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The Duchy

From the iron will of crafters, builders, traders, merchants, and workers of the Kingdom of Vornair emerged a Duchy unlike any other in Elyria. The tycoon guild Helgrim Enterprises, built from the sweat and soul of citizens and nobles alike, placed its roots in the Duchy of Aechena as the first and only trading company-founded Duchy. From a team of loyal, committed leaders came a strong community focused on business and trade.

(The following is written by Kntry von Haunt)

"Many journals and transcripts speak of their origin. Each more fantastical than the next. Pages filled with flowing script talking of wondrous journey and vast trade. Of wagon trains a mile long, all carrying the finest goods hands could craft and money could buy. It all starts with two families. Two rival families in the land of Vornair. One sought honor through battle of both steel and wits, the other sought order through speech and politics.

"Hail House Hart. A family rich with pride, initiative, and leadership. This family has birthed many heirs who have gone on to rule kingdoms, legislate laws, and breed the fastest of horses and strongest of oxen. A single Hartland creature is a sign of great wealth in most of Elyria.

"Salute Stonehammer. The Stonehammer family is a strong and proud family of warriors and tacticians. All is crushed before Stonehammer’s might. Great halls throughout their land were constructed from the bones of the earth in their honor. Where warriors could gather and sing of their many victories over their enemies.

"Eventually, the two families grew larger and covered vast amounts of land, no longer able to expand without creating war and strife between the two, they intermarried the families to share the land and further expand their own visions of growth. The Harts rule over the law, and govern their people, whereas the Stonehammers rule over the fields of battle and the expansion of land. Together they combined their land and formed the Duchy of Aechena, birthplace of Helgrim Enterprises, home of Hartstone, the bastion of Balance and Liberty."

Our symbol, the coin of night and day, represents our focus on the balancing systems of commerce. Twelve rays represent each voting count of the Council of Counts, a governing team of the highest standards. The name Aechena (ah-KEE-nuh) derives from the Greek Goddess Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, War, and Commerce, whose symbol is an owl.

The Goals

[RESERVED - Focus, Values, and Tribe/Biome]

The Government

  • Duchess

  • Lord Commander

  • The Council of Counts / The Council of Citizens

  • Barons/Mayors

  • Citizens

The Council of Citizens Positions

These administrative positions answer directly to the Duchess and help ensure smooth day-to-day operations within the Duchy. Any qualified citizen can apply, regardless of nobility, by contacting Duchess Rheika directly in Discord.

  • Lord Commander (Military General)- Alaric (Zero) Stonehammer

  • Chief of Staff (Organizer, manager of administrative tasks)- [Open]

  • Chancellors (Representatives of the Duchess on the Duchy of the Round )- Zero - [Open]

  • Master of Economics (Economics expert and specialist)- [Open]

  • Master of Law (Justice system authority) - [Open]

  • High Senator (Citizen-voted representative) - [Open]

  • Master of Academy (Education leader) - [Open]

  • High Oracle (Religious and faith leader) - [Open]

  • High Treasurer (Accountant and Currency Manager)- [Open]

  • High Chronicler (Lead Lore and RP Writer)- Kntry von Haunt

The Duchess

Rheika Hart

My promise to my citizens and nobility: I will do my absolute best to provide you with the best gaming experience possible as a thoughtful, fair, and determined leader. I personally take responsibility for your gameplay and community quality within my lands. You should be able to pursue your own goals and play the way you want to, within reason, without discrimination, harassment, or being stifled by the political games of authorities.

My promise to my home kingdom of Vornair: I will serve as a leader for this community, doing my part to make the CoE gaming experience positive for all in the kingdom. I will prioritize teamwork and coordination with other leaders of the kingdom before personal goals in the spirit of the community as a whole, remaining "kingdom-first." Our end-goal and key role in the kingdom is to connect all the duchies of Vornair through trade.

The Counties

The Council of Counts represent the finest aristocracy of the duchy. Each involved noble serves as not only a leader of their respective counties, but also leaders in the duchy, forming a voting council along with the Duchess, Lord Commander, and Council of Citizens to manage the duchy government.

Our duchy will put a high value on high quality counts, who will go through an interview process with the Duchess before being accepted as a count with a vote on the duchy government council. Approved counties on the council will be CAPPED at 12 (out of 24 total in a duchy) to allow ample room for counties to select favorable land and to expand territory during KoE. A max of 18 counties MAY be considered in total, though not all may be on the voting council or are able to be locked-in.

  • Duchy-first mentality. Teamwork over personal goals.

  • Mature, responsible, and logical.

  • Self-sufficient in managing your own county. No micro-management or hand-holding needed.

  • Verified count package.

  • Experience in leadership and willingness to improve.

  • Has a plan for recruiting members and ensuring success for the county and duchy.

  • Be actively involved in the duchy and development before and after launch.

  • Respect other counts as a team and work together with honesty.

Hartland, led by Rheika Hart

Securitas, led by Alaric (Zero) Stonehammer

Oakenvale, led by Viktor Galliand

Diar, led by Aeritz Drednir

Equestria, led by Flog

(6/12 Reserved County Slots Available)

(4/6 Standby County Slots Available)

The Guild

[RESERVED - Helgrim Enterprises info, Guild vs. Government Separation]

The Allies

[RESERVED - Link and banners to allies and associates]

The Links

[RESERVED - Videos, important links]

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