Duchy of Alut

Alut, officially the Duchy of Alut is a sovereign state in Southern Lethea. Alut is best known for being the country that created the tunnel through the Almitic mountains, that connects the Aluters with the Kingdom of Zvenor. They also played an important role in the invention of panedur towed artillery and their capital is one of the most well-fortified settlements on the continent.

The largest city and the capital of the Duchy of Alut, is Ulantasul.

Structure

Monarch

Alut is ruled by an absolute monarch who has full control over his country. If the monarch dies, their oldest son will inherit the throne. If the monarch lacked legitimate sons, the Chamber of Lords and Chamber of Justice will meet to discuss who the next monarch should be. The Chamber of Justice has to carefully explain what claims the candidates have to the throne of Alut and after they have spoken about each of the candidates, the Chamber of Lords will make their decision. The claimant with the most votes will be declared monarch.

The monarch in 1567 AA is Duke Arnt Fonnor

The Chamber of Lords

The Chamber of Lords of the Duchy of Alut elects the new monarch of the duchy during succession crises. Their main duty is to help advise the monarch and to come up with new laws that would help the country prosper. All of the council's decisions can be overwritten by the authority of the absolute monarch.

The Chamber of Justice

The Chamber of Justice of the Duchy of Alut helps solve disputes, checks new law proposal for errors that and they help correct them if a certain law happened to go against some other treaty or diplomatic agreement. Members of the Chamber of Justice occasionally serve as diplomats. Only panedur men who are citizens of the Duchy of Alut, graduated from a university, and are older than 40 years old are able to become a member of the Chamber of Justice.

History

Declaration of Independance

The Duchy of Alut chose to peacefully leave the Kingdom of Alut-Zvenor in 1219 AA, but the secession process took a few years and so they became an independent state in the year 1221 AA. Despite being on good terms with their southern Almitic brothers, the people of Alut had grown their own separate identity and with the Almitic mountains between them, getting to the center of their old country had been far too inconvenient.

The first decade of self-rule had been difficult for the young country. Flanked by two highly Hillenistic countries and with a wall of mountains against their back, the Aluters began coming up with economic plans, but none of them were effective enought to bring their wealth up to the same level as their neighbor's. After their 12th independence day, a delegation arrived from the Kingdom of Zvenor and they came with ideas of an economic and diplomatic pact that would boost both economies, allowing the two to catch up to the rest of the world.

Demography and Population

Species Percentage
Panedur 84%
Humans 12%
Others 4%

Ethnicity Percentage
Almitic 82%
Pallernians 5%
Oltlander 3%
Alminthians 3%
Ithel 2%
Others 5%

Religion Percentage
Misotheists 90%
Atheists 6%
Hillenists 2%
Others 2%

Territories

Military

The Duchy of Alut has one decent road that connects up with the road between Forty Inquisition in the Theocracy of Athe and Kescaz in the Federal Geniocracy of Ithelmark. Other countryside roads are almost all in poor condition. Since most Aluter settlements are built into the side of the mountains, the roads and paths between the towns are carved roads and stair on the mountain side.

Technological Level

The Duchy of Alut, just like other the panedur countries, has the knowledge and capability to produce highly effective towed artillery.

Foreign Relations

Almitic Cooperation Pact

The Kingdom of Zvenor and the Duchy of Alut were once both a part of the Kingdom of Alut-Zvenor, but soon after the two split, the Almitic Cooperation Pact, or ACP, was signed between the two. The diplomatic agreement allows citizens of the two countries to travel to the other country via the great Almitic Tunnel without having to pay the toll that foreigners are forced to pay. The pact also makes the economies of the two countries more integrated
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, allowing craftsmen to sell their produce to the other country without paying tariffs.

Aluter Religious Neutrality Agreement

Since the Duchy of Alut is situated next to the seat of the Hillenistic branch of Abreanism, the small country had to come to some type of agreement with their zealous neighbor. The Aluter Religious Neutrality Agreement, or ARNA, was signed between the two. The diplomatic agreement is a guarantee from the Theocracy of Athe that they will never force their religion on the Duchy of Alut through military measures.

Flag

Alutish flag
The flag of Alut has two golden lines that represent the country's largest settlements, Ulantasul and Tasvir. Above those two lines is an abstract depiction of the sun, although there are a few scholars who have suggested that the symbol represents the bond between the two cities instead. The red background is an ode to all the brave fools who've attempted to tear down the walls of Ulantasul and the golden color on the lines represent the nations bright and profitable future.

Our Slopes are Steep

Location of Alut
Founding Date
1221 AA
Type
Geopolitical, Duchy
Capital
Ulantasul
Demonym
Aluter
Government System
Monarchy, Absolute
Power Structure
Feudal state
Economic System
Mixed economy
Currency
Almitic crown
Major Exports
Artillery parts, gemstones, iron, copper, salt
Major Imports
Grain, fruits, spices, furs, lumber
Legislative Body
Chamber of Lords
Judicial Body
Chamber of Justice
Official Languages
Neighboring Nations
Succession Law Agnatic Primogeniture

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