Friday, October 12, 2018

From Melody and the Pier to Forever: The Ten Flag Nations of the Saeire Insu!

The Ten Flag Nations of the Saeire Insu

Flag of Arrowsquall

Arrowsquall
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Last Known Ruler: Queen Ce-Caio Nonj
Land Area: (approx.) 284,000 square miles (148,000 sq. misons); Earth comparison: slightly smaller than the Philippines
Geography and Climate: High ridgelands, bluffs, and deep, fertile valleys. Few beaches; high cliffs dominate much of Arrowsquall’s coastline. High rainfall amounts keep Arrowsquall cool.
Highest Point: Arsendong Peak 10,644 ft. (1.44 misons)
Eternitudes/Infinitudes (rough) With Respect to the Center of Aquanus: .0.31 to +1.0N; .0.56 to +1.21E
Capital City: Creco; est. pre-invasion population: 124,000
Best Known For: Ancient, closed martial culture; Deptakean Ring; food; very skilled mountaineers
Interesting Fact: The mythical warrior art of the Daen-Cer-Tain is thought to have its origins in Arrowsquall.

Flag of August

August
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Last Known Ruler: Prime Minister Fri Ambavius VI
Land Area: (approx.) 202,000 square miles (103,000 sq. misons); Earth comparison: slightly smaller than Belarus
Geography and Climate: Lush hot rainforests covering rocky lands (Big Island); the northern islands have sparse deciduous vegetation and are much cooler, the higher peaks of which receive significant yearly snowfall.
Highest Point: Distempre Peak 16,900 ft. (2.28 misons)
Eternitudes/Infinitudes (rough) With Respect to the Center of Aquanus: .1.19 to +2.16N; .1.22 to +1.96E
Capital City: Augustus; est. pre-invasion population: 874,000
Best Known For: Academics, Augustus Rycheus (the country’s founder), music, and seamanship
Interesting Fact: The Twelve Pillars of Augustus Rycheus, perhaps Aquanus’ best-known book, wasn’t written in August by its author, as many assume, but in Arrowsquall.

Flag of Galarrage

Galarrage
Government: Strict Monarchy
Last Known Ruler: Queen Ete Luhar IV
Land Area: (approx.) 446,000 square miles (228,000 sq. misons); Earth comparison: about the size of Morocco
Geography and Climate: Hilly, covered in temperate rainforests and two sprawling grassland plains. Northern eternitudes have heavy rainforests. Average temperatures.
Highest Point: Harvan Pt. 5,988 ft. (0.81 misons)
Eternitudes/Infinitudes (rough) With Respect to the Center of Aquanus: .0.96N to .0.29S; .1.0 to +1.09E
Capital City: Jellico; est. pre-invasion population: 558,000
Best Known For: Military, religion; ancient, secretive, martial culture
Interesting Fact: The animosity that had Vanerrincourt and Galarrage at each other’s throats for centuries started with a sneeze by a visiting Vanerrincourtian ambassador at a Galarragian state dinner.

Flag of Galeni

Galeni
Government: Republican Democracy
Last Known Ruler: Sirress Reca Sota Esta
Land Area: (approx.) 115,000 square miles (59,000 sq. misons); Earth comparison: slightly larger than Benin
Geography and Climate: Of over three thousand islands, three make up more than 99 percent of Galeni. The three Big Islands feature some of the most densely packed forestland on Aquanus. All three are hilly; and all three receive daily rainfall. Temperatures range from temperate to sub-tropical.
Highest Point: Draane Peak 2,735 ft. (0.37 misons)
Eternitudes/Infinitudes (rough) With Respect to the Center of Aquanus: .0.85 to +1.11S; .0.99 to +1.17E
Capital City: Via La-Pana; est. pre-invasion population: 116,000
Best Known For: Food, wood and woodworking, music, culture
Interesting Fact: It is said that a Galen flute is so pure in tone that someone standing on the opposite side of Tingefeor Split 35 miles away could hear it on a clear, still night.

Flag of Hieron-Tamus

Hieron-Tamus
Government: Strict Monarchy
Last Known Ruler: King Ponti Alhad VII
Land Area: (approx.) 5,200 square miles (2,700 sq. misons); Earth comparison: slightly larger than Trinidad and Tobago
Geography and Climate: The 22 islands that make up 94 percent of Hieron-Tamus’ landmass range from flat and sandy to mountainous and rocky. The climate is as varied as the land, from dry and hot to cool at the higher elevations, to frozen and icy on the slopes of Braz Peak (highest point). Limited forestland and rainfall.
Highest Point: Braz Peak 21,289 ft. (2.88 misons)
Eternitudes/Infinitudes (rough) With Respect to the Center of Aquanus: .0.1 to +0.4N; .3.44 to +3.60E
Capital City: Virtua, est. pre-invasion population: 23,000
Best Known For: Little is known of the Hieron-Tamans. Their culture is highly secretive and isolated.
Interesting Fact: The Abyssinians, a mysterious sentient race thought to live on the bottom of the ocean, once saved a Hieron-Taman exploratory fleet from an angry Keeper.

