The Kingdom of Allentyr
Motto: For Dronning Og Fædreland
For Queen and Country
|Recognised national languages||Norwegian|
|Ethnic groups |
|Government||Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy|
• Prime Minister
• Declaration of Nationhood
• Establishment of Vestergård Dynasty
|652,260 km2 (251,840 sq mi)|
• 2018 estimate
|158.56/km2 (410.7/sq mi)|
• Per capita
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Central Ventismar Time)|
|ISO 3166 code||ALY|
The Kingdom of Allentyr, commonly known as Allentyr, is a sovereign country lying off the north-western coast of the Ventismar mainland. Allentyr is an island nation, as it shares no borders with any other sovereign nation.
Allentyr is ruled by a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy, where the head of state is the Monarch, which is currently Queen Anne Vestergård. While the monarchy still seems to hold power in both internal politics and foreign affairs in Allentyr, under Queen Vestergård most day to day operations are handled by the Prime Minister. Queen Anne Vestergård is the third female to hold the Monarch position in Allentyr history.
The Kingdom of Allentyr is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy situated in the cold north of Ventismar, on its' own island. The population of Allentyr is incredibly ethnically homogenous owing to the (relative) disconnect from the rest of Ventismar and the rest of the world due to being an island nation and many Allentyrians simply refuse to leave their homeland, caused by centuries of culture emphasizing loyalty to the nation and family. However, this has not stopped Allentyr from having had several colonies in the past including the Umbrellyan city of Munstergo (Allentyrian: Sydby), controlling it from 1728 to 1812.
The Kingdom was united by a Fynnish warlord named Erik Tomasson in 653, looking to end the constant warring between petty kingdoms and secure a future for the Allentyrian people. His lineage continued to rule until 1597 when the last Tomasson was killed in a civil war caused by his tyranny and warmongering. The Vestergård dynasty took over the throne and rules even today. The rulers from both dynasties were not necessarily related; many members of the Tomassons and Vestergårds were simply adopted from the nobility and common folk when a king could not get an heir and this caused the two dynasties to be only ones to have ruled the nation.
Up until 1701, Allentyr was divided into 13 duchies subservient to a high king of the ruling dynasty, seated in Ålhavn. Dukes were allowed to rule their petty kingdom as they saw fit, so long as they gave tax to the high king and contributed soldiers when they were commanded to do so. The high king was also responsible for preventing wars between the duchies and rallying them against external threats to the overall kingdom.
Allenlaw in Capsland
The Allenlaw originated from the Allentyrian expansion of the 9th century AD, although the term was not used to describe a geographic area until the 11th century AD. With the increase in population and productivity in Allentyr, minor nobles and their followers, having sought treasure and glory in the nearby Capslandian Isles, "proceeded to plough and support themselves", in the words of the Alleno-Capslandian Chronicle for the year 876.
High King Ragnar Tomasson, lording over Allentyr at the time, openly encouraged these raids and occupations as long as wealth flowed back to the kingdom as a result.
War for the Throne
In 1251, After the previous high king passed away due to old age and his heir was killed by an accident during a hunt, Duke Igmund from the southern duchy of Bindal attempted to take power by force and become the new high king. This began a war between forces loyal to him and those loyal to other lords fighting against him destroying the current political order.
Despite being one of the most powerful duchies in Allentyr, the duke's forces were eventually defeated in the battle of Prestfoss in 1254. Individuals loyal to the Tomasson dynasty had managed to find a previously unknown bastard child of the old king and put him on the throne. The new high king was pressured by the other dukes into ordering the execution of Igmund after he was captured after a battle near modern day Fredericksborg as he was retreating to Bindal, ending the war and the duke's ambitions for good.
Annexation of Østholm
In the year 1408 the Østisk people of Østholm were frequently raiding Nordtyrstad in northern Allentyr, being a frequent irritant to the people living there. This led to King Johann Tomasson raising an army meant to attack the small island to end the raids and protect the Allentyrian people. A year later a force of 5000 soldiers and 30 ships landed on Østholm, destroying or occupying coastal cities that housed the raiders and enslaving the crews of the ships in retaliation for the raids. A war raged for several years as the locals and invading Allentyrians fought for control over the islands.
Østholm became an official state of the kingdom in 1414 shortly after local resistance was finally crushed. They continued to be considered a state for several hundred years until Østholm was granted a high degree of autonomy in 1885 as an autonomous country/state within the Allentyrian Kingdom.