The Korda Alliance
"So, these humanoid bugs, the elves, and the dragons work together?"The creation of an alliance is not without risk as it might bring hostility to land because of an ally's choices. Nevertheless, the Korda Alliance has been formed by 3 Houses and 2 Orders to keep an iron hold on the flourishing Valley of The Sun and the settlement of Korda .
"Yeah, standing together makes you stronger."
"Then why is this the only settlement where people work together?"
"Well, trust is hard to come by...and Translation Stones. Those aren't that common either. So don't drop yours."
Before The UnionThe Settlement of Korda once included only a handful of inhabitants. These were mainly members of The Koring House. However, a couple of the inhabitants were a part of The Order of Dorekk who had their HQ in the then slightly larger settlement of Wringa a couple of hours away. The inhabitants of Korda were mainly occupied with farming cotton, flaxen and silk that they sold to traveling Tradesmen. The silk and cotton fabrics that came from Korda were of such a high quality that these tradesmen started dropping by more often and that brought the attention of other Houses who reacted by trying to push the smaller Koring House out of the area. But The Koring House would not give up that easily. They hired people from The Order of Dorekk to protect them and the flourishing geographical area that they saw of as their own. The Winddawn House had been dealing with a couple of hardships after a draught and they needed to find a way to rise again. To rise they needed a more flourishing area. They needed the area that The Koring House held. The Winddawn House had heard that a House where they had a lot of blood relatives, The Windstand House were also planning on seizing the area. The leader of The Winddawn House contacted the The Windstand House and learned that they had even hired an order that usually only dealt with monster hunting, The Order of Monsterthorn. The only way that they would be able to get a piece of the cake was if they joined forces. The Battle of The Valley of The Sun started in 997 RO when the newly formed alliance attacked the The Koring House and their hired protectors The Order of Dorekk. After the first attack other Houses and Orders also entered the fray. This upset The Koring House, The Winddawn House and The Windstand House because of the damages to the cotton and flax fields as well as a couple of the larger silk mills. Which they all three wanted. To stop the tides of what was shaping up to be the beginnings of a large scale world war over the Valley, the Head of the House of Koring contacted the Leader of the House of Windstand. They had to do something. The alliance had to grow to protect against all other Houses and Orders that wanted the area. The Five groups wrote a contract , The Korda Alliance Contract, and joined together as equals. Ending the previous mercenary contract between the Houses and the Orders. By standing strong together against the other Houses and Orders they were quickly left alone.
A Union of different waysThe Houses and the Orders didn't only differ in their cultures, they also consisted of different species. The Koring House and The Order of Dorekk consisted of Bug-folks while the Houses of Windstand and Winddawn consisted of Elves and the Order of Monsterthorn consisted mostly of Dragons. This made living together hard, but they eventually worked out most of their differences and are now living in peace. More or less. The Houses and Orders are still different groups but they each now are recruiting members from other species.
After the first UnionIn more current times the Alliance has gotten more Submembers. These Houses and Orders are organized under one of the five main Houses & Orders. These submembers are The House of Splitfield , The House of Brightbrand, The House of Shivervale, The Order of Shadows , The Order of Swallows, The Order of Swiftmane, The Order of The Discarded and The House of Adventurers.
StructureThe Koring House and the Order of Dorakk each have a small Court with a head that is voted in every 4 years. The Windstand and The Winddawn Houses have leaders that get that role when their father dies. In The Order of the Monsterthorn the strongest is the leader. These five leaders form The Court of Korda, they run the settlement of Korda. The largest settlement in the world of Idyll. They control the laws and decides who has to follow through on them. There are now several sub-members. The leaders of these groups form a coalition that discusses subjects that they later either bring up with the Court or with the leaders of the House or Order that they are subservient to.
The Main Allies
|Some of The Rights||The Koring House||The Windstand House||The Winddawn House||The Order of Dorekk||The Order of Monsterthorn|
|Regulating commerce||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Regulating education||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Voting on laws||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Suggesting new submembers||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Approving new submembers||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Some of The Rights||The Splitfield House||The Shivervale House||The Brightbrand House||The House of Adventurers||The Order of Shadows||The Order of Swallows||The Order of The Discarded||The Order of Swiftmane|
|Voting on laws||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Suggesting new submembers||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Approving new submembers||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
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I really like the blocks you did for each member organization and their icons.
:D Thank you! They will be used in my NaNo work for this year so I had to flesh them out. :3
Cool article! The details and icons for all the different organisations are very nice, and I like how the alliance ties everyone together in a complex but not uniform way.
:) Thank you! <3