Launcian Empire

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Flag of Launcian Empire [[Image:|110px|Coat of Arms of Launcian Empire]]
(Flag) (Coat of Arms)
Motto: Einigkeit, Stärke und Recht (Launcian)
Unity, Strength and Justice (Common)
Anthem: Heil dir im Siegerkranz
Location of Launcian Empire
Capital Brandenburg
Largest city Brandenburg
Official languages Launcian, Common
Religion Primes
Government
Kaiser
Chancellor
Constitutional Monarchy
Wilhelm II
Hermann Graf von Stuttgart
Founded
Kingdom of Launcia
Holy Launcian Empire
Launcian Empire

TA 3172
4A 7
4A 38
Population
 • 4A 41 est.
 •Makeup
 
5,645,000 (1st)
80% Furre
13% Humans
7% Others
Currency Reichsmark (Rm) (2 SP)


Overview

The Launcian Empire straddles much of the eastern Freelands, bordering the Republic of Himo to the East and the Brandlands in the Magocracy of Valanthas to the west. Historically, this region is known as the Rikkenmark, and has been the home of Furres since the days of ancient Valdor. Legends of the Rikkenmark tell of an ancient hero named Loncinius, who claimed to have been spoken to by the Primes themselves. Upon the Rikkenmark, Loncinius founded an religious order dedicated to the worship of the Vinca. Though this order has long since been lost to the winds of history or myth, the religiosity of the Furres of the Rikkenmark has not. Built in the last millennia of the Second Age, the marble and alabaster Vincan City has stood as testament of this fact for over five thousand years.

During the Liberation War, the armies of Damien Reelin overthrew the Kingdom of Launcia, conquering the Rikkenmark for their own. Less than a year later, the Heretic Erisvan swept through the eastern Freelands, laying waste a swath of land stretching from Sargothas to Scarport. The Heretic's armies destroyed the Launcian capital, leaving the Kebeyen forces in disarray. Seeing this as a sign from the Primes, the surviving Launcians stopped the Heretic's advance, and ejected the Kebeyen forces from their borders. Within months, much of what was the southern portion of the Kingdom of Launcia had been reformed as the Holy Launcian Empire, while the Dwarven nation of Khâzad–Ankor claimed the lands north of the Ironroot Mountains. Within a few years, the Dwarves ceded the surface lands to the Holy Launcian Empire. The theocracy did not live much longer than its leader, and upon Reichsführer Gutenhaßen's death in 4A 26, the nation splintered along its historical borders. In 4A 38, the nation reformed as the Launcian Empire, the historical Kingdom of Launcia existing only through its name.

Major Personalities
Kaiser Wilhelm II, Pope Petrus VI, High Templar Jeanne D'Or Rosencrantz
Table of contents

History

Main article: History of Launcia

Government and Politics

Laws

Law Enforcement

Geography

Political Geography

Demographics

Language

Religion

The major religion in the Launcian Empire is the Vincan Catholic Church, which has broad support from the government and a plurality of the population. Other faith traditions have full religious freedom according to the constitution, but are rarely accorded their full rights in practice.

Economy

Coinage

The Empire mints coins in three metals and six denominations.

Pfennig (1/5 SP)
The Pfennig is a copper coin inscribed with the face of some historical Launcian figure on the obverse and the coat of arms of the Empire and denomination (written One Pfennig) on the reverse.
Silver Reichsmark (2 SP)
The Reichsmark (common: Mark) is a silver coin inscribed with the face of some historical Launcian figure on the obverse and the coat of arms of the Empire and denomination on the reverse. The silver Reichsmark comes in 3 denominations: 1/2 Mark, 1 Mark and 5 Marks (1,2,10 SP respectively).
Gold Reichsmark (50 SP)
These coins are similar to the silver Reichsmark, except that they are made of gold, and also comes in two denominations: 10 Marks and 25 Marks (20 and 50 SP respectively).

Military

The Empire's military is by far the best organized and well trained army on the continent, although it is not as large as during the days of the Theocracy. There are three major divisions of the armed forces: the Reichswehr (army), the Kreigsmarine (navy), and the religious Orders.