By Caliph Tariq al Hejaz
The Origin Myth of the Neswetej-Per-Aten
On September sixth, 130 AD (by western reckoning), A group of Ketek religious pilgrims left their homeland to find a prophesized 'House of Aten' or 'Per-Aten'. On January second 131AD (again by western reckoning) the Ketek pilgrims founded a settlement near the delta of the H'pi river which these pilgrims named Akhetaten or 'The Horizon of Aten', in their language. Based on a combination of their prior customs, and the revelations of their leader who at this time assumed the title and regal name Neswet-Bejtew Akhenaten Sa-Aten, then began to structure their new society. At this time the Ma'at, or the Order was established, creating the modern Caste system with the Neswet-Bejtew as the leader, with his Djat, and Hem-Natjer-Tepi forming the trimvurial Heads of Government/State/Judicary. the next layer of organization is the Per-A or Great House, which at this time was made up of the Per-Nesu, and Per-Aten (House of Royals, and House of Aten), next was the Seshej Ma'at, or the Scribes of Order, who at this time formed the bureaucratic structure of their burgeoning kingdom. The next highest caste is the Mesha (soldier) caste fallowed by the Hemew (servant/worker) caste. The final caste was is composed of the unbelievers, foreign and domestic. who are merely identified by their ethnic name.
The Current State Apparatus of the Neswetej-Per-Aten
The Kingdom of Aten is ruled by King Akhenaten XXVII Sa-Aten, and his Djat: Wehemmesu. The current head of the Hem-Natjer-Tepi-Aten is Imenemhat who leads the high-priesthood of Aten in it's role as the judiciary. At this time the Per'A has become a pseudo-parliament formed of the delegations from Per-Nesu, Per-Sesh, Per-Mesha, and Per-Hemew. The four castes each have an internal power structure within their own houses, and forming asymmetric federalism with sub-national divisions based on castes rater than geographic location. In the modern era the Seshej Ma'at is most citizens only interaction with their national and sub-national governments, each of the four citizen castes having their own dedicated Sesh Department. The most unique being the Seshej Sesh, which form the overarching diplomatic, and business apparatus, and is divided among the Seshej Remet, or the Domestic economic bueroratic structure, and the other Seshej Amew/Fenkhu/Nehesej/Nebwet/Temeh, each representing the foreign diplomacy and business relationships with a different ethnic group of faithless peoples. It is worth noting that while most faithful are expected to have some ability to read, each Caste is only allowed to write in certain scripts, Heiroglyphic for the Nesu caste, and higher ranking Sesh caste members, Hieratic for the higher rank Mesha caste and lower ranking Sesh caste members, and finally Demotic for the lower ranking Mesha, and Hemew overseers. The majority Hemew and Faithless are not permitted to use Heiroglyph derived scripts, and use a so-called "Ateno-Iverican" script, which is a domestic variant of the more globally common Europan script. The Mesha caste has been divided into two distinct sub-castes, the Mesha (Army) and Nefu (Navy) which, after periods of stiff resistance have started to modernize once more. (A more detailed description of the Military structure and history of tradationalisim will follow soon in a separate article). The rest of the Faithful are known as Hemew, or "those who work", and the faithless do not receive a title and are thus only identified by their ethnic name. However, some non-Ketek Faithful have higher Caste positions in which case their Origin is noted in addition to their caste, as an example an Iverican Sesh caste member, would be a Fenkhu-Sesh. A still smaller, but ever growing number of Faithless foreigners have been given limited higher caste rights, in which case the are identified by adding the negative suffix of -ef to their Ethnic identifier, for example if that Iverican Scribe was Faithless, they would be Kenkhewef-Sesh. A selection of Ethinic identifiers follow, in order of legal precedent: Remet (Non-Atenist Ketek), Fenkhu (Iveric), Amew (Altarian, Colesian, or Wutic), Nebwet (Vostauc), Nehesej (Mesothalasan, Nari, or, Chenxas), and Temeh (Semitic, or Sayfi).
