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Estate of Lyrienne

General information

Lyrienne   Type
Geopolitical, Country   Politics
Dark, leader of the Dark faction   Political leader
Lord Véridice Lyrienne   Government System
Monarchy   Governing bodies
The lord has absolute power but rules with the advice of several councils.   Colour
Blue azur   Crest
A blooming branch of the poisonous apple trees from the Dark Forest  


  The House of Lyrienne is several millennia old. The exact date of its foundation is not know and it is thought that the family that would become the House of Lyrienne was already living where the Estate currently stands a long time before that. Since the beginning, the House of Lyrienne has had friendly relations with its neighbour, the Estate of Alyssenne, 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.  


  Similar to the Estate of Alyssenne, the 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
Non-magicals 5.6 millions 10%
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)
High nobility 1 0.000,002%


  Big size Estate located at the Southern border of the empire, neighbouring the Estate of Alyssenne. Both Estate are at a similar size at roughly 1,000,000 km² (356,102 miles²).  
Types of terrains Surface area
Arable land 76%
Wilderness 23%
Cities/towns/villages 1%
Types of settlements Number
Cities 5 (biggest city with 140k inhabitants, second biggest city with 70k inhabitants)
Towns 84
Villages the rest of the settlements

Notable locations


Beryl lake

On the North East, 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 swamp

On the East, a big swamp separates the Estates of Alyssenne and Lyrienne. It is a dangerous place where powerful magic went out of control, and traces of it can still be felt.

The Issone mountains

In 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.


  On the West of the Estate is the Estate of Alyssenne. The House of Alyssenne is Light and an old ally of the House of Lyrienne, however they have recently turned into bitter enemies.  

List of characters from the Estate of Lyrienne

  Members of House Lyrienne: Lord Véridice Lyrienne, Lord Rénice Lyrienne and Honourable Peregrine Lyrienne.

Table of Contents


Map of the Empire of the Covenant
The Empire of the Covenant is a millennia-old federal empire spread over a whole continent and gathering around 600 independent Estates. Those are ruled by powerful mages, lords and ladies who are the Heads of their Houses and who are linked to the ancestral magic of their Lands. Estates are divided by their affilitation with the Light or Dark political factions.   See Geography, Climate and Demography of the Empire and Political Organisation of the Empire.

Diplomatic relations

Cover image: Map of the Empire of the Covenant by AmélieIS with Wonderdraft
Character flag image: The emblem of House Lyrienne, by Unsplash


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