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Jaedaxia

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City street in Jaedaxia
The capital city of the Republic of Northumbria.

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[top]Description

The southern quarter of Jaedaxia is the wealthiest, most prestigious, and most renowned part of the city. The Protectorat has a near-stranglehold over the district, and crime is virtually non-existent in Le Quartier du Sud. Merchant's Row is the commercial center of Jaedaxia, an arching street that wends its way through the northern section of the city. Eastern Jaedaxia consists of the Défiance arrondissement. It is the older and slightly poorer section of town, also housing the Eastern Harbour, which, unlike the Western Docks, has the same gritty qualities of a district servicing sailors and fishermen.

[top]History

In earlier eras, the Imperial Senate innovated a largely political move designed to expand the Empire's borders, for Emperor Constantine had stopped expanding and conquering in the midst of his melancholy. The fledgling kingdom of Eutopia-Carmelide along the empire's northern border was under attack by pirates along the sea. The young, recently crowned Queen Jaedah requested assistance from the Aelyrian Empire and thus opened the road for involvement by the Imperial Guard in the region.

Jaedah was betrothed to Emperor Constantine, and she ascended as a High Queen. A new city was ordered to be built in the northernmost part of her kingdom, it was named Jaedaxia in honour of her. Though Emperor Constantine’s name was on the document ordering its construction and naming as a wedding gift to his new bride, it was not him who issued the order. However, as a foreigner, she gained no respect among the Imperial Court and the Imperium largely refused to carry out her orders. The Imperium quickly began to realize Senator Kolvek's game and began to assert itself in the succession process.

Just as the Imperial Court began proceedings to remove Jaedah, the High Queen was minorly insulted at Archprelate Maximilian's declamation that she had to be 'purified' before she could join the Aelyrian Faith, and ordered his banishment. Troops refused to follow her orders, and instead, executed her within the Imperial Palace at the Emperor's orders.
Further Reading: History of Jaedaxia, Historia

[top]Culture

Jaedaxians put more importance on status and caste than most other cities in Aelyria. Aristocrats are revered, feared, and privileged, even if the Alyssan Civitate has stripped them of their politcal powers. Up until its secession, Jaedaxians had rather high standards of living. With the economy in ruins, this is going to be tough to regain, but that, at least, was how things were, so even the plebians in Jaedaxian society had the money to indulge in an affinity for the arts. Hopefully this would not cease, but instead there would be more emphasis put on cheaper entertainment. These people really love the arts, which is why it has so many artists, and why the best of them achieve social status nearly equal to nobles.

Jaedaxia’s culture was not always what it is now. Imperialists originally founded it and they did not indulge themselves to the degree most people know Jaedaxians to do now. The major change in Jaedaxian culture was created by a relatively large Charismean migration to Jaedaxia. These people’s presence has most certainly left their mark on the city.

[top]Local Goverment

Although often independent of the mechanisms of the crown itself, Jaedaxia's government follows the same structure as the Imperial government employed throughout the empire with a thane at the head of a city council.
Further Reading: A Primer to Aelyrian Politics, Current Office Holders

[top]Statistics

  • Population: 80,000
  • Culture: Humans, Elves
  • Trade: Whale, Sea, Fish Products; Potatoes; Textiles; Livestock
  • Landmarks: Castle Mavloix, Wall of Weeping, Cathedral of Carmelya, Socrates de Ambergois University

[top]Credit

Indefinite, Heartbreaker, Crimson, Wynd


Contributors: Moss Oktra'rek, Crimson, Nimh
Created by Nimh, July 14, 2015 at 06:48 AM
Last edited by Moss Oktra'rek, November 28, 2017 at 10:24 PM
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