|Federal Republic of Lutecia|
République Fédérale de Lutécie
"Libre comme des oiseaux, dur comme la terre"
Free like the birds, hard as the earth
La Terre Retrouvée
|Largest city||Port Asperia|
|• Regional languages||Native Astrasian, Dutch equivalent.|
|84% Ulethian, 8% Hamiscoux, 4% Balthuk, 2% Orsorgee, 1% Arikonya, 1% Other|
|Government||Federal parliamentary constitutional republic|
|• Premier Ministre||Francisca Corres|
|• Deuxième Ministre||Lemmeon Rovane|
|• Upper house||Sénat|
|• Lower house||Chambres du Peuple|
|• Total||93379.90 km2|
36054.18 sq mi
|• Water (%)||2|
|• Estimate (2019)||9,800,000|
|Currency||Ambré (Æ) (AMB)|
Lutecia or the Federal Republic of Lutecia (Franquese: "République fédérale de Lutécie") is a federal constitutional republic located at the westernmost point of Astrasia. It is a Franquese-speaking country. The Head of State of Lutecia is the Premier Ministre (prime minister), who is head of the federal government. The country is a federative republic of 12 states (provinces), each with their own seperate state governments and policies.
Lutecia borders AR043 to the north and the Native Asperian Federation and Ambrosia to the east. The capital is Aparderien, a planned city, following closely behind Port Aspérie in terms of population.
Lutecia is an active member of the Assembly of Nations, the SWAEA, and is a founding member of the UEAL. The country has significant economic and cultural ties to neighbouring country Ambrosia. It serves as an international trade supplier and is a major producer of wine, grapes, raisins, cheese, timber, meat and fruit. More advanced industries are emerging in the country and the government is investing in manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications sectors. In 2022, Lutecia was noted for producing xxxx kilograms of Mayon cheese.
The first Franquese settlers traveling to the new colony named it in honour of their captain, Hebert Lut, who commanded the lead vessel Alarme and founded the city of Port Aspérie, the first permanent settlement in Lutecia. The settlers proclaimed the land, "Lutécie", which is anglicised to Lutecia.
Main Article: History of Lutecia
Lutecia is thought to have been first inhabited by the East Hamiscoux and Balthuks peoples. These people mainly settled in what is now modern-day Ambrosia as the mountain range separating the two lands was quite difficult to cross. These peoples established permanent settlements and tribal regions that stretched across the central Lutecian plains. South coastal territories were mainly occupied by the Orsorgee peoples, who lived a predominantly fishing lifestyle. The Arikonya people lived north of the Oyontceault range and occupied large parts of Saligouie and Nord-Asperie. The Fariso people were the main ethnic group present in Mersa-Eloisie and developed a significantly different culture to the rest of the Lutecian indigenous groups.
Archaeological excavations and oral history have allowed historians to establish a rough estimate of Native Archantan presence in Franquese Asperia, and Astrasia to a greater extent.
Franquese Colonisation (1600s-1780s)
The Asperian Colonial Fleet ("Flotte coloniale asperienne") was established by the Franquese Crown to send the first explorers and colonists to the then-unknown Asperian region of Astrasia. Ingerish and Castellanese efforts to establish a presence in Astrasia drew the Franquese government to fund their own effort and form a colonial fleet with the purpose of planting Franquese control in the region. The leader of the fleet was chosen to be Herbert Lut, born to an wealthy family, he was a seasoned sailor and an experienced diplomat (important for making first contact with Native Astrasian tribes).
Alongside Captain Herbert Lut in the "Flotte coloniale asperienne" was Lieutenant Martin Cregot, a talented surveyor and proven explorer. The Franquese government had chosen him to serve as second-in-command of the mission due to his knowledge of oceanography and cartographical skills. A passage in Cregot's 16XX diary (one of many he kept during the fleet's journey) described the sighting of what is now known as the Great Western Astrasian Cape, and the first sighting of the future Lutecian territory.
