Your Majesty, our fledgling republic cannot survive without aid. The Imperial Army draws closer by the day, and if it reaches our territory, there will be a massacre. Supplies, troops, and formal recognition are requested immediately.
The Federal Republic of The Medura
You say that you will be a monarch of liberty and empowerment. It's time for you to prove it.
is a partially-recognised country located in central Abravost
, within territory claimed by The Vosti Empire
. If legitimised, it would be the smallest country on the continent.
The region that lies along the Medura River
has been historically important for centuries, owing to its fertile soil and central location on the continent. Often called the breadbasket of Abravost, it was keenly fought over during the Vosti Civil War
from 330 to 336 AC. At wars end, everything north of the river became independent under the new Kingdom of Telziad, and the Vosti Empire retained everything to its south.
This has caused significant divide in the communities of the area, as each country treated their citizens differently. During an outbreak of plague in the 360s, the south found itself exploited and overworked by Emperor Treveon II in order to keep the rich nobility isolated and well fed, while the north received ample support from King Dravulean I to ensure their safety and good health.
Hopes for improvement were sparked when Count Rumen of Powiton was announced as Treveon II's heir to the imperial throne, as his family was closely linked to the north-eastern part of the Empire. This did not come to pass as, after his ascension as Brimeon IV
in 402 AC, he continued to enforce the status quo.
In 409 AC, being careful not to alert imperial authorities, the Meduran Liberty Alliance was formed in the city of Kosdon
, as local leaders and prominent became sure that things would not improve without pressure. The MLA met regularly to discuss the goings on of the region and what actions they wanted, and their "imperial representative", MLA member Baroness Zilian of Ordeona
, innocently relayed her "thoughts" to the imperial court.
The MLA expanded in the following years, involving more small towns and cities even outside of the general Medura region. However, they were discovered in 417 AC, after a message inviting Baroness Yumi of Guarasi to a discussion was intercepted. Their meeting space - Zilian's modest estate - was raided by member of the Imperial Army, and anyone found in the area was arrested and carted away. Zilian herself evaded capture, but had her title revoked and estate seized by Emperor Brimeon IV.
Despite this setback, the MLA continued, though the Ordeona raid had scared many away. Those that remained came to agree - a peaceful existence within the Vosti Empire would not be possible. Efforts began to drum up more practical support from locals, including secretly procuring weapons and training in magic and warfare, as the MLA waited for the ideal moment to seize control.
The MLA found its moment in 425 AC, later than they would have hoped. Emperor Brimeon IV, in his 60s and aware of his failing health, announced who would serve as his primary heir. Rather than nominating his son Zaloren, he instead selected and subsequently adopted Lord Grelan Tellis
While a precedented move - Brimeon himself had been adopted to royalty, as had his two predecessors - his choice proved controversial. In the south west, those aligned with a distant branch of royalty called the Ishir-Kerinstons began to protest, swarming the Vosti capital of Shonyul
. As the IK protests escalated, the MLA held a final meeting in Kosdon to discuss their options. Within hours, the city of Kosdon had 'surrendered' to the Alliance, and been designated the capital of the new Federal Republic of The Medura.
A provisional cabinet was swiftly established as neighbouring towns and villages pledged allegiance to The Medura, with Zilian Ordeona elected as acting President. As the news spread of The Medura's secession, people began to travel to the region from far afield, especially from the city of Shonyul.
The most high profile of these 'immigrants' were the Skardel family, who in joining The Medura also brought into its territory the land they held as Marquis. Recognising his influence, Marquis Gloreon of Skardel was brought into the cabinet and appointed as acting Foreign Minister, responsible for contacting other Abravosti nations to seek aid.
In the few short weeks of its existence, it has been denounced by both the Vosti Empire and the rebellious Ishir-Kerinstons, but has been formally recognised by the Republic of Waal Zaimyatl
. Recognition and aid is expected to come from the Republic of Skarhu
as well, owing to its history of opposition to the Empire and support of its enemies.