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Elector-Kingdom of Hochover

Hochover both the name of the capital of the region and the name of the Elector-Kingdom. The city became powerful as a result of river and sea trade due to its key position on the Rhiner River and the wider ocean. Hochover once rabidly guarded its independence but in view of the threat of the Velgan Empire, its effect on trade, and the prospect of war with the Elector-Kingdom of Prussari and the Elector-Kingdom of Östersar , Hochover voluntarily joined the Kasari Dominion. Hochover is known as both the City of Three Gates, and the Gateway to the Ocean.  

Geography

Hochover is located at one of two northern mouths of the Rhiner River and the Elector-Kingdom is largely defined by this feature. The north and northwest of the Hockover region are mainly made up of coarse sandy soil that makes crop farming difficult and therefore grassland and cattle farming are more prevalent in those areas.  

Level of Autonomy

Within the Kasari Dominion power is greatly decentralised, as the Holy Kasari Emperor is not an absolute ruler; they act as the primary arbiter within the judicial system, the ceremonial head of state, and only a member of the Council of Elector-Princes. Given the Holy Kasari Emperor is not considered the ruler of all provinces and Elector-Kingdoms, each has broad power to act autonomously and as a semi-sovereign entity. Given this they have their own set of laws and traditions, however, they must make some tributes to the Holy Kasari Emperor and in times of war must contribute to the Kasari Army, however each Elector-Kingdom retains command of its own forces.  

Race Relations

The racial relations of the Kasari Dominion are complex and based upon religious doctrine. The religion of the region following the Age of Blood was the Radiant Lady worshipped through the Church of the Eternal Flame, however the Kasari state intervene and caused a schism resulting in the creation of the Church of the Crimson Flame created; the deviations being on the nature of the races. As a result racial relations towards nonhumans in the Kasari Dominion can be broadly positive, while discrimination does exists it mostly casual lacking venom, legal discimnation, and violence; however, this is only the case when nonhumans embrace and accept the culture of the Kasari Dominon, and the religion of the Crimson Flame. Those who do not are subject to violent and legal discrimination, similar to that experienced in other kingdoms.  

Views on Arcane Magic

The Kasari Dominion has amongst the worst outlooks upon magic and mages of Human kingdoms. The Kingdom proclaims that magic is the most dangerous force in all of Runetalras, and has led to the greatest catastrophe in all of history, the Age of Blood. Magic is outlawed within the Kasari Dominion, all who are capable of casting it save for the priests of the Radiant Lady are condemned to among the worst Arcane Bastille in all of Runetalras.  

History

The city became powerful as a result of river and sea trade due to its key position on the Rhiner River and the wider ocean. Hochover was a key member of the Hanserein and vital for maintaining trade along the Rhiner River.   Hochover once rabidly guarded its independence but in view of the threat of the Velgan Empire, its effect on trade, and the prospect of war with the Elector-Kingdom of Prussari and the Elector-Kingdom of Östersar, Hochover voluntarily joined the Kasari Dominion.  

Religion

The Church of the Crimson Flame is the official religion of the Kasari Dominion and is the most popular religion of the kingdom. The Church is fully integrated into the state structure of the Kasari Dominion. The dogma of the Crimson Flame is based upon belief that the Radiant Lady is the only true faith. The Crimson Flame believe that arcane magic and mages are the greatest threat to all good people of the world, as mages have incredible power with little control; this is demonstrated in the numbers of mages practising forbidden magics, summoning of fiends, and creation of Weave Aberrations all of which wreak havoc and destruction upon the faithful. Despite the illegality, there are other deities and faiths worshipped within the Kasari Dominion, some of these are the Seldarine is the most popular pantheon among forest gnomes and elves, and the Morndinsamman among dwarves and rock gnomes. Likewise the Draconic Pantheon are favoured among the draconic races.  

Culture

Iron and silver are also key to the Hockover economy being mined in the region. Agriculture, strongly weighted towards the livestock sector, has always been a very important economic factor in the state. The north and northwest of the Hockover region are mainly made up of coarse sandy soil that makes crop farming difficult and therefore grassland and cattle farming are more prevalent in those areas.

The Gates to the World

Type
Geopolitical, Province
Parent Organization
Runetalras

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