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|Royaume de Lorredion|
"Un passé glorieux, un avenir radieux"
A glorious past, a bright future
and largest city
|Demonym||Lorredien / Lorredienne|
|• King||Mathou Ier|
|• Prime Minister||Alain Culet|
|Legislature||Parliament of Lorredion|
|• Upper house||Parliament House|
|• Total||64,194 km2|
|• Estimate (2015)||7,807,120|
|Currency||Latina Pound (LL)|
|Drives on the||right|
- 1 History
- 1.1 Pre-Colonial Period
- 1.2 Colonial Period (1396-1661) (talk:Franquese migration)
- 1.3 Birth of Lorredian Kingdom
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Transport
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 Sports
The oldest traces of human life in what is now Lorredion date from approximately 2 million years ago. Early humans led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. Lorredion has some decorated caves, including one of the most famous and best preserved: Matta-Nosa (map) near the present city of Malafosse in the province of Apreterre (approximately 22,000 BC).
From approximately 8,000 BC, inhabitants of this part of Archanta became sedentary. More and more humans established themselves in fertile lower valleys of the river Tumulte. Many relics have been discovered in this region especially on the site of Marthrasa.
In 1000 BC, many peoples from across the continent migrated in the current provinces of Domanie and Trinité and that's when the ancient city of Plutras (Plutras map) was founded on the slopes of the Mont Rouge in the present city of Rivador. Sometime later, some tribes from the north of the continent penetrated parts of the current territory of Lorredion, especially in the province of Ponant. This occupation spread to the rest of Lorredion between the 5th and 3rd century BC.
Lorre Period (250 BC-241 AD)
Two thirds of Lorredion current territory are then occupied by a dozen tribes who had their own organization, at this time. In the 3rd century BC, the chief of the tribe of Plutras Lorre, succeeded in unifying all the tribes from Central Ocean to the west to the banks of the river Endurance to the East. In the 2nd century bc, the country of Lorre becomes successful, it will spread into the west of the current Zylanda. But this wealth attracts many lusts and the country is subject to many attacks from foreign tribes. Still, people living in the country of Lorre advantage of all the benefits offered by lorrian civilization. In cities, baths, theaters and arenas grow. The population is happy especially in the capital.
In the 3rd century AD, Plutras is at its peak. But after almost five centuries of prosperity, the country Lorre collapses. In 240, hordes of barbarians landed North by the Province of Ponant and after numerous confrontations, the powerfull army of Lorre will be defeated in April 241 at the decisive battle of Ahropyle.This battle will go down in history as one of the most epic of antiquity. It will be marked by the great resistance of 2,000 Lorrians soldiers face more than 20,000 barbarians. A few days after, the barbarians enter Plutras unopposed. The city was sacked and almost totally destroyed. It's the end of the country of Lorre.
Post Lorre Period (241-1359 AD)
During the following centuries, the ancient country of Lorre falls into chaos. The country is divided and many wars break out between different tribes. After several centuries of alternating war and fragile peace, the tribes of the ancient Nation of Lorre and the semi-nomadic barbarian tribes gradually lived together, allowing the present territory of Lorredion to experience relative peace from the 7th century. These tribal wars caused a significant loss to the tribe population, it is estimated that the current territory of Lorredion was inhabited by fewer than 50,000 inhabitants in the 8th century. We have quite a few historic elements to know more about this pre-colonial period, however we can think that this tribal system will last until the arrival of the first settlers in 1359.
Colonial Period (1396-1661) (talk:Franquese migration)
First colonies (1359-1455)
The first French settlers from the Kingdom of Pretany settled in 1359 at the extremity of the Peninsula Faltaise and founded the colony of Nouvelle-Emporia (now Péroidin). On the Asperian coast, numerous of more or less permanent Franquese colonies succeeded one another. During the 14th century, nearly 50,000 settlers predominantly pretanic, settled in the present province of Ponant in Lorredion, Surricy and in the south Tagarlot. The settlers did not face an important local population in this area, which was virtually unpopulated at that time. However, migrants and indigenous peoples share the land without any conflict, on the contrary, commercial ties are established between the settlers and the tribes and their population is gradually mixing.
From the beginning of the 15th century, a second wave of immigration led by rich franquèse merchant, will be installed on the coast of the Sea of Zylanda. This second wave will be much less peaceful than the previous, the migrants will exploit and plunder the local tribes. Despite some vain attempts by the local tribes to resist, they will be almost decimated and the survivors will be forced into slavery.
