The Republic of Vinyata
A nation of honor, codes and caste
The Republic of Vinyata is comprised of the 16 nodes that comprise The Web and a few outside civilizations.
The Republic of Vinyata is essentially formal republic formed of the 16 megacities that make up The Web. Each city would hold elections to elect an Image, a representative that will speak for their cities interest. The 16 Images all together are called the Council of Syujin and their job is the oversight of The Web and maintenance of the kingdom. These council meetings are open to the public, as The Way often suggests to be more open
The nation is largely made up of Dracon, as a way for the often hated race to band together. Created by the world-saving dragon, Ryuujin, the Dracon have never truly been forgiven for their creator's origins. Though Ryuujin never asked to be created, he still was loathed until the day he disappeared from the earth. His very existence, no matter how much good he did, was forever linked The Withering King, Xavian. The central region where The Web was constructed is said to be where Ryuujin laid down after the war for Tikor was over and his brethren imprisoned. Where he laid his weary head is where he decided to plant his mark. He saw the other deities creating their own humans, and spreading their word across the land, and decided to do the same. His humans would be called the Dracon, which despite being human, often display dragon-like features.
The Great Betrayer
Ryuujin, the progenitor of the Dracon and founder of Vinyata, was originally one the feared Wretched Ones, the group of kidnapped elementals twisted into horrifying primal dragons. After being reborn from the wreckage of the second sun, their corruptor, the dark god Xavian, they were set wrought upon Tikor. Their father having sent them on a mission of pure destruction and terror. However Ryuujin was an earth elemental before Xavian had spirited them away, and his return to Tikor set something off in his soul that the others didn't carry. His birth from the soil itself as an elemental was a feeling and memory so strong that it broke the hold Xavian had. Ryuujins mind and will came flooding back shortly after returning, and he was able to regain his moral footing before the great wyrm could soil his soul.
The Dracon are the only race of humans to be crafted from a Dragon, thus making them unique even amongst the fantastical. The thing that differentiates them the most at first glance is often their dragon-like features. Some may manifest scales in spots, or elongated teeth, or claw-like fingertips. Nothing so outrageous as to interfere with normal life or require adaptive means, but noticeable to foreigners in most cases. In the same vein as their forefather, the Dracon are a culture about respect, order, and dedication to internal perfection. Their creator left behind a series of teachings for his children. The Way of Masangi is a collection of guides and teachings meant to bring the folk back to the earth. While not officially a state religion, its teachings are considered wise and universal and is mandatory reading material in both grade school and collegiate levels.
Council of Sixteen
When the Republic was founded, it was agreed upon that all the nodes would have an equal say. The Way of Masangi has a section where it talks about the importance of equal representation, as well as each person's duty to be involved with society. So as a representation of that each Node elects a person to become the Image. This role serves as representative of that city, an image of the values, culture, and the role the node has in The Web. Voting for Images is done via a node-wide casting system. Each citizen cast his vote for Image, which is then weighted based on their caste and education level. While there are few members of each ascending caste, their weight vote goes with it. The idea that the more educated and big picture voters would have their voice weighed more than an average worker. This system has oft been criticized from foreigners, but Vinyatians have been doing it that way for so long its practically futile.
Once an Image has been selected that person heads to the Republics center capital, Ishward. There the sixteen Images confer at what is called the Council of Syuujin. Its there that the lawmakers decide on policy and lobby whatever needs their own node may have. While there is no head the council or republic, one of The Four Pillars always sits in on council meetings to act as mediator, moderator, and tiebreaker.
Captial of the Node
In the center of the technological marvel known as The Web, lies its centerpiece, the capital city of Ishward. The city holds the title of being first in the land, and the center point for The Web itself. So it comes as no surprise that most of the nation's major business runs through its streets. The large downtown area is centered around the Council of Syuujin and the infrastructure around it. The protectors of Vinyata, The Four Pillars of Ryuujin, also call the capital city home.
|1||Pillar||4||Oversight of all organizations under the Republic.
General counsel as well as figureheads.
||12||Represents their nodes interest to the Republic.
Oversees department(s) under their perview
|YES||10 Years with a bi-annual review.|
|3||Emirr||12||Governs the day to day functions of the Node.
Generally the highest position of power the average person will come in contact with.
|YES||4 Years, maximum of 4 terms|
|4||Risa||10||Governs the day to day functions of an outpost or any settlement outside of The Web.||NO||INDEFINITE|
Republic of Vinyata Official Flag
- Geopolitical, Country
- Alternative Names
- Vinyata, The Republic
- Government System
- Banana Republic
- Economic System
- Barter system
- Legislative Body
Vinyata is run by a republic populated with primarily Dracon. The Web is ruled by a group of 16 node leaders dubbed the Council of Syujin. The Council is elected on a casting vote system using weighted votes. Those of higher positions and education are able to cast more votes. This acts as an incentive for people to grow and become more educated.
- Subsidiary Organizations
- Related Professions
- Controlled Territories
- Neighboring Nations
- Related Ethnicities
- Related Myths
Each town tends to be very old-fashioned. The economy works off of a trade/services thing. There is no real currency. They have a mini kind of currency called Soj’s. There basically personalized I.O.U’s with your family name and crest on it. These are taken very seriously and if you are found to be violating your agreement the town has the right to throw you out because you are threatening their way of life