"Having sailed from Saint-Andre nearly a year to this date, one can imagine our relief at the sight of a piercing headland with rising, lofty ranges behind it. My crew aboard the Entrecasteaux certainly shared my rejoice. The fleet set our first anchor in the shallow shores of this New Asperia near a smaller cape I named Cape Duvauchelle, after our ship's botanist, Bryant Duvuachelle. Herbert signalled my presence aboard the Alarme once we had secured our position. Our meeting was mainly to discuss our plans and to make the most of our time here. The main objective of the Entrecasteaux as a survey vessel of the Franquese Crown was to lay out the navigability and suitability of this fine coast for safe harbours. We had passed some smaller islands to the west and left some men to establish a small settlement upon them before we returned to pick them up. It was decided that Herbert and the Alarme would return west, pick up the men, and then proceed towards the east of the coastline to conduct surveying. For the Entrecasteaux and I, we would instead head due north and map the unknown coastline that awaited us. After a month or so, we would turn and eventually reconvene at some point along the coast. What great adventure awaits for ourselves." - Signed M. Cregot, aboard the Entrecasteaux in the year of our lord, 16XX
From this point, it is widely known in Lutecia of the two separate journeys taken by Lut and Cregot. Herbet Lut sailed south-east and eventually made safe harbour in Port Aspérie , having mapped a carved and plentiful coast from Cap Duvauchelle onwards. From ship records, historians have confirmed that Lut made the first landfall onto the continent at Port Aspérie before Cregot.
Cregot’s journey took him and the Entrecasteaux north towards islands, head-landed coast, and many large river mouths. Cregot’s trek up the Cregot River in Saligouie secured him fame as an early Asperian explorer, and obviously earning the river’s namesake. The reconveyance point remained at Port Aspérie, now the first permanent settlement in then-New Asperia, where Lut and Cregot met since they departed each other almost two months beforehand.
|Geography of Lutecia (Lutécie)|
|Region||Astrasia / Asperia|
|• Total||TBD km2 |
TBD sq mi
|• Water (%)||TBD|
|Major rivers||Longue, Verte, Cregot, Eloisie, La Ruais, Selv, Deveraux, Andone|
Main Article: Geography of Lutecia
Lutecia sits on the western "horn" of the Astrasian subcontinent, and extends almost 600 kilometres along the coast from either side of the horn. It consists of mainland Lutecia and almost 100 smaller islands. Lutecia is roughly square shaped, but consists of two smaller jutoffs in the form of Cregotie and Nord-Asperie. With its number of offshore islands, Lutecia has a relatively large EEZ given its land area and accordingly, the country enjoys both extensive land and maritime resources.
Lutecia experiences a predominantly temperate maritime climate, with mean temperatures nation-wide ranging from 10 °C in the south to 20 °C in the northwest. The country's topography and oceanic currents create many variations in climate in different parts of the country. Sousvaliers and Nord-Asperie expereince a minor rainshadow from being north of the Cavaliers Range, creating a slightly drier climate. Coastal provinces gain a much gentler and wetter climate from oceanic currents and sea breezes. Provinces situated in the centre of the country, such as Mayon and Lemaigre, have a more variated and drier climate than nearby coastal areas. Mersa Eloisie is one of the wettest parts of the country, especially near La Providence in the south-west.
|Flag||Name||Capital||Largest city||Population||Area (km²)||Population density (per km²)|
|Zone Capitale-Nationale||Aparderien||Aparderien||c. 1,800,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Saligouie||Nouvelle-Solain||Nouvelle-Solain||c. 1,200,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Ouvrardie||Merbord||Baudelaire||c. 600,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Dutertre||Port Aspérie||Port Aspérie||c.1.650,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Sousvaliers||Toussaint||Toussaint||c. 300,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Ouest-Hamiscoux||Andelli||Valfour||c. 120,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Lemaigre||Carrate||Sainct-Odheur||c. 890,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Deveraux||Port d'Espoir||Port d'Espoir||c. 1,200,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Mayon||Hosea||Hosea||c. 3,000,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Cregotie||Andonville||Andonville||c. 500,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Mersa-Eloisie||Entrecasteaux||Entrecasteaux||c. 600,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
|Nord-Asperie||Sainct-Guadiereaux||Sainct-Guadiereaux||c. 250,000||XXkm²||XX per km²|
Main Article: Government of Lutecia
Main Article: Demographics of Lutecia
Franquese is the official language used everywhere throughout the country.
Compared to neighbouring Ambrosia, Lutecia does not have as strong of a presence of other languages and cultural groups. However, Lentian is spoken minorly in eastern Ouest-Hamiscoux and eastern Mayon. Native Astrasian languages and dialects are still used in indigenous tribes and reservations. Some provinces encourage a course of basic Native Astrasian language for school children.