War of confederations (1455-1458)
In 1450, the territory of Lorredion was then administered by 2 confederation of merchants: The Asperic Confederation also called the "native" confederation resulting mainly from the first phase of Franquese immigration which is composed of a population majority born on the spot. It is headed by George de Sablet, and extends from the Asperic coast to the river Trinité and has about 200,000 inhabitants
The East Confederation is composed mainly of migrants who arrived during the last 40 years, is led by the powerful merchant Dil Saint-Maur, and extends from the river Trinité" to the present Zyrian border. East Confederation has about 130,000 inhabitants, including nearly 25,000 slaves from local tribes.
In 1455, the leader of the Asperic Confederation, George de Sablet, wishing to conquer the east of Lorredion which has more resources and wealth, and impose its model of non-slavery society attacks East Confederation in Rivador. Taken by surprise, The East Confederation is widely beaten and must retreat further east, 5,000 slaves are released during this battle. George de Sablet was crowned king on 13 June 1455 in Rivador capital of the new independent state of Aspery. During the year 1455 and 1456 asperic troops continued pushing eastward the East Confederation before its advance was stopped in September 1446 during the battle of the Tumulte by the troops of Dil Saint-Maur.
During the year 1457, Dil Saint-Maur succeeded in pushing the Asperic army back towards the west. Feeling that the situation completely escapes him, the Kingdom of Pretany sends during the same year nearly 10,000 soldiers to support the Confederation against Aspery, for restoring order and making this territory a Pretanic colony. On 3 July 1458 the troops of the Confederation and Pretany crushed the army of Aspery during the bloody battle of Lindor at the gates of Rivador. The capital of the Aspery will be taken the following week despite a fierce resistance of the inhabitants of Rivador loyal to George de Sablet. On the 10th of July, the fall of Rivador rings the end of the Aspery. Fleeing to Oromon, George de Sablet will be delivered to the soldiers Pretanic on November 20 by his General Ernest-Jean Legedas, which means the end of the War of confederations. He was imprisoned in the donjon of the Citadel in Rivador until his death in 1460.
Territory of Pretanic Archanta (1458-1661)
On December 20 1458, the Kingdom of Pretany formally founded its new colony called Territory of Pretanic Archanta. The Confederation is dismantled and its leaders and army are integrated into the operation of the new Territory led by the new governor Ernest-Jean Legedas who delivered George de Sablet and close to the King of Pretany. Pretanic Archanta is subdivided into 8 provinces: Ponant, Apreterres, Trinité, Domanie, Haute-Enclave, Costamar, Surricie and Tagarlot and is counted at the time of its foundation 500,000 inhabitants including 20,000 slaves whom Pretanic Archanta did not release during the dismantling of the Confederation. Dil Saint-Maur is dismissed from the governance of Pretanic Archanta, by the Pretanic crown who finds him too bellicose to direct their new colony.
Following his sidelining, Dil Saint-Maur felt betrayed by the Kingdom of Pretany that he had helped to regain control of the territory of Pretanic Archanta, launched a revolt during the month of May 1459: Revolt of the Confederates. During this terrible month, riots and clashes took place in the streets of the capital Rivador, the power in place just rejected the rebels. Nearly 5,000 people were killed, including Dil Saint-Maur, which marked the end of the Revolt of the Confederates.
After the founding of the territory of Pretanic Archanta, the Kingdom of Pretany undertook a massive immigration policy in order to reinforce its power in its new colony. In fact from 1460 to 1500 there were nearly 200,000 new arrivals from Pretany who settled in Pretanic Archanta. The successive governors of Pretanic Archanta took radical measures to avoid any new revolts, and every beginning of protest was repressed very violently and a reign of terror settles gradually.
During the 16th century, the policy of terror led by the Pretanic Archanta government greatly enriched rich merchants, while the great majority of the population became increasingly poor in the service of the merchants. At the end of the 16th century, the population of Pretanic Archanta is estimated at 2,000,000 inhabitants: about 150,000 rich (merchants, landowners and lords), 350,000 slaves, and 1,500,000 other inhabitants work for a small heavily taxed wage and live very poor. During this period of great poverty many inhabitants left Pretanic Archanta for Zylanda or the northern Ardisphere.
Company Crisis (1640-1652)
During the first part of the 17th century, some merchant company became almost as powerful as the governor of Pretanic Archanta, like the Overseas-Company, and soon challenged its authority by asking for even more privilege. In 1640, a dispute between the governement of Pretanic Archanta and the Overseas-Compagny led to a takeover of the Aelanas counter, then under the Company control, by the Pretanic Archanta's navy. The capture of Aelanas took place without violence because the Company's boats retreated without resistance, knowing that they would not have the upper hand on Pretanic Archanta's navy very well armed. Instead of fighting with conventional weapons, the Company will fight Pretanic Archanta's governor Lans de Villador with its most powerful weapon: its financial power.
