The Irenni League
"Nobility, honor, civility, virtue and art - these
things were born in the hands and hearts of the Irenni."
- Zevrin Essair, Rukemian Imperial Historian.
A Pre-Sundering Nation - Now Extinct
|Ruler||Various. King Cyri en Delhara IV held the throne at the time of the Sundering.|
|Languages||Irenni 80%, Traxx 10%, Thullian 10%|
|Capital City||Se'auri (Population: 249,000)|
|Year Founded||151 Before Thull|
|Year Expired||712 Common Year|
|Natural Resources and Manufactured Goods||Wheat, apples, onions, art, quarried stone, lumber, sheep,|
|Technology Level||Middle Ages|
|Other Religions||Miscellaneous other cults.|
|Climate||Temperate to subtropical|
|Terrain||Coastal Forest and Mountains|
The Irenni League was an idyllic society of philosopher kings, court magicians, wise priests, skilled healers, artisans, craftsmen, bards and chivalrous knights. It was a realm of culture, civility and tolerance which held sway throughout the north. This has been passed down through the ages to modern civilization and can be seen in the Arkalian chivalry, Corvenian magic, Vogue art and Normidian resolve. (The militant state of Vorrik is a cultural transplant from the southern Thullian Empire).
Following the religious and political turmoil which resulted from the collapse of the Myratz Empire, the Irenni League formed in north central Ithria from merchants, travelers and craftsmen who believed in the value of their own hard labor rather than unseen deities. A few nobles from the empire who had escaped with their lives established small cities and these banded together to form a loose association starting in 151 BT.The Irenni League formed in northern Ithria.
Between 150 BT and the fourth century, the Irenni League swelled in size and strength, absorbing and allying itself with the hundreds of tiny towns and villages across northern Ithria. The Irenni League reached its peak in the fourth century shortly before the Focusing began.
After the Sundering, the Irenni League fought in the Great War against the Traxx Legion and the Thullian Empire until its final defeat.
|5 CY||Irenni League declares war against the Empire|
|43 CY||Irenni mining settlement of Mord relocates to a large series of caves to escape brutal imperial attacks.|
Irenni League develops the morphians.
Stiffening epidemic in some eastern Irenni towns.
Irenni forest communities band together in the Grand Wood for protection.
Irenni League begins siege of the Citadel.
Irenni siege captures the Citadel.
Ogres and orcs descend from the mountains and capture the Citadel from the Irenni League.
Irenni League loses a major battle to the orcs at the Battle of Seven Hills.
Irenni League capital is razed by bands of ogres and orcs. the League breaks up into many smaller groups.
Irenni was a classic monarchy ruled by a line of philosopher kings who were aided numerous councilors and sages. It was an idyllic society ruled by wisdom and tempered by honor. Literature from this age speaks of public assemblies, volunteer work groups and cities that were virtually free from crime and poverty.
Very lenient laws and system of courts ruled by sages and wizards who used magic to determine the truth. Punishment usually consisted of fines, community service and re-education.
Despite a soft culture, the Irenni league had a formidable military structure consisting of a small fleet, several thousand common footmen and archers. However, the first arm of the military was the knights - a large group of some 2,000 heavily armored mounted cavaliers.
The economy of the Irenni League was strong and varied with arts and crafts from across its realms.
History portrays the Irenni as a somewhat soft-hearted people more interested in the art of magic than its power, more interested in matters of culture, art and faith than territorial expansion or political power.
|Ithoden||14,500||Ruled by Baron Kair.|
|Strathon||12,300||Closest major city to the Irenni capital. When the capital city was destroyed, most refugees fled to Strathon.|
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