new republic was decided. First of all, a transitional government would remain in place until the end of 1672. This transitional government is led by the Conducător of the Elwynnese Republic, Firdaus Abdollahi Mehr, of the Behsaz Elwynn party of Alalehzamin, and is tasked with ensuring that the new constitution could enter force upon 1.I.1673.

Elwynn returned to its republican principate – an elected Prince (Elw: Aran) – and a disavowment of all monarchical and noble titles and hierarchies in Elwynn. A unicameral legislature, the Congress, was elected by the people on proportional party lists in all of Elwynn (excepting for the Alalehzamini Autonomous Republic) in the 1672 Elwynnese congress election, in which the National Vanguard coalition (consisting of the Verionist Union, the Ayreonist Independence Party and the Elwynnese Workers' Party) secured a majority and established an executive in Congress Elwynn. The next elections are planned for 1676.

North vs South

The compromise between congressional Elwynn (in the North of the country) and the Alalehzamini Autonomous Republic (AAR) was made to ensure the unity of the Elwynnese people in one state. The Alalehzaminis demanded an exceptionally high degree of autonomy, and the resulting compromise made it so that the Congress would have no power at all over the Alalehzamin. Instead congressional Elwynn and the AAR share a national government headed by the Prince. The Prince is elected every six years by the people of all Elwynn, and the Prince, acting through the Council of Eliria, has full legislative and executive power over matters of international relations, trade, commercial standards, borders, national defence and security, the enforcement and system of justice, taxation for the Republic's functioning ("national tax" as opposed to "congressional tax" in the North and the "Alalehzamini tax" in the South). In the North, the Congress legislates on all other matters – and the Prince appoints from the majority of Congress a Council of Ministers, headed by a Conducator (Elw: Kondukytoor), who will execute all other matters of the Elwynnese law not belonging to the Prince. From 1672 to 1675 Stephen Lewis was the Conducator of the Elwynnese Republic, with authority over the northern regions subject to Congressional rule, until his defeat in a no-confidence vote and the appointment of an N&H led caretaker administration to take the north into elections scheduled to be held in mid 1676.

In 1675, a third autonomous republic was established, the Northern Commonwealth, with a largely Verionist government committed to Elwynnese unity. The next year it folded, and Elwynn yet once again had two autonomous republics until 1678, when Normark became the new third autonomous republic.

Council of Eliria

The Council of Eliria consists of the Prince, the Sardar (or Head) of Alalehzamin, the Nahust Vazir (Prime Minister) of Alalehzamin, the President of the Elwynnese Congress, the Conducator of the Elwynnese Republic, the Prime Minister of Normark, the Speaker of the Nordisketing, and the Premier and Adeile of the Amokolian Republic. In the absence of the Prince the senior-most member chairs the Council. Since 1671, the senior-most member has been Firdaus Abdollahi Mehr. The members are as of 1684 as follows:

Title Name Party
Princess of the Elwynnese Republic Helena Strand DEM
Conducător of the Elwynnese Republic Nila Valgarai DEM
President of the Congress of the Elwynnese Republic Nathaniel Ototoi EWP
Sardar of the Alalehzamini Automous Republic Firdaus Abdollahi Mehr N&H
Nahust Vazir (Prime Minister) of the AAR Salvik Dorkolluerion N&H
Speaker of the Nordisketing Ola Valtatsjakk RHA
Prime Minister of Normark Sigrid Årud EHS
Rep. of the SCAR Szodan (Ryker OS) Selardi Jen Daniyal PR
Ænst Szonst (SCAR Prime Minister)) Johen Rinsly Brines PR
Premier of the Amokolian Republic Benjamin Sluyjs APP
Adeile of the Amokolian Republic) Antonin Vladimiroff MPDS

Court of the Prince

The Court of the Prince constitutes the executive of the Elwynnese Republic. It was, aside from the office of Prince, originally more apolitical and technocratic than the Council of Eliria. The reason for the appointment of apolitical commissioners had their roots in the deep distrust between the Movement for National Salvation & Rights (headed by the Nationalist and Humanist Party) and the Ayreonist and Verionist parties in the North. The tradition of apolitical appointments ended during the reign of Frederik Haabye Truls and the purge of Verionist and Ayreonists from the civil service which began with the introduction of politically aligned commissioners brought in to ensure a civil executive operating in line with the dictates of the sovereign.

The commissioners and inspectors, are in charge of various departments, known as commissions and inspectorates. These departments are in charge of state authorities (for example foreign affairs, the postal services, taxation authority, immigration authority, courts, etc.).