Flag of Junon

Junon
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Last Known Ruler: Fifth Council Prefecture Lan Ganddec
Land Area: (approx.) 11,500 square miles (5,900 sq. misons); Earth comparison: slightly larger than Armenia
Geography and Climate: The western Windy Islands are as they sound—windy. High, rocky, and cliff-strewn, lots of rain, lower than average temperatures, covered in high rainforests. The eastern Maiden Islands, however, are much less dramatic, have many wide white beaches, yellow grasslands and brown deserts, with above normal temperatures.
Highest Point: Anessa Bluff 6,135 ft. (0.83 misons)
Eternitudes/Infinitudes (rough) With Respect to the Center of Aquanus: .1.03 to +1.22N; .1.58 to +1.94E
Capital City: Langstrum Quorum; est. pre-invasion population: 65,000
Best Known For: Trade, music, culture, frugality
Interesting Fact: The last actual war fought between August and Junon was actually won by Junon (against what is commonly believed), but leaders of both sides agreed to hide that fact in fear that the Galarragians would invade both, thinking August ripe for the picking.

Flag of Neptonius

Neptonius
Government: Cupidicy Monarchy
Last Known Rulers: King and Queen Hongskev Kuskin
Land Area: (approx.) 538,000 square miles (269,000 sq. misons); Earth comparison: slightly larger than Yemen
Geography and Climate: High, dry tundra and low wind-swept grasslands—when not covered in snow,  which both are almost two thirds of the Aquanian year. Three of Aquanus’ ten highest (known) peaks are Neptonian, and reside in the Fronterum Spur of their territory.
Highest Point: Mt. Brickraig 31,013 ft. (4.2 misons)
Eternitudes/Infinitudes (rough) With Respect to the Center of Aquanus: .3.85 to +4.46N; .0.88 to +1.53E
Capital City: Raretail Holm, est. pre-invasion population: 54,000
Best Known For: Naval/military prowess; private, isolated culture; fishing prowess
Interesting Fact: It is rumored that Neptonians can fly Untransformed by aid of treated Sky Fir.

Flag of Pyrrho

Pyrrho
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Last Known Ruler: Prime Minister Dauntelle Illeve
Land Area: (approx.) 309,000 square miles (158,000 sq. misons); Earth comparison: about the size of Oman
Geography and Climate: Pyrrho is a single island with no satellites whatsoever. It rises from some of the deepest waters known on Aquanus, and its land varies from lowland tropical forests to flat grasslands and rolling hills to arid, dry mountains. Temperature averages vary widely from area to area.
Highest Point: Mt. Lucreau 18,999 ft. (2.57 misons)
Eternitudes/Infinitudes (rough) With Respect to the Center of Aquanus: .1.03 to +1.35S; .1.67 to +2.05W
Capital City: Galbereo, est. pre-invasion population: 1.05 million
Best Known For: Politics, Galbereo (the largest city on Aquanus), business acumen, ships and shipbuilding, music, culture
Interesting Fact: The only known survivor to have sailed the Bay of Whoops to the Edge and return wasn’t a Zephyr, but a Pyrrhonian.

Flag of Vanerrincourt

Vanerrincourt
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Last Known Ruler: King Exeter “Felicitous” Innocent Chaundran III
Land Area: (approx.) 743,000 square miles (379,000 sq. misons); Earth comparison: slightly smaller than Mexico
Geography and Climate: Largely mountainous and temperate. Higher than average rainfall; lower than average temperatures. Rainforests cover over three quarters of Vanerrincourt.
Highest Point: Mt. Brashram 17,002 ft. (2.3 misons)
Eternitudes/Infinitudes (rough) With Respect to the Center of Aquanus: .0.97N to .0.61S; .0.98E to .0.24W
Capital City: Quadris Empiricus; est. pre-invasion population: 545,000
Best Known For: Trade, academics, and politics; situated at the approximate center of Aquanus
Interesting Fact: V. Exeter Innocent Chaundran III’s 40-year reign was one of the shortest in the last thousand years of Vanerrincourtian history.

Flag of Zephyrm

Zephrym
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Last Known Ruler: Queen Bristol-Emera Glorti
Land Area: (approx.) 832,000 square miles (424,000 sq. misons); Earth comparison: slightly larger than Namibia
Geography and Climate: Wind-blown and wind-carved. High mountain peaks to sparse pine forests: but the constant everywhere is wind, which on any given day averages 18 miph. Lower than average rainfall. Temperatures range from hot in the lower elevations to freezing in the north.
Highest Point: Sirenam Peak 20,772 ft. (2.81 misons)
Eternitudes/Infinitudes (rough) With Respect to the Center of Aquanus: .1.99 to +2.58N; .3.82 to +3.99W
Capital City: Salebear, est. pre-invasion population: 97,000
Best Known For: Wind, sailing prowess, very good liquor, peace-loving citizenry, and a very scary bay next door.
Interesting Fact: The city of Salebear has been completely wiped off the map by deadly winds at least a dozen times in its history.

And finally, the flag of these ten nations united:

Flag of the Saeire Insu



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