[Stats (28mil pop, 18.5k gdp pc, 250k km²)]
Primary goals of King Akhenaten XXVIII Sa-Aten, the Djat, and most of the Nesu Caste:
Continue Modernization of the Army and the Navy Allow more royal direct rulership rather than proxy rulership through the Hem-Natjer, and Sesh Ma'at Begin to reassert the Per-Aten's historical local Hegemony
By Andalusia Francien
11th Century Crusade of Reconquesta proven to be a disaster and blessing, so convoluted it is and the end result change the history as we know it. when the coalition of Northern kingdoms and Frankish Empire pounch upon Andalusia, the combined might proven too strong for the Royal Army of the South. When Qurtuba fallen to the Astur King Alfonso the Ruthless, he march boldly toward the Ummayyad Royal residence. the death of the Sultan and with no male heir mean the end for Iberian Dream for the sultanate. But Fate is a cruel and twisted mistress, as King Alfonso arrive to the residence, he was greeted with the only and first Daughter of the Ummayyad. Alliyah Ummayyad was a graceful woman and her beauty captive the king attention. he is fallen over the heel so deep that he some legend even said that the king true intention in the crusade is to take the daughter for his own. But what true and history know as fact is, for the next 3 days the king and the future queen entangled in complex negotiation and treaty. What is known is will be revealed in a month after that, culminated in the Treachery of Balansiyah.
The Franksih Emperor and his heir, are very happy and let their guard down. after all the elected kingdom of Northern Andalusia is of their blood, even muddy and thin is it. Alfonso was planned by the Frankish Emperor as his puppet, with him planning to split the land to avoid his brother and son fighting each other for the throne of Francien. But Alfonso is a shrewd man and he already know this, he know how to gain legitimacy toward the people of Andalusia and secure of his control on Iberia and gain his dream girl at the same time. so he set up ambush on the Frankish Royal, near the city of Balansiyah. With this he will appease the anger of the Andalusian warrior and ghazi and to prove his conversion, to let him marry Alliyah. The pivot moment happen in the morning, as the convoy of the frankish royal are attacked by the Andalusian Army. As he try to escape back to the city, the Asturian Army close the city gates. The Frankish Emperor cursed Alfonso as a ghazi stab into the emperor heart, ending his life. The emperor son, heir to the frankish throne died because of the wound given to him as he flee the massacre. his body later, found near the river across the city but Alfonso let the remnant to bring back their deceased royal body.
Thus Alfonso establish a new dynasty of union between the Northern and Southern Kingdoms of Iberia, declaring him as rightful elected king and sultan. Alfonso then known as the unifier of 2 realms, while the northern kingdoms are surprised with Alfonso conversion, they do not resist as most opposition already dealth with before the his election and many on the northern follow conversion with him. from that day onward the Iberiad Dynasty established and lead the new empire. but Alfonso ambition does not stop at that as he covet the Throne of Francien and knowing his blood he have the right and legality to claim for that.
The following 100 years are full of bloody conflict as Alfonso try to conquer Francien. Francien itself is in shaky situation, as the only line of the Frankish dynasty lie unto the brother of the dead emperor which is well known as cruel and inept noble. this lead to many vassal rebelling toward Francien, most notably the Normans and Bretton. The first throne war happen in the southern Francien, with many casualities in both side but ultimately the southern Francien now fall under Alfonso. The Bretton, afraid to both normans and Francien call for vassalization to Alfonso as long they able to retain independent government and right to determination. Alfonso agree as long they let the Imam to preach in their land. Thus the Bretton become the first Vassal of the Iberian.
The second Wars happen and lead by the 3 son of Alfonso, which is Umar De Iberiad, Leon De Iberiad, and Ferdinand De Iberiad. the first Prince Umar lead the continuation war from the south but he is failed to achieve any gain from it, but due to the southern invasion the normans are subjugated. as the first prince attack from the south, the second and third princes prepare and invasion from Bretton. with the second aim to subjugate the Normans and the third attacking Francien from the west. the result of the war of the 3 princes lead normans subjugated but francien stabilized under the council of noble who coup the previous ruler.