Political parties

There are 18 parties in Elwynn with legislative representation, and considerably more parties on the bailiwick level across the Republic.

Party Abbr. Council of Eliria Congress Majles Nordisketing Miþuï Sænate RPPA
Nationalist & Humanist Party N&H
2 / 11
41 / 250
167 / 236
43 / 269
11 / 70
17 / 228
14 / 81
Democratic Party of Elwynn DEM
2 / 11
104 / 250
26 / 236
50 / 269
8 / 70
63 / 228
 
23 / 81
Democratic Socialist Workers' Coalition
Elwynnese Workers' Party
Mishalanski Party of Democratic Socialism
Coalition 1660
DSWC
EWP
MPDS
C60
2 / 11
56 / 250
19 / 236
10 / 269
6 / 70
55 / 228
17 / 81
Party for Reunification PR
2 / 11
30 / 70
5 / 81
Amokolian People's Party APP
1 / 11
35 / 228
1 / 81
Einhorn Society EHS
1 / 11
107 / 269
1 / 81
Reinherder Association RHA
1 / 11
14 / 269
Ayreonist Alliance AA
0 / 11
47 / 250
13 / 228
8 / 81
Behsaz-Eluin BEH
0 / 11
20 / 236
7 / 81
Goldshire Conservative Bloc GCB
0 / 11
8 / 70
2 / 81
Ecological Movement, Goldshire EMG
0 / 11
6 / 70
2 / 81
Norse Reform Party NRP
0 / 11
26 / 269
1 / 81
Conservative Party of Amokolia AA
0 / 11
28 / 228
Amokolian Freedom Front AFF
0 / 11
17 / 228
Free Juice and Bagels Party FJBP
0 / 11
16 / 269
Tellian Autonomous Republican Party TARP
0 / 11
3 / 236
Liberazione LBZ
0 / 11
1 / 236
Bovic Brotherhood BB
0 / 11
3 / 269
Union of Truth and Beauty UTB
0 / 11
2 / 250

Infrastructure

Roads

Railway

The Elwynnese railway network (in blue).

Elwynn has an extensive high-speed magnetic levitation railway system. The magnetic levitation tracks are parallel to the original railway tracks which are also used, mainly for local mass-transit, freight, and for exclusive chartered railway (like the Orient Express before relations soured between Elwynn and West Amokolia).

Air

Air travel is very common, especially in freight. Freight by air is exclusively done through airships. Passengers generally travel by aeroplane for speedier travel.

Electricity

Elwynn (with the exception of Normark, Leng and Raikoth) is part of the Unified Power System of Benacia. Normark has its own power grid; local communities in Leng and Raikoth provide electricity for their installations and residents in ways best suited to the local environment, generally through petroleum and lithium cells (in winter) and solar power (in summer).


Foreign affairs

See Commission of Foreign Affairs; Visa policy of Elwynn

Economy

Elwynn is a member of the Raspur Pact. As such, it is part of a zone of free movement of capital, goods and workers with Constancia, Drak-Modan, Eklesia, Natopia, Shireroth, the Sovereign Confederation, the Unified Governorates, and the Wechua Nation. Furthermore, Elwynn is also party to a free-trade treaty with West Amokolia - although the operation of this free-trade area has been subject to frequent interruptions on account of the various disputes that have arisen between Brandenburg and Eliria.

Elwynn was formerly dominated by three main companies – the ESB Group, the Iron Company and the Anzarolexion (the latter one mainly in banking, obligations, investment and insurances). These companies, regarding one another as mortal enemies, create good ground for competition. Furthermore, especially in northern Elwynn, there is a culture of small companies, start-ups, one-person companies in the services, consulting and construction sectors. It is relatively easy for any person to set up a joint-stock company, and most companies in Elwynn are incorporated in this form, though others exist. Such others are mainly in the form of foundations (such as the People's Academy of Elwynn) or cooperative ownership. Cooperative ownerships are most common in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors, where former communist-run were privatized at the end of communism during the reign of Prince Jonathan (1618–1623). Many of these, however, have converted into joint-stock companies as they have a reputation of being more profitable and easier to run. The fall of the Iron Company has however created a new space in the marketplace for independent operators ambitious enough to go up against the Honourable Company.

In Northern Elwynn, health care is considered by many people to be a right. Although tax pays for basic health care for citizens (and legal residents), many people use private insurances to pay for quicker and higher standards of health care. Many labour contracts add for such insurances, as well as for pension funds.

