Geography, Climate and Demography of the Empire
This is an overview of the geography, climate and demography of the Empire of the Covenant.
Geography and climate
The empireThe Empire is spread over a whole continent. As such, the geography and climate vary widely depending on regions. Each Estate of the empire is the equivalent of a country, with their size going from city-states to large countries.
The empire can be divided into three main zones. In the South, the climate is temperate. In the North, the climate is tropical, although some of the coastal regions can be arid. In the middle of the empire, the altitude increases and steppes divide the continent in two. Nomadic tribes live there and are considered to form unorthodox Estates. They are independent from the empire despite their strong political and trading relationships with it. They have their own culture and types of magic.
In the South, an important chain of mountain, the Issone Mountains separates the empire from the Southern Kingdoms. Beyond the mountains, a desert reinforces that isolation. In addition, several volcanoes inside the mountain chain have been known to erupt at opportune moments when invasions were being attempted, thanks to the magic of the Houses of Lyrienne and Alyssenne.
One of the volcano of the Issone Mountains, by AmelieIS with Artbreeder
The Beryl lake is a massive lake in the Southern half of the empire whose water is filled with magic. It has several sources, both in the Issone Mountains and in the Haut Plateau. Through the millennia the surrounding Estates have created a variety of more or less artificial rivers coming out of it so as to exploit the water for several industries, in particular agriculture and crafting.
The Beryl Lake, by AmélieIS with Piqsels
Table of Contents
Several millennia ago
Foundation divides the timelines in two periods
Arianie, in the Estate of Arianie
Number of Estates
Leader of the government: Lord Consul Gervaise Cracinesse
Leader of the senate: Lord-Consul Xénophène Ylucianie
Main political partis
The Light and the Dark faction
The Northern Islands
The Southern Kingdoms
The Eastern Islands
The Northern and Southern dialects Previously Arianian in the North
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