The fully unification of the 2 crown end after 20 years of the dead of Alfonso, lead by the descendant of the second prince who rose into the throne due to his success. The son of Leon De Iberiad named after his brother who protect him from the third prince treachery, Umar II the Faithfull. The war of the young king lead to capture of Pariah and enthronement of Umar as the sole king of the dual monarchy.
The following century then similar with other nation in Eurth. As Iberia-Francien Rose as Colonizer in several region and participated in several conflict around the wurld. the most notably event happening mostly on the dual monarchy ability to survive the wave of nationalism and regionalism. At the end of the 19th century, The dual monarchy have become constitutional monarchy. Due to long integration between each culture group, they are still united but their ground are shaky. in the north the reminiscent of Frank still strong ever since the Revolution in the 18th and 19th century. while the south, wishes for more freedom and a return of southern kingdom hegemony. the integrated domain of Bretton and Normans too full of many conspiracies and trouble, as both wishes to seccede from the nation.
But the newly rose king of Iberiad shown better promise as he proven shrewd and smart, where some even call that he is the reincarnation of Alfonso the first. As a new dawn happen in the century, Andalusia-Francien goal is remain the same. it is to secure stability of the nation, to protect the people from irrational in the north and the authoratorian in the south, to be the wall againts the red and blue from outside it nation, and to reclaim the lost glory due to the Chaos on the Colony in 18th Century.
The Imperial Federation of Novanar (Novan: Keeserlech Federatioun vun Novanischland) is a federal parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy covering an area of 243,139 square kilometers (93,877 sq mi), with a population of over 28 million within its borders. The country is officially divided into seven constituent states. Its capital and largest city is Auhagen, and its financial center is Obermünzenstein; the largest urban area is the Ourasia metropolitan area.
(WIP) The land that makes up modern-day Novanar, called Novanischland by its citizens, was originally inhabited by Native tribes of the A (coastal), B (river), C (highland) cultures. Shortly following the onset of the Salvian conquests of the 15th century, an outbreak of several diseases occurred among the people of all three cultures, decimating many tribes. This, however, strengthened them against said diseases, preparing them for the arrival of Lysian nobility and Dolchlander settlers in Novanar in the late 16th century. Several wars broke out between the foreign settlers and the A and B cultures, resulting in the destruction of the A culture and the permanent weakening of the B culture. Then, the horse tribes attacked in the mid-17th century, indiscriminately turning settlements of all cultures into piles of skulls. Seeing the dire state of the settlers and other tribes, the Kingdom of WIP of the C culture gathered people of all sides together and suggested an alliance. Although initially met with skepticism, all sides eventually agreed that they had to work together to defeat their common enemy. With the introduction of gunpowder to the New Wurld and the use of superior strategy, the Alliance drove back the horse tribes again and again until they never dared to attack again. Even though the members of the Alliance had gained a mutual sense of respect for each other, human nature is a fickle thing, and they soon devolved back into in-fighting that lasted until the beginning of the Eustacian Wars in the early 19th century.
Disjointed and caught off guard, the various nation of Novanar fell quickly to Eustace’s armies, and the region came under foreign occupation. A massive surge in nationalism triggered an uprising at the war’s mid-point and the Novanisch Confederation was formed out of the chaos. Together with its new allies, Novanar liberated itself.
Novanar remained a confederation up until the 1872 Congress of Auhagen, out of which came the Imperial Federation of Novanar. The house chosen to lead this new nation was House Sieglinde, a powerful and influential noble clan. ( Haven’t really thought through the next part of my history yet. )
Now, the specter of war looms on the Imperial Federation’s southern border as long-dormant enemies rise to break the peace. Will war engulf the nation? Will Novanar be shocked into action? Just what will wake the Titan in the Night?