The economy of Elwynn was devastated in the twenty years following the Auspicious Occasion. The civil wars, lasting with little periods of peace 1660–1669, took their toll. However, the Vanic government's insistence of putting its paws everywhere meant that there existed a considerable paper trail for all legal persons, holdings, and deeds of titile. This meant that when reconstruction began in the late 1660s, there was cause for little dispute over such information. The civil wars did, however, cause destruction of infrastructure, agriculture, factories, as well as bombings of large areas of cities. Many people became jobless, homeless or both, with authorities struggling to find quick housing. As such, many suburbs in areas ravished by the civil war have a similar style of simple, cheap architecture.

During the Vanic era, Elwynn's economy was dominated by funds pumped in from Stormark and the Stormark-owned company SEKEF. SEKEF held a monopoly on trade between Stormark and any other jurisdictions, and with regard to the Froyalanish financial status during this era, SEKEF was the richest company in Elwynn during this time. Its assets in Elwynn, and across Shireroth, were seized during the Auspicious Occasion and set into a fund held by the Imperial Government which was used for reconstruction in Elwynn in 1651–1660 and 1669–1671 (halted by the Elwynnese civil wars). After the independence and reunification of Elwynn in 1672, this fund has been frozen and is under dispute between the Elwynnese and Shirerithian governments. The matter is under negotiation, as Elwynn also seized all imperial-held infrastructure and assets in Elwynn during the struggle for independence.

Culture

See also: Culture of Elwynn, Elw, Ethnic groups of Elwynn

Elwynn is a diverse country. The national identity is based on a civic Elwynnese identity that is enjoined with one's ethnic and/or regional identity. The largest ethnic groups are the Elw and Babkhi (plurality in the north and the south respectively) with other significant groups being the Tapferites, Amokolians, Farewellish, Norse, Hyperboreans, Cimmerians, etc. However, people's regional identity, regardless of actual ethnic identity, is also a uniting measure. Cape Farewellers, for example, whether Elw or Farewellish or Amokolians, etc, have a strong sense of being Cape Farewellers, based on the area's particular culture, history, climate, and stories.

Many people also have several ethnic identities due to intermarriage and cultural appropriation.

Since the Auspicious Occasion of 1651, the Froyalanish culture has almost completely disappeared from Elwynn, and using, displaying or propagating material or immaterial objects of the Froyalanish culture is considered taboo.

Roqpin

See also Roqpin

Roqpin refers to the two summer months in the Elw calendar, Araroqpin (IX, "old roqpin") and Elroqpin (X, "new roqpin"). The summer months are, especially in the Congressional Counties, Utasia, and the Northern Commonwealth, a period where society more or less closes down. Factories go on low, agriculture (while generally automated) is in growth awaiting the harvest after the end of Roqpin, schools are closed, many workplaces close. The Roqpin months are characterized by rest, pleasure, and going out in nature. Different social mores apply to the Roqpin months than the rest of the year. This is exemplified by sexual promiscuity, recreational drug use, extraversion (Elw people are generally introverted in their culture for the rest of the year), and the abandonment of cares. Many people go to the countryside to special camps where there is no modernity. Although this tradition is originally Elw in origin, predating the Shirerithian and Treesian days, it is observed by many non-Elw Elwynnese, particularly the Tapferites, the various Norse groups (the Froyalaners, when part of society, being a noticeable exception). It is observed, in a less intense form, by Amokolians in Elwynnese Amokolia. It is generally not observed by the Babkhi community. The Babkhi community, however, takes part of it by a flood of summer workers to hospitals, farms, factories, infrastructure placements, etc, giving a boost to the Babkhi economy.

Literature

An Elw translation of Beets Rutherford's As Malarbor Burned.

Elwynnese literature is rich and diverse. The main languages of publication are Istvanistani, Elw and Babkhi. Elwynnese-published books are generally translated to these languages by routine, while translations to Amokolian, Norse and other Elwynnese language is rarer.

The Book of Orchids, although written in Treesia, is a collection of narratives which detail the Creation of the Universe and the History of the World focusing, aside from some mention of Treesian and Micran heroes, on the Treesian Gods and other supernatural beings of the Treesian Unorthodox faith. In Elwynn, especial focus is on the relationship between Goddess Elwynn and her twin brother Lest. In Elwynn, the Book of the Orchids is nowadays universally considered by any and all members of the Elwynnese Nation to be authentically and eternally Elwynnese – in spite of there being no shortage of evidence to the contrary. It is one of the ancient writings which provides the Elwynnese Nation with a common, overarching culture for the quite disparate country that Elwynn, and therefore unquestionably an inherent part of the Elwynnese cultural canon.

