Hurmu Trust Territory
|The Territories of Hurmu held in Trust by the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Restored Khanate of Lontinien|
|Motto: Toj mar be-Hurmu (We are Hurmu)|
|Anthem: Hanwen u-Brida (Way of Life)|
|5.5.4 - 9.3|
|Official language(s)||Istvanistani |
|- The Princess and Khan (co-rulers)||Salome and Temüjin|
|- Chairman||Anskar Isamma|
|- Legislature||Bilateral Organizing Committee|
|Active population||37,931 citizens (1689)|
|Currency||Craitish Cräite (CRC)|
|Time zone(s)||CMT+3 (Eastern Lake District); CMT+1 (Lontinien)|
|National food||Yoghurt, cheese|
The Hurmu Trust Territory was a traditional Hurmu territory in two parts governed by the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Restored Khanate of Lontinien. Established in 1689 AN, the territory considered itself an independent sovereign entity with the view to to reunify Lakkvia with the Trust Territory, and thereby restoring Hurmu as an independent state. It succeeded this goal with the signing of the Vesüha Accords, which established the new sovereign Hurmu state. Until then, however, the Trust Territory used the temporary name "Hurmu Trust Territory" or the longer "Territories of Hurmu held in Trust by the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Restored Khanate of Lontinien" to signify its provisional situation.
The Hurmu Trust Territory was largely, but not officially, federal, with significant autonomy to its entities: the territories governed by the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Restored Khanate of Lontinien. The Princess of Hurmu, Salome, was the symbolic head of state, along with the Khan of Lontinien. The Khan had, however, signified that he wished not to be the entire head of state but only head over Lontinien.
The Government consisted of the Bilateral Organizing Committee – its legislature and executive. It consisted of 5 people from Lontinien, 5 people from the Order of the Holy Lakes. Its chair was taken from the Secretariat of the Order, Anskar Isamma, and its vicechair from Lontinien, the Khan of Lontinien.
There were two judiciaries in the Trust Territory, the Court of Justice of the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Court of Justice of Lontinien. Appeals could be brought from these courts to the Supreme Court of Justice of the Hurmu Trust Territory, only if cases touched on HTT federal law.
Defence and Security
The Trust Territory was a recipient of international assistance with regards to its defence and security needs. This assistance having been requested by the Bilateral Organising Committee shortly after its establishment in view of the regional security challenges the Trust Territory faced, the bitter legacy of the Hurmu Genocide and the subsequent period of Stormarker occupation.
The two most notable missions in the trust territory were the Allied Reconstruction Mission in Hurmu, provided by members of the Raspur Pact, and the Ghawlama Expeditionary Force, contributed by Zeed.
There were 37,931 resident citizens (1689) in the books, however, both Lontinien and the Eastern Lake District had significant populations of former Stormarkers living there, estimated up to 500,000 in the Lake District, and up to 200,000 in Lontinien.
There was debate within the Trust Territory authorities as to what to do with the remnant Stormarkers. One fraction wants to expel them all, one fraction wishes to allow them all citizenship, another fraction allows for their residency but not citizenship, and so on...