Dyánmir [dee-yahn-meer]

  • Ruling Body: Arch-Minister Uldin Yevarë and the Council of Seven
  • Government: Oligarchic Bureaucracy
  • Capital: Míral [meer-ahl]
  • National Emblem: Golden Sun on a Green Field
  • Wealth: Very High
  • People: Dyaths (98%), other (2%)

Geography

Situated on the eastern coast of the Rúksea, Dyánmir is a temperate land. Its winters are typically mild and short, warmed by the east-flowing air-currents of the Sea. Before the arrival of the Dyaths, the coast was a heavily forested region. Today much of the old timber there has been cleared to make room for agriculture. Dyánmir’s southern coast is quite craggy, with many hidden shoals and reefs that make it a perilous region for sea-travel. As one moves inland, the land rises steadily, eventually forming the foothills of the Azure Mountains, so named for their gray-blue upper slopes. This area is known as the Blue Marches, comprised of Wellan’s Reach in the south and Roundleaf in the north. The land has one major body of water, Lake Erym, the source of the River Erd. Other major rivers include the Cylkabar and the Thwirn.

Economy

Fish, timber, silver, copper, grain, hides, fur and textiles are all major sources of wealth for Dyánmir. Its principle seaports are Míral, Murce, and Lorsene. Combined these cities contain about 80% of the land’s wealth. Dyánmir’s chief trading partners are Tansimir and Mortháyin. Dyánmir is a major importer of Culgerian spices and wines.

Foreign Relations

As head of the Merchant Consortium, Dyánmir is poised to become the most powerful nation in the Rúksea Region. Her chief economic and political rival is Mortháyin, land of the One True Emperor. Emperor Naumazir IV would like nothing more than to retake Dyánmir, which defected from the Old Empire some two-hundred years ago. While trade between the two countries continues at a brisk pace, relations have been cool since the Merchant Coup of 1286 that usurped the throne of King Húric VII, Dyánmir’s rightful ruler. Since this time the House of Húric has lived in exile on the island-state of Twel Yebral. Were Naumazir to attempt to overthrow the Merchant Kings, he would likely place Húric’s most worthy successor on the throne of Dyánmir as Mortháyin’s vassal. Arch-Minister Uldin Yevarë has publicly stated that the sons of Húric are enemies to the peace and prosperity of Dyánmir. Those who would aid their return would face charges of treason.

Religion

In the cities and towns Methuné the Loremaster is held in highest reverence, but among the farmer folk Lúccan and Brúdan, the Cunning Brothers, are greatly esteemed. The Temples of Methuné are vast libraries tended by a respected priesthood. Shrines to the other gods are generally scattered across the countryside. Notably, the Cult of Cesse is quite powerful in Dyánmir, though her priestesses are often whispered of and rarely seen.

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