In the field of fiction, famous Elwynnese authors include Soreaa Isurui and Rai Avon-El. Further, authors in popular science and history include Irijah Prosper Arturion and Ander Avon-El.

Religion

Art and film

Froyalanish television

See also Froyalanish television

During the Vanic era, Froyalanish-produced television series were made popular among the Elwynnese population. Although the popularity was not, as the Vanic elite intended, to stimulate a sense of adoration for King Noah and the Vanic revisionism of Elwynnese history, they became popular, especially among the youth of the nation, for their perceived tackiness.

Administrative divisions

See Bailiwicks of Elwynn
Bailiwicks of Elwynn.

Elwynn is divided into 182 of bailiwicks, 91 in the Congressional Counties, 57 in the Alalehzamini Autonomous Republic and 34 in Normark.

The population of the bailiwicks range from 8,591 persons in the smallest (Gråheim) to 5,720,846 persons in the largest (Ardashirshahr).

Twenty-six bailiwicks have a population over a million people, namely:

Ardashirshahr 5,720,846
Eliria 2,971,748
Mishalan 2,745,840
Araxion 2,739,029
Northern Tellia 2,707,458
Islus 1,946,522
Echo 1,842,036
Babran 1,821,214
Allswell 1,804,627
Naubandar 1,803,064
La Terre 1,637,276
Zoroaster 1,599,921
Asantelian 1,588,195
Arsalani 1,444,425
Mariyechelân 1,436,583
Konungsheim–Elijah's Rest 1 281 756
Ventura 1,265,093
Ismailabad 1,263,450
Varpur 1,134,953
Jazâ'ir ul Zjandariyah 1,112,655
Tephal 1,105,092
Dragonskeep 1,093,287
Anun 1,089,976
Vijayanagara 1,032,298
Ryventemple 1,014,919
Faizabad 1,009,398

Demographics

Population per bailiwick of Elwynn (Leng, Normark and Raikoth not shown) according to the 1672 census.

The population of the Elwynnese Republic is, as of the Census of 1679, 99,805,325 inhabitants (up from 87,678,127 persons in the Census of 1672). Before the Auspicious Occasion in 1651, King Noah's government in Elwynn divided up the population in what was called the Twelve Peoples of Elwynn. This division was, according to scholars after the fall of the Vanic state, made in order to weaken Elwdom by encouraging the minority population groups within the Elwynnese Nation to privilege their own identities over that of the prevailing national culture. In so doing, the Elwynnese monarchy, an instrument of the disguised occupation of Elwynn by Stormark, was able to advance its own cultural practices and belief systems. After the Auspicious Occasion, despite the many problems facing Elwynn in terms of civil wars, economic mismanagement, food and fuel shortages, and civil unrest, the people of Elwynn began uniting as an Elwynnese nation, not divided up in distinct ethnicities, but having fluid identities. The transitional government, established during the Kalirion Fracture and basing its data from the governments of the now defunct duchy of Akordionnyr and the Northern Reaches, decided not to collect any data on ethnic or cultural identities, but rather only linguistic, in order to provide appropriate social services.

The Alalehzamini Autonomous Republic meanwhile decided to collect full details of their citizens ethnic, cultural, religious, and political identities as full-spectrum information awareness was a key tenet of the AAR's governing ideology.

Languages

See also Languages of Elwynn

The Elwynnese people have no majority language. Rather, different languages are dominant in different areas. Elwynnese law commands that any government division where more than 20% of the population speak a given language, that language shall be an official language of that division. A division is allowed to bring any other language to official status too. Istvani is a general working language throughout the entire Republic. Other official languages of the Republic are Elw, Norse and Babkhi.

In the entire republic, Elw is the registered native language of 25% of the population, Babkhi 31%, Norse 11%, North Amokolian 7%, Mishalanese 4%, Istvanistani 7%, Præta 6%, Agnesian 3%, and 1% for each other language.

In the Alalehzamini Autonomous Republic, 56% have Babkhi as their registered native language, 21% Elw, 6% Præta, 6% Istvanistani, 3% Norse, 2% Agnesian, and all other languages 4%.

In the Congressional Counties, 31% have Elw as their registered native language, 14% have North Amokolian, 9% Mishalanese, 11% Babkhi, 9% Norse, 7% Præta, 8% Istvanistani, 4% Agnesian, 2% Cimmerian, and other languages 4%.

In Normark, 80% have Norse as their registered native language, 7% have Reinish, 5% Istvanistani, 1% have Elw, and the rest another language.