With an unlimited speculation, the Compagny led by the wealthy navigator Albort Saintoque, will succeed in artificially increasing the prices of raw materials indispensable to the survival of Pretanic Archanta. New trade agreements are then signed between the Company and others countries in Archanta to erase the financial losses due to the conflict against the Pretanic Archanta government. In 1645, Albort Saintoque sent the young Gerald Bretigny, one of the Company's best lieutenants, in Elegantia to negotiate very close trade agreements with Zylanda, which would then become his main trading partner.
In 1652, Pretanic Archanta faced countless revolts due to famine and the incredible poverty that settled on its territory because of the conflict with the Company, Lans de Villador was obliged to negotiate agreements with Albort Saintoque so that the crisis ceases as soon as possible. Pretanic Archanta cedes to the Company the sovereignty of the territory of Aelanas (cause of the crisis), but also the monopoly on the maritime and terrestrial trade in all the territory of Pretanic Archanta, and it also absorbs all the company of merchants for only formed one named the Asperic Company. The political and financial power of the Asperic Company is now very important.
Independance War (1657-1661)
In 1655, the Asperic Company will play a very important role in the takeover of power in Zylanda by Gerald Bretigny, financing a large party of its mercenary army. The Company negotiates in return for its aid trade agreements even more favorable in Zylanda. Worried by the demonstration of strength of the Company in Zylanda, the Kingdom of Pretany replaces in 1957 the governor Lans de Villador by Danne Chantocq to the head of Pretanic Archanta. Upon his accession to power, Danne Chantocq broke the monopoly agreements concluded 5 years earlier. Furious, Albort Saintoque will again lead a financial war to Pretanic Archanta. It is supported by part of the Army, which finds that the current administration has become weak, and by a large part of the population that the company has made it less poor by offering them better paying jobs than before. But Danne Chantocq did not allow himself to be attacked, on January 2 1658 he attacked the port of the Trinité at Rivador, the headquarters of the Asperic Company, but Albort Saintoque, supported by part of Pretanic Archanta's army, would repulse the loyalist troops.
Soon joined by many partisans hostile to the power in place Albort Saintoque is now at the head of a new independence movement whose goal is to drive the administration of Pretany out of the territory. The independentist besieged Rivador on 25 April 1658 for nearly 6 months and ended with the flight of Governor Danne Chantocq to the Apreterres. Beginning 1659, all of Pretanic Archanta's South is freed from the yoke of Pretany Kingdom. But Danne Chantocq, who had resisted so far, went against attack in the spring of 1659, supported by nearly 40,000 soldiers of Pretany who came to reinforce the loyalist army. September 8 after the battle of Vissante lost by the independentists, the loyalist troops arriving at the gates of Rivador stopped by Albort Saintoque and by a contingent of Zylanda come helped the Independant troops. The turn of this war will take place in February 1660 during the second battle of Vissante where the 45,000 loyalist and Pretanic soldiers will be put to flight by the 60,000 independentist and soldiers of Zylanda after a week of fierce fighting. The loyalist army will again be defeated at Ilune in March and at Oyrick in June. Danne Chantocq was taken prisoner on June 24. After an abortive attempt to disembark a Pretanic army in Ponant which was soon rejected, the Kingdom of Pretany signed with the Independentist the end of the war on January 8, 1661.
Albort Saintoque is crowned king of the country Lorredion, March 5, 1661 in Rivador. It is named like that in homage to Lorre first man to have gathered the peoples of this territory in the same independent country. The Asperic Compagny is nationalized. The young state of Lorredion loses the Province of Haute-Enclave to the benefit of Zylanda who claimed his due after the end of the war. Albort Saintoque accepted reluctantly because he could not afford a new conflict with his former ally Gerald Bretigny. Danne Chantocq and the other prisoners of Pretanic army will be expelled from Lorredion in 1662.
Birth of Lorredian Kingdom
To ride on Lorredian Motorways, vehicles must have a sticker. The price for one year for cars is 50LL, 40LL for bikes, and 200LL for trucks and buses. The maximum speed is 130 km/h.
- A1 "La Zylandienne"
- A2 "Autoroute de la Vallée d'Enclave"
- A1 junction 0km
- Tunnel d'Austrie / Králiñen border 267km (2h20)
- A3 "La Méridienne"
- A4 "Autoroute du Ponant"
- A1 junction 0km
- A4b junction 54km (0h27')
- Péroidin 106km (0h53')
- A4b "La Jalloise"
- A4 junction 0km
- Viaduc de l'Ialk / Surricy border 6km (0h03')
- "La Rocade" : Is the ring motorway of the city of Rivador, it has a length of 41km and the speed is limited to 100 km/h.
Border motorway infrastructure
- Viaduc de l'Ialk: It's a 3500m bridge over the estuary of Jallo between countries of Surricy and Lorredion.
- Tunnel d'Austrie: It's a 4800m tunnel between countries of Lorredion and Králiñen.