Chantour
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INFORMATION
Titled: Chantour
Sovereign: His Majesty Stephan Larouss
Capital: Luisante
Government: Absolute monarchy
Religion: Olometism
Language: Language
Currency: Currency
Ethnic Equivalenty: France

Overview

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Geography

The Chantour has land borders with Aquera, Salaspils, Geisenheim, San Severo, Loutraki. It's coastal borders are with the Glassy Depths and Caos Bay. A few scattered islands are found along the coastline and is known as County of Mainnois. There is but one pennisula known as County of Berless, where the capital of the city is established and known as Luisante.

Two thirds of Chantour are forests and plains with just some small hills and few larger mountains up in the North and down in the South. The southern mountains and hills are much larger and provide country with more resources. The country is also drained by dozens and dozens of rivers. The longest river in Chantour is the Moiren at 735 miles in length.

The major agricultural products are wheat, cereals, potatoes, wine grapes; beef, dairy products; fish.

The major natural resources: coal, iron ore, timber.

Plant life is dependent on climate, so Chantour's flora ranges from small grasses and wildflowers in the mountainous and hill regions, to the fir, spruce and pine trees in the coniferous forests, and the oak, beech and chestnut trees of the lower-elevation deciduous forests. Smaller plants and flowers, like gorse, heather, broom and bracken, dot the meadows and grazing fields.

Chantour is the home of the brown bear, chamois, marmot, and alpine hare. In the forests are wolves, polecat and marten, wild boar, and various deer. Hedgehog and shrew are common, as are fox, weasel, bat, squirrel, badger, rabbit, mouse, otter, and beaver. The birds of Chantour are largely migratory; warblers, thrushes, magpies, owls, buzzards, and gulls are common. There are eagles and falcons in the mountains, pheasants and partridge in the south. Flamingos, terns, buntings, herons, and egrets are found in the south regions. The rivers hold eels, pike, perch, carp, roach, salmon, and trout; lobster and crayfish are found in the coastal waters.

Climate

A popular year-round destination, France has an affable climate with long hot summers and cool winters, which bring snow to higher ground. Summer (June-August) is the peak season, when it is warm and sunny across much of the country. Though, basically Chantour's climate is characterized by seasonal weather changes, so in different seasons foreigners can see how different it looks - Chantour know what a really sunny spring, hot summer, long and warm autumn and a nippy winter are like.

Autumn

Autumn is season of the year between summer and winter, when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools considerably. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. It is still quite pleasant in September, while in October it becomes dull and rainy, and gradually colder over the weeks. The first snowfalls typically occur on late October or in November.

The concept of autumn is connected with the harvesting of crops. Autumn is marked by rites and festivals revolving around the season’s importance in food production. Animals gather food in autumn in preparation for the coming winter, and those with fur often grow thicker coats. Many birds migrate toward the Equator to escape the falling temperatures.

Month Normal temp. Warmest temp. Coldest temp.
September 13.3 C 16.4 C 10.2 C
October 9.0 C 11.5 C 6.4 C
November 3.9 C 6.2 C 1.7 C

Winter

Winter is the coldest season of the year between autumn and spring. <name> is cold and dark, with temperatures below freezing, and snow-covered landscapes from December to the end of February and sometimes to the mid-March. The temperature decreases gradually from water areas to the land ones. Snowfalls are frequent but not abundant, and often occur in the form of a continuous light snow. The temperature can change a lot depending on the direction of the wind: south and east winds bring warmer winter, while west and north winds bring much colder season.

The concept of winter is associated with the season of dormancy, particularly in relation to crops: some plants die, leaving their seeds, and others merely cease growth until spring. Many animals also become dormant, especially those that hibernate, numerous insects die.

Month Normal temp. Warmest temp. Coldest temp.
December -0.1 C 2.3 C -2.5 C
January -2.8 C -0.4 C -7.5 C
February -2.6 C -0.4 C -6.5 C

Spring

Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. The temperature gradually increases, even though the weather remains cold for a few weeks of the start of the season. March is typically a cold month, which has, especially in the first half, still some chance of snow and frost, while in the end of March the first warm days are possible, caused by the southerly winds. In general, the temperatures become stably pleasant from the middle of April.

Spring is celebrated with rites and festivals revolving around its importance in food production once again. The concept of spring is associated with the sowing of crops. During this time of the year all plants, including cultivated ones, begin growth anew after the dormancy of winter. Animals are greatly affected too: they come out of their winter dormancy or hibernation and begin their nesting and reproducing activities, and birds migrate poleward in response to the warmer temperatures.

Month Normal temp. Warmest temp. Coldest temp.
March 0.3 C 2.3 C -2.2 C
April 5.0 C 8.9 C 2.0 C
May 10.6 C 15.0 C 6.9 C

Summer

Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. Sometimes, the temperatures considerably increase due to warm currents from the southern plains: in these cases, they can touch 25/30 °C on the coast and even 30/35 °C in inland areas. However, these hot periods generally last only a few days.

The concept of summer is associated with growth and maturity, especially that of cultivated plants, and indeed summer is the season of greatest plant growth in this region which has a sufficient summer rainfall. Festivals and rites have been used to celebrate summer in recognition of its importance in food production, long days and warmth too.

