Estate of Alyssenne
Geopolitical, Estate Capital
Light, the founder of the Light faction and its previous leader Political leader
Lady Annabelle Alyssenne Government System
Monarchy Governing bodies
The lady who is advised by her councillors, the Masters' house and the Representatives' house Colour
Turquoise blue Crest
The Alyssenne flower, found in the Dark Forest in the Alyssenne Estate
HistoryThe Estate of Alyssenne is several millennia old. The exact date of its foundation is not know. It is thought that the family that would become the House of Alyssenne was already living where the Estate currently stands a long time before that. Since the beginning, the House of Alyssenne has had friendly relations with its neighbour, the Estate of Lyrienne, which is at least as old as it is. Together, both Houses have fought against their Southern and Northern neighbours, and they have managed to old a large territory with constant border over a very long period of time. Over time, both Houses have had several mariage alliances together and their line-gifts have started to mix to a degree rarely seen in the empire, with both Houses developing each other's line-gift as a second minor one. Through their alliance, the House Alyssenne and Lyrienne have pacified the Southern half of the continent located between the steppes of the Haut Plateau and the Issone Mountains, gathering all the other Southern Estates in a loose confederation and placing them under their protection. Both Houses have also lead a series of wars that have repelled invasion attempts from the Southern Kingdoms. However, their biggest struggle was the long protracted war they lead against the alliance of the Northern Estates lead by the House of Arianie. When the war finally ended with the creation of the federal empire, the House of Alyssenne and Lyrienne drifted apart, each forming its own political faction despite maintaining friendly relations with each other. The Alyssenne became the leader of the Light - which has always been mostly formed of Northern Estates, their former enemies - while the Lyrienne lead the Dark - majorly Southern Estates. In the last few generations, the relations between the House of Alyssenne and Lyrienne have deteriorated up to the point that Lord Véridice Lyrienne was suspected of murdering Lord Matthieu Alyssenne and Lady-Consort Joséphine Alyssenne, and did murder Lord Justinien Alyssenne and Lady-Consort Léonie Alyssenne. It is well known in the empire that he is now looking to finish what he has started by completely destroying House Alyssenne with the death of Lady Annabelle Alyssenne.
DemographyThe Estate represents roughly 1/45 of the total population of the empire. Its total population is 56 millions individuals and its population density is 56 individuals/km² (145 individuals/miles²).
|Power levels||Number of individuals||Percentage of the population|
|Practically non-magicals||11.2 millions||20%|
|Rest of the population||38.5 millions||~70%|
|Crafters||625k||1.12% (higher percentage than in the rest of the empire)|
|Local/low nobility||33k||0.06% (higher percentage than in the rest of the empire)|
GeographyThe size of the Estate is 1,000,000 km² (356,102 miles²).
|Types of terrains||Surface area|
|Types of settlements||Number|
|Cities||5 (biggest city with 140k inhabitants, second biggest city with 70k inhabitants)|
|Villages||the rest of the settlements|
Dark ForestOn the East of the Estate lies the Dark Forest, a region where magic went out of control and affected the vegetations and wild life and that is still dangerous to travel. It is home to many interesting plants and animals filled with magic and which can be a source of raw materials for crafting. Among those plants are the flowers that gave the emblems for the House of Alysenne and the House of Lyrienne, the Alyssenne flowers and the Lyrienne apple trees. A river cross the forest and is an important trade route despite giving onto the East coast of the empire and a sea filled with gigantic and aggressive sea creatures.
The Black Forest by AmélieIS with Artbreeder
Beryl lakeOn the North West, the Estate is bordered by the Beryl lake and its system of rivers. The river coast is lined by manufactures on the Alyssenne side.
The Beryl lake in the South of the empire by AmelieIS with Artbreeder
The Beryl Lake, by AmélieIS with Piqsels
The swampOn the West, a big swamp separates the Estates of Alyssenne and Lyrienne. Just like the Dark Forest, it is a dangerous place where powerful magic went out of control, and traces of it can still be felt.
The swamp between the Estates of Alyssenne and Lyrienne, picture 1, by AmelieIS with Artbreeder
The swamp between the Estates of Alyssenne and Lyrienne, picture 2, by Michael Gaida on Pixabay
The swamp between the Estates of Alyssenne and Lyrienne, picture 4, by Kanenori on Pixabay
The Issone mountainsIn the South, the Estate is bordered by a big chain of mountains. The mountains have long served as a protection against invaders. Some of the mountains are in fact volcanoes whose eruptions can be partly controlled by the Houses of Alyssenne and Lyrienne through rituals and their line-gift. It is also where many mineral resources can be harvested for crafting.
The Issone Mountains at the Southern border of the empire by AmelieIS with Artbreeder
One of the volcano of the Issone Mountains, by AmelieIS with Artbreeder
LaldémieThe capital city of the Estate. The Alyssenne manor is located there. The town is renown for its beautiful architecture, with a focus on marble glass and gilding.
The Alyssenne ManorThe place where the ruler of the Estate lives with their family. The ballroom of the Alyssenne manor is very famous for the very dangerous Alyssenne flowers that floats under its crystal floor.
The Alyssenne ballroom, by AmélieIS with PublicDomainPictures