Kingdom of Motherland | E. Christopher Clark

Kingdom of Motherland


The Kingdom of Motherland was a country in the southern part of Eden during the First and Second Age. Founded by primarily by elves, it was a human-dominated nation by the time of its incorporation into The United Kingdom of Wonderland in 263.


During the first decades of the Second Age, the kingdom became infamous for its extreme levels of wealth inequality. Workers revolts were common, especially after the Famine of 126-127. Threats against the royal family waxed and waned, depending on the monarch at the time. And hardships throughout the country led to one nationwide mental health crisis after another.


Some hope came in the marriage of the inept Alexey I to the famous “girl of the forestGretel der Jäger—a faith which was rewarded when Gretel’s son Alexey II came of age. But then the children of Alexey II went right back to bungling things.


By the time of Frieda Jacobs, the future Queen of Hearts, the capital city of Motherland was so rife with crime and corruption that “the mean streets of Watersmeet” were infamous across all of Eden.

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Geopolitical, Kingdom
Successor Organization
Leader Title
Government System
Monarchy, Absolute
Power Structure
Unitary state


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Dec 10, 2023 17:33 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Yeah, probably for the best that Motherland is now a defunct kingdom. Sounds like it was a bit of a headache. XD

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Dec 10, 2023 22:27 by E. Christopher Clark

Yes, for sure. I thought it was important to figure out what made the "mean streets of Watersmeet" so mean, given that I use that phrase in my current work-in-progress. I think by the modern day the region is probably an OK place to be.

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Dec 12, 2023 15:14 by Chris L

Gotta have a place to put some good old fashioned economic inequality!

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Dec 12, 2023 17:26 by E. Christopher Clark

Right? I'm interested to see how this factors into at least one of the other articles I plan to write this month, and into the comic book as I proceed with it.

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