Month Normal temp. Warmest temp. Coldest temp.
June 14.3 C 18.3 C 10.9 C
July 16.6 C 19.9 C 13.6 C
August 16.8 C 20.1 C 13.6 C

Of course, it would be wise to know that Coastal areas have milder climate than the inland of Chantour or mountainious areas.

History

The Luisante Palais (The Seat)
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Religion

Traditional Olometism

Led by the Council of Dieu Soleil since the founding of the faith by the surviving students of Olom Tisma, those who follow Traditional Olometism are found primarily in the Empire of Aquera and the Kingdom of Chantour, though some can also be found in Geisenheim, Lichtenau, and Nassau. Nassau has the third highest population of Traditionalist Olometists, Geisenheim fourth, with Lichtenau being a close fifth. It is said there are some in Loutraki as well but it is uncertain how large of a population lives there, if any. Traditional Olometism is closest to what was taught by Olom Tisma himself. Those from Chantour however are said to be a bit more distant from the original version of the faith.

Tradtional Olometists from Chantour is just as fanatical and aggressive as those from Aquera, the main difference is that those from Chantour do not accept the branches of Boisterous Olometism and Roussel Olometism as legitimate followers of the faith. Those from Chantour believe that Boisterous and Roussel Olometists are pretenders, taught the basics of the faith by a former Queen who seduced local rulers into claiming to convert in exchange for sexual favors so that she would go down favorably in history. In truth these other 'branches' are liars who claim the faith so Aquera and the Council of Dieu Soleil will protect them from Chantour. This division in conversion methods, and a few ranks within the clergy are largely the difference between Aquera and Chantour in terms of how Traditional Olometism is practiced.

Government

A monarchy is a form of government in which a group, usually a family called the royalty, embodies the country's national identity and one of its members, called the monarch, exercises a role of sovereignty. House of Larouss is currently the royal family of Kingdom of Chantour and the head of their house Stephan Larouss is the monarch, known as the King.

Absolute monarchy means that the monarch has absolute power among his or her people (his in this case). An absolute monarch wields unrestricted political power over the sovereign state and its people despite the fact that he has a Royal Council as a deliberative body. Tradition has it that the monarch and royal family may change because of various events, such as revolts or death of the last most legitimate heir. Even losing support of the Council of Dieu Soleil may influence the change of royalty.

Currently the most common order of succession to the House of Larouss is followed. It employs a male primogeniture order of succession. The monarch's eldest son and his descendants take precedence over his siblings and their descendants. Elder sons take precedence over younger sons, but all sons take precedence over all daughters. Children represent their deceased ancestors, and the senior line of descent always takes precedence over the junior line, within each gender. The right of succession belongs to the eldest son of the reigning sovereign, and then to the eldest son of the eldest son.

This type of succession is followed by most noble families in Chantour. However, there are some dukedoms within this monarchy where absolute primogeniture is preferred. Absolute primogeniture is a law in which the eldest child of the sovereign succeeds to the throne, regardless of gender, and females (and their descendants) enjoy the same right of succession as males. This is currently common in the Duchies of Challon, Charssy and Aisau.

Rumors

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Royal family tree

His Majesty Coyan Larouss 1151-1199, m. Princess Estrella Larouss nee Ferreiro 1152-1194

  • their children:
  • His Majesty Deverick Larouss 1176-1227, m. Her Majesty Gisella Larouss nee Leclair 1179-1215
    • their children:
    • Prince Gascon Larouss 1200, m. Princess Colette Larouss nee Talmhach 1204
      • their children:
      • Princess Pauline Larouss 1230
      • Princess Raissa Larouss 1232
    • His Majesty Stephan Larouss 1203 m. Her Majesty Hanriette Larouss nee Delcroix 1205
    • Marquis Aldrick Larouss 1206 m. Marquess Eugenie Laffitte 1211
      • their children:
      • Richardo Lafitte 1234-1234
    • Princess Mistique Larouss 1211 b. Crown Prince Bjarni Sigurdsson 1209
    • Prince Bellamy Larouss 1215-1225
  • Lady Floria Roatta nee Larouss 1184-1211 m. Lord Edmond Roatta 1186
    • their children:
    • Lord Geoffrey Roatta 1207, m. Lady Damia Roatta nee Mallette 1208
      • Lord Rodell Roatta 1230
    • Lady Charlotta Roatta 1209
    • Lord Corbin Roatta 1211
    • Lord William Roatta 1211
  • Grand Duchess Julietta Janson nee Larouss 1188, Grand Duke Eriks Jansons 1188
    • Princess Lynette Koclovy nee Jansons 1209, Crown Prince Pavel Kozlovy 1202
      • Princess Annastasija Kozlovy 1234
    • Princess Charlaine Jansons 1212
    • Prince Wiatt Jansons 1216-1220
    • Prince Pascual Jansons 1221
  • Duchess Rachelle Larouss 1188, divorced Duke Abraham Olbrich 1187
    • Lady Lela Olbrich 1212-1214
    • Lady Alita Olbrich 1218-1200
    • Lord Jay Olbrich 1222-1224
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