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The Kingdom of Tristain is a sovereign state in western Halkeginia. Tristain shares a land border with Gallia to the southeast and Germania to the northwest. Across the sea is Albion.

History

Tristain traces its royal house to a son of Brimir.

Geography

The area of Tristain is approximately that of Belgium and the Netherlands combined.

Tristain is a buffer state between Gallia and Germania. On its border with Gallia is the Lac d'Orient.

Politics

Government

Tristain is a monarchy, in which the monarch exercises considerable authority. However, the monarch is limited by the nobility. The current queen is Henrietta, who succeeded Marianne upon her abdication.

Foreign relations

Tristain was due to enter an alliance with Germania with the marriage of then-Princess Henrietta to Albert III, Germanian Emperor. However, the marriage was canceled when Germania did not come to aid during the Albionian invasion of Tristain.

The House of Tudor, the former royal house of Albion, was related to the royal house of Tristain. The last king of Albion James was Henry of Tristain's elder brother. Henry was a prince of Albion who married into the royal house of Tristain through Marianne.

Military

Tristain is militarily weak. It has a national army and an army fielded by the nobility.

Economy

The region of Des Ornières is known for its viticulture and winemaking.

Demographics

Population

Tristain has a smaller population than Gallia. The nobility constitutes approximately ten percent of the population.

Ethnic groups

Tristanians trace their ancestry to Brimir's tribe. However, only the nobility might descend from Brimir's tribe.

There was a population of Albionian émigré in D'Angleterre, who immigrated to Tristain a few centuries prior.[1]

Languages

Tristanian is close to Gallian.

Religion

Most Tristanians follow Brimir's religion, led by the pope. A sect in D'Angleterre followed a heterodoxical variant.

Culture

The society of Tristain is divided into social classes: the clergy, the nobility, and the commoners.

References

  1. The Ruby of Atonement (Volume 6), Chapter 5
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