The High Kingdom of Ossoria
Ard Ríocht Osraí
Motto: Fortis cadere, cedere non potest
The brave may fall, but cannot yield
Anthem: Rule Ossoria
Realm of Ossoria
and largest city
|Official languages||Ossorian Gaelic|
|Recognised regional languages||Vadran Gaelic, Inisi Gaelic, Breconese, Hemari, Arzelli, Vormsian|
|Ethnic groups |
|Government||Federal Executive Monarchy|
|Tara Ní Sionán|
• Crown Prince
|Mathúin Ó Sionán|
|Innis Ní Gearailt|
|House of Keys|
|House of Commons|
House of Lords
|31 October 56 BCE|
• Kenlisi Suzerainty
|20 November 825 CE|
|23 April 1483 CE|
|1,405,908 km2 (542,824 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2015 census
|127.35/km2 (329.8/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2015 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Ossorian Crown (Coróin) (₡) (OCR)|
|Date format||dd-mm-yyyy CE|
Ossoria (Ossorian: Osraí; formally Ard Ríocht Osraí, literally "[the] High Kingdom of Ossoria"), is an island nation off the western coast of the continent of Eracura in Tyran. Located in the Northern Nuadan Ocean, it lies to the west of Shalum and northwest of Æsthurlavaj, separated from these continental states by the Mallian Sea.
The core territory of Ossoria is comprised of an archipelago of over 200 islands, commonly referred to as the Ossorian Home Islands (Oileáin Baile Osraí). The largest of these is Oileán Mór (Great Island), the island occupied by the Kingdom of Kenlis which accounts for approximately two-thirds of the total land area of the Home Islands. Other major islands in the chain are Oileán Glasa (Green Island, Kingdom of Arless), Oileán Fada (Long Island, Kingdom of Vadre) and Oileán Scairbh (Rugged Island, Kingdom of Fira).
The Scepter of Ossoria, which is the colloquial term for both the Monarchy of the High Kingdom as well as the executive branch of the federal government as a whole, is both the head of state and the head of government for the High Kingdom of Ossoria. The first High King, Cerball Ó Sionán of the Kingdom of Kenlis, came to power as a response to an invasion by an alliance of Shalumite nobles in the early 9th Century, compelling the Ossorian petty kingdoms to unite against the foreign threat. The Ó Sionán clan has continued to hold the title to the kingship of Ossoria through to the present day.
The Nobility is prevalent throughout Ossorian social and political life, as their members are often among the most influential, wealthy, and powerful in the High Kingdom. This is largely due to the fact that the executive power of each level of government in Ossoria is held by a member of the nobility. However, their power has broadly come to be tempered with an adherence to the principle of noblesse oblige, infractions of which are still directly enforced by the monarchies.
The High Kingdom is a federal monarchy comprised of nine Kingdoms and seven Dominions, Kingdom-equivalent territories typically found outside the Home Islands. The nine Kingdoms are the Kingdoms of Kenlis, Arless, Vadre, Fira, Brecon, Erdian, Roshin, Ederne, and Tarvi. The seven Dominions are the Alyksberg Free State, the Archduchy of Arzell, the City of Carria, the Hemar Confederacy, the Principality of Inis, the Vaddon Castellany, and the Lordship of Vormsi.
Ossoria's primary source of energy comes from nuclear power generation, specifically with the prolific use of thorium-based nuclear power. The most common form of this power generation in Ossoria is the liquid fluoride thorium reactor, which has seen service in both the private sector and with the military. Ossoria's domestic thorium deposits, which are among the richest in XXX, made the pursuit of this form of nuclear power generation very attractive when compared to more costly uranium-fueled reactors, and has grown to fill the majority of the High Kingdom's energy needs.