Kingdom of Austia

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Le Royaume d'Austia de la Ciest et le Dalien
Flag of Austia Coat of Arms of Austia
(Flag) (Coat of Arms)
Motto: L'union fait la force (Austian)
Strength in Unity (Common)
Anthem: Austia, lumineux et loyalement
Location of Austia
Capital Ciest Dalien before 4A7
Ponce-du-Lac since 4A7
Largest city Ponce-du-Lac
Official languages Austian, Common
Religion Primes
Government
King
Queen
Queen Mother
Autocratic Monarchy
Charles VII du Mont la Claire
None
Elizarene of Shaeksbury
Founded
TA 3381
Population
 • 4A 11 est.
 •Makeup
 
1,000,000 (5th)
80% Furre
10% Elves
10% Others
Currency Livre / Pound (£) (20 SP)


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Major Personalities
Jeanne d'Or Rosencrantz, Prince Frére du Mont Ciest, Charles VII du Mont La Claire (formerly the Prince Dauphin Fróud du Dalien-et-Sur), Prince Jacques du les Comtés
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History

Main article: History of Austia

The Kingdom of Austia was founded in TA 3381 as the union of three nations: the Principalité du Mont Ciest (Principality of Mount Ciest), The Duchy of Lower Dalien and the Comtés de la Forêt (Forest Counties). Due to its rich soil, Austia became the breadbasket of the Freelands, growing nearly 2/3 of the foodstuffs needed by the population of the lands. Because of this, it was the largest and richest nation of the Freelands for nearly a millennium, weathering the storms that erupted across the rest of the Freelands with relative ease.

The Austians have always had a tumultuous relationship with the Tigahrrim, their southern neighbors. Almost since the nation's inception, the southern border of Austia has been armed against the frequent raids by the northern tribes of Tigath. A disastrous expedition in TA 4052 to subdue the tribes seriously weakened the Austian military, and caused an inter-palace coup that overthrew the ruling House. The new King, Louis XXI of the House of Aigneault, set in motion a policy of non-militarism, devolving the standing army into local gendarme. It was not until near the end of the Third Age under the rule of King Louis Brandt II that Austia began seriously rebuilding its military, but by then, it was too late.

In 4A 7, the armies of Damien Reelin rose up across the Freelands. Weakened by centuries of neglect, the Austian military fell within hours to the so-called Liberation Army. The capital city of Ciest Dalien was sacked, destroying thousands of years worth of the cultural heritage of the Freelands. Forced to sign a submissive treaty, King Louis Brandt II ceded the Principality of Mount Ciest and half of the Duchy of Lower Dalien to the Kebeyen Republic. The Forest Counties, having had experience with fighting guerilla warfare, had fared remarkably well during the Liberation War. After a few months as a separate nation, the counties reaffirmed their fealty to King Louis Brant II. Upon his death, his three sons competed for the throne, with Prince Fróud successfully earning the royal name of Charles VII.

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Coinage

The Kingdom of Austia mints coins in three metals and nine denominations. Both names, Austian and Common are given.

Farsin / Farthing (1/24 SP
The Farsin is a small copper coin inscribed with the face of the current ruler of Austia on the obverse, and a Fleur-de-Lis design on the reverse.
Denier / Penny (1/12 SP
The Austian Penny is worth only slightly less than the Ansteorran coin of the same name. Like the Farthing, it is stamped with the current ruler's image on the obverse, and a D superimposed on the Fleur-de-Lis design on the reverse.
Saix / Sixpence (1/2 SP
The Saix is a copper coin worth six Pennies. It is printed with the current ruler's image on the obverse and a pastoral scene and date on the reverse.
Sous / Shilling (1 SP
A silver coin stamped with the ruler's face on the obverse. The reverse has a variable design depending on the year of issue. The Shilling is the standard unit of currency in Austia.
Florén / Florin (2 SP
The Florén is a thicker silver coin with the face of the ruler printed on the obverse and the royal seal on the reverse.
Deux Florén / Double Florin (4 SP
A rare coin, the Double Florin is imprinted exactly as the Florin, but twice the size, and the number 2 placed beneath the royal seal.
Noble / Noble (10 SP
A simple gold coin, stampled with the ruler's face on the obverse and an image of the Crown Jewels of Austia on the reverse.
Livre / Pound (20 SP
The Livre is smaller than the Noble, but much thicker. On the obverse is stamped the ruler's image, and the reverse is an artistic design that changes year to year. Around the edge is one of the mottos of the Kingdom engraved into the milling.
Roi / Sovereign (21 SP
Similar to the Livre, the Sovereign is a thick coin, but is made of two metals, a gold disk about the size of the Pound, and a thin ring of silver around it. The silver is polished and unstamped, but the gold insert is printed exactly as the Livre is. Around the edge is printed one of the Kingdom's mottos.

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