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Calanfer, formally Eternal Lands of Calanfer, is a kingdom in Terandrian ruled by the House Marquin, one of the Hundred Families of Terandria.

Overview Edit

The kingdom borders Kaliv. The two kingdoms together with Gaiil-Drome were, 28 years ago, part of an alliance against seven other nations, most prominent among those the powerful Ailendamus.[1]

Background Edit

The country claims to have its roots roughly 6,000 years in the past, which may not be eternal[2] but is close enough to qualify. The ruler of Calanfer sits on the Eternal Throne of Calanfer, and Lyonette du Marquin, sixth princess in line to that throne[3], has been seen to also use that attribute in swearing.[4]

The kingdom of Calanfer does not lack for [Princesses] and [Princes], but is not notably powerful militarily or economically. Their main capital are their royal heirs who can make political marriages and thus safeguard the kingdom through diplomacy.[5]

Due to the Terandrian policy of ichorial lineage where pureblood nobility carries enormous political weight, Calanfer can be suspected to be rather influential despite not being powerful.[6]

Note: As history nerds from Earth will point out: the (allegedly) longest-reigning dynasty on Earth was that of Imperial Japan, and even their long rule of roughly 2000 years was neither continuous nor undisputed. Millenia-lasting countries on Earth, most prominently Ancient Egypt with a history of roughly 3000 years, had way over 30 dynasties succeeding each other. So far, the story has not elaborated on the age of current House Marquin's bloodline; but it would be likely that within the Kingdom, not much besides the Throne itself and the Name Calanfer are actually 6000 years old.
Note also: Very powerful magical means could stabilize a nation against the inheritance disputes mentioned above, also against civil strife or unrightful usurpation. Some institution might shield Calanfer against major changes: long-term stabilizing factors are used in the Reinhart family, in Khelt and in Germina, for example.

Trivia Edit

  • The house of the Clavalettes is probably based in Calanfer, since Lyonette knew them and pretended to be a member of that minor noble house.

References Edit

  1. Chapter 6.44
  2. Chapter 6.03
  3. Chapter 2.21
  4. Chapter 6.08
  5. Glossary
  6. Interlude - The Titan's Question
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